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Herald-Observer VOLUME 127, ISSUE 43



Lo-Ma vs Central Decatur, 7 p.m., Oct. 26, at LoMa Field.

OCTOBER 26, 2011


Upgrades Lo-Ma seniors join in on “Make a Difference Day” needed for city water utility plant


Mary Darling Editor

ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVA I L A B L E Absentee ballots are available in the Harrison County Auditor’s Office for the upcoming city elections Nov. 8. Voters may stop by the Auditor’s office and vote in person or can send a written request to the Auditor’s Office, 111 N. Second Ave., Logan, IA 51546, that includes name, birth date, address and signature, and a ballot will be mailed to that voter. Last day for absentee ballots to be mailed is Nov. 4. If you have any questions, call Harrison County Auditor, Susan Bonham at 644-2401.

FCCLA COLLECTING SWEATERS The Lo-Ma FCCLA students are collecting 80 to 100 percent wool sweaters for a project. Drop off items at school by Nov. 20. The group plans to recycle them into mittens and other items and donate them to elementary students and needy Harrison County families.

SADDLE CLUB DANCE/PARTY The Woodbine Saddle Club will host a Halloween dance/party for the Harrison County Communities from 7-10 p.m., Oct. 29, at the Woodbine Rodeo grounds. A small admission fee will be charged and boys’ and girls’ costume contest held with prizes and free snacks served. For more information call 712-5920578.

HALLOWEEN PARTY AT TRAIN STATION A Halloween party will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 29, at the Watson Steam Train Station in Missouri Valley. Children may come in costume if they wish.

Students that gathered to help paint the kitchen and a bedroom at the Mosaic home on Fifth Street in Logan Oct. 22 were, in front from the left, Seth Morris, Billy Mahoney; middle row, Alesha Levell, Isabelle Winchell, Shelby Marquardt, Alexis Smithson, James Logan; in back, Gannan Cunard, Lonnie Larson, Grant Whisney, Brian Zephier. Not pictured Allison Rollins. Photo: Mary Darling

Mary Darling Editor Several LoganMagnolia seniors joined together Oct. 22 and helped make a difference, on national “Make a Difference Day.”

Twelve students from the senior seminar class, grabbed paintbrushes and helped paint the Mosaic group home on Fifth Street in Logan. Jennifer Payne, community relations manager at Mosaic, had the idea and provided the

chance to Lo-Ma students. “I thought it would be a good opportunity to have a special day where the students could get their community service hours while simultaneously doing good with millions of other

Americans,” Payne said. “Make a Difference Day,” is celebrated each year on the fourth Saturday in October. It was created by USA Weekend magazine, and SEE SERVICE Page 2

Kiwanis chili cookoff Oct. 30 Mary Darling Editor Grab a spoon, get your little goblin in their Halloween costume and go to the fourth annual Logan Kiwanis club chili cook off from 5 to 7 p.m., Oct. 30, at the Logan Community Center. “We already have close to 15 different businesses and individuals entered in this year’s contest,” said

Kiwanis member Clint McDonald. “Besides the chili contest, there will be a costume contest for the kids with prizes for all.” According to McDonald, it’s a great opportunity to taste test a variety of chili recipes and render your opinion as well. There is no charge to enter or attend, but a free-will offering will be taken. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to help build the new greenhouse at Logan-Magnolia

school. Contestants are asked to bring eight to 12 quarts of chili for the public to sample. In addition, contestants need to bring candy to hand out to the children who will

be trick-or-treating that night. For the children, there will be a costume contest SEE CHILI COOK-OFF Page 2

Needed water plant upgrades were on the Logan City Council agenda Oct. 10. Utilities director Scott Muxfeldt, reported to the council the circuit board at the well field quit working and he was told by the company that installed it, the part is not made anymore and no parts were available. It was necessary to replace the system for an approximate cost of $8,000. “That same control panel is at the water plant and water tower,” Muxfeldt said. “I recommend we upgrade all the systems. They will come out and give us a rough estimate of the cost.” Muxfeldt told the council many of the controls at the water plant are over 20 years old. He said everything is working OK now, but is concerned how long it could take if the system went out and needed to be replaced due to parts not available any longer. “It runs 24/7 and 365 days a year,” Muxfeldt said. “My guesstimate is about $20,000 to $30,000 to replace the systems. We SEE COUNCIL Page 2

