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Herald-Observer NOVEMBER 3, 2010


SHORT TAKES VETERANS PROGRAM NOV. 11 Logan-Magnolia School will be holding a Veteran’s Day program at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 11. They would like vetrans to arrive by 1:15 p.m. so they can be recognized during the program. The speaker will be Marine Major Sean Quinlan. The public is invited to attend.

LO-MA TO PRESENT PLAY Logan-Magnolia High School students will present the play, “Curious Savage,” at 7 p.m., Nov. 5 and 6 in the auditorium. Tickets may be purchased as the school. Call 6442250 for more information.

CAN COLLECTION SITE As a fundraiser for postprom, the Lo-Ma junior class has a can collection bin available at the Logan Mini Mart parking lot.

RUMMAGE/ FOOD SALE The Logan Methodist Church is sponsoring a rummage and food sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 6 at the church. Coffee and goodies at 8:30 a.m.

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


Logan Kiwanis Chili Four Lo-Ma youths fighting disease Cookoff Mary Darling Editor For parents of a child diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, their lives turn into a regimented jumble of carbohydrate counting, needle pricks and infusion pumps while trying to keep life as normal as possible for their child. There are four families in the Logan area now dealing with this disease. Caleb Hiatt, 7, son of Richard and Jessica Hiatt; Ross Meeker, 9, son of Melissa Meeker and Rex Meeker; Claire Hennessy, 6, daughter of Larry and Linda Hennessy; and preschooler Jaxson Dawdy, 5, son of Troy and Deanna Dawdy. Out of the four, Caleb was the first diagnosed when he was just 3 years old, a month away from his fourth birthday. “We started noticing symptoms the Friday before we took him to the doctor,” Jessica Hiatt said. “He was going to the bathroom quite frequently and started throwing up randomly. We rode it out through the weekend, but took him to the doctor Monday.” He was diagnosed with a virus and given antibiotics but, according to Hiatt, wasn’t getting better. “We took him back on Wednesday and the doctor took some blood tests. We got the call that night to take Caleb over to Children’s

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Logan-Magnolia school nurse, Melissa Meeker, and mom to Ross, third from the left, keeps a watchful eye on the Purple Panther Pumpers at Lo-Ma Elementary School. Pictured from the left are Claire Hennessy, Jaxson Dawdy, Ross and Caleb Hiatt. Photo: Mary Darling Hospital. He was directly admitted as soon as we got there,” Hiatt said. According to Hiatt, the next three days in the hospital were intense for the entire family. “We had to be given a crash course in diabetes to learn how to manage Caleb’s disease,” she said. “We had to know how to check blood sugars, how to interpret the numbers, how to correctly count carbohydrates and how to calculate the correct insulin dose. We had to watch closely for symptoms, because Caleb was too young to tell us if he felt high or low. Life as we

knew it was changed forever.” Hiatt praised having Melissa Meeker as the school nurse at Lo-Ma. At first Caleb was the only student at the school with Type 1 diabetes. “Little did we know that during that same school year, Melissa’s son Ross would also be diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes,” Hiatt said. Ross was diagnosed one week after his seventh birthday, Meeker said. “He had been sleeping more than usual, his eating patterns were off and he had lost weight,” she said.

Meeker made an appointment for a physical for Ross, but 10 minutes later the doctor called back and wanted to see him that day. “I hung up the phone and knew she was thinking diabetes,” Meeker said. After his appointment the doctor sent them straight to Children’s Hospital. “We started testing and education immediately,” Meeker said. “It was very hard for Ross and his brothers to understand that this lifestyle change was forevSEE DIABETES Page 2

It’s three years in a row Fundraiser for Davies to IA All-State Nov. 6 for Mary Darling

4-H ANNUAL MEETING NOV. 14 The Harrison County 4-H annual meeting will be held Nov. 14 at Lo-Ma Community School. A family potluck will begin at 5:30 p.m. Families should bring a dish to share. Drinks and table service will be furnished. The 4-H annual meeting will follow at 6:15 p.m. Recognition for the 2009-2010 program year and installations for the coming year will be held.

GRASSLEY TO VISIT Sen. Chuck Grassley will meet with the Woodbine Kiwanis Club at 7 a.m., Nov. 9 at the Golden Age Center. The public is welcome to attend. Doughnuts and coffee will be offered for a free will offering. Attendees are asked to bring a donation of canned goods for the Harrison County Food Pantry.

Whether your taste runs to hot, mild, spicy, thick or thin, grab your spoon, and head to the annual Logan Kiwanis Club chili cook-off contest set for 5 to 7 p.m., Nov. 7 at the Logan Community Center. Last year’s winner, Paula Mausback, will be back to defend her title, along with challengers including her husband and 2008 champion Chris Mausback, Logan Car Care, Harrison County Democrats, Logan Kiwanis, State Rep. Matt Windschitl, Harrison County Republicans, Harrison County Extension, First National Bank, Logan Key Club, Community Bank, Magnolia Hillbillies 4-H Club, Logan Alegent Health Clinic, Do It Best Hardware, Logan Pool Committee, Ed Spencer Real Estate and Melissa Rosengren of BCS Cleaning. One hundred percent of funds raised go toward supporting youth activities in Logan. To date, the Logan Kiwanis Club has raised over $2,000 for the town’s youth. There is no admission fee, but a free-will offering is encouraged. If you would like to enter your child call Kiwanis president Clint McDonald at 712-216-0265.

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Editor Lo-Ma senior Lauren Davies has achieved what a very small minority of Iowa musicians do throughout their high school careers: to be selected to the Iowa AllState Chorus for three years in a row. Only approximately 17 percent of students auditioning are selected for membership in one of the All-State ensembles that include chorus, band and orchestra. To be selected for three years is a high achievement. The 2010 festival will mark the 64th anniversary of the event. Lo-Ma students auditioned in Harlan Oct. 23 for selection. According to Davies, she said she felt more pressure this year since she had made it twice before. “But at the same time, making it twice is hard, so making it three times is just that much better,” she said.

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Lo-Ma Senior Lauren Davies, front center, was selected for the Iowa All-State Chorus at audtions Oct. 23 in Harlan. Davies as well as A.J. Harker, left and Parker Bolte, right were recalled for a second audition. Others auditioning included, in second row from the left, Emily Dickinson, Savannah Sheets, Joel Pixley, Alex Fanning, Katie Dougherty, Sydney Pickle, Cade Bolte, JJ Decker; in back, Daniel Norton, EJ Darnell, Chelsea Mayer, Ciara Hoff, Paul Hutson, Alex Skeen, Ben Kill and Owen Pitt. Not present for the photo were, Julia Oliver, Elizabeth Beall, Catherine Beall, Courtney Oviatt and Shelby Dawdy. Photo: Mary Darling Davies said when she saw her name up on the list she had to double check to make sure it was really there. “I’m looking forward to

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20 in Ames with the concert that evening at Hilton Coliseum. It will be rebroadcast at 7 p.m., Nov. 25 and 5:30 p.m., Nov. 28 on Iowa Public Television.

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DIABETES: Four youths fighting disease FROM PAGE 1 er.” Both Ross’ brothers have learned what a normal blood sugar is and what to do if his blood sugar is low. They know how to check his blood. “Counting carbohydrates is a normal part of everyone’s life,” Meeker said. “Sleeping without worrying is the hardest thing for Rex and I. Ross’ blood sugar tends to ‘bottom out’ at night. He’s had three diabetic seizures in the last nine months, all at night or early morning hours.” Claire’s diagnosis came when she was 5, right after participating in the Harrison County Fair. “We noticed during the fair she was thirsty and had a frequency to urinate and was tired, all more extreme than most exhaustions after days at the fair,” Linda Hennessy said. “She had a urinary tract infection earlier in the year, so I thought maybe it could be that – hoped it would just be that, but a mother’s instinct is strong. There was a gut feeling inside me as she had more symptoms that would lean towards high blood sugar.” According to Hennessy, her brother, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes as a child, showed many of the same signs. After the numbers came back unreadable on their meter, they were sent directly to Children’s Hospital in Omaha. It’s amazing how resilient kids can be. “Claire was awesome,” Hennessy said. “She, as any child, hates shots, but the staff was great in helping her overcome her anxiety and helping us over our anxiety of this lifestyle change – how to give shots, how to test, what signs to watch for, etc.” For Jaxson Dawdy, 5, the newest to be diagnosed, it has changed his family life totally. “When the doctor told us that Jaxson had diabetes, his dad, sisters and I were stunned. There were lots of tears that day,” said mom Deanna Dawdy. “We never operated on a schedule prior to Jaxson’s

diagnosis,” Dawdy said. “Now he has scheduled meals and snacks with every carbohydrate he consumes calculated. We check his blood sugar before every meal and snack and at bedtime. If we are going out we have to plan for his meals and pack along all of his supplies so we can treat him while we’re away from home” she said. According to Dawdy, the hardest part for her is finding a place where diabetes is just a small part of their lives, rather than the main focus. “We live, eat and breath it and it’s a juggling act that we haven’t quite mastered yet,” she said. “Jaxson never complains about all the pokes, the needles or being waken up in the middle of the night to get his levels up. He does get frustrated on occasion though because he has to stop in the middle of whatever he’s doing to check his blood sugar or eat a snack.” Jaxson still takes injections and isn’t using an insulin pump yet, but his parents hope to have him on one early next year. According to Hiatt, Caleb, who has been living with the disease now for three and a half years, is used to the eight to ten blood sugar checks per day. “He doesn’t even wake up most nights when we go in to do the midnight and 3 a.m. checks,” Hiatt said. “He has learned to read food labels for carbohydrate counts, and has most of his favorite foods’ carb counts memorized. He even knows how to put in his infusion sites and give himself insulin for his carbs at meal times.” A typical day for these families consists of blood sugar checks and meals at specific times. In Caleb’s case breakfast is at 8 a.m., snack at 10 a.m., lunch at noon, afternoon snack at 3 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., bedtime snack at 8 p.m., and nighttime blood sugar tests at midnight and 3 a.m. Making life a little less stressful for three of the families is the change over to insulin pumps for their children. “The pump has made life a little easier, as his

