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SHORT TAKES KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP Lo-Ma Elementary will hold kindergarten roundup April 7 and 8. Children who will be 5years old before Sept. 15 are eligible. There will be a parents’ night at 7 p.m., April 5 in the elementary school commons. For more information call the school at 644-2168.

LEGISLATIVE COFFEE The final Legislative Coffee will be held at 10 a.m., March 12 at the Logan Community Center. Representative Matt Windschitl and Senator Jim Seymour will give an update on the Legislature and answer questions. The coffee is sponsored by the Logan Kiwanis Club and Logan Chamber of Commerce.

PERSIA FIRE FUNDRAISER A corned beef and cabbage dinner and/or pork loin dinner will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., March 19 at the Persia Fire Hall. Meal also includes potatoes, carrots, cole slaw, salad, rolls, dessert. Sponsored by the Persia City Council. All profits go towards Persia Fire Hall building fund.

DEMOCRATS MEETING The Harrison County Democrats will hold their 2011 county caucus and March meeting from 10 a.m. to noon, March 19 at the Harrison County Courthouse, 111 N. Second Ave., Logan. For more information contact Mike Raine at 712-4886015.

Slight tax increase in proposed 2011-2012 Logan City budget Mary Darling Editor The $1.75 million proposed Logan City budget for 2011-12 shows a very slight increase in the tax levy from 16.36 to 16.39. “Taxes took a slight increase of .03 which is very low,” said City Administrator Nedra

Fliehe. “The reasons they went up was the state cut the rollback for residential property by 16.205 and valuations increased for the City of Logan.” Fliehe said the cost of property, liability and auto insurance also increased for the city. According to Fliehe, the sewer bond interest decreased which will not

affect the property taxes, but will help with sewer rates once the deficit in the sewer fund is in the black. “We are still working on water and sewer rates to make possible changes in the rates,” Fliehe said. Total expenses in the budget are $1,757,676. They include: •Public Safety: $243,513 – this includes the police

Nikki Davis Woodbine Twiner Editor The Harrison County Humane Society is bound and determined to continue their forward progress in 2011 – but are actively seeking help in more than one area. The group has actually been around since the early 2000s, but dissention and health related issues forced the group to fall apart in 2003. In 2005, they reorganized with original members and new members and haven’t The Harrison County Humane Society was a frequent participant in area parades last looked back. The group has begun summer. At the Old Settlers parade, above, they showed off their new ambulance Photo: Mary Darling fundraising activities through- donated by Dunlap. out the county, such as their “I think a duck was the most Rescue Ride poker run in the sum- Santa Paws in December, where aniSEE HUMANE SOCIETY mer, followed up by an auction and mals and humans can have their picPage 2 live music. Then there’s the annual ture taken with Santa Claus.

TSO carnival set for March 11 Mary Darling Editor It’s time for the annual Teacher Support Organization family fun carnival set for 6 to 9 p.m. March 11 in the Lo-Ma High School gym. Besides rows and rows of games for children to play and lots of prizes, there will also be inflatables, face

painting and balloon making. Along with the fun and games there will be pizza and pop available for purchase. Pre-sale tickets will be on sale the week prior to the carnival at a discounted rate of five tickets for $1 versus four for $1 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at Logan Country Store, Sinclair Station and Do It Best Hardware.

The elementary classes are donating items for the basket raffles. This year’s basket themes include John Deere, Family Movie Night,

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The Harrison County Crime Stoppers will meet at 7 p.m., March 16 in the Logan Public Library meeting room. The meeting is open to the public.

Log onto the LoganMagnolia Web site and you will discover a new, updated format which is easier to navigate and full of information for parents and students. According to Junior/Senior Principal Christi Gochenour, one of the reasons the Simplified Online Communication System was chosen was because the site itself is very dynamic.

The Harris Grove church cemetery annual meeting will be held at 2 p.m., March 12. at the church. Everyone welcome.

Crayola, and many more. Tickets are $1 with winners SEE CARNIVAL Page 2

New improved Lo-Ma Website up and running

CRIME STOPPERS MEETING

HARRIS GROVE MEETING

department, fire department, building inspections and animal control. This is a decrease from last year’s amount of $251,277. •Public Works: $284,377 – includes roads, bridges and sidewalks, street lighting, snow removal, traffic control and safety, street cleaning and garbage. Last year’s budgeted amount was $241,070.

•Health and Social Services: $4,500 – the same amount as in 2010-11 for mosquito control. •Culture and Recreation: $221,500 – a decrease from the $306,325 in last year’s budget. Last year’s amount included the parking lot improvements at the swimming pool/community cenSEE BUDGET Page 2

Humane Society continues Fliehe fundraising drive in 2011 honored at

HUMANE SOCIETY The Harrison County Humane Society will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m., March 10 at the Logan Community Center. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Gordon Fliehe

Mary Darling Editor Former LoganMagnolia activities director, Gordon Fliehe, will receive the 2011 School Administrator Award at half time of the boys Class 3A championship basketball game at the Boys State Basketball Tournament March 12. Fliehe retired at the end of the 2010 school year. He taught at LoganMagnolia for 34 years and spent 17 of those as the activities director. According to Bud Legg, a member of the Board of Control, the award honors former and current school administrators with the Iowa High School Athletic A s s o c i a t i o n Administrative Award. “The purpose of the award is to recognize those school administrators who have given support in their communities to the success of school programs, athletics, fine arts and other school activities, all of which enhance the education of their students,” Legg said. Logan-Magnolia Superintendent Jim Hammrich congratulated Fliehe on receiving the award. “On behalf of the Logan-Magnolia Community School Board of Directors, I would like to congratu-

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WEB SITE: Improved additions FROM PAGE 1 “It has the ability to change…a lot,” she said. “While the site won’t be a daily newspaper by any means, it is certainly our goal to keep the content fresh and exciting in an effort to entice you to return often.” The site includes links to the elementary, junior high, high school, alumni, staff emails, media center, archives, activities calendar, break and lunch menus, the community and a calendar. “Be sure to visit the calendar component on the Web site,” Gochenour said. “Sign

up for weekly or monthly reminders for the events and activities you are interested in.” Gochenour said the Web page is still under construction. “We are adding more pages and items daily. Jodi Hinsdale, our media center instructor has been the person to take charge of managing the Web page. She has spent countless hours loading, importing and adding pages and items,” Gochenour said. The ultimate goal, Gochenour said, is to have an interactive Web page where each teacher will have

a page that provides information on the courses being taught, as well as linking to their classroom Web site. “We have not trained the staff to do this year, but it’s on the horizon,” she said. Currently parents can log into the school’s JMC to look at their child’s grades, they can pay for their child’s lunches, find staff e-mail and look at the district calendar. “There is and will be more items available on the Web page. We are looking for ideas, so if anyone has suggestions, please e-mail me at cgochenour@loma schools.org,” Gochenour said.

CARNIVAL: Fun night is March 11 FROM PAGE 1 drawn during Grandparents’ Day April 21. Funds raised from the event are used throughout the school year to support the students in the school.

With funds raised the last six years, the TSO has supplied meals to teachers during parent teacher conferences, organized the carnival since 2006, purchased two digital cameras for elementary teachers, held

monthly “teacher help nights” and reimbursed more than $9,000 to the teachers for classroom expenses. The TSO now has plans to purchase an AED for the elementary building.

FLIEHE: Receives award FROM PAGE 1 late Gordon Fliehe for receiving this award from the Iowa Athletic Board of

Control. Gordon always gave far beyond any written requirements while an employee at LoganMagnolia. He was a dedi-

cated member of our staff and spent hours that are beyond counting for the Logan-Magnolia Community School.”

Prepare for Saturday piano festival at Logan

The piano students of Anne Stoner and Amber Francis performed in a recital March 6 in at Lo-Ma school in preparation for the piano festival at Logan Saturday. They included, in front from the left, Victoria Johnson, Ellis Johnson, Daniel Norton, Mallory Baber; second row, Robert Davies, Jessica Roden, Kiersten Harkelroad, Daniella Dobbs, Grace Powell, Anne Stoner; in back, Katie Diggins, Emma Powell, Amber Francis and Jessica Roden. Not pictured but will also be participating are Lauren Davies, Elizabeth Roden and Audrey Roden. Submitted photo

COUNCIL: $1.7 M proposed budget FROM PAGE 1 ter. •Community and Economic Development: $141,000 – the same amount as last year’s budget. •General Government: $120,285 – includes mayor, council, city manager, clerk, treasurer and finance administration, legal services and city attorney, city hall and general buildings

and tort liability. This is a decrease from the $132,245 budgeted in 2010-11. According to Fliehe a pool of three percent for raises has been built into the budget. The council has not taken action on raises yet. The $1,810,234 in revenue sources include: $568,252 in property taxes; $99,241 in other city taxes such as utility tax replacement, benefits; $69,220 for

licenses and permits; $12,510 for use of money and property; $299,910 for intergovernmental; $657,100 in charges for fees and services (a decrease from the $671,350 amount in 2010-11); $500 in special assessments; miscellaneous of $103,300 and $200 in sale of assets. A public hearing on the proposed budget was held prior to the regular city council meeting March 7.

HUMANE SOCIETY: Future FROM PAGE 1 in,” HCHS President LuAnn Kahle said. “And the duck just loved Santa.” They’ve even begun more regular fundraisers such as a 50/50 raffle during the Old Theater’s (Logan) Taco Tuesday night. The first 50/50 raffle was a large success as $200 was in the pot when Jeannette Riley, the HCHS treasurer, won the pot, and donated her 50 percent back. The 501c3 organization has also landed grants from the Harrison County Endowment Fund. “Because of that, I think, that’s what’s gotten us on our feet,” Kahle said. “And our other huge ‘advertising’ route is the Paw Busters – our vehicle. It was donated by the City of Dunlap and we’ve taken it to every parade and the Harrison County Fair and always receive a large response to it.” They’ve even started targeting younger audiences, beginning a Harrison County schoolwide tour, beginning with Missouri Valley and Logan-Magnolia, discussing the importance of animal care. They intend on visiting Woodbine, Boyer Valley and West Harrison before the end of the school year. Despite these contributing funds and advertising methods, their member numbers remain low. This is a fact that bothers the organization. “We really need community support and need people to step up to the plate,” Kahle said, after admitting the organization’s membership is only around 200 county-wide. “We need more, core

members.” “Without that public support, we can not function,” Kahle’s husband, and original HCHS member Jon McElderry added. Membership levels vary from $15 for a single membership to $200 for a gold membership. The funds from memberships are what the group uses to finance shots and spaying or neutering of the dogs that go through the HCHS’s not quite finished doors. The HCHS recently had around 10 acres of land about one mile north of Magnolia on Laredo Avenue donated by Sue Kramer. The plans are to build a permanent building there. “We are looking at federal grants and the big push this year is for the building,” Kahle said. “At least getting dirt work done, the well and a septic system. If there’s anyone that would like to donate their time or talents to help, we’d love to hear from them.” In the mean time, on Larry and Gayle Hayes’ private property, are temporary kennels. But licensed kennels. “Out of the goodness of their hearts, they can take only a few dogs at a time, depending on size. There’s even two, outside runs. But it’s a 24-7 job and it’s hard on them, so we all try to help out,” Kahle said. The building was inspected by the state and approved, as well as five, licensed foster care homes. Any animal that winds up in the shelter is kept for two weeks for two reasons – to make sure they’re healthy and to make sure there isn’t an owner somewhere looking for them.