FEMA reverses decision on assistance Mary Darling

6 Pack and a Rib Rack now open Mary Darling Editor You can find Logan’s newest restaurant just by following the mouthwatering aroma down the street to the former site of the Old Theatre restaurant. Chris and Paula Mausbach officially opened 6 Pack and a Rib Rack for business on Oct. 12. It is located at 308 E. Seventh St. The Mausbach’s had been catering their award Chris and Paula Mausbach, owners of 6 Pack and a Rib Rack, were presented the ceremoSEE RESTAURANT nial “first dollar” Oct. 18 by Logan Chamber co-president Chris Hartwig, left, and chamber Page 2 member Bill Dewitt. Photo: Mary Darling

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Editor Iowa’s appeal to FEMA came through, with Gov. Terry Branstad receiving notice Oct. 18 that FEMA granted Iowa’s appeal to make individual disaster assistance available to Harrison County as well as Fremont, Mills, Monona and Pottawattamie. Woodbury County was not included. “I am very pleased FEMA has granted our appeal and will make assistance available to Iowans who need help in recovering from the Missouri River flooding,” Branstad said. “This assistance will not only help SEE POOL Page 2

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From the Front

COUNCIL: Needed improvements FROM PAGE 1 have a nice system now for a small town. It’s all automated, but it is outdated and parts are not available anymore.” The council discussed possible financing and placing the cost of the needed system improvement into next year’s budget. City Administrator Angela Winther told the council a water revenue bond the city has been

paying $90,000 a year on will be retired this year, which will leave a little cushion in next year’s budget. Southwest Iowa Planning Council reported seven applications had been received to date for the housing rehabilitation grant. Winther said more people are still interested in applying. The council appointed Rick Ohl to the Planning and Zoning Committee to fill one of the vacancies

and approved a Class C Beer, Sunday sales permit for Fuel-N-Shine. A resolution authorizing the transfer of funds for the fiscal year was approved. It will close out two projects – the aquatic center and the FEMA funds from the snowstorm. A building permit was approved for Herbert Clark, 321 Seventh St., for a 10-foot by 14-foot porch. The next council meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 24.

Supervisors recognized for historic preservation

FEMA: Reverses assistance decision FROM PAGE 1 individuals and businesses, but is also an important step in helping impacted communities to move forward from the devastation this flood as caused.” Harrison County Emergency Management Director Larry Oliver was pleased with the news. “It is my hope that many people who have suffered this past summer will be able to receive help,” Oliver said. Residents in Harrison County as well as the other designated counties can now apply for assistance that provides aid to homeowners, renters and businesses. Harrison County residents whose homes, businesses and property were damaged during the flooding between May 25 and Aug. 1, may apply for assistance by phone. Citizens in the declared counties may call the Federal Emergency Management Agency at 1800-621-FEMA or 1-800-

462-7585 for the hearing and speech impaired. This phone line will be available from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Application may also be made online at, or via smartphone at When applying, applicants need to have the following information available: •A phone number and a reliable alternative number •The address of the damaged property •Social Security number •Current mailing address •Brief description of damage •Insurance information •Bank account information (direct deposit) •Proof of residency Harrison County Development Director Renea Anderson said this is definitely a positive development. “Any assistance that is available for the citizens and businesses is wonderful,” Anderson said. “I just

hope people take advantage of the programs available to them if it would help them at this time.” For those eligible, FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program may include: •Temporary housing assistance •Replacement grants for serious disaster-related needs and expenses not covered by insurance or other assistance programs •Disaster unemployment assistance •U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and business owners to repair or replace damaged property. The FEMA Individual Assistance Program can provide homeowners, renters and businesses grants and low-interest loans to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other disasterrelated expenses not covered by insurance or other aid programs.

Chili Cook-off: October 30 FROM PAGE 1 with prizes for all. Show up at 5 p.m. to show off your costume and do a little trick-or-treating as well. Children will be divided by age and put into four different groups. There will be Tshirts and other prizes for

the costume contest winners of each age group. All kids entering the costume contest will be awarded prizes and winners will get their picture in the paper. All of Logan is invited to attend the event and taste the chili. One of the categories of the cook-off is a

people’s choice award voted on by all those who attend. For more information on the Logan Kiwanis Club Chili Cook-off, contact McDonald. The Harrison County Farm Bureau is also helping to promote this year’s event.