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Meeker uses Ross’ infusion pump to alter his dose of insulin after a blood level check at Lo-Ma before lunch. Photo: Mary Darling blood sugars are better controlled and there is more flexibility in his schedule because he’s getting insulin continuously throughout the day,” Hiatt said. “But he still has to check his blood sugars eight to 10 times a day and we change infusion sites every two to three days.” Hennessy said the hardest part of dealing with Claire’s disease is being the middleman in her diabetes management. “She knows how she feels and does a great job communicating when she thinks she’s off or going low. But stressful for me in getting nonverbal reads, such as behavior, body language and activity level between finger pokes,” Hennessy said. “It’s hard to just let her go do something impromptu like a sleepover, dinner at a friend’s house, play dates, etc.,” Hennessy said. “We are trying to let her have her independence, but at the same time, guard her so she stays in check.” Hiatt agrees there are only a few people they feel comfortable leaving Caleb with that they know can check his blood sugar and give him insulin. “The hardest part for me, though,” Hiatt said, “is having to hear your child ask you why they have to have diabetes. Just last night, Caleb said he wished he didn’t have diabetes and just wanted one whole day without his pump. I wish I could make it better and make it go away, but I can’t. All we can do as parents is take care of him and make sure we are doing everything we can to keep his

blood sugar under control so he can live a long and healthy life and they find a cure in his lifetime.” Meeker, the school nurse at Logan-Magnolia said she is so thankful to be able to go to school with Ross each day, and the other parents are very thankful that Melissa is there for them and their children. According to Meeker, all the students have a health plan and all classroom teachers have been educated on signs and symptoms of high and low blood sugars. “Sharon Chase has also been taught how to check blood sugars and give insulin in my absence,” Meeker said. “We are blessed to know that all staff members at Lo-Ma keep a watchful eye on our Purple Panther Pumpers.” The families are raising funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through their Purple Panther Pumpers team and this past year raised a total of $7,200 through walks and “flush diabetes” fundraiser. They were also awarded the Spirit of JDRF award as well as being the 10th family in fundraising out of all the family teams in Omaha. “The community has been great in supporting our JDRF team to help find and fund a cure,” Hennessy said. According to Meeker, they have to believe that all their hard work is worth it. “Hopefully it will pay off and everything we do take us one step closer to finding a cure,” she said.

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FROM PAGE 1 she noticed something strange. “One morning I looked in my throat in the mirror,” she began, bewilderment still on her face as she recounted the story. “And I stick my tongue out and it veers to the left. It just wouldn’t go straight and it looks like a big lump in my throat and it scares me.” That’s when Hilde decided it was time to visit an ear, nose and throat specialist. She went the Monday after Easter of this year. The specialist, Hilde recalled, couldn’t see in her throat. So a biopsy was scheduled for that Friday. The news was about as bad as it could be. “They told me cancer,” she said. “Stage four. And you know, there is no stage five. I didn’t know where to go from there.” But Hilde wasn’t going to wait. She received a referral from a nurse at UNMC for whom she had provided day care services for, and acted upon it. That’s how she found Dr. Bill Lydiatt. And got an appointment scheduled for the following Tuesday. “It was unheard of,” she said. “Getting in that quickly. Dr. Lydiatt is world wide known and wrote several books on head and neck cancers. It is hard to get in.” But she did get in. And shortly following, Hilde began treatment for the stage four throat cancer on May 4. It was not an easy regiment for the 22-year long Woodbine daycare provider. “Dr. Lydiatt had me going to all sorts of different ways. To oncologists, for radiation, chemo, dental checkups, speech pathologists …” Hilde trailed off.

The radiation and chemotherapy was 35 days with only weekends off. It was seven, consecutive weeks, five days at a time. And slowly, the side effects began to show. “They said it and the doctors told me, but I didn’t believe them,” Hilde said, smiling a little. “They said, ‘You’ll need this,’ and I said, ‘It’s not going to happen.’ But it happened to me.” They told her she was going through the worst radiation possible plus the chemo. The radiation was potent. According to her doctors, it was supposed to be the most effective – but came with the worst side effects. “Going through it is like going to hell and back,” she admitted. “And I still have trouble from that.” But Hilde refused to let the cancer beat her, fighting it with all she had. “I knew someday it will be gone. Just beginning in October, I was feeling like I was coming alive again. That’s when I knew I was healing. I had all kinds of ideas from the stuff that they tell you. I always chose to go back to positive thinking and my faith.” She had family, friends and church surrounding her, and supporting her, helping push her back to that positive thinking. “I give glory to God for all I’ve gone through in a manner that was not devastating to me,” she said. “I was not fearful of death. I was not depressed. I would have to battle those thoughts, but my church family has been so supportive. That’s where my strength is. My victory is. There’s a lot of hope.” Her friend Sherrie Erlbacher was always there


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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.

Tis the season for some sneezin’ Is dealing with the symptoms of allergies just one of those extra perks for folks who choose to live in the Midwest? Or do people strolling down the beaches in California also suffer from sneezing attacks, watering eyes and nasal congestion that feels like a pressure cooker that is building steam – ready to explode at any moment? When my tractor played stubborn last weekend and thought mowing season was over, I had the privilege of using by boyfriends’ faster-than-the-speed-of-light grass eating machine. Sure, I got done a lot quicker because I was flying through the acreage stirring up all kinds of grass. I’m pretty sure half of it landed in my eyes and the rest flew up my nose. I paid the price with a plugged-up ear, and if I didn’t know better, I’d think that someone placed my head in a well because everything seems to be echoing. Trying to find anything to relieve the pressure that felt like it could literally flatten my face, I turned to a jar of jalapenos. Just smelling them wasn’t giving me the blast out that I was hoping for. I wanted the floodgates to open, but something was telling me that sinus pressure doesn’t go away just by torturing oneself by eating a jalapeno. I chicken out. Since my eyes were covered with a film of muck, I decided my contacts must have become infected by whatever was attacking my nose and ear. Since I have several months supply, I just put in a new pair. That seemed to do the trick. The next morning was a different story. I was seeing with double vision. Everything was blurry, my ear was ringing and the bridge of my nose felt like it was about to explode. I stepped away from the sink and thought, “This is it, I’m having some kind of allergic reaction to grass and I have too much work to do to deal with this right now.” I ignored the fact that I couldn’t see or walk straight and went to work. After 10 minutes of trying to see the computer screen, I retrieved my emergency-at-work-kit that includes contact solution along with deodorant, safety pins, dental floss, Rolaids and a secret chocolate candy bar for those over-the-top deadline stress days. There was good reason why I was seeing double. I had two contacts in each eye. Apparently I forgot to dispose of the old ones when I put new ones into the case. At least one of my senses has come to their senses and I can see – although the sinuses have closed down and I’m starting to think it’s pinching off the oxygen to my brain and the pain in my ear is from a severe backup of something – although I’m not sure what. Reminds me of a childhood joke that went like this: no nose was running, my honey thought it was funny, but it’s not.


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Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald The “Fitz” was born at a shipyard in 1958. Like the Titanic of an earlier generation, it was built to represent a new generation in shipbuilding. Edward Chaput, who was a seaman on the ship’s maiden voyage, wrote that adjectives to describe the Fitzgerald were not exaggerations. It was the largest ship ever built for the Great Lakes, and contained many new features. The spacious engine room had an 8,000 horse powered engine and a 400 kilowatt turbine generator with a manually operated standby back up unit rated at 50 kilowatts. The crew and quarters housed only two seamen to a room. Other amenities included a poolroom, card room, television room and a kitchen open 24 hours. Most of the ship was air conditioned, and it had two under deck passageways so sailors could avoid icy decks. The ship encountered problems during the sea trials and spent time being refitted. By 1960, the ship was making runs to Toledo, Ohio and it presaged a time of fewer ships on the Great Lakes. The “Fitz” carried 40 percent more tonnage that made its shipments cheaper and more efficient per unit. Others copied the

concept with larger ships in later years. The trend reduced the number of registered ships from around 400 in the 1950’s to about 60 in 1995. Clearly, the “Fitz” was the ship of the future. Like all ships in the Great Lakes, the beloved Fitzgerald encountered storms, high waves and had narrow escapes over the years. Life as a mariner was dangerous, and seaman were constantly on the alert for storms. November is noted for sudden gales like the one which buffeted Harrison County around November 6. Such a storm crossed Lake Superior Nov. 10, 1978. As Gordon Lightfoot sang, “That ship good and true was a bone to be chewed when the gales of Nov. came early.” According to a site by SirFlyalot, Lake Superior averages 533 feet deep and is 400 miles long. When the wind blows across its length, it creates waves higher than found in hurricanes because the water is less dense than seawater. “With a crew and good captain well seasoned,” Captain Ernest R. McSorley was 62 years old and had worked his way up the ranks after starting as a deck hand when he was 18. “The wind in the wires

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made a tattletale sound and a wave broke over the trailing. And every man knew, as the captain did, too, ‘twas the witch of November come stealin.” The Fitzgerald called a nearby ship the Arthur M. Anderson. “Anderson, this is the Fitzgerald. I have lost both radars. Can you provide me with radar plots till we reach Whitefish Bay?” “Charlie on that Fitzgerald. We’ll keep you advised of your position.” “When afternoon came it was freezin’ rain in the face of a hurricane west wind. The Sault St. Marie Locks reported winds gusting to about 95 miles per hour. Huge waves went over the pilot house 35 feet over the water line of the Anderson. The captain wired he had water coming in and the good ship and crew were in peril.” McSorley reported his ship was listing and taking on water, his main concern

was the loss of their radar and reports the Whitefish Bay lighthouse had broken down. The Edmund Fitzgerald was sailing blind because of the list and had to rely on the Anderson for guidance. When the Anderson radioed back and asked how the crew was doing, Corley replied, “We are holding our own.” And later that nigh,, when ‘its lights went out of sight’, came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The huge waves interfered with the Anderson’s radar. It only worked as they rode the crest of a wave. The Fitzgerald was about 10 miles ahead of the Anderson. At 7:10 p.m. the Anderson rose onto another wave, and radar showed the Fitzgerald was gone before it could send a distress signal. “And all that remains is the faces and names of the wives, the sons and the daughters.”