Through the HCHS since they received the licenses, approximately 30 dogs have been adopted for $75 and several more have been reunited with their families. Despite the good they’ve done to date, the HCHS is anxious to have an actual, operational building to call home. “We are being realistic, due to our budget, because we can always add on,” Kahle said. “But we hope to have 10 to 20 dog kennels in the new building as well as a place for cats. Currently we are licensed for cats, but we have nowhere to put them. We just want a working, functioning human society to help control the pet population in Harrison County.” If anyone is interested in becoming a member or foster home, or donating expertise and/or services for the new building, please contact LuAnne Kahle at 712-267-9906 or e m a i l harrisonhumane@gmail.co m. The organization is also available on Face Book by searching “Harrison County Humane Society” or online at www.harrisonhumane.org. On the Web site, donations may be made, animals up for adoption may be viewed, heartwarming stories may be read and more. Current HCHS board members include: President LuAnn Kahle, Missouri Valley; Vice President Christina Dickinson, Logan; Secretary Helen Rogers, Logan; Treasurer Jeanette Riley, Missouri Valley; and Committee Organizers Barb Miller, Missouri Valley, and Melissa Vana, Logan.

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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.

A friend in need, is a friend indeed Dad may forget a lot of stuff – but the days and ways of living in a depression are so deeply ingrained that he can’t get past the concept that some things can’t be repaired with duct tape or clothespins. It doesn’t matter what I present to him that needs to be thrown out or replaced, he’ll say that it’s practically brand new or, I’m just throwing money away like I have it. Eventually I realized the only way to truly throw anything away, it had to be removed from the house. For several months I thought he was wearing the new T-shirts and boxer shorts I had bought, only to find out he had pulled the old ones from the trash and continued wearing them. The new underclothes were in the back of the closet, neatly folded and never worn. He even tries to wash and reuse plastic plates and bags and refuses to consider replacing the 30-year-old recliner that has more duct tape on it than fabric. The winter months have been hard on dad, as well as his dog. I can’t really blame the dog for all the accidents he’s had in the house since dad goes to bed as soon as the sun sets and doesn’t get up until the sun rises. The dog has no choice but to use a corner of the front room as his own personal bathroom. Since the carpet was laid about the same time as the purchase of the duct-taped recliner, it has seen better days. Dad built the house 60 years ago and the wooden floors that have become so popular again, are underneath that worn out flooring. The only obstacle – convincing him that the carpet was done and needed to come out. Any change in dad’s routine leads to more confusion than he already has. I thought about pulling up the carpet myself, but every time I try to do anything more strenuous than vacuuming, he has a cow and insists that it’s a man’s job and makes me sit down while he tries to do it. One of my boyfriend’s employees, a retired electrician and all around handyman, is always willing to help when it comes to dad. During the summer months he mows his lawn and spends quality time talking and listening to dad’s stories, over and over again. He stops by every day to check on him and passes the time with “guy talk” which dad loves so much. This past week he removed the carpet from the front room and built a handrail for dad to safely go up and down the stairs into the back yard. I kept expecting dad to start in on wanting to know what was going on or worrying about the mess, but it never happened. He simply said that good friends are hard to come by and they are worth their weight in gold. Dad can’t remember his name but he knows he’s a friend and that made all the difference in the world. But then again, he also just called and asked what happened to his front room carpet.

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The Waiting Game Frank Barron was a successful merchant and by the late 1880’s he had made a sizeable fortune. He was old enough to have watched depression era bank failures wipe out families’ savings, and he resolved to not let it happen to him. Frank distrusted banks and converted his savings to gold that he kept hidden at home. Had it been a normal household, the story would have ended uneventfully because other families also kept their savings out of banks. Frank and his wife Sarah were different. They had a stormy relationship and became virtual enemies under the same roof. So great was their disdain for each other, their only means of communication was through an intermediary or by leaving each other notes. The situation was barely tolerable even with the minimal contact the couple allowed itself. If Frank asked for something he liked for supper, for example, stew, Sarah would cook hash out of spite. Had

Frank been more creative, he might have made bogus requests to trick Sarah into cooking what he wanted. Perhaps he did. We will never know, for the couple’s machinations are long forgotten. One thing was certain. Frank decided Sarah would never get one penny of his fortune. The next time they needed a new outhouse, Frank dug the pit several feet deeper than necessary. While no one was looking, late one night, he buried his gold in the pit and covered it with concrete. Later, he built the new outhouse and no one had a clue what was buried down below. A couple of years later, Frank developed heart problems which would surely kill him. He trusted his doctor, Abel Thomas, and told him about the buried gold. They wrote a contract stipulating that Dr. Thomas would keep the treasurer a secret and he would get the gold after Sarah had died. Frank died

Perley’s Bits & Pieces By Jim Perley Logan Herald-Observer Columnist jperley@iowatelecom.net shortly after. Sarah hunted frantically for the gold, and Dr. Thomas watched expectantly because she looked haggard and sickly. He anxiously awaited the call that Sarah was breathing her last, but as years passed, she thrived. Eventually, Dr. Thomas’ health began to fail and he considered retiring. He brought his son George into the practice and told him about the gold contract. Abel died, and George maintained the ghoulish vigil. Sarah was getting old. Surely she would soon die, but Sarah enjoyed amazingly good health. Sometimes, George sneaked near the house and watched Sarah digging in the back yard. It

was only a matter of time, and George had more time than Sarah, or so he thought. Several more years passed until a sudden stroke killed George, and the secret of the gold died with him. Sarah lived another three years without finding the gold. Time passed and indoor plumbing replaced outhouses. The town slowly grew and prospered. People built new houses and construction crews paved most of the streets. Sarah, Frank and the gold were forgotten. According to Neta Bell and Gary Scholl, authors of “Lost and Buried Treasurer of the Mississippi River,” the gold still lies in its resting place.

News from the Extension Service

The Green Season Spring is only a couple of weeks away, and that means if you start plants indoors to transplant to the garden, it is now time. The most common plants that are started early include peppers, cole crops (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, collards, Brussels sprouts), some herbs and a variety of annual flowers. But by a wide margin, the most popular plant started early is the ubiquitous tomato. Starting plants from seed can be a good way to get a jump on the season, but it is not without some potential pitfalls. Here are a few thoughts on starting plants that will have a shot at success in the garden. For all spring seed starting, remember that they will need warmth and moisture to get started and once the seedlings have emerged, adequate light. You will need good light quality to develop stocky healthy plants for transplanting. Low light results in etiolated (leggy) plants that will not handle transplanting well. Also, as the seeds germinate, there are damping-off fungi that can rapidly kill seedlings (damping off and drying outthe two opposite extremes) are the leading causes of seedling failure, so use a

damp but well-drained potting medium. The cole crops mentioned above are cool weather plants. They are all derived specialty types of the same species of plant, the wild cabbage (Brassica oleracea) that is native to Western Europe. Through the centuries, people have selected types that form a different flower head (broccoli and cauliflower), grow prominent edible buds (Brussels sprouts), grow thickened leaves that either bunch into a head (cabbage) or grow large and feeling (kale and collards), or grow thickened edible stems (kohlrabi). These sibling plants have similar cultural needs, but growing conditions may affect them differently depending on the edible part of the plant that they produce. For instance, very hot weather as the cauliflower or broccoli are developing flower stalks will be more adverse than for the kohlrabi, which puts it effort into vegetative parts. But regardless, they all like good sunshine and cooler weather. All of this cole group can be started indoors in February or March and can be planted outside when night temperatures are in the low to middle 20’s and

Rich Pope Harrison County Extension Program Coordinator daytime temperatures are in the 40’s and above. The idea is to get the seeds planted and good plants going to take advantage of the cooler seasons. One good thing in Iowa is that we have two potential cole seasons. Early planting for a spring/early season crop is the first, and if you remember to start new plants in July or early August to plant into the garden for a fall crop, that can work well. That fall crop will likely need to be irrigated. The second group of plants are the “solaneceous” plants, including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and tomatillos. Though they are all similar in seeding practices, I will focus on tomatoes, where variety selection is pretty critical rotating the location of solaneceous plants from year to year is a great step to reduce diseases, but

selection of resistant cultivars can help greatly. There are several codes, for example, VFN, used that indicate key characteristics of the cultivar that can help you. Here are a few: “V” means the plant is verticillium wilt resistant; “F” refers to Fusarium wilt resistant; “N” is root-knot-nematode resistant (small round worms that feed on roots, stunting the plant), “A” is alternaria crown wilt resistant and “T” is tobacco mosaic virus resistant. Our biggest tomato killers are the verticillium and fusarium wilts, so if possible, I recommend using “VF” or “VFN” plants (whether you plant seed or purchase started transplants.” For additional information contact Pope at the Harrison County Extension office at ropope@isstate.edu or 6442105.

Letter to the Editor County raises and tax increases Dear Editor, Harold Bertelsen went to the supervisors meeting to find some answers to the run away county spending and taxes. He found some things that surprised him. He wondered how the elected officials salaries were set, and found that the elected

officials handpicked a Compensation Board to set their salaries. No wonder there is a crack in the dam. It was suggested a three percent raise. Who asked for that? Why not a 17 percent? That is what our taxes went up last year. All but one of the Compensation Board voted yes to the proposals. It was said that they could not remember when it had not been voted unani-

mously. Good job Mr. D. They won’t ask you to be on that board again. So a false rumor was started accusing Harold of setting county employees wages, which in turn caused a problem in our family. You see the rumor did exactly what it was meant to do. Harold backed off and Harrison County taxpayers lost a voice once again. Now our own county

(Boss Hogs) can set back and raise the taxes again. They won’t have to answer Harold’s hard questions. I heard a long time ago and don’t know who said it, “that all it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” Harold, mom and I are proud of the man you are. Sorry that false rumor hurt us all. Calvin Bertelsen Logan


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County 4-H FIRST lego league teams compete at Nebraska championships By Dave Seilstad After a storm interrupted the season, three Harrison County 4-H FIRST Lego League teams were accepted to participate in the Nebraska State FIRST Lego League Championships Jan. 19 at the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland. Participating were the Brick Masters from Mondamin; Robotics for the Cure from Woodbine and Steve’s Liver Lovers from Logan. The WHS Brick Masters, a three year veterans 4-H FLL team received the first place overall team trophy, made out of Legos, for their inspiration, an award in the FLL Core Values category. The team constructed a “Lego person” head that transformed one of their team members into the Lego Man character for the full time that they competed in the event. The team was a favorite as they moved through each of their interview events enthusiastically with “Lego Man” portraying the FLL core values of teamwork, friendly competition and sharing what they learned with others. “We learned to work as a team. It was more than just robotics, we learned about bio-informatics and ways technology can improve people’s health,” said Seth Milliken, a threeyear veteran team member of the WHS Brick Masters. According to Kimberly Nunez, third year coach of the WHS Brick Masters, each year the team members brainstorm areas in which they would like to improve. This year they

focused on going deeper into the research. They chose bioinformatics as a theme and contacted a mentor professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. “Team members loved traveling to the Nebraska state FLL competition,” Nunez said. “It was the perfect venue for this competition. The students love the FLL program. The interest is so high in the FLL program that I have had to formulate a selection committee to narrow down the team to 10 members. The students know this program is not just playing with Legos. They are learning teamwork skills, doing in-depth research, engineering, programming, brainstorming and thinking outside the box. We are very grateful to David Seilstad, Rich Pope and the I.S.U. Extension office staff for their guidance and support. We also appreciate our team sponsor, Mr. Cunard of Culligan Water in Missouri Valley.” Logan 4-H FLL team, Steve’s Liver Lovers, named their robot “Steve” on the way back from last year’s Iowa FLL championship. The team is made up of several team members from last year’s Lo-Ma elementary team that received the first place award in teamwork at the 2010 Western Iowa Regional FLL contest and several first year members that participated in the Harrison County 4-H Robotics Camp where they learned teamwork and robotics skills giving them a jump start on the FIRST Lego League learning