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The Harrison County Historical Society recognized the Harrison County Supervisors Oct. 20 for their historical preservation efforts at the courthouse with a certificate and cake. Since 2004, the supervisors have spearheaded the restoration of the courtroom ceiling and terrazo floor tile, painting of the inside in a correct period motiff as well as installing a geo thermal system. The courthouse, on the National Record of Historic Places, marks 100 years since its construction and dedication next month. Pictured from the left are supervisors Gaylord Pitt and Robert Smith, Jim Perley of the historical society and supervisor Walter Utman. Photo: Mary Darling

SERVICE: Lo-Ma seniors join day FROM PAGE 1 has turned into the nation’s largest day of volunteering. Thousands of projects are planned each year from coast to coast involving corporations, communities, nonprofit organizations, entire states and individual Americans. According to guidance counselor Jacob Hedger, a new class at Logan-

Magnolia – Senior Seminar – is designed to help students start making plans for post-secondary opportunities. Included in this class is the state-required financial literacy training as well as the school requirement to complete a supervised 10 hours of community service in the first semester of school. “This idea is to promote the ‘community’ portion

of our school’s mission to prepare students for the future,” Hedger said. “Being involved in a community is important, not only for personal gain but for the betterment of the community as well. Our school desires to have students that are not only ready for college and careers, but also to be active members of the communities they live in.”

RESTAURANT: Now open FROM PAGE 1 winning barbecued meats for four years winning awards at River City Round Up and the fair in Arlington, Neb., and had looked at a few buildings in Logan when their present site became available. They began remodeling in July, running into a few surprises along the way. Financing came from the Rural Electric Cooperative, Logan Development Corporation and Community Bank. “The original theatre doors are still here and the wall covering for sound proofing,” Chris said. “In the basement you can see where the floor sloped in the theatre.” According to Paula, smoking meats involves

much more than people realize. “It’s a learned art,” she said. “It all has to do with the cuts, marinade, injections, etc. You don’t just throw a piece of meat on the barbecue. Chris has been to a class at Iowa State and has been experimenting for a long time.” Chris said for an eight to 10 pound brisket, he begins about mid-afternoon injecting it with his special marinade. Right before it goes in the smoker, he puts his special rub on the meat and then it goes in over night. In the morning he sprays it with apple juice and wraps it in foil and waits for serving. “It takes about 12 hours total,” Chris said. He can presently fit about 12 in the smoker at a time.

According to Paula, top sellers so far are the smoked Rueben sandwich, brisket, the ribs and chili. “We sold out of the ribs Friday night,” Chris said. You will also find chicken, hamburgers, pulled pork and smoked sausages on the menu, along with a variety of side dishes, you order at the counter. You can chase them all down with a soda or a beer. Hours for the business are 11 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 11 to midnight on Friday and Saturdays and 11 to 6 p.m. on Sundays. It is closed on Mondays. The restaurant takes cash only, no checks or credit cards. You can reach the business at 644-2070.

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Who is that funny looking, short, bald guy with glasses?

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.

I ain’t afraid of no ghosts-just daily challenges The room was darkened by night. The only light, coming from flashes of lightning, as the room shook from thunder. Shadows bounced off the walls while rain pelted the windows. The perfect scenario for a great nights’ sleep. Even though I grew up with family members who believed in ghosts and insisted the closet doors had to be shut before going to sleep, I stand by our state’s motto of being a show me woman. If it’s not real, it doesn’t scare me, although I’ve owned a see-through shower curtain ever since watching the movie “Psycho.��� Halloween costumes are never scary, unless of course, they’re still being worn in November. I love a scary movie, not the chainsaw massacre kind, but the ones you walk away from wondering if it could really happen. That’s the magic potion for me. It’s only scary if it really happens, like real life. It scares me when my phone rings and the caller ID says it’s dad’s rest home. They only call when he hurts himself, so it’s never going to be good news. Two of his teeth fell out while he was eating a vanilla wafer. That’s scary. Going to the dentist is scary stuff for a lot of folks but, even though the dentist,’s drill drill and three-inch needles are real, it doesn’t scare me. Not going to the dentist and having your teeth fall out is scarier. Finding out my gray hairs grow faster and stronger than the others is scary. Having single strands of hair grow out of the side of my cheek is scarier, especially when my daughter announces the fact in public and then proceeds to pull it out. Not being able to squat for longer than 10 seconds is scary, not being able to get back up is scarier. It seems as though it happened overnight – my knees are creaking more than the floor. Public restrooms can be scary. Trying to outsmart the automated faucets and dryers is scarier. I’m pretty sure I scare people as I wave my hands frantically over and under the thing to get it started. People who wear “masks” all year round and pretend to be someone they aren’t really scares me. Speaking of “masks” – I’ll be glad when Wednesday is here and political campaigns are over. Those who don’t take the time to vote should be scared because that’s the only way we have to keep creepy people from turning governmental affairs into a freak show. When I was a kid, we’d trick or treat with pillowcases, which would be completely full by the time we got home. The only reason our parents looked through it was to pick out the stuff they wanted to eat. It’s scary to think there are real monsters out there that only want to trick our children, instead of treating them with the opportunity to experience a fun-filled night of visiting their neighbors. Halloween night isn’t scary – getting on the scales after eating all the treat can by horrifying. Happy haunting – if you have ghosts in your closet, try calling my ghostbuster, p-r-a-y-e-r.