News from the Extension Service

Indian Summer Awaits Indian summer awaits. For at least some parts of the county, we have now had our first killing frost or rather freeze. The National Weather Service describes frosts and freezes by different types, based on the minimum temperatures experienced. Plants have different abilities to survive cold, and, of course, the duration of a freezing event makes a difference. Here are some guidelines for west central Iowa average “firsts:” • First fall frost (36F min. temperature) – Sept. 24 • First fall freeze (32F min. temperature) – Oct. 4 • First fall hard freeze (28F temperature) – Oct. 11 This year in Harrison County, we are running almost exactly two weeks behind the normal. Climate normal values are based on a 30-year average. Our first 36F temperatures occurred on Oct. 3 (33 degree low),

and our first 32F morning was Oct. 17. And on Tuesday night, Oct. 28, we dropped below 28 degrees in some spots. Remember most climate markers are viewed as averages, and those averages are based on observations that include early and late events. At least this year, conditions in western Iowa have allowed for most crops to be harvested within the calendar year they grew. And on to Indian summer. Indian summer is a term that, at best, has a loose definition. To me, the best is, “Periods of relatively warm, clear and pleasant weather following the killing frost.” Although Indian summer has really little meaning, it correlates with some of the nicest weather of the year. Gone are most of the bothersome insects and unpleasant mugginess of late summer, and here are the days to be out and

Rich Pope Harrison County Extension Program Coordinator comfortably do things in the yard and around the house to prepare for winter. Last week we gathered in an interesting late summer insect, perhaps extending her life an additional few weeks. The adult Chinese mantis is a 5-6 inch eating machine. Remember the movie “Jurassic Park?” This critter is an entomological TRex to all the crickets, beetles or even wasps that stray too close. Part of the Halloween-appropriate fun of watching her is her gruesome, yet fascinating, stalking and pouncing on prey. She even invites the ubiquitous Asian lady bee-

tles to lunch, of course, with them as the main course. Our mantis friend will live a little while with us, but eventually she will die this fall – the adults aren’t designed nor intended to live through the winter. Instead, she has, no doubt, left Styrofoam-like egg cases outside that will protect eggs over the winter and allow the offspring to emerge for a new generation next spring. For additional information, contact Rich Pope at the Harrison County Extension office at or 712-644-2105.

Letter to the Editor In danger of losing PIC Hall Dear Editor, The Persia Improvement Club’s future is in jeopardy of coming to an end. The board members and current officers are ready to sell or close the PIC building. There have been declines in the rentals in the past two years and, due

to lack of interest to do any fundraising, we have no other choice. We sent out 288 letters to the community to attend this public meeting and the people at the meeting numbered 26. Those 26 were people who have helped get the PIC going and keep it going. But they are all tired of trying to keep things going. We need younger people to step up

and try new things. We have a party interested in buying the building and ,if it comes down to it, we will put it on the market. None of us wants to see it sold because we think the community would really miss it. If we do sell, the money will be given to other places in the community like churches, fire department, Legion and Legion

Auxiliary, etc. If anyone has any suggestions or comments you can call Ray Parsons at 712488-7677. We have some obligations of rental in November that will be honored. We are going to have one more meeting at 7 p.m., Nov. 17 at the hall to see if we have any other options. Raymona Crozier PIC Secretary




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111. S. First Ave. Logan, Iowa 51546 712-644-2244 on a parking complaint in Mondamin. The subject was advised of the complaint and will move their car. Oct. 26 •Deputy Knickman is investigating a reported suspicious vehicle on 260th Street. The area will be patrolled. Oct. 27 •Deputy Cohrs transported an emergency committal from the Missouri Valley Hospital to Mercy Hospital. •Deputy Doiel responded to a residential alarm on Lima Trail. An open door was found, but nothing was found to be out of place. The owners will check the property. •Deputy Klutts transported Jennifer Hall from the Pottawattamie County Jail to Harrison County on an outstanding arrest warrant. •Deputy Klutts assisted with an on-going custody dispute. The subject was advised to seek legal counsel. •To report crimestopper information call 1-800247-0592. •To report littering: 1888-665-4887. Any criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Harrison County Sheriff Report By Sheriff Pat Sears Oct. 21 •Deputy Jensen is investigating a reported credit fraud case. The card was reported stolen after it was found to have been used to purchase items on line. Oct. 22 •Deputy Killpack is investigating an illegal dumping of roofing materials on Kelsey Avenue. Oct. 23 •Deputy Klutts responded to Modale to check on a suspicious vehicle behind the C-Store. The vehicle was located and the driver was told to move on. •Deputy Klutts checked on a reported suspicious vehicle off Nixon Avenue. The area was checked but the vehicle had left. •Deputy Klutts and Deputy Clemens responded to Pisgah for a reported bar fight. John Garces of Pisgah was arrested and transported to jail. Garces was charged with display of dangerous weapon. Garces was later transported to the Missouri Valley Hospital for treatment and then returned to jail. David Smith of Pisgah was cited for simple assault and released. Oct. 24 •Deputy Clemens and Deputy Klutts responded to a reported domestic situation on 315th Street. No

assault had occurred but a male subject was found to be intoxicated and was yelling obscenities at family members. No charges were filed. •Deputy Clemens is investigating the theft of a lady’s wallet from her purse. The lady was in a bar in Pisgah when the wallet was found to be missing. •Deputy Doiel is investigating a burglary on 280th Street. •Deputy Doiel responded to a residence on Loomis Avenue after a report was received that a vehicle was being stolen. The owner had scared off the suspect who was last seen running into a wooded area. The area was searched but the suspect was not located. •Deputy Doiel is investigating the theft of a boat and trailer from a lot at Remington’s Landing. Oct. 25 •Deputy Doiel transported a subject from Mercy Hospital to court in Logan. The subject was released. •Deputy Doiel arrested Douglas Pryor of Council Bluffs on a contempt of court arrest warrant. Pryor was transported to jail. •Sheriff Sears assisted subject from out of state with a child custody dispute. •Deputy Doiel checked

BEXTEN: Benefit set for Nov. 6th From Page 2 to catch her. And Sherrie’s daughter, Jessika, was there to help with the daycare. That was just about as hard on her as the cancer treatments. Not seeing “her kids.” “I miss the kids terribly and the parents,” Hilde said, a sad smile on her face. “I’m glad these guys were able to run the day care for me. They stayed the rest of the summer and did all of the work and I’d lay on the couch and just hold the babies.” But Hilde refused to see only shades of gray, simply stating the simple things that she has brought through the devastation and pain with her. “You see despair and pain and I don’t think you’ve ever seen that in me,” she said. “But I’ve met so many people – even at the hospital – that are so caring. They’re so loving and kind. And I’m thinking, if I never was in this I would have never met all these wonderful people. Awesome, wonderful people.” It was those people, the people that appeared during and after the trying treatments, that still leave Hilde in awe. “It was physically and emotional harder after the treatment than during,” she admitted. “I just wanted to die.” Her heart broke as she told the age old joke of husbands always wanting their wives to be quiet or stop talking. All her husband wanted was to hear her voice, as there were months where she couldn’t

talk. “It was heart wrenching seeing people being hurt and injured by what you are going through,” she said. “But giving up and letting go would hurt them more. So I keep going. Then people I don’t know write me cards. Someone tells someone else or someone comes to the door with food. This community has really been so kind to me. Reaching out to me and some of the people I don’t really know. I’ve been overwhelmed by the cards and flowers and what they’ve done for me. It’s so hard to receive.” Things are looking up for Hilde, though. After the intense treatments and continued therapies, she was told by Dr. Lydiatt she was ahead of her recovery schedule. By almost three months. In her own words, the news was, “Awesome.” And though it’s hard for her to receive, Hilde will soon find herself on the receiving end once more on Nov. 6. The Hilde Bexten Benefit will include dinner and an auction Nov. 6 at Shadow Valley Golf Course, Woodbine. A freewill spaghetti dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. and be followed by a dessert auction following at 6:45 p.m. A live auction will follow the desserts and raffle items will be given away all evening. Raffle items include gift certificates and smaller items, and some auction items include a John Deere tricycle, a garage door and opener, hockey tickets, themed gift baskets and more. A Samson, 42 inch,

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plasma, high definition TV will be raffled off with tickets costing $10 for one chance or $25 for three. Tickets are currently available. Event organizers are still seeking more items for the auction which may be dropped off at the Harrison County REC or the Hair Zone in Woodbine. Farmers Trust and Savings Bank in Woodbine has an account set up for monetary donations and may be reached at 712-647-3375. Co-organizers, Sherrie Erlbacher, 712-647-3375, and Rebecca Blum, 712592-0548, are willing to pick up items or answer questions. And Hilde already has goals for after the benefit – aside from beating the cancer. They are goals she believes the community has already helped her achieve. “I’m going back to daycare. I have parents waiting for my services. I might be closed for the rest of the year, but maybe I need to relax and allow this to happen,” Hilde said. “But when a tragedy hits a small community like this, people get involved. They really care. And that’s where I feel overwhelmed. I’ve met all these wonderful people.”

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Courthouse Fines & Fees SMALL CLAIMS Merchants Credit Adjusters, Inc. vs Jay F. Mahoney, Logan Phoenix Recovery Group Inc. vs Corey Mahoney, Honey Creek Credit Management Services, Inc. vs Paul Aronson, Missouri Valley James Kern vs Jason Conant, Amy Conant, Missouri Valley Portfolio Recovery Asso., vs Amy Renee Rife, Logan Agriland FS Inc. vs John Johnsen, Logan SPEEDING Denice Arrowsmith, Missouri Valley Kathryn Church, Logan Mathew Powell, Missouri Valley Kevin Grindle, Woodbine Carly Clemons, Pisgah Kelly Anderson, Moorhead Brenda Kriley, Missouri Valley Robert Deitering, Missouri Valley

VIOLATIONS Jennifer Hinkel, Woodbine, failure to maintain control Hugh Grimes, Missouri Valley, failure to maintain control Nicole Hamilton, Dow City, financial liability coverage Austin Quick, Woodbine, unsafe approach to certain stationary vehicle Ryan McLaughlin, Missouri Valley, failure to comply with safety regulations/rules Joshua Bogardus, Missouri Valley, operation without registration Jeffrey Clark, Pisgah, failure to comply with safety regulations/rules Aaron Pryor, Woodbine, fail to properly stop at railroad Chad Henry, Shelby, excessive tow/bar length James Woodard, Dunlap, operate without registration DISTRICT COURT

State of Iowa vs Brandon J. Wallis, possession of marijuana. Nine days in jail, $315 fine that was suspended. Driver’s license revoked for 180 days. State of Iowa vs Perry Allen Staley, possession of cocaine. Deferred judgment for one year. Civil penalty of $315. Ordered to undergo drug/alcohol evaluation. State of Iowa vs Cynthia Reichart, arson in second degree. Ten years in prison and $1,000 fine. Fine suspended. Ordered to submit specimen for DNA profiling. State of Iowa vs Alfred William Hale, Jr. Theft in third degree. Two years prison, $625 fine. Jail sentence and fine suspended. Placed on supervised probation for two years. State of Iowa vs Cecily Grandmont, violation of probation. Ordered to reside at Women’s Residential Correctional Facility until maximum benefits are achieved.