Robotics for the Cure - Pictured from the left are Emma Shaw, Maverick Winther, Juli Probasco, Joey Wolf, Garret Reisz, Hope Sherer, Joseph McHugh, Emily Colwell and Abby Nelson. In front, coach Don Groff and Nebraska FLL team guide, Bill Pogge. Steve’s Liver Lovers - Shance McGrew, Kristin Foreman and Andrew Walski. Submitted photos. process. Andrew Walski, Kristin Foreman and Shance McGrew shared what their most exciting part of the day was when their robot completed missions on the practice and competition table. Kristin also enjoyed the CEENBOT Expo going on at the same time as a part of the Nebraska Robotics Expo. Robotics for the Cure team member, Maverick Winther, echoed his teammates comments in sharing the day at the championship was “awesome.” Teammate Julie Probasco shared that her favorite part was doing their research presentation play. Emma Shaw loved “getting to meet lots of new people.” Abby Nelson loved the simulated roller coaster and helicopter rides, the great food and all of the technology booths giving out free stuff. Steve’s Liver Lovers

from Logan, was not one of the teams in the lottery drawing chosen to participate in the Nebraska event. They decided to keep m e e t i n g t h r o u g h January even though they were not chosen, because they wanted to finish programming their WHS Brick Masters - In front from the left, Alyssa Hatcher, Adam robot for all of Maguire, Elijah Rath, Danny Tallon, Heidi Graff; in back, Taylor Clark, the missions. Zach Hoss, Seth Millikan, Jaydon Allen, coach Kimberly Nunez. They shared that they were Logan. Cunard, Culligan Water just disappointed that they This year the program Conditioning of Missouri had not had a chance to had eight teams participat- Valley; Missouri Valley show all that they had ing with three in Logan, Kiwanis; Logan Kiwanis; learned. In early February, two in Woodbine, and one Woodbine Kiwanis; Harrison County 4-H each in Dunlap, Missouri Cogdill Farm Supply; learned that the Nebraska Valley and Mondamin at Hoffman Insurance, FLL championship had West Harrison School. Dunlap; Do It Best received a cancellation of a Sponsors for Harrison Hardware, Logan and team and they offered the County 4-H FIRST Lego Harrison County invitation to the team from League teams were Bill Extension 4-H.

Iowa community Cattlemen sponsoring cultural grant Jerry Hull scholarships apps due May 2 The Department of Cultural Affairs has set a May deadline for Iowa communities and cultural, arts and historical organizations to submit applications for the Iowa Community Cultural Grant program. ICCG applications must be received in the DCA office by 4:30 p.m., May 2. This is not a postmark deadline. DCA is located in the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust St, Third Floor, Des Moines, IA 50319. Guidelines and application forms for this grant program are posted on DCA’s Web site at www.culturalaffairs.org. ICCG grants are for Iowa communities and organizations seeking funding for fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012). The program provides matching grants to support organizations

and projects that provide employment for Iowans while enhancing Iowa’s artistic, cultural and historical resources. Projects include, but are not limited to museum exhibits, historic restoration and archaeology projects; folklife and other festivals; public art or ethnic heritage projects; and performing arts events and companies. Local governments and their subsidiaries and nonprofit tax-exempt organizations are eligible for cashmatch awards that range from $1,000 to $25,000 to fund salary support for new, enhanced or contracted positions. Applications, guidelines and criteria are available at www.culturalaffairs.org. For more information contact Riki Saltzman at Riki.Saltzman@iowa.gov or 515-242-6195.

The Harrison County Cattlemen’s Association is sponsoring Jerry Hull Memorial Scholarships for college bound students. Members and local industry have made five $1,000 scholarships available. Contingencies for the scholarship include: •The student must be planning to study in the field of agriculture at a two or four year college or university. Students who are already enrolled in a two or four year institution and are studying in the field of agriculture may also apply. •Two of the scholarships are available only to the children of current HCCA members. Students may apply for these scholarships regardless of their intended

major. •The scholarship must be used for tuition or room and board. •First year students will receive the proceeds from the scholarship upon completion of their first semester of college. Applications are currently available at all Harrison County schools in the councelor’s office, or by contacting Joe Schaben at 712-6432370. Deadline for applications is April 10. The name of the recipient will be announced at their graduation ceremonies. Special recognition will also be given to the scholarship recipients at the County Cattlemen’s Association’s annual banquet in December of 2011.

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Neighbors Scholarships deadline March 31 Members of the Harrison County Community Foundation remind students that March 31 is the deadline for submitting Currie, Rand, Birks and Dow Scholarship applications. The Velda R. Currie Scholarship offers ten vocational/technical education scholarships of approximately $1,000 each for tuition at a school of the student’s choice to residents of Harrison County who are high school seniors, graduates or GED recipients who attend of have attended Missouri Valley, Logan-Magnolia, West Harrison, Woodbine or Boyer Valley school districts. The Wubbena C. Rand Scholarship is available to Blair Community Schools and Missouri Valley High School seniors or graduates who plan on entering the medical/health field. Four scholarships of approximately $1,000 are available for two Missouri Valley students and two Blair, Neb., students.

The Birks Scholarship offers one scholarship of $450 and is available to any Harrison County School District graduating senior but preference is given to graduates of the LoganMagnolia School District who are pursuing a business degree from a college of university of choice. The Fay Marie and Linly Dow Scholarship Fund offers two scholarships of $1,500 each to LoganMagnolia Community High School graduating seniors, one boy and one girl, who are enrolled in a trade, technical, vocational or other educational program. Scholarship applications are available from school guidance counselors with a deadline of March 31. Harrison County Community Foundation board members are: Chair, Greg Christiansen, Missouri Valley; vice-chair, Nancy Cohen, Persia; secretary/treasurer, Cindy Pryor, Woodbine; Alan Anderson, Logan; Susan Bonham, Logan and Linda Lehan, Dunlap.

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Former Lo-Ma track standout earns spot to NAIA meet Jessica Steinkamp, a former Lo-Ma track standout, is a member of the Doane College track and field team earning a spot to the NAIA indoor track and field national meet in Geneva, Ohio. Steinkamp will compete in the high jump at which she is fourth at 1.68 meters and 4x400-meter relay, fifth at 3:56.20.

Dean’s List Read Across America Week, marking the 107th birthday of Dr. Seuss, was celebrated at Logan-Magnolia this week with two special visitors to the third grade. Pictured above is C.T. Thongklin, meteorologist from KMTV Channel 3 in Omaha, Neb. He visited and read to the students on March 3 and at left Andy Kendeigh, sports anchor at KETV Channel 7 in Omaha also stopped by to read to the students on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2. Photos: Mary Darling and Tami Dunham

Amber Klein, a junior from Logan, was named to the Dean’s List in the College of Education and Human Services at the University of NebraskaLincoln. To be named to the list, students must have a 3.75 grade point average.

Book Fair at Lo-Ma

A book fair will be held at Logan-Magnolia School March 18-24. March 18, 23-24 it will be open during school hours and March 21-22 open from 2:30 to 8 p.m. It will be held in the media center in the high school. A variety of books and other items will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to the purchase of new om and nationally pub- books for the library. lished articles written by Hieb can be linked at www.aapsonline.org. Hieb’s remarks will be included within the regular monthly business meeting that will feature discussion of the upcoming spring event and state and national issues of interest. Those wishing to eat dinner should arrive between 6 and 6:30 p.m. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. All area republicans are welcome and urged to Craig Kelley of attend. For more informaWoodbine, was selected as tion contact Harrison a winner in the America’ s County Republican Chair Grow Sheila Murphy at Farmers program, sheilagop@msn.com or Communities which gives farmers the 712-642-2849. opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organization. The Monsanto Fund sponsors the program, and winning farmers designate a local nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations. met. At the time of sign-up, Kelley has designated the participants should be pre- Woodbine Fire Department pared to identify the specif- to receive the donation. Kelley, who matched the ic acreage they want to offer. If the land is owned $2,500 Monsanto Fund by more than one person, Donation with $300 of his all owners must agree to own money said he is very enroll the land prior to the excited to have been selectend of sign up. ed as the winner for Following sign up, all Harrison County. offers for CRP will be eval“I think it’s a great situauated and ranked using an tion that Monsanto is able Environmental Benefits to give back to the local Index for the environmen- communities because that tal benefits to be gained is their base, small towns from enrolling the land in and farming communities,” CRP. The EBI consists of Kelley said. “Fire fighters, five environmental factors they work hard. They work (wildlife, water, soil, air their tails off all the time. and enduring benefits) and We had a good year farma cost factor. Decisions on the EBI cutoff will be made ing last year so I thought after the sign up ends and why not pitch in a little bit after analyzing the EBI data to help them out and see if some of the local farmers of all the offers. For more information on can help them get their new the CRP program sign up, building paid for.” The $2,500 donation contact your county FSA office or access the website was awarded at a ceremony March 1 in Woodbine. at www.fsa.usda.gov.

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ServSafe class set for April 7, 11 ServSafe, the national certification program for food service employees, will be in Bedford April 7 and 11. Participants must attend both sessions. The cost of the course is $135 which includes 10 hours class time, a manual and the national certification exam. It will be held at ISU Extension Office in Bedford. Anyone interested in preparing and serving food is welcome to attend. The course is required by some companies and state

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Ettleman to play in Shrine Bowl All-Star FB game Logan-Magnolia senior Levi Ettleman has been chosen to take part in the Iowa Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Classic set for July 23 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. Gates open at 5 p.m., with kick off at 7 p.m. Players are selected by a process of nominations from coaches and balloting by state-wide sports media and an official invitation from a representative of the Iowa Shrine Bowl. The game recognizes players and schools and has been an effective tool in raising

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licensing which may be restaurants, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and asisssted living facilities, but it is a voluntary certification. To receive more information and registration form, contact Taylor County Extension at 712-523-2137 or your local ISU Extension Office. Anyone needing to take the recertification exam only may contact the office for more information. Registration required by March 30.