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n case you’ve been wondering, the gold colored Mercury Sable with Polk County plates parked somewhere near the Odd Fellows Building in Woodbine each night is mine. Who am I? I’m the funny looking, short, balding guy with glasses you may have seen running around town with a Harrison County “Who’s Who” guide in hand. That would make me, Kevin Brown, the new General Manger for “The Woodbine Twiner” and “The Logan Herald-Observer.” My first day was Oct. 5. Since then, it has been a lesson in learning all about what makes Harrison County tick and what the newspapers can be doing to both refine coverage and look for new opportunities. I am originally from Des Moines although my mother would not be happy with me for writing it that way. She would have wanted me to say “East Des Moines – Lee Township Against The World.” My mother was a big believer in small towns having been raised in Dana (you get extra points if you have even heard of Dana today). My dad is from the Ringgold County area, having lived on farms in the Beaconsfield, Grand River and Mount Ayr areas. When they both moved to Des Moines in their early 20s because of few job opportunities in their hometowns and later married, they looked for a place to settle that offered some semblance of small town life in the big city. East Des Moines offered a world somewhat removed from the rest of Des Moines. My neighborhood nine blocks north of the Iowa State Fairgrounds was home to an early melting pot of people, incomes and diversity. There was one common denominator – we identified as a community and rallied around a very robust community newspaper called “The Lee Town News.” Subscriptions were sold exclusively by a platoon of housewives, like my mother, who annually went door-todoor to their neighbors and friends each year to sell new or renewal subscriptions. Of course, these visits also were a chance to share family news, recipes and gripes about “the big city.” It was from “The Lee Town News” I was first exposed to community journalism and what it means to be from a community. From there, I never looked back. My life would almost forever be tied to community and smalltown newspapering. I went on to be the first editor of my grade school paper (The Harriet Beecher Stowe Reporter), the editor of my junior high school newspaper (The Woodrow Wilson Chanticleer) and the editor of my high school newspaper (The East High School Scroll). I did all that, mind you, as someone who was raised extremely sheltered and noticeably shy. So shy, in fact, that when I told my folks I wanted to go to college for journalism, they made me declare a second major in accounting as a fall back. “You may see yourself as a reporter,” my mom, JoAnne, would say. “But, you are more like an accountant – analytical and quiet.” In college, it took me two hours of walking up and down in front of the office of the Iowa State University Police Chief to get up enough guts to interview him – and Regent university officers couldn’t even carry guns then! He was a nice guy, the interview went well, and a career was born. I served in every reporter and desk editor spot at “The Iowa State Daily” in my four years. That experience turned out to be vital as there was a recession the year I graduated. Ironically, it was my uniqueness as a journalist with an accounting background that landed me a job when most of my peers were having a hard time lining up work. I ended up working on the business desk for “Esquire” magazine and later being an assistant editor for its business group. Not community journalism, but it did give me a chance to experience life in the fast lane – and to know it didn’t work for me. You can take the boy out of Iowa but you can’t take