Schlictemeier pleads not guilty in crash that killed 4 Andrew J. Nelson World-Herald News Service The one-time University of Nebraska honors student accused in the constructionzone crash that killed four motorcyclists, has pleaded not guilty. Andrew Schlichtemeier, 21, entered the written plea Oct. 22. He was charged with four counts of motor vehicle homicide in September, 6 ½ weeks after the Aug. 9 deaths of Dale Aspedon, Steven Benscoter, Jay Bock and Dennis Chaney. He has been in the Harrison County Jail since he was charged. His bail is $200,000. Authorities said Schlichtemeier was northbound in a pickup on Interstate 29 near Little Sioux when he crossed into the path of the motorcycles in an area where the Interstate was reduced to two lanes. Rob Daniel of Omaha, Neb., a friend of Jay Bock’s said the plea came as a shock. He and others who knew the bikers thought Schlichtemeier would plead guilty, in part because of the evidence believed to be against him. “I can’t imagine what he thinks he’s not guilty about,” Daniel said. “What he’s done now is he’s added so much insult to injury to the families. He’s made it worse for them.” Schlichtemeier’s bloodalcohol level measured .373 percent after the incident, according to the Iowa State Patrol. Bryan McCormick of Omaha has said that before

the crash, he saw Schlichtemeier’s pickup swerving on the road, clipping a guardrail. Schlichtemeier then stopped at a convenience store in Missouri Valley, where McCormick said he saw Schlichtemeier stumble against the wall of a beer cooler, straighten himself, buy a 40-ounce bottle of beer and drive away. Lefler said he has not seen all of the evidence

prosecutors have and would not get the opportunity to view the evidence unless his client pleaded not guilty. “I hope everyone would agree that it’s only fair that if the state took six weeks….before they filed charges, I should at least look at those documents to see if their investigations and their conclusions are correct,” Lefler said. The trial is scheduled for Dec. 7.

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Congratulations to the Farm Bureau-Dean Koster/Logan-Magnolia Athlete of the Week! Kelsey Frisk Kelsey had 9 kills, 3 digs, 1 block and was 11-for-11 serving with 1 ace in a three-game sweep of Boyer Valley on Senior night Nominate your Lo-Ma Athlete of the Week by noon each Monday by calling 712-644-2705 Mary Darling

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Logan Herald-Observer November 3, 2010


Meet Ag. Secretary Vilsack HCDC receives 2010

Best of Logan award Harrison County Development Corporation has been selected for the 2010 Best of Logan Award in the Management Consulting Services category by the U.S. Commerce Pictured from the left are Kurt Hurner, Rachel Ron and Chris Hurner pose with Sec. Association. The USCA “Best of Local Yoder and Sec. Vilsack. Submitted photos Vilsack. Business” Award Program Ron Hurner, son of Nora Hurner, for the past year, as Governor’s mansion. recognizes outstanding Hurner of Logan, and a he and Vilsack have known Vilsack also discussed local businesses throughout 1969 graduate of Logan- each other since late 2004 Camp David, family and the country. Each year the Magnolia, was able to meet when Kurt wrote to Vilsack Logan. USCA identifies companies Secretary of Agriculture about his hopes to see him Ron told about the town they believe have achieved Tom Vilsack Oct. 11 at his run for president in 2008. he grew up in and Vilsack exceptional marketing sucoffice in Washington D.C. The family met with talked about when he was cess in their local commuAccording to Hurner, Vilsack for nearly 45 min- governor that he walked nity and business category. along with sightseeing in utes, discussing NFL foot- across Iowa and enjoyed his These are local companies Washington D.C., meeting ball and the history of the visit in Logan. that enhance the positive Vilsack was the highlight of Department of Agriculture. The visit with Vilsack is his trip. The meeting was Vilsack’s office includes the an experience that Ron will arranged by Ron’s son, Kurt desk he used in the Iowa always remember.

Nomination papers Utman to for drainage trustees serve as Nomination papers for the office of drainage district trustee are available in the drainage office of the Monona County Courthouse in Onawa, the Woodbury County Auditor’s Office in the Woodbury County Courthouse in Sioux City or in the drainage office of the Harrison County Courthouse in Logan. The drainage district and term of office expiring is: Little Sioux Inter-County Drainage District, Division

I. One trustee will be elected for a three-year term. Nomination papers to place a candidate on the ballot for the office of trustee for the drainage district election Jan. 15, must be filed by Dec. 21, in the drainage office of the Monona County Courthouse in Onawa, drainage office of the Harrison County Courthouse in Logan or auditor’s office of the Woodbury County Courthouse in Sioux City.

Ruth Utman of Burlington Capital Group in Omaha, has been named the 2010-2011 president of the Omaha Chapter of Executive Women International. EWI is a nonprofit organization that brings members together to and 6. promote their firms, Tickets are $4 for adults enhance personal and proand $3 for students and are fessional development and available at the high school encourage community office or at the door. involvement.

“Curious Savage” comedy set for Nov. 5, 6 at Lo-Ma Logan-Magnolia High School students will be presenting the comedy, “The Curious Savage” at Lo-Ma School at 7 p.m., Nov. 5

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image of small business through service to their customers and community. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the

winners in each category. The 2010 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties. Renea Anderson is the Executive Director and HCDC’s Board of Directors include, Dr. Jack Gochenour, president; Jason Sherer, vice-president; Paul Wilderdyke, secretary/treasurer; Robert Smith, Sue Cogdill, Joy Carson and Kenny Olsen.

National adoption month Hundreds of balloons will be released across Iowa Nov. 6 including in Logan to honor and raise awareness for Iowa children waiting to be adopted. Iowa Kids Net, the statewide collaboration of agencies that recruits, trains, licenses and supports all of Iowa’s foster and foster parents, is planning the statewide balloon launch at several locations, including Logan.

The launch will take place at 2 p.m., at Encompass, 202 E. Seventh St. The public is encouraged to attend. Foster and adoptive parents, child welfare advocates and community members will release 40 balloons at each site; one balloon represents approximately 100 children in foster care, shelter care or care in Iowa on any given day.

“Many people don’t know that there are children and teens here in Iowa who are waiting to be adopted,” said Serita Hammel, Iowa KidsNet’s Service Area N. 1 Resource Family Recruiter. “National Adoption Month is a time to raise awareness about children waiting to be adopted from foster care and the importance of a safe, permanent and loving home for every child.”

It’s not too late to get your flu vaccination Iowa has yet to see influenza activity this year, however, it is being seen in some of the neighboring states, said Harrison County Public Health Director, Nicole Carritt. “It’s only a matter of time,” she said. “If you haven’t received your flu shot this year, now is a great time to protect yourself and others.” Harrison County Home and Public Health urges you to get your flu shots before the holiday season to make sure you aren’t spreading or receiving more than just joy between your friends and family. It takes 10 to 14 days for a flu shot to be fully effective on your immune

system, so getting one sooner than later will help protect yourself and your family during the holidays and before the onset of the peak flu season in Iowa, Carritt said.

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Influenza is spread from person-to-person by coughing or sneezing. Symptoms usually consist of fever, head and body aches, fatigue, cough and sore throat and can last from seven days to some symptoms lasting longer than two weeks. Harrison County Home and Public Health is offering flu vaccine through their office for $25 per dose. If you are enrolled in Medicare bring your Medicare card with you. Children through age 18 who have no health insurance coverage have insurance coverage that does not cover immunizations, are American Indian or Alaskan Native, or enrolled in Medicaid are able to receive the flu vaccine without charge through the Vaccine for Children Program. Call the office at 6442220 for community clinic dates and times or to schedule an appointment.

Pam Parsons, Paula Stueve Serving the Area Since 1887 “Pam is learning to play the piano, She increases her practice time by 5 minutes each day. Monday she practiced 6 minutes. How many minutes will she practice on friday?” If you need help ask Seth! He is terrific at math and always willing to help a friend solve a problem. Congratulations to the Lo-Ma/Harrison Mutual Student

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Logan Herald-Observer


November 3, 2010

HEALTH CAREERS DEMONSTRATION Logan-Magnolia first quarter honor rolls

Instructors, technologists and a medical resident along with a human manequin simulator, gave Lo-Ma Science students, including Courtney Palensky, left, and Alexa Meeker doing CRP, a hands-on experience with the healthcare field Oct. 27 Photo: Mary Darling Science students of K.C. Kersten got a little taste of the medical field during a demonstration Oct. 27 at the school. Amy Renze, clinical outreach coordinator for West Central Iowa Health Education Center, brought her group to the area along with the human patient simulator to entice students to go into the healthcare field. “Statistics show that one in four jobs in the next 10 years will be in healthcare,” Renze told the students. “There’s lots of different opportunities out there, lots of possibilities connect-

ed with healthcare.” Along with Renze were instructors from Des Moines University as well as a third year medical resident, senior technician and military operations director Joe Case and Bill Case, a clinical coordinator at DMU. Bill Case, said they have six mannequins, two of which are wireless. They run medical students through common scenarios to teach them easily measurable objectives. The mannequin used at Lo-Ma cost $65,000 and their most sophisticated one, $250,000. The mannequins

have the capability to bleed, cry and have illness symptoms to allow students to diagnose their conditions. The Area Health Education Center program is a federal initiative developed by Congress to streamline the process of educating and employing people in the medical field. The AHEC programs organize activities for students in kindergarten through undergraduate students and connects health profession students to career opportunities. It also offers continuing education courses to practicing healthcare professionals.

Logan class of 1945 gathers for reunion The majority of the living members of the Logan Class of 1945 were unable to attend the class reunion in June. However, they were able to arrange for their 65th reunion on the 24 and 25th of September. From the original 40 members of the class, 23 are now deceased and 17 still living. Those attending the events in September were Dorothyanne (Armstrong)

Anderson of Council Bluffs; Leroy Bosworth and his wife Ardith of Logan; Peggy (Bullis) Thomson of Springfield, Mo.; Donna (Copp) Gochenour of Logan; Everette Fountain and wife Donna of Logan; Carlyn (Logan) Brogan and husband Toby of Anaheim, Calif.; Shirley (Stewart) Kersten of Logan; Jim McCabe and wife Marla of South Bend, Neb.; Doris

The names of the students on the gold and silver honor rolls for the first quarter at Logan-Magnolia were recently released. Students on the gold honor roll with grade points of 3.70 and above were (*denotes all A’s): Grade 7: Bryn Davies*, Katelyn Gochenour*, Victoria Johnson*, Alex Pirolo, Anna Readman*, Abby Straight*, Elizabeth Wiener, Luke Worley*. Grade 8: Dillon Bonham, Ellen McGrew*, Erin Peschel*, Ty Pitt, Sarah Riley*, Jacob Stueve, Sarah Stueve*, Hannah Thompsen. Freshmen: Chloe Baber, Cade Bolte, Brandon Buffum, Bruce DeWitt, Denisha Dobbs, Matthew Foreman, Joseph Graf*, Brett Greenwood*, Anthony Harker, Alex Knauss*, Gabrielle McHugh*, Ridge Meeker*, Thomas Peterson*, Owen Pitt*, Robert Rydberg*, Keegan Sears, Megan Troxel, Elaine Trussell, Justin Vaughn, Molly Weber*, Tanner Winther*, Logan Worley*. Sophomores: Brennan Azinger, Morgan Beckner, James Branstetter*, Emily Clark, Jacquelyn DeWitt, Emily Dickinson*, Austin Ettleman*, Kacie Hartwig*, Kendra Holcomb, Paul Hutson*, Cheyenne Jensen, Monica Lambertsen, Caden McDonald, Brock Myers*, Courtney Oviatt*, Braden Rosengren*, CheyAnne Royer*, Erin Schramm, Savannah Sheets, John Thiele, Lani Wegner. Juniors: Parker Bolte, Christopher Bridgeford, Alex Cohrs*, Courtney

(Teague)Moore of Council Bluffs; Searle White of Waterloo and Byron White and wife Lorna of Omaha, Neb. Events held were a Friday night dinner at Gurney’s in Missouri Valley, a brunch on Saturday morning, a Saturday night get together at the White’s home in Omaha followed The phone number listed by dinner at an Omaha in the story regarding down restaurant. payment help being available for new homes in Logan was incorrect. The phone number you can call for more information to Southwest Iowa Planning obtained at the CMH recep- Council is:1-866-279-4720. tion desk in the front lobby Help of 25 percent down or by contacting the paymnent is available to Medical Services those who are eligible. You Foundation office at 712- can also visit 642-9213.