Dr. Lee Hieb, national president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, will address the meeting of the Harrison County Republican Party March 17 at the Woodbine Bunkhouse Café, 501 Walker St. Hieb will speak about the current state and future of the medical profession in the United States and the potential impact of socalled “ObamaCare” legislation. AAPS was established in 1943 and according to Hieb, is dedicated to protecting the “sacred relationship between physician and patient – not one between physician and

government bureaucrat and patient.” An Iowa native, Hieb’s medical career has included a stint as general orthopedic surgeon at Camp Lejune, N.C., serving as the first and only female Louis A. Goldstein fellow of spinal surgery at the University of Rochester, a practice in spinal surgery in Washington, D.C. and a successful practice in Yuma, Ariz. Hieb returned to Iowa, residing in Logan with her husband Ross and two sons. She is on the staff of orthopedic and spinal surgery at Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City. Hieb authors the blog PrognosisPoor@blogspot.c

Farm Service Agency general signup for CRP Eligible persons can begin offering land under the general Conservation Reserve Program March 14, said USDA officials. Signup will continue through April 15 at local Farm Service Agency offices. The Conservation Reserve Program is the largest voluntary privateland conservation program. It helps farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers use their environmentally sensitive land for conservation purposes. CRP assists in creating new wildlife habitat, enhancing water, soil and air quality through a variety of covers that can be established on the offered land. In return for offering the land, the Farm Service Agency provides participants rental payments, cost share and technical assistance and does so on behalf of the Commodity Credit

Corporation. “This is the second consecutive year there has been a general CRP sign up. This year’s sign up coincides with the celebration marking 25 years of the CRP program,” said John Whitaker, Farm Service Agency State Executive Director. “During this time, CRP has protected millions of acres from erosion while also increasing wildlife numbers throughout Iowa. It has reduced water runoff and sedimentation; CRP has protected groundwater and helped the condition of Iowa’s lakes, rivers, ponds and streams. This program’s positive impact for our state has been numerous and continues with this upcoming sign up.” Eligible participants can sign up new land into this program if eligibility requirements have been

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Harrison County Sheriff Report By Sheriff Pat Sears Feb. 24 • Deputy Killpack cited a subject into court for a school bus violation that occurred in Logan. Feb. 25 • Deputy Doiel stopped a vehicle in Mondamin for an equipment violation. Suspected marijuana was found on the driver. Dustin Lawrenson of Mondamin was arrested and transported to jail. • Deputy Knickman assisted a subject with a telephone scam. The subject received a call and advised they had won the lottery and wanted to know what time the bank closed and also needed a small amount of money for the money transfer. This is a scam. •Deputy Knickman picked up a juvenile from Little Sioux and transferred him to the juvenile detention center in Council Bluffs. Feb. 27 • Deputy Cohrs assisted with a parking complaint in Little Sioux. • Deputy Cohrs transported a subject from Crawford County on an outstanding arrest warrant. •Deputy Klutts was

called to Sunnyside for a domestic assault. No charges were filed. • Deputy Cohrs checked a house in Little Sioux as a neighbor reported a possible burglary. The property was checked with no entry to the house found. Feb. 28 •Deputy Killpack responded to Little Sioux for an ongoing domestic situation. The parties were interviewed and both accused the other of assault. No physical evidence was found and neither party wanted to file charges. They again were separated for the night. • A total of 37 males and seven females were booked into jail in the month of February. March 1 • Deputy Killpack took a driving complaint in Magnolia. The caller described the vehicle and said the driver does not have a driver’s license. The area will be patrolled. March 2 • Deputy Killpack was called to a residence on 315th Street for a renter/landlord dispute. The landlord was advised to pursue the matter through civil court. • Deputy Killpack

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Courthouse Fines & Fees SMALL CLAIMS LF Noll, Inc. vs Stacy L. Thomas, Persia Discover Bank vs Charles Evans, Missouri Valley Midland Funding LLC vs Bryan Buckley, Logan Midland Funding LLC vs Amy Stolz, Mondamin MM Finance LL DBA EZ Money vs Tracy Tiffey, Missouri Valley Accredited Collection Service vs James Bieler, Stephanie Bieler, Missouri Valley Capital One Bank vs Country Inn, Ruthalee Osborn, Magnolia Midland Funding LLC vs Justin Murphy, Modale D/C Electric, Inc. vs Edward Maybee, Logan D/C Electric, Inc. vs Michelle Knudsen, Magnolia D/C Electric, Inc. vs Bryce Taylor, Council Bluffs Jeffrey Walls, DDS vs Paul Messerschmidt, Modale Jeffrey Walls, DDS vs Marla Rife, Mondamin Merchants Credit Adjusters, Inc. vs Aaron King, Heather King, Missouri Valley Merchants Credit Adjusters, Inc. vs Joseph Brown, Sherry Brown, Missouri Valley

talked to a resident in Pisgah about their dog running at large. They were advised this was the last warning and charges are pending. • Deputy Killpack was requested to do a welfare check in Little Sioux as an out of town relative could not contact them. The subject was at home and told to call the relative. March 4 • Deputy Doiel and Deputy Klutts checked a residence on 170th Street for a mental patient that had walked away from a mental health facility in Council Bluffs. The subject was not located. •To report Crime Stopper information, call 800-247-0592. • To report littering, call 888-665-4887. Any criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless SPEEDING proven guilty. Todd Stevens, Logan

Kenneth Kline, Missouri Valley Lynn Katzer, Dow City Brandon Fender, Logan Todd Cryderman, Missouri Valley VIOLATIONS Trevor Small, Mondamin, pursuing, kill, trap, buy, sell, deer, turkey; no license or permit Heidi Brenden, Logan, registration violation Jennifer Small, Logan, dark windows/windshield Tara Hernandez, Missouri Valley, fail to display registration plate Heather King, Missouri Valley, operation without registration Bryan Buckley, Logan, fail to maintain safety belts Joshua Long, Woodbine, dark window/windshield Ray Totten, Missouri Valley, fail to maintain control; financial liability Alex Clausen, Logan, fail to maintain control Katie McKnight, Missouri Valley, no driver’s license; windshields and windows; fraudulent use of registration Steve A. Brown Jr., Missouri Valley, open container/driver Jill Miller, Missouri Valley, operate without registration Enrique Cohen, Missouri Valley, fail to yield DISTRICT COURT

State of Iowa vs James Gordon Adams, OWI, first. Deferred judgment for one year. Civil penalty of $625. Unsupervised probation for one year. Ordered to obtain drug/alcohol evaluation and complete drinking driver’s school. State of Iowa vs Oscar Suarez, probation violation. Original sentence from May 3, 2010, of up to five years in prison is imposed. State of Iowa vs Chester Bonham, possession of controlled substance. Deferred judgment for six months. Civil penalty of $315. Unsupervised probation for six months. Ordered to obtain drug/alcohol evaluation. State of Iowa vs John H. Gruver, assault causing injury. $315 fine, 90 days in jail with all but 21 days suspended. Unsupervised probation for one year. Ordered to attend at least seven counseling sessions to deal with anger issues.

Legal Notice LITTLE SIOUX DRAINAGE DISTRICT RECLAIMING RIGHT-OFWAY AND TRAVEL ON RIGHTOF-WAY PROHIBITED The Trustees of the Little Sioux Intercounty Drainage District for Monona, Woodbury and Harrison Counties, which includes the Monona-Harrison drainage ditch and the Woodbury-Monona drainage ditch, find there is a need to reclaim the right-of-way. Some of the landowners and tenants are farming over the tops of levees, sometimes with preparation through deep tillage. The growing crops prohibit the maintenance of the improvements and restricts travel on the levees. Since there is a need to do maintenance, spraying and inspections, the trustees have adopted a resolution that no crop or tillage of any kind will be permitted on the top of the levee. As to crops growing anywhere on the right-of-way the landowner will NOT be reimbursed for any crop damage as a result of maintenance on the ditch. Last, travel on the rights-of-way of the Little Sioux Inter-County Drainage District, which includes the Monona-Harrison Ditch and the Woodbury-Monona Ditch in Monona, Woodbury and Harrison Counties, Iowa is prohibited except by written permission from the District and except as to farmers who own or lease lands adjacent to the right-of-way of said district who may use the same for agricultural purposes provided the right-of-way is dry and stable or frozen. Any person in violation shall be subject to the penalties and provision of Section 468.149, Et seq. of the 2009 Code of Iowa. The Trustees ask the cooperation of the landowners in the Little Sioux Drainage District which includes the Monona Harrison ditch and the Woodbury-Monona ditch to accomplish the purpose of its improvements, which is to give good drainage and to prevent flooding. If the landowners have any questions, they should make an appoint-

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NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE STATE OF IOWA IOWA DISTRICT COURT CASE #EQCV029002 HARRISON COUNTY Special Execution PLAINTIFF CITIMORTGAGE, INC. VS. DEFENDANT (Judgment Debtor) BERNARD L. MORRISON & PHYLLIS R. MORRISON; PNC BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO DBA COMMON-WEALTH UNITED MORTGAGE COMPANY. 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: That part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter lying south of the road, in Section Thirteen (13), Township Seventyeight (78) North, Range Forty-three (43), West of the 5th P.M., Harrison County, Iowa AKA That part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (SW1/4NW1/4) lying South of the road, in Section Thirteen (13), Township Seventy-eight (78) North, Range Forty-three (43), West of the 5th P.M., Harrison County, Iowa EXCEPT Parcel “A” – Part of the SW1/4NW1/4 in Section 33, Township 78 North, Range 43 West of the 5th P.M., Harrison County, Iowa, containing 11.916 acres, according to survey recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 89, filed November 22, 1999. LOCAL ADDRESS: 2804 PRICE PLACE, LOGAN, IOWA. The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for

cash only as follows: Date of Sale, April 1, 2011; Time of Sale, 10:00 a.m.; Place of Sale, Harrison County Supervisors Office. This sale not subject to redemption. Judgment Amount, $261,079.43; Costs, $377.92; Accruing Costs, $362.99 plus sheriff; Interest, 6.125% from 1-28-11 plus $9,178.46; Date, Jan. 25, 2011; Sheriff, Patrick Sears, Harrison County, Iowa; Attorney, Theodore R. Boecker. 10-2

PERSIA PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Persia will hold a public hearing on the proposed Sexually Oriented Business

Ordinance 2011-1 on Monday, March 14 , 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Persia Fire Hall Meeting Room. Copies of said ordinance are avaialble forpublic inspection at Persia City Hall. The purpose of this ordinance is to regulate sexually oriented businesses in order to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the citizens of the City, and to establish reasonable and uniform regulations to prevent the deleterious secondary effects of sexually oriented business within the City. The provisions of this ordinance have neither the purpose nor the effect of imposing a limitation or restrictions on the content or reasonable access to any communicative materials, including sexually oriented materials. Similarly, it is neither the intent nor effect of this

ordinance to restrict or deny access by adults to sexually oriented materials protected by the First Amendment, or to deny access by the distributors and exhibitors of sexually oriented entertainment to their intended market. Neither is it the intent nor effect of this ordinance to condone or legitimize the distribution of obscene material. Oral comments will be heard at

the time of the hearing, or written comments may be submitted prior to the hearing to: Persia City Clerk, 117 Main, P.O. Box 241, Persia, IA 51563. Any questions, all Tim Kosmacek, Mayor at 402-677-3241. Dated this 9th day of March, 2011. Tim Kosmacek, Mayor City of Persia, IA 10-1

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Obituaries VERN J. STESSMAN Mass of Christian Burial for Vern J. Stessman was held at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church in Omaha, Neb. Officiants were Msgr. Gerald Stessman and Father Robert English. They were assisted by Deacon Gail Stessman and Deacon Marvin Klein. Con-celebrants were several priests from the Des Moines Diocese. Music was provided by Mary Stessman and vocalist Ana Gredys. Scripture readings were given by Leo Stessman and Dolores Klein. Prayers of the Faithful were offered by Ron Stessman. Offeratory gifts were brought forward by Helen Reisz and Rita Wall. An Honor Guard was provided by members of the Omaha Fire Department. Honorary bearers were Marcus Stessman, Jack Stessman, Don Stessman, Leo Stessman, Gail Stessman and Ron Stessman. Casket bearers were Bill Stessman, Chris Rowlette, Jim Reisz, Larry Wilson, Gene Klein and Gene Langenfeld. Crosby Burkett Swanson Golden Funeral Home in Omaha, Neb., was in charge of arrangements. Vern was born in Dunlap on Feb. 6, 1950 to Leonard and Isabel (Assman) Stessman. He was raised on a farm west of Earling and graduated from Harlan

Community High School. Vern joined the Air Force and served in the Air National Guard. June 28, 1975, Vern and Constance (Coni) Petersen-Graybil, were married at Adalbert Catholic Church in Omaha, Neb. and have one daughter, Jennifer. Vern retired after 28 years as an Omaha firefighter. He died Sun., Feb. 13, 2011 at his home in Omaha, Neb. at the age of 61 years and seven days. Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Ray Stessman and brother-in-law E. J. Reisz. Survivors include his wife Coni of Omaha, Neb.; one daughter, Jennifer Owens of Bellevue, Neb., two step-daughters, Felicia Egan and Shannon Fitzgerald, both of California; two step-grandsons; brothers, Msgr. Gerald Stessman of Des Moines, Marcus (Peg) Stessman of Earling, Jack (Kathryn) Stessman of Dunlap, Don (Joanne) Stessman of Dunlap, Leo (Mary) Stessman of Omaha, Neb., Gail (Maureen) Stessman of Dunlap, Ron Stessman of Omaha, Neb., sisters, Rita (Don) Wall of Omaha, Neb., Dolores (Marvin) Klein of Dunlap, Helen Reisz of Dunlap and many relatives and friends. Interment was at Fort Calhoun Cemetery in Fort Calhoun, Neb.