KEVIN BROWN General Manager kevin.brown@ 712-644-2705 Iowa out of the boy. After a few years, I chose to move back to the Midwest. I worked in towns such as Nebraska City, Neb.; Ottumwa; and for a small newspaper chain based in Des Moines. From there, I learned of an opportunity to buy a small paper in a suburb of Des Moines, Urbandale. In 10 years, my small company went from one paper and a small mom and pop printing plant to 11 newspapers and a home delivery unit called “Distribute It.” We had newspapers serving most of the western and eastern suburbs of Des Moines. I later sold the papers and moved to Fort Dodge where I entered the field of public relations. Later, I did that same line of work in Ames at ISU. In 2006, the newspaper bug bit again and I took a job as the publisher of the Clarinda Herald-Journal. I was there for four years and had found a home there. But, having lost a brother in 2006 and my mother in 2009, I decided I needed to be closer to home. So, I took a job as publisher of the community newspaper in Adel. Later, I took a similar job in Sylvania, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo. Then, my former employers in Clarinda hired me back to work for them as part of Western Iowa Newspaper group and I am now part of your world. I like the fit. So, now you know how I became a journalist and the importance I place on community. Here are a few things you may not know: I collect cars. I own several – ranging from a 1955 Ford Fairlane with an original Thunderbird engine to a 1963 Studebaker Lark Cruiser Salesman Special. Most are stored and awaiting a chance to hit the road again. My other hobbies include bowling, tennis, reading (I am a big fan of Sinclair Lewis and John Updike novels), swimming and ping-pong. A friend and his wife in Clarinda helped me get healthier by getting me interested in the P90X program you see on infomercials. It works if you keep at it. I just can’t always keep at it! I am colorblind. My “gray” house in Clarinda is actually blue – “really blue” as I’ve been told. So, ad clients, fair warning on color proof ads! That is about enough about me. I welcome everyone to tell me what YOU think of the papers. Honestly. Let me know what is working well, what could be improved and what may need to be expanded. I have some ideas already but a true community newspaper does best when it listens to what its readers and stakeholders have to say. I may know journalism and how to explain a profit and loss statement in less than 100 words, but you folks know what YOUR papers need to be. Every community is different and every market is unique. What works in Clarinda may not work here. What is needed in Logan may not be the focus for Woodbine. Tell me what you want. Drop me an email (, visit our Facebook page, whatever. But, let me know. What is here now is good – and award winning – but everything can always be more targeted and focused. Thanks for allowing me into your lives; I look forward to working with you all to make “The Logan HeraldObserver” and “The Woodbine Twiner” your unique, hometown news sources.


Herald-Observer Fun with mysterious lights General Manager KEVIN BROWN Editor MARY DARLING Advertising Production Assistant MARY LOU NONEMAN 107 No. 4th Ave. P.O. Box 148 (mailing address) • Logan, IA 51546 Phone 712-644-2705 • Fax 712-644-2788 Published weekly in Logan, Iowa A Western Iowa Newspaper Group Publication of Midlands Newspaper, Inc. The Official Paper of the City of Logan and the Logan-Magnolia Community School District Periodical Class Postage Paid at Logan, IA 51546 USPS 317-740 Subscription Rates $33.00 per year for Senior Citizens (Age 62 years or older in county) $40.00 per year in Harrison County, Panama, Portsmouth and Moorhead $43.00 per year outside of Harrison County in Iowa and Nebraska $47.00 per year elsewhere in the United States $24.00 college/academic (9 month) The contents of this newspaper are protected by copyright. Other than non-commercial, personal use of a limited nature, no part of this publication may be copied and reproduced in any way without the prior written consent of the publisher.

I don’t believe in ghosts, though my great uncle was rumored to be a ghost in Sioux City for many years. Still, unexplained things happen from time to time. My father inherited a solid constitution that, like other members of my family, allowed him to enjoy a long, active life. He was still combining corn at age 91 and he field cultivated at 92. Harvest especially interested him, because it was a protracted pay day for a season’s planning and work. As time forced him to shorten his workdays, my father often walked down our lane to check our progress. The sight of his lantern bobbing up and down was familiar on late fall nights. Sometimes he brought sandwiches my mother had made. We talked for a bit, and then my father returned to the house. The ritual repeated for several years until a year before he died. Three years later, I was combining west of the lane and noticed a lantern moving south. I assumed my wife Madylon was bringing sandwiches as she often did. The light stopped at the end of the rows I was combining and I eagerly

looked forward to a meal. When my combine was after 50 feet away, the light vanished. “Odd,” I thought. Of course, Madylon knew I was seeing things and I agreed. The light reappeared several nights later and Madylon teased me about my over active imagination. Two years later, she was riding in the combine with me as she waited to take a load of corn to the bin. That time, we both saw the light, as it stopped in front of us. When it vanished, I took great delight in saying, “I told you so.” When it happened again, Madylon began to worry. What had caused the light? I reasoned that since the lights appeared on clear calm frosty nights, a shallow temperature inversion might have bounced car lights from somewhere else. On one or two occasions, a car had driven down Murray Hill when the nearby light appeared. Our light appeared to bounce as if carried by someone walking. Maybe shimmering air associated with an inversion made the light bounce. When she wasn’t helping with the harvest, our