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Cox, Gannon Cunard, Cole Davis*, Kaitlyn Dougherty*, Alexander Fanning, Nathan Fender, Kaitlyn Gochenour*, Grayden Killpack, Amelia Klein*, Quintin Mann, Shelby Marquardt*, Caleb Mether, Daniel Norton*, Taylor Olsen*, Zach Powley, James Roach, Samantha Shields, Dominic Sndyer*, Samuel Thompson*, Andrea Willard. Seniors: Amanda Baker*, Catherine Beall, Elizabeth Beall, Jake Carlson, Macy Cohrs, Hannah Colpitts, Everett Darnell, Lauren Davies*, Audrina Dickman*, Zeth Earlywine, Abby Foutch, Kelsey Frisk, Alexandria Gochenour, Curtis Hazen, Sara Hensley, Mason Hieb, Laura Holly, Karen Hutson, Chelsea Mayer, Karli Michael, Dillon Miller, Julia Oliver, Courtney Palensky, Tori Sertterh, Alexander Skeen, Hannah Wilkerson*. Students named to the silver honor roll with grade points of 3.20 to 3.69 included: Grade 7: Dana Edney, Grady Emswiler, Megan Hiller, Julia Lambertsen, Morgan Melby, Noah Mitchell, Wyatt Oviatt, Jarek Richardson, Cole Royer, Jessica Trussell, Andrew Walski, Ally Wills, Riley Wohlers. Grade 8: Brady Charbonneau, Kelsey Cunard, Colton Fisher, Joeona Healey, Cody Metzker-Madsen, Lukas Monico, Nohemy Orozco, Kaleby Reynek, Brett Rosengren, Seth Smith, Toni Springston, Jason Yost.

Freshmen: Daniel Adair, Bradley Benson, Kyle Dickman, Marissa Doiel, Nicholas Edney, Joee Hammitt, Maysen Jones, Chelsea Lautrup, Curtis Leonard, Kaitlyn Lorentzen, Brooke Mahoney, Jessica Mausbach, Courtlynn Meyer, Cheryl Perkins, Matthew Roberts, Thomas Shields, Kaitlyn Swanger, Stephanie Thompson, Hayley Whisney. Sophomores: Ashley Bradshaw, Carrie Charbonneau, Ellcia Downey, Ellis Johnson, Samantha Kersten, Nicholas Knudsen, Autumn Meeker, Logan Melby, Christopher Peterson, Haleigh Rife, Adam Thompson, Dylan Vaughn, Makala Wilson, Justin Yost. Juniors: Eric Brosnahan, Jaimie Brouwer, Jocelyn Camenzind, Michelle Clauges, Quinton Doiel, Kelsey Ganoe, Cid Jensen, Ryan McArtor, Justin McMurray, Brilee Millsap, Jordan Muxfeldt, Austin Nihsen, Sydney Pickle, Ethan Pitt, Grant Whisney, Amanda Winchell. Seniors: Cameron Beckner, Jacob Brown, Shelby Dawdy, Elizabeth Ellis, Levi Ettleman, Jeremy Fleming, Zachary Hatcher, Savannah Johnson, Travis Jones, Melina Lambson, Kylee Loftus, Marrick Loftus, Dillon Larentzen, Alexa Meeker, Evan Mikels, Nathaniel Morton, Nolan Oviatt, Daniel Peterson, Joel Pixley, Jerrica Reynek, Troy Sodders, Rachel Troshynski, Hannah Weber, Hannah Winchell.

Hilde Bexten Benefit

Hilde was diagnosed with Stage 4 Tongue Cancer

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Deadline nears for Byways nominations The deadline for nominations for the 2011 Byways of Excellence Awards sponsored by the Alegent Health Community Memorial Hospital Medical Services Foundation is Nov. 15. The Byways of Excellence awards dinner is a celebration of the communities. It is a time set aside each year to honor three adults and one youth from Harrison County. These honorees have enriched our communities and established a legacy on which future Excellence Awards honorees will build. The Byways of Excellence

Award is an honor given for work in four fields of endeavor: Agriculture and/or Business, Education and/or Arts and Humanities, Health, Medicine and other professionals and youth 18 and under. The Byways of Excellence Awards Dinner will be held Feb. 19, 2011 at Shadow Valley Golf Club in Woodbine. Chairing the event are Heath and Sara McIntosh of Modale and co-chairs are Brandon and Amy Doiel of rural Mondamin. Nomination forms can be

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Church Obituary FLOYD HEIN Floyd Leroy Hein, 93, died Oct. 23 at Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 27 at Fouts Funeral Home with Elder Noel Sherer officiating. Pallbearers were Stan Ambrose, Dave Carlson, John Hein, Kenny Hein, Dewey Reis and Fred Pitt. Final resting place was Greenwood Cemetery in rural Logan. Floyd was born March 10, 1917 to Leroy and Bessie (Baldwin) Hein in Dunlap. He was raised in Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1935. Floyd attended the University of Iowa to become a pharmacist, graduating in 1940. In 1942 he returned to Dunlap to farm. Floyd married Twyla Barnum Sept. 14, 1945 in Council Bluffs. The couple farmed until 1955 when

they moved to Greenfield to pursue Floyd’s career in Pharmacy. In 1962 they returned to Dunlap to farm and Floyd worked part time for local pharmacies until the age of 62. Floyd continued to farm for many years, until his health declined. Floyd enjoyed traveling, fishing, dancing and poetry. He also enjoyed telling jokes and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Lyle Hein. Survivors include his wife, Twyla of Dunlap; two daughters, Kristin and her husband George E. Ford of Lafayette, La., and Irene and her husband Gene McGinn of Logan; four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Fouts Funeral Home 501 Normal Street Woodbine, Iowa 51579 712-647-2221

Logan Herald-Observer November 3, 2010

Addition to “Reason Course set Nov. 10 for the Season” event for ornamental/ turfgrass applicators

LeeAnn Clark, director of the Museum of Religious Arts displays the new memorial tree that will be featured during the “Reason for the Season” event. Bulbs may be purchased to place on the tree or you can bring your own. For more information contact the museum at 644-3888. Photo: Mary Darling

News from the Pisgah area By Joanne Shearer The Pisgah Red Hat Wildflowers went to Moorhead Oct. 27 for lunch. Those attending were Anna Belle Lizer, Wanita Margheim, Mary Grubb, Esta McDaniel, Doris Woodward, Cherry Hall, Leanna Christensen, Edna Wiltfong, Sarah Bryceson, Sharon Young, Barbara Riley Hunt and Rose Molitor. A group of people gathered at a Council Bluffs restaurant Oct. 4 to surprise Wanita Margheim on her birthday. Attending were her daughters Sheryl Springer, Pisgah, Jackie Messinbrink, Moorhead, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Withem, Woodbine, Maryls Hutzell, Bobbi Thompson, Cherry Hall,

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

Debbie Nelson, Rose Molitor, Esta McDaniel, Doris Woodward, Edna Wiltfong and Leanna Christensen. Pisgah Red Hat Wildflowers had breakfast at Dave’s Café Oct. 20. Attending were Wanita Margheim, Sheryl Springer, Cherry Hall, Leanna Christensen, Esta McDaniel, Doris Woodward, Ila Mae Storm, Sarah Bryceson, Fran Mitsch, Barbara Riley Hunt, Bobbi Thompson, Sharon Young, Donna Bahr, Vicki Carson. Mr. and Mrs. Ron Huard of Saint John, Mich., has been visiting her sister, Rose Molitor. The Community of Christ ladies held their monthly meeting Oct. 21

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

with eight ladies attending. Sheri Sherer had the worship. Anna Belle Lizer opened the business meeting. Election of officers was held for 2011. After the business meeting, they had a lesson study. Get well and sympathy cards were signed. The hostess was Doris Woodward. Tables were decorated in a Fall theme. A boy was born to Joshua and Rama Bryceson of New Auburn, Wis. Oct. 15. He weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces. His grandparents are Cathy Way of Council Bluffs and Mark Bryceson of Macon, Mo. The great grandparents are Larry and Sarah Bryceson, Pisgah. He has been named Otto James. The first part of

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


October, Larry and Sarah Bryceson took their 1956 Ford Crown Victoria on another Motorway trip to southeast Iowa. The group gathered and stayed at Honey Creek Resort and Park on Lake Rathburn near Centerville. Day trips included a trip to Eldon where the famous Goth House is located. It was used as the backdrop to Grant Wood’s 1930 painting of the old couple – the man holding the pitchfork. Another trip took them into Missouri to Lancaster to see John Pershing’s birthplace. At that time, the Bryceson’s continued south into Macon, Mo., for a quick visit with their son, Mark. One of the last stops was at Croton where a civil war battle site is located.

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.

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Harrison County 4-H’ers show at 2010 Ak-Sar-Ben Five Harrison County 4-H members participated in the 83rd annual AkSar-Ben Livestock Show Sept. 21-26 at the Qwest Center in Omaha. Harrison County 4-H members exhibited in market beef, breeding beef and market broiler events. Holly Brock of Dunlap, a member of the Dunlap Knight Riders 4-H Club, received a red ribbon in breeding beef. Bailey Schaben, Dunlap, had three entries in the breeding beef division and received three blue ribbons. Schaben is also a member of the Dunlap Knight Riders 4-H Club.