JANICE HAYS Born July 3, 1947 to Jack and DeLores Wilding, Janice Hays passed away Feb. 25 after her battle with

cancer. She is survived by her husband John Hays, mother DeLores Wilding, her brother Michael Wilding and son Sean Hays with wife Naomi and grandsons, Nathan (age 7) and Spencer (age 4). She grew up in Logan where she was a member of Job’s Daughters and even served as Honor Queen. Early on she knew she wanted to be a nurse and after years of schooling at Nebraska Methodist College, she received her nurse’s cap and certification. Jan passionately served as a nurse at various hospitals, nursing homes and a community center for developmentally disabled adults. On Sept. 9, 1967, she married John Hays of Malvern. This year would have marked their 44th year of marriage. Together they have lived in Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Montana and Washington, most recently in Tacoma for the last 20 years. Jan actively and proudly participated in PEO since 1965, and more recently had served as president of the Tacoma chapter.

BRIAN PODUSKA Brian Keith Poduska, 48, of Roswell, Ga., died March 1 in his home. The funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., March 12 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Logan. Burial will follow at the Logan Cemetery. A prayer service and visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., March 11 at the Logan Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will be held at a later date in

MRA to host Saint John’s Heritage Edition Twelve of the illuminated pages of the Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition will be displayed at the Museum of Religious Arts near Logan, from April 3-7. The pages are reproduc-

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 Youth Pastor, Joey Norton Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST Persia Pastor Kirk Parsons Youth Leaders Kirk

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METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Orris Drake Sunday Worship, 8:45 a.m. ST. ANNE’S Logan Rev. Michael Berner, Pastor 644-2535 • 644-2092 Saturday Mass, 4:00 p.m. Sunday Mass, 8:00 a.m. ST. PATRICK’S Dunlap Saturday Mass, 5:45 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. SACRED HEART Woodbine Sunday 9:30 a.m. HOLY FAMILY Mondamin 645-2683 Saturday Mass, 4 p.m. 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.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Missouri Valley 642-2538 Rev. Barbara Todd firstpresbymvmsn.com 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, 10:15 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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Atlanta, Ga. Brian was born Nov. 1, 1962 in Rosemont, Ill., son of Richard and Harriette Poduska. He graduated in 1981 from Logan High School. He was active in sports and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Brian had worked 23 years at Lockheed Martin Aircraft as an avionics technician. Survivors include his wife, Robin Hoban Poduska of Roswell, Ga.; two sons, Richard of Peculiar, Mo., and Dustin of Idaho Falls, Idaho; daughter, Sara and husband Ian Smith of Dan Diego, Calif.; parents, Dick and Harriett Poduska of Kimberling City, Mo.; brother Daryl and wife Dina of Houston, Texas; grandmother Helen Kessling of Kimberling City, Mo; and three grandchildren, Destiny and Daron Poduska; infant Colin Smith; nephew Jackson Poduska, along with many other relatives. He was preceded in death by his brother Dean, paternal grandparents, maternal grandfather and two uncles. Brian enjoyed relaxing by playing guitar, watching Formula One Racing, fishing and traveling with his wife on job assignments. Brian will be dearly missed by his family and friends for his willingness to lend a helping hand and his winning smile. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Logan City Hall for use at the Logan Swimming Pool. Logan Memorial Chapel 215 North Fourth Avenue Logan, IA 51546 644-2929

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PUBLIC NOTICE HARRISON COUNTY SUPERVISORS CLAIMS GENERAL BASIC FUND Betty Abrams, emp. mil. ......$20.52 Agriland FS, emp. mil..........195.95 Alegent Hth. OHS/EAP, utilities Payments .........................335.00 Alegent Hth. Comm. Mem., Prescription medicine .......200.00 Natalie Allen, grand jury fees42.60 William Allen, grand jury fees42.60 Alltel, ....................................47.39 AmSan, custodial supp. ......363.59 Michael Ardery, grand Jury fees ............................37.00 AT&T, ....................................33.60 Kathy Baer, emp. mil. ..........228.21 Gary Barrineau, emp. mil. .......9.00 Brenda Beers, grand jury fee38.40 Laurie Bell, grand jury fees...40.50 Better Bus. Equip., office & Data processing.................85.12 Connie Betts, environmental Ed/awards........................295.00 Bill’s Water Cond.................291.20 Elizabeth Block, emp. mil. .....15.10 Susan Bonham, emp. mil. ...124.44 Bonsall TV & App................585.60 Brenda Bonsall, grand jury Fees...................................47.50 BP .........................................60.86 Briggs Corp., hth., supp. & Equip.................................289.35 Nichole Briggs, emp. mil. ......33.15 C&H Hauling .......................199.00 C&H Mechanical, equip. repair And maint.......................2,995.62 Care Facts Info. Sys., computer Updates ............................793.50 Carpenter Paper co., custodial Supplies ...........................136.60 Nicole Carritt, emp. mil..........76.00 CDW Govt., office euqip. & Furn. .................................977.00 Ricky Charbonneau, grand jury Fees...................................30.35 Frances Churchill, grand jury Fees ....................................36.30 City of Logan.......................326.12 City of Missouri Valley...........44.31 Clark Pest & Termite Cont. ...40.00 Leroy Clark, grand jury fees..47.50 Continental research, equip. Repair & maint...............3,791.30 Susan Corrin, emp. mil. ......177.22 Counsel office & Doc., office Equip................................705.81 Dr. Robert Cunard...............340.00 Denison Bulletin, office & data Processing .........................87.00 Christina Dickinson, grand jury Fees ....................................30.35 Sandra Dickman, emp. mil. .284.37 Denise Dobbs, emp. mil. .......60.69 Amy Doiel, grand jury fees....38.40 Brandon Doiel, wearing apparel And uniform ........................12.00 Adam Dollen, grand jury fees40.50 Arlen Dollen, grand jury Fees...................................42.60 Douglas Co. Treas., autopsy & Coroner exp. .....................250.00 Dunlap Fire & Rescue.........200.00 The Dunlap Reporter, dues & Memberships ......................70.55 Eby Drug .................................7.75 ESRI, office supplies........3,500.00 Farner Bocken Co., food & Provisions .........................641.12 Fazzi Asso., service cont. .....39.00 First Natl. Bank of Logan, office Supplies .............................27.90 Levi Flint, grand jury fees......40.50 Julie Florian, emp. mil. ..........83.13 Fourth Ave. Bldg. Corp., service Contracts .........................120.00 Dixie Frisk, misc..................473.00 Judson Frisk, other .............600.00 Beverly Ganzhorn, grand jury Fees ....................................40.50 GlaxoSmithKline Co., health Supp. & equip. ..................327.00 Reanna Gochenour, emp. Mileage ............................107.76 Graham Tire Co., tires & Tubes ................................490.48 Lois Hall, custodial..............480.00 Harr. Co. Fair, contribution Other gov. ....................23,500.00 Harr. Co. Landfill Comm. .......10.00 Harr. Co. Law Enformt., utilities Payments .........................120.00 Harr. Co. REC ..................1,963.78 Brittainy Heidger, grand jury Fees...................................44.00 Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home .............................1,200.00 Home Town Hdw. ..................48.74 Hy-Vee ..................................15.28 ICIT, meeting reg. ...............200.00 IKON Financial Serv., office & Data processing...............546.00 IKON Office Solutions Central, Off. & data proc................103.23 IA Dept. of Natural Res., dues & Memberships ......................15.00 IA Law Enforcement Academy, Cont. ed. ..........................145.00 IA Museum Asso., dues & Memberships .....................75.00 IA Prison Ind., minor MV pts. & Access. ............................440.75 IA State Medical Examiner1,485.00 IA Worforce Dev., equip. repair And maint..........................125.00 ISACA, dues & memb. ........175.00 Scott Jenson, grand jury fee .44.00 Ronald Jones, grand jury fee36.30 Just a Print Promotions, office Supplies .............................16.00 Danny Kenkel, grand jury Fees...................................35.60 Renee King, emp. mil..........151.60 King’s Crossing Vineyard, sales Items .................................226.08 Brian Knott, grand jury fees ..37.00 Koch Brothers, office supp..188.00 Karen Lantz, grand jury fees 34.90 Law Enforcement Sys., office Supplies ..............................43.00 Lehman Printing..................345.00 Logan Auto Supply..............440.97 Logan Do It Best Hdw.........517.54 Logan Mini Mart ..................563.71 Logan Postmaster ...............396.00 Logan Super Foods .........3,042.32 Logan Woodbine Newspaper, Board proceedings .......1,851.58 Loganet ...............................363.80 Magnolia Protestant Cemetery, Care of soldiers graves.1,695.00 Mail Services, DOT renewal Notices.............................995.68 Marriott West Des Moines, Meals & lodging ...............199.36 Susan Maule, grand jury fees40.50 Teresa McCandless, emp. Mileage ..............................16.86 Robert McDonald, land ....2,400.00 John Meade, grand jury Fees ....................................38.75 Diane Meeker, emp. mil. .......50.28 Gay Melby, emp. mil............127.56 Tabitha Melby, emp. mil.........10.20 Menards ...........................1,395.69 MidAmerican Energy .......5,722.89 Miller Fuel & Oil ...............1,187.76 Gale Miller, grand jury fees ...44.00 Carrie Montanez, emp. mil..154.37 Moores Plumbing .............1,540.32