Perley’s Bits & Pieces By Jim Perley Logan Herald-Observer Columnist

daughter made sandwiches we called, “Sarah Specials,” and she carried them down our lane. We watched her progress and eagerly waited to see what she had concocted each time. The tradition continued through her college freshman year. As we had done so many times before, Madylon and I watched her lantern move down the lane toward our combine. Then, we saw it. A second light mysteriously appeared about 50 feet behind our daughter. “Who can that be?” we wondered. As we worked our way east toward the lane, the two lights progressed south toward our position. The front light stopped directly ahead of us as the other moved toward it. We reached the lane

where Sarah stood and as we ate the sandwiches, Madylon asked, “Who was walking behind you?” Sarah replied “no one. I’m alone at the house.” “Yes, we saw another light. Someone was walking behind you.” She didn’t believe us at first, but her face slowly twisted as if she had heard a ghost story at an eighth grade sleepover. “Oh my gosh!” We returned to our work as our daughter bravely walked back toward the house. We never saw the light again. We would like to think my father was checking to see if we were alright, but that explanation seems unlikely. No matter. Our daughter’s expression that night was priceless.




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By Sheriff Pat Sears Oct. 13 •Deputy Clemens assisted a subject with questions regarding unwanted text messages she has been receiving. •Deputy Denton talked to subject who had questions on how to receive a restraining order. The subject was referred to the court system. •Deputy Denton stopped to check on a vehicle that was parked on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 30. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were both found to be drinking. Mathew Allen of Woodbine was arrested and transported to jail. Allen was charged with OWI second offense. Oct. 14 •Deputy Klutts took a stolen cell phone report from Mondamin. The subject that took the phone is known and will be contacted. •Deputy Knickman is investigating a reported theft from a garage in Little Sioux. Oct. 15 •Deputy Killpack transported a subject from the Missouri Valley Hospital to Mercy Hospital for an emergency mental commitment. •Deputy Knickman checked on a suspicious vehicle off U.S. Highway 30 south of Dunlap. The owner of the vehicle was located and will remove the vehicle.

Troy Garrison of Pisgah on a Harrison County warrant for a parole violation. Garrison was brought to jail and admitted and later posted bond for release. Oct. 19 •Deputy Killpack investigated a report of a vandalized mailbox on 335th Street. •Deputy Denton took a phone call from a subject informing he had purchased a vehicle and the previous owner would not let him have the vehicle. The complainant had the bill of sale and also had the title. The complainant was advised to contact the previous owner for the vehicle to release it or a complaint would be filed. Oct. 20 •Deputy Denton is investigating a residential burglary on Overton Avenue. •Deputy Killpack arrested Haley Nugent from Missouri Valley for an outstanding Douglas County, Neb., arrest warrant. Nugent was at the sheriff’s office to visit an inmate. Nugent will be transported to Douglas County. •Deputy Denton did a welfare check on a subject that lives on Preston Place. It was discovered the resident had moved. Any criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

•Deputy Doiel stopped a vehicle in Little Sioux for a traffic violation. Ed Callor of Little Sioux was cited for unlawful possession of a prescription drug. A passenger, Renee Arbegast, was cited for open container of alcohol in a vehicle. Both were released. •Deputy Knickman took a report from a subject that reported they were being harassed on Facebook. The harasser is known but the location the harassment is coming from is not. Maybe it’s time to shut off the computer. •Deputy Knickman talked to a subject reporting a dog at large in Sunnyside. •Deputy Klutts assisted Missouri Valley Rescue and the state patrol with a semi rollover at the 72-mile marker of Interstate 29. Traffic control was done until the semi could be removed. Oct. 18 •Deputy Denton received a phone call from a subject that had been stopped by another motorist accusing him that flying rocks had come from his semi and hit the other motorists’ vehicle. No report was called in by the accuser. •Deputy Denton took a report of a possible scam. After investigating, it was determined that it was not a scam. Deputy Denton informed the complainant. •Deputy Denton arrested