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

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

Faith Spencer, Woodbine, received a purple ribbon in the breeding beef division. She is a member of the Hawkeye Ramblers 4H Club. Montana Winther of Woodbine, a member of the Hawkeye Ramblers 4H Club received a blue ribbon in the market beef division. Also receiving a market beef blue ribbon was Spencer. Aaron Suhr, Dunlap Knight Riders, received a purple ribbon in the market beef division. Schaben also showed market broilers at Ak-SarBen. She received two purple ribbons on her broiler pens.

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.

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GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Western Iowa Pioneer Association refurbishing pioneer cemeteries Andrew Nelson World-Herald News Service

Doyle Cemetery sits on a knoll overlooking a freshly harvested cornfield and a small reservoir. The setting sun bathes the grassy area in golden light. The visible gravestones – some leaning between tall blades of grass and weeds, others broken and faceup on the ground – are but a portion of the grave markers here. Many others – no one knows how many – over the years toppled to the ground and eventually became buried like the graves they marked. Doyle is one of about 20 neglected pioneer cemeteries in Harrison and Shelby Counties, according to the

Western Iowa Pioneer Cemetery Association, a nonprofit group dedicated to refurbishing abandoned graveyards, said Ron Chamberlain of nearby Panama, chairman of the association. “Anybody – whether white, black, Native American – they all deserve a tombstone.” Volunteers held a flagraising ceremony, Oct. 23, in the old Grove Township Cemetery near the abandoned town of Manteno and then went to Doyle Cemetery to trim the grass and probe for the fallen gravestones under the soil. The effort here and others like it attempt to preserve part of Iowa’s past – part of its identify, really – and honor those buried here and in

other remote places. In many cases, those who lie here were the first white settlers of the region. “The only thing you actually really, really, leave is that name on that monument,” said Lynn Miller, association vice chairman. “Otherwise you never really existed. I think it carries a lot of importance. Society should be charged with taking care of those monuments after the person dies, because they can’t take care of their own monument.” The State of Iowa defines pioneer cemeteries as graveyards with no more than six burials over the past 50 years. The cemetery association has cleaned up a handful of them since its founding this spring, Miller said. Without maintenance

and care, tombstones fall, break and eventually are buried by grass and dirt. In some cases years ago, farmers who owned the land around the tiny cemeteries disposed of the tombstones and farmed over the land. The association would like to rehabilitate as many graveyards as possible and make them accessible to local residents who can learn history from them and to the descendents of those who are buried there. Another reason is economic, Chamberlain said. “I hate to say the word “tourism”, but it really is tourism,” Chamberlain said. “I dream someday of giving a bus tour out of Omaha of all the cemeteries we’ve saved.” Before tours can be

taken of many abandoned cemeteries, roads are needed. I some cases, surrounding property owners cut off access years ago and farmed around the cemetery, meaning permission is necessary to visit the cemeteries – though permission usually is easy to get. That’s the case with Doyle Cemetery. Located a half-mile or so from Iowa Highway 37 between Dunlap and Earling, it can be reached only when a crop isn’t in the field and when rain hasn’t turned the field to mud. The first grave in Doyle Cemetery was dug in the early 1850’s around the time Omaha was founded. The newest is from 1893 – a year before the road that led to the cemetery was

inexplicably closed. Chamberlain would like a new road so a graveyard rarely visited since the 19th Century can come alive for those in the 21st. It’s important to him for personal reasons as well: After he dies, he said. He wants half of his cremains to be buried in the cemetery, among the people the former history teacher spent so much of his adult life studying. Maybe others will follow suit. “If I get five new people to get buried out here, they’d have to put a road in, wouldn’t they?” he said. “I’m a dreamer.” Those who would like more information on the group can reach Chamberlain at 712-4892736.

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Lavender blooming in Harrison County Mike Brownlee World-Herald News Service Lavenders (lavandula) are a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family and is native to the Mediterranean region. The herb has been in documented use for 2,500 years, including for mummification and perfume by the ancient Egyptians, Phoenicians and peoples of Arabia. This comes from, which notes the plant eventually found its way to the United States. Thanks to Mary and Tim Homer, it’s also found its way to Iowa. The couple’s Loess Hills Lavender Farm rests on 15 acres off of Loess Hills Trail, which runs north of Missouri Valley. Their home sits right off the road. “It’s very peaceful and quiet in our little draw up here,” Tim said. The Homers are the only commercial-scale lavender farmers in Iowa. The closest farm of its size is in Ohio, Mary said. According to tracking by w w w. e v e r y t h i n g, there are about 160 lavender farms in the United States, with the majority located on the

West Coast. Combined, California, Oregon and Washington state have 73 farms. “It’s something that’s kind of unique,” Tim said. “People don’t see a lot of lavender fields around here. But we hope to change that.” At the farm, the lavender rows flow down a hillside, flowing downward toward the Homer’s modest garden. The lavender plant is a full, yet eye-pleasing green, one that could be described as similar to the color of aloe plants. The flowers are brilliant purple. Standing at the top of the hill on which the lavenders grow, the scene is inspiring. Peaceful. Tranquil. The Homers foray into lavender farming began in 2005 while in Seattle to visit their son, Terry, a lieutenant commander in the Navy. While waiting for Terry’s ship to come in, the Homer’s daughter-in-law and family took the couple to Sequim, Wash., and its annual Lavender Festival. Mary said she’d always loved lavender and had a plant at home, but the festival opened her mind to the possibility of farming the plant. “I said, ‘Why can’t I do

this in Iowa.” Mary said. ‘I said, I can do this.’ And I love to be outside.” When the couple went back to their home in Chariton, about 55 miles southeast of Des Moines, they got started. Well, Mary got started. “I thought she’d lost her mind,” Tim said. “I was skeptical that the whole operation could happen.” He came around, however, checking into the possible economic benefits of growing lavender and remembering how great that festival in Sequim had truly been. “We went up there and it was beautiful and inspiring to see what they’d done,” Tim said. They grew 25 lavender plants in Chariton. “We learned how to grow ‘em and how to kill ‘em,” Mary said. “And we killed a lot. But we also learned a lot, took a lot of notes, played around with soil combinations and did a lot of research.” The Homers, who’ve been married 41 years, are Harrison County natives, with Mary growing up in Little Sioux and Tim in Pisgah. For the lavender farm, they looked to their homeland. “I knew the Loess Hills

are unique,” Mary said. “And we wanted to return to the area.” The couple bought the farmland in November 2008. They put 960 plants in the ground in May of 2009 and added another 500 this year. They’ve sold 200 of those plants. Mary tends to the farm daily and Tim still works fulltime as a trust officer for Union Bank. Tim is out in the field whenever he can be. Iowa and the Loess Hills are perfect for lavender, Mary said. The Loess Hills soil “percolates” the water through the soil, ideal for a plant that doesn’t like to sit in water. The Homers mulch their crop with sand, which further lessens how much water is held in the soil and also keeps out weeds. She said lavender plants grow best in dry areas that get a lot of sun, but need a consistent dose of water. “It’s a nice combo,” Mary said. “The plants get a lot of water, but the soil doesn’t hold it.” Mary said the lavender farm is chemical-free. Recognition as “certified organic” will come, she said, but it’s a three-year

process. Like the ancients who used lavender, Mary and Tim turn the lavender into a number of products, including lemonade, cookies, herbs for seasoning pork and chicken. It goes well in a potato salad,

makes a good hot tea and is often used in aromatherapy. They have lavender spritz spray, use it in hand creams and bath gels. “It’s not just your grandma’s perfume,” Mary said. “It’s the Swiss army knife of herbs.”

Rams stop Lo-Ma Panthers’ roar Marshall Season ends with 18-10 record Barney excelling on the field Judy Adair

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Unlike last week when Lo-Ma met Missouri Valley for the third time this season, this third meeting with the Maple Valley-AnthonOto Rams wouldn’t be a charm. Oct. 26, the LoganMagnolia volleyball team traveled to Mapleton for the second round of district play where the Panthers would face the MVAO Rams. In game one, the Panthers and Rams started the game by exchanging points until LoMa managed to build a 1512 lead behind strong serving from Shelby Marquardt. Once again the Rams’ sophomore sensation Megan Kearns stepped up with back-to-back kills to tie the game at 18 points each. The Rams put together some great technical play to win the game 25-20 over the Panthers. Game two was as hard a contest as Lo-Ma played all season. The Lady Panthers found themselves in a hole early on down 6-3. Lo-Ma chipped away at the Rams lead throughout the game and eventually went up 2319. The Rams battled back to tie the Panthers at 25 each. Unwilling to accept defeat, Lo-Ma’s Andrea Willard served up the game winning point. On the night, Willard was perfect with her serves gong 17-for-17. LoMa won game two 27-25. MVAO took game three 25-11, but the score wasn’t indicative of how close the game was. The game was marked with long exhausting volleys with Lo-Ma simply coming up on the short end. Game four was another hard struggle with Lo-Ma

Barney has 7.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage for losses of 24 yards Marshall Barney, a 5-11, 220 pound junior linebacker from Logan, had three solo tackles and a quarterback hurry for Morningside College against Sioux Falls. One of his tackles came in the Cougars’ backfield when he dropped Michael Hicks Kelsey Frisk, second from left, goes for the ball. Teammates ready to lend help include, from the left, Karen Hutson, Frisk, for a three-yard loss in the Shelby Marquardt, Andrea Willard, Kylee Loftus and Abby Foutch. Photo: Dan Adair first quarter. Barney is third on the team with 7.5 tackles behind the line of leading 14-12 behind strong defense from Marquardt and scrimmage for losses of 24 Audrina Dickman. As the yards. seesaw struggle unfolded, He had a breakout seathe game remained close to son last fall when he the end. The Panthers came ranked second on the team up just short as the Rams with 13 tackles behind the sealed the match winning line of scrimmage for lossgame four 26-24 and ending es of 62-yards to go along the Logan-Magnolia volleywith 57 tackles, 4.5 quarball season. terback sacks and an inter“I’ve never had a harder ception. working group of girls,” said Barney has 90 tackles, coach Jacob Hedger. “The 5.5 quarterback sacks, 21 work ethic and attitude they tackles behind the line of brought this season was scrimmage for losses of 87 indicative of our record.” yards, and one interception For the Panthers, Karen during his career. Hutson had 16 kills and 13 Barney earned first-team digs; Kelsey Frisk, 5 kills, 12 Class IA all-state honors digs; Abby Foutch led the from the Des Moines Panthers with 35 assists and Register as a linebacker and 14 digs; Kylee Loftus led the first-team all-state laurels team with seven blocks at from the Iowa Newspaper the net. Association as running The Panthers finished the back as a senior at Loganyear with 18 wins and 10 Magnolia High School. He losses to cap another winrushed for 2,089 yards and ning season. 30 touchdowns during his senior year. He was a second-team Des Moines Register all-state linebacker and a second-team INA allstate running back as a junNumber 8, Abby Foutch, Kylee Loftus and Andrea Willard. Photo: Dan Adair ior.