Mumm Law Firm ..............3,330.00 Jamie Neely, grand jury fee ..37.00 O’Keefe Elevator Co., equip., Repair & maint.................569.32 Office Stop .......................1,746.11 On Trac, service contracts ..176.52 Katie Pace, utilities pmts.....570.00 Pamida, office supp. ...........439.18 Pearl Pinkham, emp. mil. ......32.64 Floyd Pitt, emp. mil................35.70 Pryors K&L Repair, lub. ........25.44 Qwest ....................................83.84 Robert Raine, grand jury fee 30.70 Mark Reisz, grand jury fee....44.00 Alan Ronk, custodial serv. ..187.50 Dennis Ruffcorn, grand jury Fees...................................37.00 Rush Family Care Service, Funeral services ............2,500.00 Safe Kids Worldwide, dues & Memberships ......................50.00 Dr. Therese Safranek ............35.00 Sanofi Pasteur, health supp. & equip................................32.85 Schwertley Bros. Manuf., equip. Repair & maint..................108.00 Rhonda Sears, emp. mil......217.05 Secretary of State, office Supplies ..............................30.00 Seeley Service ......................95.00 Shirley Sigler, emp. mil. ........17.34 Cheryl Smith Cleaning Serv., Other personnel...............540.00 Robert Smith, emp. mil. ......104.00 Southwest IA Plann. Co., Contribution, other gov. 3,000.00 Debra Spears, grand jury fee35.60 Cindy Stessman, deputies Salaries.........................2,150.00 Linda Stueve, emp. mil........183.65 T of C Comm. Laundry .........36.30 Telrite Corp., ......................318.57 Therapy Place, utilities Pmts..................................100.00 Kimberlee Thompson, grand Jury fees ............................39.10 Lorie Thompson, emp. mil.....54.06 TriTechForensics, safety & Protection supp................269.25 Cassandra Ulmer, grand jury Fees ....................................37.00 Ultra No Touch, misc.............42.00 United Western Coop.......1,691.32 US Bank...........................8,868.68 Valley Times News, board Proceedings......................837.48 Vandemark Htg. & Cool. ..2,006.60 Byron Vennink, emp. mil. And subs.............................43.00 Verizon Wireless .................657.62 Kandice Wallis, emp. mil. ......43.08 Warner Ins. Inc., fidelity & Security bond.................2,241.00 Sherrill Webb, emp. mil. ......147.21 West Group, magazines Periodicals ........................517.86 Windstream......................1,769.31 Woodhouse Chev., minor MV Parts & access..................197.13 Yellow Book, magazines Periodicals ..........................67.50 SHERIFF GUN PERMIT City of Logan, class supp......40.00 GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL FUND Christian Home Asso., sheltered Care .................................559.80 Emergency Mgt. Fund, Cont. other gov...........405,860.00 Brian Heffernan, emp. group Ins. ...................................166.66 Rene Hiller, emp. grp. Ins....166.66 Elizabeth Lenz, emp. grp. Ins. ....................................166.66 Logan Woodbine Newspaper, Sheltered care ....................43.66 Gay Melby, emp. grp. Ins.....166.66 Tabitha Melby, emp. group Ins. ....................................166.66 Richard Ohl, Sr., emp. grp. Ins. ....................................166.66 Kristina Pauley, emp. group Ins. ....................................166.66 Floyd Pitt, emp. grp. Ins. .....166.66 Shelby Co. Sheriff, sheltered Care ...................................24.18 Lorie Thompson, emp. grp. Ins. ....................................166.66 Walter Utman, emp. grp. Ins. ...................................166.66 RURAL SERVICES BASIC FUND Harr. Co. Landfill Comm., dues & Memberships ...............13,094.00 Woodhouse Chev., motor Vehicle .........................38,410.00 JAIL Logan Woodbine Newsp., Personal items & cloth. .......30.00 US Bank..............................552.07 MH-DD SERVICES FUND Alegent Hth. The Mercy Center, Inpatient/hospital..............854.00 Alegent Mercy CB, inpatient/ Hospital.........................4,924.00 Cass Inc., work act. Serv. 1,466.75 Comm. Serv. Asso., blank Record ...............................50.00 Concerned Inc., work activity Services........................2,678.17 Country Care Center, RCF ..............................8,000.54 Country View Estates, RCF ..............................2,550.00 Faith Ridge Life Center, adult Day care .......................6,200.00 Harr. Comm. Mental Hth. Outpatient ......................8,333.33 Harr. Co. Law Enforcement, Sheriff transp. ...................210.30 Home Care Services, blank Record ..............................266.25 Horizon Therapy Grp., Outpatient .........................515.00 Horizons Unlimited, activity Services........................1,270.36 Ida Services, work activity Services ..........................577.92 Knoxville Residential, RCF .768.84 Partnership for Progress, RCF ...............................1,611.69 Floyd Pitt, mental health Advocate..........................444.21 The Pride Group, RCF.....1,499.78 REM Dev. Serv., adult Day care ........................2,252.88 SW IA Plan. Co., blank Record .............................987.19 Treas. State of IA, inpatient/ Hospital.......................21,911.64 Vocational Dev. Ctr., sheltered Workshop.........................436.60 Wesco Ind., work activity Services........................1,880.08 SECONDARY ROAD FUND A Glass Time, minor MV pts. And access. .....................451.06 AA Wheel & Truck Supply, Shop equip.......................218.33 AEI Inc., meeting reg. .........125.00 Agriland FS, chemicals and Gasses-herbic.............12,123.79 Aramark Uniform Serv., elec. Light & power.....................51.21 Atco International, lub. ........725.40 Barco, minor MV pts. & Access. .............................295.13 Baum Hydraulics, minor MV Pts. & acc......................2,844.84 Ronald Bell, meals & Lodging ...............................56.00 Bi-State Motor Pts., minor MV Pts. & access. ...................412.82 Bill’s Water Cond...................28.00 City of Logan.......................146.01

Legals City of Mo. Valley...................21.10 Coates Manf., minor MV pts. And access. .....................164.74 Cooper Equip. Co., minor MV pts. & access. ............209.86 Counsel Off. & Document, office Supplies .............................80.65 CSI Computer Service, data Processing supp. ..............109.95 Echo Group, bldg. Maint. ....200.40 Farm Plan, oil & air filters 1,497.50 Farm Service, Bldg. Maint...375.00 Farmers Feed & Supply, cover Aggregate & sand.........6,819.06 Filter Care, oil & air filters .....91.15 Graham Tire Co., tires & Tubes ................................670.52 Harr. Co. Pub. Hth., safety Items ...................................13.00 Harr. Co. REC ..................2,179.40 HGM Asso., eng. Serv. ..11,591.28 Hotsy Equip., minor MV pts. And access. .....................223.00 IA Dept. Transp., outside repair Services...........................197.54 IA Prison Ind., traffic & st. Sign material.................5,583.61 Jensen’s Ace Hdw.................17.98 Lawson Prod., minor equip. And hand tools..................324.65 Matheson-Linweld, minor equip. And hand tools..................260.52 Logan Auto Supply................41.20 Logan Do It Best Hdw.........584.97 Logan Postmaster .................56.00 Kathy Lundergard, mileage.127.50 MidAmerican Energy .......1,136.00 Miller Fuel & Oil ...............2,504.16 Mo. Valley NAPA......................8.99 New Sioux City Iron, shop Equip................................139.56 Nuts & Bolts, minor equip. And hand tools.................423.62 Oppold Lumber .....................46.31 Powerplan, minor MV parts & Access. .........................2,752.71 Qwest ....................................55.39 Reedsburg Hdw. Co., minor MV Pts. & access. ................2,879.63 Regional Water .....................42.00 Rexco Equip. Inc., minor MV Pats & access. ..............4,251.27 Ri-Tec, lubricants .............1,100.00 Rockmount Research & Alloys, Minor equip. & hand tools 287.63 Rubber Inc., tires & tubes .....20.89 Sam’s Club..........................147.69 Schildberg Const............24,111.46 Cheryl Smith Cleaning Serv., Bldg. Maint.......................275.00 St. Luke’s Drug & Alcohol, Safety items .....................100.00 JT Stoner, meals & lodging...28.00 Thermo King Christensen, Minor MV pts & access..2,060.39 Thrivant Financial Lutherans, Eng. Services...................108.00 Treas. State of Iowa, full time Laborers salary...................90.00 Ultra No Touch, minor MV Pts. & access. .....................40.00 United Western Coop.......5.570.00 US Bank..............................302.48 Verizon Wireless .................206.11 Wick’s Sterling Trucks, minor MV parts & access. ............22.36 Windstream.........................672.95 Wise-Mack Inc., minor MV Pts. & access. ...............1,000.75 Woodhouse Chev., .............300.99 Wright Express Fleet Serv., Fuel & oil.......................2,164.84 Ziegler Inc., minor MV pts. & Access. ..........................7,159.60 RECORDER’S RECORD MGT. IMAGETek, Inc., data processing Services ..............................28.75 E911 SERVICE COMMISSION AT&T .....................................33.61 Bill’s Water Cond...................21.00 The Dunlap Reporter, legal Notice..................................84.00 Harr. Co. REC .......................51.71 ILLOWA Comm., radio & Related equip................1,187.13 Logan Woodbine Newsp., Misc. ................................120.00 MidAmerican Energy ............15.49 Qwest ..................................477.30 SDN Tech., misc. ................231.20 Windstream......................2,655.92 Windstream Comm. ............167.99 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT City of Logan.........................87.09 Office Stop, magazines, Periodicals ........................155.98 US Bank..............................687.39 Verizon Wireless ...................54.56 CONSERVATION LAND ACQ. TRUST FUND Menards ..............................115.58 RJ Thomas Manf., park land Development.................1,498.25 Alan Ronk, park land dev....135.50 US Bank................................85.58 ASSESSOR Dennis Alvis, cont. ed. ........122.40 Counsel Off. & Document, Telephone ..........................23.17 ESRI, equip. repair & Maint. ...............................300.00 Office Stop ..........................145.95 Vanquard Appraisals, office And data process..........7,225.00 Verizon Wireless ...................37.12 Windstream...........................25.82 FEBRUARY 2011 WITHHOLDING GENERAL FUND FICA.............................$10,711.13 IPERS ............................11,221.49 GENERAL SUPPLEMENT FICA...............................14,716.16 IPERS ............................15,658.96 LINCOLN FINANCIAL.........356.37 BC/BS ............................54,068.38 FIRST HORIZON .............3,943.23 GENERAL BASIC FICA......................................83.80 IPERS ...................................72.14 SECONDARY ROAD FUND FICA...............................15,198.36 IPERS ............................14,080.32 LINCOLN FINANCIAL.........217.80 BC/BS ............................35,654.94 FIRST HORIZON .............1,445.83 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND FICA.................................2,702.85 IPERS ..............................2,475.87 LINCOLN FINANCIAL...........42.00 BC/BS ..............................5,500.31 FIRST HORIZON ................295.72 ASSESSOR FUND FICA.................................1,217.80 IPERS ..............................1,134.12 LINCOLN FINANCIAL...........18.00 BC/BS ..............................2,865.05 FEBRUARY SALARIES Margie Heffernan ..............$880.38 F. Irene Churchill .................268.83 Janet Wilderdyke.................268.83 Shirley Sigler.......................138.92 Nichole Briggs.......................82.88 Ruth Heim ...........................268.83 Juanita Johnsen..................194.67 Connie Ball............................25.00 Julie Shelton .........................25.00 Peggy Shearer ......................25.00 Betty Anderson .....................50.00 Myrna Ehlert .........................50.00 Pearl Pinkham..................1,217.54 Marilyn Kepford .....................25.00 Dedra Hatcher.....................236.74 Kandice Wallis..................1,824.66

Nancy Sipple.........................50.00 Carrie Montanez .................218.88 Elizabeth Block ...................754.38 Ruth Zahner ..........................25.00 Deanna Neil ........................443.36 Corrine Aesoph-Mangiaruca234.72 Donald Rodasky....................35.20 Clifford Raper......................479.40 Eugene Jacobsen .................31.12 Paul Weber............................25.00 Duane Klein ..........................25.00 Joseph Ball ...........................25.00 Gary Hall...............................25.00 Roger Barry ..........................25.00 Gary Lewis ............................25.00 Ricky Shearer .......................25.00 Danny Mathison ....................25.00 Lance Baldwin.......................25.00 Solomon Mohn......................50.00 Michael Perkins.....................50.00 Lowell Arps ...........................50.00 Russell Hansen.....................50.00 Matthew Earlywine................25.00 Dwight Spooner ....................25.00 Warren Oliver ........................25.00 Russell Lawrenson................25.00 Lowell Chapman ...................25.00 Robert Hall............................25.00 David Roden .........................25.00 Jeffrey Clark..........................25.00 James Rains .........................25.00 Leonard Miller .......................25.00 Jay Heim ...............................25.00 Lynn Kline .............................25.00 Kyle Lindberg ......................542.29 10-1

PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF LOGAN REVENUE FEBRUARY 2011 Rent for Community Ctr. ...$340.00 Court Fines .........................100.92 Interest ..................................12.11 Landfill Charges ...............2,440.15 Liquor Permit.......................617.50 Local Option Tax ..............6,775.83 Misc. Income Police ............644.28 Parking Fines ......................285.00 Pet License .........................320.00 Property Taxes .................1,758.44 Reimb. Goods/Serv. ............715.79 Rent Park Shelter..................50.00 Sewer Rental .................19,241.97 Street Road Use ............13,523.38 Water Sales ...................21,883.75 Water Deposits ...................500.00 TOTAL REVENUE RECEIVED BY CITY......................69,209.12 TRANSFERS ...................2,785.81 TOTAL REVENUE AND TRANSFERS ..............71,994.93 LIBRARY REV. FROM CITY/ COUNTY.......................4,388.06 LIB. FINES/MEM/GIFTS .......25.00 LIBRARY TOTAL ..............4,413.06 TOTAL CITY & LIBRARY REV. & TRANSFERS..76,407.99 10-1

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR HARRISON COUNTY EQUITY NO. EQCV028747 ORIGINAL NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION CITIMORTGAGE, INC. 13-2999081 SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO PRINCIPAL RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff Vs. WAYNE D. GROSSMAN, JR. AND TAMMY A. GROSSMAN; LARRY RAMSEY; SPOUSE OF TAMMY A GROSSMAN, IF ANY; SPOUSE OF WAYNE D. GROSSMAN, JR., IF ANY; STATE OF IOWA; Defendants TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby notified that there is a petition on file in the office of the clerk of the above court which petition prays for a judgment in rem against the property involved in this action for the sum of $93,880.86 with interest at 8.375% per annum from and including March 1, 2007, on the promissory note executed by Wayne D. Grossman Jr. and Tammy A. Grossman and mortgage executed by Wayne D. Grossman Jr. and Tammy A. Grossman to First American Savings Bank, FSB and assigned to Plaintiff, who is the sole and absolute owner thereof. Said note, together with the mortgage given to secure the same are due and payable by reason of the failure of the Defendants Wayne D. Grossman Jr. and Tammy A. Grossman to pay the installments of principal when due. Plaintiff also prays in said Petition for the foreclosure of said mortgage dated April 15, 1999 recorded in Book 551 Page 3437 (Loan Modified 10/6/00 in Book 553 Page 1057 & 8/26/03 in Book 2003 Page 3938) in the Recorder’s Office of Harrison County, Iowa, with said note dated April 15, 1999 on the following described property, to-wit: Commencing at the Southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (SE1/4NW1/4) of Section Thirtyone (31), Township Eighty-one (81) North, Range Forty-two (42) West of the 5th P.M., thence North 400 feet along the center of the county road; thence East 470 feet; thence South to the center of the County road, thence West along the center of the County road to the point of beginning; all in Harrison County, Iowa, and containing 4.3 acres more of less. And also asking that said mortgage be declared a prior and superior lien to that of each of the above named Defendants; for appointment of a receiver; for the amount paid by Plaintiff for attorneys’ fees, abstract expense, costs and accruing costs of this action; that special execution issue for the sale of said real estate to satisfy said judgment, interest, attorneys’ fees and costs and for such other and further relief as may be just and equitable. FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS, SEE COPY OF PETITION NOW ON FILE. THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED FORECLOSURE WITHOUT REDEMPTION. THIS MEANS THAT THE SALE OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY WILL OCCUR PROMPTLY AFTER ENTRY OF JUDGMENT UNLESS YOU FILE WITH THE COURT A WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE. IF YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND, THE SALE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL SIX MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE

MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS YOUR RESIDENCE AND IS A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING OR UNTIL TWO MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS RESIDENCE BUT NOT A ONE-FAMILY OR TWOFAMILY DWELLIING. YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHT OF REDEMPTION AFTER THE SALE. THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE WILL BE ENTITLED TO IMMEDIATE POSSESSION OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY. YOU MAY PURCHASE AT THE SALE. The Plaintiff’s attorneys are Petosa, Petosa and Boecker, L.L.P. by Theodore R. Boecker, whose address is 1350 NW 138th Street, Suite 100, Clive, Iowa 50325-8308, telephone number (515) 222-9400, facsimile number (515) 222-9121. You must serve a motion or answer on or before the 5th day of April, 2011 and within a reasonable time thereafter file your motion or answer in the Iowa District Court of Harrison County, at the Courthouse in Logan, Iowa. If you do not, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in court because of a disability, immediately call your district ADA coordinator at 712-328-6883. (If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942.) Vicki Krohn Clerk of the Above Court Harrison County Courthouse Logan, Iowa 51546 YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS. 9-3

PUBLIC NOTICE THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT HARRISON COUNTY PROBATE NO. ESPRO14256 NOTICE OF PROOF OF WILL WITHOUT ADMINISTRATION IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MELVIN J. BISSEN, Deceased. To all persons interested in the estate of Melvin J. Bissen, Deceased, who died on or about January 11, 2011: You are hereby notified that on the 17th day of February, 2011, the last will and testament of Melvin J. Bissen, deceased, bearing date of the 27th day of September, 2005, was admitted to probate in the above named court and there will be no present administration of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of the county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Dated this 21st day of February, 2011. Georgia Ann Bissen Proponent Allen K. Nepper, ICIS PIN. No. AT0005821 1312 First Ave. South Denison, IA 51442 Date of second publication 9 day of March, 2011. 9-2

PUBLIC NOTICE THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT HARRISON COUNTY PROBATE NO. ESPRO14257 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES A. YUTESLER, Deceased To All Persons interested in the Estate of James A. Yutesler, Deceased, who died on or about January 20, 2011: You are hereby notified that on the 17th day of February, 2011, the last will and testament of James A. Yutesler, deceased, bearing date of the 30th day of July, 1982, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Richard L. McIntosh was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 17th day of January, 2011. Richard L. McIntosh Executor of Estate 280th Lane Missouri Valley, Iowa 51555 Matthew G. Woods, ICIS PIN No. AT0008731 Attorney for Executor Peters Law Firm, P.C. P.O. Box 189, 10 North Walnut Street, Glenwood, Iowa 51534 Date of second publication 9 day of March, 2011. 9-2

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE STATE OF IOWA IOWA DISTRICT COURT CASE #EQCV028888 HARRISON COUNTY

Special Execution PLAINTIFF US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCITION VS. DEFENDANT (Judgment Debtor) JOSEPH E. KEMBALL As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) real estate to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: LOT FOUR (4) AND THE SOUTH 80 FEET OF LOT THREE (3), BLOCK FOURTEEN (14) WILLOW PARKI ADDITION TO MISSOURI VALLEY, HARRISON COUNTY, IOWA. LOCAL ADDRESS: 318 PORTLAND AVE., MISSOURI VALLEY, IOWA. The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale, March 25, 2011; Time of Sale, 10:00 a.m.; Place of Sale, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. This sale not subject to redemption. Judgment Amount, $96,956.35; Costs, $300.70; Accruing Costs, Sheriff’s Fees; Interest, 6.0% from 8/25/2010; Date, Jan. 4, 2011; Sheriff, Patrick Sears, Harrison County, Iowa; Attorney, James V. Sarcone, Jr. 9-2

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE STATE OF IOWA IOWA DISTRICT COURT CASE #EQCV028727 HARRISON COUNTY Special Execution PLAINTIFF SUN TRUST MORTGAGE, INC. VS. DEFENDANT (Judgment Debtor) SHARON L. CARLTON, HSBC BANK NEVADA N.A., SPOUSE OF SHARON L. CARLTON, 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: THE EAST HALF OF LOT 10; ALL OF LOT 11, BLOCK 18 IN THE TOWN OF PISGAH, HARRISON COUNTY, IOWA. LOCAL ADDRESS: 209 WEST OAK ST., PISGAH, IOWA. The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale, March 25, 2011; Time of Sale, 10:30 a.m.; Place of Sale, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. This sale not subject to redemption. Judgment Amount, $58,033.71; Costs, $333.40; Accruing Costs, $2,892.06 plus sheriff; Interest, 6.0% from 4/1/2010 plus $3,772.21; Date, Jan. 10, 2011; Sheriff, Patrick Sears, Harrison County, Iowa; Attorney, Benjamin W. Hopkins. 9-2

PUBLIC NOTICE DUMPING FOREIGN MATERIAL IN ANY DITCH, DRAIN OR WATER COURSE TO THE PUBLIC: The Board of Supervisors and the various Boards of Trustees for drainage districts in Harrison, Monona and Woodbury Counties have noted an increase in the dumping of dead animals, brush, garbage and trash into the ditches, drains and watercourses. Section 468.149, Code of Iowa (2009), prohibits such acts and the person in violation of this section shall be deemed guilty of a serious misdemeanor. Section 903.1, Code of Iowa (2009), provides that “for a serious misdemeanor there shall be a fine of at least $250.00 but not to exceed $1,500.00. In addition, the Court may also order imprisonment not to exceed one year.” We ask the public to help us control such illegal acts, as it is our intention to vigorously enforce Section 468.149, Code of Iowa. Board of Supervisors, Monona County, Iowa and the governing Boards of Trustees of all Drainage Districts in Monona County, Iowa and the governing Boards of Trustees of all Inter-County Drainage Districts with Harrison and Woodbury Counties, Iowa. 10-1

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE Please be advised that it has come to the attention of the Little Sioux Inter-County Drainage District (LSIDD) Board of Trustees that several of the irrigation systems located along the drainage district ditches and rivers are infringing upon the LSIDD rights-of-way and levees. The irrigation systems are causing damage by leaving deep tire tracks across the right-of-way, or by depositing water upon the tops of the levees with their end guns. The damages caused by the irrigation systems are a threat to the stability of the levees and a potential danger for those traveling along the rightsof-way. Therefore, the LSIDD hereby requests that any irrigation system in violation of infringing upon the rights-of-way be moved in order to comply with the boundary line between your properties and the LSIDD”s rights-of-way. Failure to comply with the LSIDD’s requests and continued violation of the aforementioned nuisances could result in damage to the LSIDD’s rights-ofway and levees. In the event damages occur as a result of repeated violations, you may be found liable for such damage under Code of Iowa Section 468.148. Little Sioux Inter-County Drainage District Board of Trustees for Woodbury, Harrison and Monona Counties 10-1


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CARD OF THANKS Thank you is not enough. Cindy who stopped to help and called for help.Mondamin rescue for taking Bill to Onawa.The staff at Onawa ER and later at Creighton in Omaha. Everyone that worked so hard to try to help and heal. And those that took our family in their arms with love and prayer. The outpouring of this community in memorial for Bill is overwhelming. Thank you to Randy and staff at HennesseyAman. Thank you to our friends the Shelton family for readying the church and providing music.Thank you to Ron Bell for readying the community building and the ladies tha served and provided for lunch. Thank you to those who came to the visitation and funeral, the words of comfort, and good memories you shared with us. Our faith and friends will see us through this. Your generosity to Nebowa Christian Camp in memory of Bill will help continue the mission of the camp he loved and served. He attended camp for the first year it was open. Since them our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren have been campers. Nebowa is a special place. Thank you from the family of Bill Lewis. Mary Ann Lewis, Duane Lewis family, Colleen Winey family, Robert Lewis family,Tom Lewis family,Eric Lewis family,Gary Lewis,Jim Lewis family, Arlene Hulsebus family, Harriet Gummus family.