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Legals PUBLIC NOTICE HARRISON COUNTY SUPERVISORS PROCEEDINGS August 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. Visitor: Walter Utman Secondary Roads Tom Stoner, Engineer, informed the board that an accident had occurred that involved a trailer dropping off a shoulder and pulling the tractor over into the ditch. Mr. Stoner stated they are in the process of filling positions from within and then will look outside for additional personnel. Seig Drainage District All members of the board met as Trustees for the Seig Drainage District as well as the Drainage Clerk, Elizabeth Lenz. The following people were also present: Warren Christy, Bruce Thomas, Kent Thomas, David Hansen, Mason Hansen, Walter Utman, Rick Shearer, Shearer Contractors, Jennifer Mumm, Drainage Attorney and Ashley West. Discussion was held regarding the pumping in the district. This year the water has been very high and the people below the pump feel that some of their crops could possibly have been saved if the second pump had not been run. These people are not in the District. The people in the District feel that both pumps were necessary to help save their crops. The first pump has been in place since 1942. The second pump used this year hasn’t been used for 4 or 5 years. The Board asked Drainage Attorney, Jennifer Mumm, whether they had the right to legally pump. Ms. Mumm stated that she has not seen a case regarding pumping but has seen a case in which after 10 years the flow of water is considered the “new flow.” She feels that at least the first pump would not be an issue because it has been in place and pumping for more than 10 years and the second pump would need to be challenged before 10 years. Supervisors Smith then asked if they should have the pump shut off if the Missouri River reached a certain height. Ms. Mumm recommended against setting a benchmark height for the Missouri River to stop pumping because the variance from year to year with rainfall and the height of the Missouri River.

Several comments were made for and against the pumping. Also, several suggestions were made to help with the problem such as adding additional pumps and or adding tubes south of the District. Kent Thomas would like to see a benchmark height set for the second pump. Supervisor Smith offered to do some research into how other areas with pumping handle a situation such as this and suggested that others do the same. The drainage clerk will call Monona County and discuss an area known as Oliver Lake and report back to the Board. No action taken. Tabled until further notice. Crane Drainage District An agreement between the Crane Drainage District and B&W Control Specialists, Inc., was approved on a motion by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. The cost of the spraying is not to exceed $3,500.00 and documentation can be found in the Auditor’s Office. Beer Permit A beer permit for River Mart 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, until August 19. ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Gaylord Pitt, Chairman August 19, 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. Visitors: Walter Utman and Norma Coret. Engineer Tom Stoner, Harrison County Engineer, met with the board for general discussion. Scenic Byways Signage Kathy Dirks, Liz Berkel-Leddy, Western Skies Scenic Byway Coordinator, and Francie O’Leary, Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway Coordinator, and Renea Anderson were present for Scenic Byways Signage discussion. Being no discussion, motion by Smith to approve the DOT agreements for Iowa Byways Jurisdiction Signage Agreements, second by King. Unanimous approval. Minutes Motion by King to approve the June 24, July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29 minutes, second by Smith. 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: Kris Pauley, Deputy Auditor Gaylord Pitt, Chairman August 26, 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. Visitors: Walter Utman and Russ Kurth. FY10 Annual Report The Engineer’s FY 10 annual report to IDOT was approved on a motion by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. Grain Bins on 260th Street County Engineer Tom Stoner and Steve Landon met with the board regarding Mr. Landon’s grain bins along 260th Street. The legs to the grain bins are within the county’s road right-of-way. Mr. Landon assumed the right of way was 33 feet from the centerline but it really is 50 feet. The board will allow the legs to remain but reminds Mr. Landon that liability will fall back on him if any motor vehicle accidents occur at this location. A letter will be sent to Mr. Landon. Former Pisgah Gas Station The site of the former Pisgah gas station belongs to the County and the board has been approached to sell the property. The board will look into starting the procedure for selling. Soldier Valley Drainage District On a motion by King, second by Smith, a permit with NuStar Pipeline was approved as presented. Unanimous approval. This permit allows NuStar Pipeline to operate and maintain four pipes in the Solider Valley Drainage District. This permit had revisions which were requested by NuStar which varied from the original permit sent to entities wanting to cross drainage ditches. The revisions were approved by the drainage attorney, Jennifer Mumm. The permit is still in negotiations with Ms. Mumm and NuStar Pipeline. Solider Valley Drainage District/East Soldier A recent request from Genee Godden to place a crossing in the East Soldier Ditch was discussed. The policy of the District’s governed by the board is that all costs associated with placing the tube initially are to be paid by the landowner. The tube has to be approved by our engineer, Sundquist Engineering

and placed by our contractor, Shearer Contracors. When a copy of the letter Ms. Godden received was reviewed, Sundquist Engineering suggested that another engineering firm should recommend the culvert size. In the past, Sundquist was the only engineering firm involved. A call was then made by the Board to Troy Groth at Sundquist Engineering. Mr. Groth explained that by determining the size of the culvert for the landowner and then approving the culvert for the District that a conflict could arise. This is how it is handled in other aspects of Sundquist’s work, although has not been a practice in the past with the drainage districts. The Board stated that they did not have a problem with Sundquist working for both parties if the landowners agreed, with Mr. King stating that it only made sense to have them determine the size of any structures placed because they are familiar with the ditches as well as any past practices. The Board, acting as drainage district trustees, stated that the current tube policy remains in effect with no changes being made. 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 August 31, 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. Modale Special Election The election results for the Modale special election was held. The winner of the council member seat for the unexpired term ending December 31, 2011 was Martin Salter. Mr. Salter had 38 votes, Jennie Gallentine had 9 votes and there were 11 scattered write-in votes. Election certificate and abstract were signed. Maintenance Kathy Peterson, maintenance, met with the board regarding staffing. Mrs. Peterson was surprised that the board had made Louie Valles a full-time employee. The board felt that Mrs. Peterson needed the extra help to get various projects accomplished especially if the County had another severe winter. Beebeetown School The Board asked Asst. County Attorney Judson Frisk and Zoning Administrator Matt Pitt to discuss the Beebeetown school situation. The Board had received some com-

plaints about the property. Last March, the owner, Jeromy Holton, had assured the Board that he would secure the building, install a well and septic and seal the roof. The Board is very disappointed that Mr. Holton hadn’t completed any of the tasks yet. Mr. Holton’s variance runs out in March, 2011. Conservation Director Tim Sproul invited the Board to attend the fall ICCB conference held jointly between Harrison and Pottawattamie Counties. Conference will start on September 16 through September 18. 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 44-1

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE STATE OF IOWA IOWA DISTRICT COURT CASE #EQCV028842 HARRISON COUNTY Special Execution PLAINTIFF CITIMORTGAGE, INC. VS. DEFENDANT (Judgment Debtor) RANDY S. BEERS, LOU ANN BEERS 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 WEST HALF OF LOT 4 IN BLOCK 43, IN BLAIR’S ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF MISSOURI VALLEY, IOWA. LOCAL ADDRESS: 406 N. 3RD ST., MISSOURI VALLEY, IOWA. The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale, Nov. 19, 2010; Time of Sale, 10:00 a.m.; Place of Sale, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. This sale not subject to redemption. Judgment Amount, $75,504.23; Costs, $321.70; Accruing Costs, $1,247.54 plus Sheriff; Interest, 7.126% from 2-18-10 on $69,384.54; Date, Aug. 5, 2010; Sheriff, Patrick Sears, Harrison County, Iowa; Attorney, Gregory J. Kreitner. 44-2

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE STATE OF IOWA HARRISON COUNTY IOWA DISTRICT COURT CASE #EQCV028567 Special Execution PLAINTIFF BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP VS DEFENDANT (Judgment Debtor) RICHARD A. LIGHT, PARTIES IN POSSESSION, SPOUSE OF RICHARD A. LIGHT, IF ANY 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: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A parcel of land located in Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SW1/4 SW1/4 NE1/4) of Section Nineteen (19), Township Seventy-nine (79) North, Range Forty-two (42) West of the 5th P.M., Harrison County, Iowa, described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the North line of SW1/4SW1/4NE1/4 of Section 19, Township 79, North, Range 42 West of the 5th P.M., and the centerline of the County Road as presently established, thence South 101.0 feet along said centerline, thence East 128.0 feet parallel with the North line of said SW1/4 SW1/4 NE1/4. thence North 101.0 feet parallel with said centerline, thence West 128.0 feet long the North line of said SW1/4 SW1/4 NE1/4 to the point of beginning. Said parcel contains 0.30 acres more or less including the presently established county road right of way. LOCAL ADDRESS: 2533 OVERTON AVENUE, LOGAN, IOWA. The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale, Nov. 19, 2010; Time of Sale, 10:30 a.m.; Place of Sale, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. This sale not subject to redemption. Judgment Amount, $52,689.79; Costs, $167.92; Accruing Costs, $555.56 plus sheriff; Interest, 8.0% from 11/5/2009 on $46,633.13 plus $5,326.01; Date, Aug. 6, 2010; Sheriff, Patrick Sears, Harrison County, Iowa; Attorney, Benjamin W. Hopkins. 44-2

Classifieds FOUND FOUND: Mixed, smaller breed dog, possibly a puppy, found by the Dairy Sweet on Oct. 30. Found with collar. Brown and white. Please call 6472446 and leave a message, including description to claim.

HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: Dietary Aide. Performs food prep, service and daily cleaning for meals served to residents and at other special events. Part time with varied shifts during week and every other weekend. Westmont Care Center, 314 South Elm, Logan, IA 51546. Apply in person, mail original copy of resume or fax to Cecil 712-6443509 or Call 712644-2922 or email m EOE HELP WANTED: Hospital Equipment, service representative. Service of equipment, some overnight, long hours, heavy lifting. Mechanical aptitude important, people skills mandatory. Farm or military experience a plus. Fax resume to 866-

744-6679. HELP WANTED: Dana F. Cole & Company, LLP, one of the oldest and largest professional accounting firms in the state, is seeking a full time Accountant in our Chadron office. Accounting degree and experience preferred. This position involves working on income, payroll and sales tax returns and with financial statements. Must be proficient in Excel and experience with Quick Books a plus. We offer competitive salaries, limited travel, medical and disability insurance, a 401 (k) and Section 125 plan. Send resume to: Dana F. Cole & Company, LLP, 244 E. Third, PO Box 648, Chadron, NE 69337 o r Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 R e f e r e n c e Required, no pets. Call Mindy @ 712592-1127.

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. Home Health RN Wel-Home Health Logan is seeking compassionate, reliable, and experienced RNs to provide skilled Home Care. Requires Home Health experience, current RN license, CPR cert., driver’s license in good standing, reliable transportation. Able to develop rapport and good communication with patient & family. Skills required include decision making, critical thinking, coordination, assessment and documentation. Part-time position avaiiable. Come work in the satisfying and rewarding field of home health nursing. WEL-Home Health Logan 314 South Elm, Logan, IA 51546 Apply in person, mail original copy of resume or fax to Stacy 712-644-3907 or call 712-644-3529 or e-mail EOE

Coming January 2011! Odd Fellows Building ALL NEW! Apartments for Lease: 6 Apartments - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths 1 Work/ Live Studio - $300.00 All appliances, including Washer & Dryer. Refinished Wood floors with 12 ft. Ceilings Attached Garage Space Available. Call NOW to see floor layouts! Ranging from $550.00 - $600.00 per month 6 Office Space for Lease Including: Shared Conference Room Kitchenette, Lobby Area $200.00 per month Call Mindy at 712-592-1127 Or E-mail

FOR RENT: In Logan, 2 bedroom apt., references, deposit required. Call 642-2007 or 712-420-2252. FOR RENT: 2 bedroom, upstairs apt. at 404 N. 4th Ave., Logan. Very nice. All new 4 years ago. For details call Gene at 712-374-2781. If no anaswer call 417334-8736. 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 402-639-6106.

NOTICE NOTICE: Iowa Permit to Carry Class Nov. 15th in Council Bluffs $50. For more info, email Class meets requirements of new “shall issue” Iowa law. Conducted by OWL

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 712-6472407. 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. 1 206-310-8474 OWL CARD OF THANKS CARD OF THANKS: The family of Jim Hanks would like to

express our sincere appreciation for the kind expressions of sympathy shown to our family after the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather. Special thanks to Pastor Ray Smith for his words of comfort, H e n n e s s ey - A m a n Funeral Home for their fine service and the Little Sioux American Legion Auxiliary for serving the lunch at Neely Hall. CARD OF THANKS: Thank you for the thoughts, prayers, cards, flowers and food during our time of sorrow. Special thanks to Fire Department and Hospice and the Rose Vista Staff. Thanks to the Christian Church Ladies and Pastor Bill and to Fouts Funeral Home. Arlene Barnum, Jan and Carl Behm, Eddie Barnum Jr. and Patti, Cathy and Rich Cline, Terry and Sharon Barnum, Jim and Deb DeLozier, Mark Barnum, Lyle and Tribly Shepard and grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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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.


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Logan Herald-Observer November 3, 2010


Lindsay Pitt, Autumn Meeker, Alexa Meeker, Courtney Palensky, Lani Wegner, McKenna Anderson, Alyssa Ellis and Kylee Loftus.

PANTHERS VICTORIOUS IN FRIGID FIRST ROUND OF PLAYOFFS OCT. 27 Nancy Voggesser For the Herald-Observer Battling frigid temperatures and high winds, the Logan-Magnolia Panthers football team showed they are a force to be reckoned with by beating the Nodaway Valley Wolverines 49-14 in the first round of the playoffs Oct. 27. The Wolverines started the game on offense, but were quickly backed up by Quin Mann and punted on a fourth-and-18 field position. Mann also returned the punt to the Nodaway Valley 46-yard line, giving the Panthers excellent field position for their first drive. Two touches into the drive, senior Marrick Loftus topped 1,000 yards on the season while earning a first down. Three plays later, with seven minutes left in the quarter, Dominic Snyder pounded through for a oneyard touchdown run. Levi Ettleman’s kick was good to set the score at 7-0. The Wolverines then returned the following kickoff to their own 38-yard line and quickly earned their first down of the night. A near interception by Ettleman forced the Wolverines to punt the ball, and they downed it on the Panthers’ one-yard line. Loftus, Evan Mikels and

Snyder carried the ball down to midfield before Mikels broke through on a 40-yard touchdown run with 1:06 left in the first quarter. Ettleman’s kick increased the Lo-Ma score to 14. Nodaway Valley started its next drive with good field position, but an early fumble, which they recovered, forced them to punt on a three-and-out. On the punt, Mikels blocked the ball and Loftus scooped it up to run 38-yards for a touchdown with three seconds left in the quarter. Ettleman’s kick was good to close out scoring for the first quarter at 21-0, Lo-Ma. The Wolverines had some success on its next drive, moving the ball downfield by coupling rushing plays with passing plays. After two incomplete passes and being backed up to the fourth and 10, the Wolverines chose to attempt a field goal with 6:02 left in the first half. Kevin Wessel’s attempt was tipped by Mikels, resulting in no points for Nodaway Valley. The Panthers took over on downs and kept the ball on the ground. Despite some tough runs by Snyder, Nate Fender and Zach Hatcher, the drive stalled and the Panthers offense had to punt the ball away. Nodaway Valley didn’t

get the same success they enjoyed in the previous drive as the Lo-Ma secondary, led by Hatcher, broke up passes. Mikels backed the Wolverines up even further with a tackle for a loss of two to force a punt. Mann fielded the punt and brought it back to the Panther 34-yard line. A Loftus run into the end zone was called back on a holding penalty, but the Panthers were determined to score once more before half. A first down by Loftus, a first down pass from Fender to Ettleman, and another first down by Loftus with four seconds left, set up one more 11-yard score by Mikels at the buzzer. Ettleman’s kick ended the scoring at half at 28-0, LoMa. With the wind chill in the upper 20’s, both teams needed the halftime opportunity to warm up. The Panthers came out swinging when, just 22 seconds into the third quarter, Hatcher sprinted 32-yards into the end zone. Ettleman’s kick missed the uprights, to the groan of the fans that were looking for the running clock. It took one more threeand-out by Nodaway Valley, followed by an amazing return by Fender to the seven-yard line to set up the next score. With 9:47 left in

Quarterback Nate Fender breaks a tackle and gets inside the 10-yard line. Photos: Angela Winther

Head coach Matt Straight leads his team to the field for the first round of the football playoffs Oct. 27. Photos: Angela Winther the quarter, Snyder ran the ball one yard into the end zone. Loftus followed the touchdown with a twopoint conversion to put the Panthers up safely 42-0 and to run the clock for the rest of the game. The Wolverines couldn’t get much to happen in their next drive, when, after a first down, quarterback Brad Baudler threw an incomplete pass followed by a fumble that Lo-Ma recovered.

With 2:26 left in the third quarter, Paul Hutson broke free for a 17-yard touch down run, followed by a good Ettleman kick to bring the score to 49-0. As the fourth quarter began, Nodaway Valley showed they weren’t frozen out. With 9:13 left in the game, Baudler passed the ball to Spencer Scar for an 11-yard touchdown. Wessel’s kick was no good to give the Wolverines six points on the board.

The Wolverines tried on onside kick that Lo-Ma recovered on their own 27yard line. After a fumble recovered by Nick Knduson, another fumble gave the ball back to the Wolverines who again burst forth into the end zone. With 3:49 left in the game, Baudler ran the ball seven yards into the end zone. Baudler’s pass to Scar converted two points onto the total to end the game with a win for the Panthers 49-14.

Levi Ettleman catches the long pass from quarterback Nate Fender. Photos: Angela Winther

Junior high football ends busy season By Klint Kersten The Lo-Ma junior high football players have played several games in the past several weeks. Sept. 21, the team traveled to Manning to take on the IKM-Manning Wolves. The seventh grade team consisting of Jarek Richardson, Alex Pirolo, Jameson Muxfeldt, Christian Jensen, River Meeker, Tommy Fender, Riley Wohlers, Morgan Melby, Cole Royer, Wyatt Oviatt, Robert Perkins, Jordan Powley, Joe Small, Zach Stewart, Tristin Wilson and Dillon Knudsen played a hard

fought game, but came up short in a 22-18 loss. The Panthers had several strong drives on offense resulting in points but had trouble converting the two-point conversions. The defense held strong giving up touchdowns on a couple of big plays. The eighth grade, consisting of Jacob Stueve, Dillon Bonham, Ty Pitt, Tyler Coffin, Drake Cohrs, Colton Fisher, Brady Charbonneau, Colton Small, Jason Yost, Wyatt Oviatt, Jack Forsen, Seth Smith, Kaleb Rynek, Gabe Holben, Joe Small, Tristin Wilson, Dillon Knudsen,

and Zach Stewart, played tough against a very talented Wolves team and suffered a 30-0 loss. Sept. 27, the seventh grade team hosted West Harrison. The Panthers played a very hard fought game. Down 20-14 with a little more than a minute to play, the Panther offense marched straight down the field due to strong running by Riley Wohlers and Wyatt Oviatt and a nice pass by Jarek Richardson. The movement down the field was due to strong blocking by Cole Royer, Jameson Muxfeldt, Christian Jensen, Dillon Knudsen, River

Meeker, Morgan Melby, Joe Small, Jordan Powley and Cameron Waldron. With 10 seconds on the clock and the Panthers on the Hawkeyes 20 yard line, the Panthers fell short of the goal line as time expired. The eighth grade team traveled to Onawa Sept. 28 to take on the Spartans. The Panther defense struggled at the beginning of the game to contain the spread out passing attack the Spartans threw at them. The offense also had a hard time sustaining drives throughout the game. The Panthers suffered a 20-12 loss.

Oct. 5, both teams traveled to Odebolt to face the OA-BGIG Falcons. The seventh grade team played very tough. On offense the Panthers were able to move the ball well, but had trouble converting in the red zone. The defense held strong but gave up some big runs throughout the game. The Panthers suffered a 2014 loss. The eighth grade team faced a very big and talented Falcons team. The Panthers played hard showing a lot of heart. The offense struggled at times to move the ball but put together some strong drives

to put points on the board. The offense was led by Fisher at quarterback, Charbonneau, Cohrs and Rynek at the running back positions. The backs were able to have several strong runs because of great blocking by Stueve, Pitt, Bonham, Small, Forsen, Smith, Coffin and Yost. The defense played hard but was also hurt because they gave up some big plays. Leading the defensive front was Stueve, Pitt, Coffin, Bonham, Smith, Fisher, Cohrs, Charbonneau, Yost, Small, Forsen and Gabe Holben. The Falcons prevailed to a 20-12 win.

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