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Legal Notice PISGAH CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS March 2, 2011 Mayor Donald Clark called Pisgah city council meeting to order at 7:00 p.m., on March 2, 2011. Roll call showed council members Rick Dilley, Sherrie Sherer and Annie Freihage and Heather Freihage present. Staff present: city clerk Darlene Hammack and Maintenance Rod Holben. Visitors present were Cindy Chlupacek, Renea Anderson, Jenny Sherer, Joy Carson and Beth Granay. Motion by Sherer to approve the agenda. Seconded by Dilley. All yeas. Motion carried. Beth Granay stated she would be able to fill the city council vacancy left when Peggy Hussing

resigned. Motion by Sherry Sherer to appoint Beth Granay to fill council vacancy until the end of 2011. Seconded by Annie Freihage. All yeas. Motion carried. Persons applying for summer mowing help were: Jeff Brown, Mike Jensen, Brad King, Beth Granay, Steve Hammack, Gary Winka, Ron Pferfer and Dalton Clark. Council told Rod to take the applicants into his office and interview one at a time. Rod started interviewing in his office. Motion by Dilley to approve the minutes and bills. Seconded by Sherer. All yeas. Motion carried. Renea Anderson was present to give the City of Pisgah some good news. An anonymous donor will pay the city’s dues to HCDC until July

2012. This was great news. Heather Freihage asked if they could give Renea a thank you card she could send to said donor. Clerk had a card and all the council, clerk and mayor signed the card. Renea left the meeting at this time. Financial Report: Motion to approve by Heather Freihage. Seconded by Sherry Sherer. All yeas. Motion carried. Cindy Chlupacek was present with her building permit. Motion by Sherry Sherer to approve building permit. Seconded by Heather Freihage. All yeas. Motion carried. Public hearing on adoption of budget and certification of city taxes opened at 7:35 p.m. Public hearing closed at 7:45 p.m. Motion by Dilley

for adoption of budget and certification of city taxes for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 and ending June 30, 2012. Seconded by Sherer. All yeas. Motion carried. City clerk left the meeting at 8:00 p.m. because of a conflict of interest in hiring summer help. Sherry Sherer will take remainder of minutes. Council and Rod discussed hiring summer help. Motion by Sherry Sherer to hire Brad King for summer mowing with Jeff Brown as a second hire as a backup. Seconded by Rick Dilley. All yeas. Motion carried. Motion to adjourn by Heather Freihage. Seconded by Rick Dilley. All yeas. Motion carried. Meeting

adjourned at 8:25 p.m. Donald Clark, Mayor Attest: Darlene Hammack, Clerk CLAIMS LHCC, gas ..........................$97.45 IRS, fed wh .........................793.14 Doris Woodward, Jan.-Feb. Cleaning...........................180.00 Harr. Co. Landfill, fees.........628.00 IPERS, Ipers .......................401.98 C&H Hauling, garbage pickup Fees..............................1,054.50 Iowa Telecom, 3 phones .....247.53 MidAmerica, electricity........324.72 Darlene Hammack, salary ..869.21 Rodney Holben, salary ....1,815.92 Siouxland Dist. Hth., lab fees13.00 Treas. State of IA, sales tax 340.00 Logan Herald-Obs., renewal/ Fees ....................................52.73 Postal Service, postage ........64.80

Post Prom Comm., donation100.00 Badger Body, supplies ..........17.12 Bank of the West, supp.........58.01 Iowa One Call, faxes...............7.20 Harr. Co. Auditor, law enforce. Contract ...........................790.00 United Western Coop, propane/ Diesel...............................739.73 Jennifer Hansen, water Chores .............................165.50 TOTAL ..............................8,760.54 REVENUE RECEIVED IN FEBRUARY 2011 GARBAGE .....................$1,734.00 GENERAL........................6,028.11 RUT..................................1,023.81 SEWER............................2,187.18 WATER.............................4,143.48 TOTAL ............................15,116.58 10-1


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Logan Herald-Observer March 9, 2011

Community

Beam blunder sore spot in Modale Bridge at Interstate 29 - Modale exit - still closed BY MIKE BROWNLEE WHNS Tuesday is “Wing Night” at the Sour Mash Bar & Grill in Modale, but the crowd has thinned out lately. Paul Marshall, who owns the bar with wife Tracy, explained the dip in sales with two words: “The bridge.” The County Road 50 bridge at the Interstate 29 Modale exit has been closed since June 2010, meaning drivers from the south have to take a six-mile detour over a pair of gravel roads to reach town. “I didn’t think it would affect us too much,” Marshall said, adding that many of his regular customers from Logan, Magnolia and elsewhere, “kept coming at first.” “But the detour just became too much of a hassle.” In June, the Iowa Department of Transportation closed the bridge to begin replacing the deteriorated concrete bridge deck, with the plan to leave the existing steel beams in place. According to the department, renovation completion was scheduled for October 2010. However, during the deck removal process in June the project contractor, A.M. Cohron and Sons, Inc. of Atlantic, set the saw depth incorrectly and partially severed the steel beams at several locations, the D.O.T. said.

The mistake set off a series of events that created a project delay that left many in the town of 300 chagrined. First, the full extent of the mistake wasn’t known until deck removal was completed in September. George Feazell, construction engineer with the District Four Iowa Department of Transportation office in Atlantic, said that after the mistake, the contractor decided to fully replace two steel beans, of which fabrication would take three months. But fabrication was delayed because replacing the beams during winter weather was deemed ill advised. In January, Feazell said, A.M. Cohron and Sons Inc., found a company that could cut steel beams to specification at the job site, meaning that instead of replacing two beams, the contractor would replace four affected sections of the existing beams. Throughout the planning period following the beam cuts, the people of Modale were given little, if any, information on bridge progress. “They didn’t tell us anything,” said Joe Vittitoe, a Modale city council member. “Then for months there was nothing going on out there; we were told (the beams) were cut, and we saw nothing happening. Then winter was here.” On Feb. 22, a meeting was held by the D.O.T. for residents to ask questions

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and air grievances. “One thing that I’ve been doing since we’ve discovered the damage to the steel beams is concentrating on the engineering aspect of the project, to make sure that repair is done properly and completely,” Feazell said. “Unfortunately, I neglected to keep the citizens in the surrounding community informed. They didn’t have any information on the project and, unfortunately, that leads to speculation and rumors. “At the meeting, I apologized.” Feazell confirmed that work on the bridge is scheduled to begin around April 1 with the steel beams to be ready around May 1. Completion of the project is expected by July 15. “I wouldn’t put any money on that, I’ll put it that way,” said Connie Cleaver, owner of Memory Lane Studio in Modale. “I don’t give them any hope of keeping the schedule. Especially if we have a rainy spring, there’s no way they’ll finish by the middle of July.” Cleaver, like Marshall, has seen a dip in business since the bridge closed. Susan Kirlin, owner of the Kirlin Iron salon, sad that she’s been doing hair for 25 years and had clientele from Omaha, Council Bluffs, Papillion, Neb., and elsewhere that followed her to Modale. But with the bridge out for so long, they dropped her, she said. Marshall said revenue on

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Tuesday and Wednesday – “Taco Night” – is down about $100 to $200 each night. “That’s directly because of the loss of those customers,” he said. Of course, business owners aren’t the only ones feeling the financial squeeze. Those six extra miles have added up for commuters coming home to Modale from jobs in Council Bluffs, Omaha and other southern towns. “Who reimburses the commuters and general public? (They’re) the ones who

must endure the inconvenience, lost time and added expense,” wrote Modale resident David Bentsen, who’s spearheaded an information campaign about the bridge project, in a letter to Iowa legislators. According to Feazell, his department provided the city of Modale with paperwork for any residents wishing to file a tort claim. The anger in Modale remains, but Feazell is hoping it will soon abate. He’s shored up communication on the project, providing weekly updates that will

continue until the project is complete. “I lost sight of the aspect of the project: Keeping the people that are most affected by the delay informed about what’s going on,” he said. “We’ve corrected that.” For more information, go online to http://sites.google.com/site/ modalepostings.

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The County Road 50 bridge at the Interstate 29 Modale exit has been closed since June 2010, angering many residents. A detour sign, below, directs traffic away from the brdige. Drivers must take a six-mile detour over two gravel roads to reach Modale. Photos: Mike Brownlee

Interest in no-till or strip-till crop production seems to be increasing due to higher fuel costs and continued recognition of the value of reduced soil losses from high residue systems. To help farmers improve their skills in these systems, Iowa State University Extension in northwest Iowa, several northwest Iowa soil and water conservation districts and Natural R e s o u r c e s Conservation Service staff are cooperating to offer the 2011 Northwest Iowa NoTill/Strip-Till Conference at the LeMars Convention Center March 18. Attendance is free, with the noon meal sponsored by Iowa Learning Farms. Those who wish to attend need to call the Plymouth County Extension Office, 712546-7835 by March 16 to reserve a noon meal. The program will begin at 10 a.m. and will be completed by 2:30 p.m. The featured speaker this year is Tom Oswald, no-till and strip till farmer from Cleghorn in Cherokee County. Two farmerpanels will be featured during the day too. Joel DeJong, ISU Extension Field Agronomist from LeMars, will be the final speaker of the day. His topic will be “Nitrogen Management in No-Till: Getting Supply to Match the Demand of Growing Corn.” For more information contact DeJong at 712-546-7835.

Many motorists bemoan the myriad costs associated with owning a vehicle. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the average price for a new car in the United States is slightly more than $28,000. But as any vehicle owner knows, that sticker price is only the beginning. The cost of maintaining a vehicle and keeping it on the road is not exactly insignificant. Drivers can lengthen a vehicle's lifespan by employing preventive maintenance that should keep a car running strong. Air Filter When examining the vehicle's air filter (check the vehicle manual for location), look for dirt or dust buildup. If the filter is filthy, simply replace it. Belts and Hoses Issues with belts or hoses are often recognizable to the naked eye, regardless of a driver's automotive skill. A belt that's worn or frayed should also be replaced. Brake Fluid One of the more expensive repair jobs on a vehicle is to replace the brakes. Brakes will need to be replaced over the course of a vehicle's lifespan, but drivers should routinely check the vehicle's brake fluid. Check the brake fluid levels on a monthly basis. Motor Oil Oil change guidelines have changed dramatically thanks to better cars and more reliable motor oils. But it still helps to check motor oil levels after every fill up. Exhaust Once a year, be it at a routine tune up or should repair work be necessary, ask your mechanic to check the vehicle's emissions. Failing an emissions test might be against the law, and a failed test could be indicative of a larger problem. Power Steering

Power steering fluid should also be inspected on a monthly basis. When checking power steering fluid, also inspect the pump for any leaks. Tires Keeping tires properly inflated pays numerous dividends. Properly inflated tires make it easier for the engine to operate, lowering fuel costs while also decreasing wear and tear on the engine. The owner's manual should list a

recommended tire pressure, and the local filling station likely has an air pump. Transmission Fluid When checking transmission fluid, do so while the car is running and after the engine has warmed up. Always be certain to put the parking brake on when checking transmission fluid. If the vehicle needs transmission fluid, add the recommended fluid but be careful not to overfill.

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