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Frost on the pumpkin Southwest Iowa endured its killing frost on the morning of Oct. 19. Although for those of us just getting into ample ripening tomatoes, etc., it is a sad event, frost is a hallmark of the changing of the seasons. I, for one, am glad that I live in an area where seasons change. For those who keep track, the “normal� date of first killing frost around here occurs between Oct. 4 and 8 – so technically this is a late year. And for the record, I count a killing frost as one when the temperatures fall to 28 degrees Fahrenheit or below, or more practically, as when tomato plants go to the big composter vat in the sky! The end of the growing season is the end of a lot of fresh produce from the garden. But some good comes from it as well. Fortunately for me, I have no severe allergic reactions to pollen. Hay fever sufferers are greatly relieved by the close of plant sexual reproduction season. Also, first frost correlates fairly well with the end of the bother of mosquitoes and gnats. Yes, a few still flit around briefly, but the summer season of these whining, biting banes of Midwest existence is at an end. But just as that is a relief, frost also is a signal to other insects to find a place to rest through the winter. Insects survive our winters in different ways, depending on the species. Some notable ones do it by congregating en masse and going into a static hibernation-like condition to survive the winter. Years ago, the annual movement of boxelder bugs was dreaded, because they covered the sides of homes and wandered into the house

Rich Pope Harrison County Extension Program Coordinator and cluttered up things. Then, about 10-15 years ago, a new critter showed up – the Asian multicolored ladybeetle. They are native to rural China, and over generations have developed a winter survival technique of gathering together in large numbers and then squeezing into cracks and crevices of bedrock exposures, and any other areas that resemble that. Somewhere along the way, these Asian creatures found their way to North America, and found plenty to eat. You know how nature is, if there is plenty to eat and the environment is favorable, they reproduce‌and reproduce‌and reproduce more! The result is that by fall in Iowa, they often produce huge populations that do what nature tells them to: look for a suitable crevice and gang up in masses for overwintering. The problem is that the most suitable crevices around here are window sills, house siding, door frames and similar places. As frustrating as it is to have crawling visitors in your home throughout the winter, (most notably on warm, bright days), honestly there isn’t much that can be done to prevent them. Sealing cracks in the walls will help in theory, but practically, that is a tall order. There always will be more cracks. You should know that any ladybeetles (or boxelder bugs or flies

for that matter) that are crawling or flying around in the winter have doomed themselves already. They will die from dehydration in a day or so regardless of what you might do. So remember (and I think I have said this before), don’t spray them with an insecticide, rather, just sweep or vacuum them up and throw them away. Remember: console yourself with the fact that nearly every house has them. For additional information, contact Rich Pope at the Harrison County Extension Office at or 6442105.

Courthouse Fines & Fees MARRIAGES Starla Renee Cantrell, Woodbine and Aaron James Ruffcorn, Woodbine Bruce Jonathan Kocher, Missouri Valley and Suzanne Marie McDaid, Missouri Valley SMALL CLAIMS Jeffrey Collins, Jamie Collins, Woodbine vs Dana Massa, Bellevue and Timothy Massa, Papillion. Accredited Collection Service Inc., vs Mark Ingham, Terrie Shurts, Logan Asset Acceptance LLC vs Kelly Henson, Missouri Valley Midland Funding LLC vs Gregory Delahunt, Missouri Valley Hauge Associates, Inc. vs Ronald Heilig, Little Sioux Merchants Credit Adjusters, Inc. vs Catherine Hatcher, Portsmouth SPEEDING Ryan Hainline, Missouri Valley Nicholas Konsbruck, Persia Juan Campos, Denison Jane Grady, Dunlap Kyan Wallis, Logan Brian Birdsall, Mondamin Sean Fagan, Missouri Valley Jason Hardy, Woodbine SEAT BELTS Timothy Dunn, Logan Nichole Madsen, Logan

William Lewis, Missouri Valley VIOLATIONS Kristofer Erlbacher, Woodbine, possess/purchase alcohol by person under 21 Michelle Clauges, Logan, improper use of registration Joshua Townsend, Logan, possess/purchase alcohol by person under 21 Evan Sears, Missouri Valley, possess/purchase alcohol by person under 21 Melissa Roberts, Woodbine, open container, passenger Brandon McWilliams, Pisgah, careless driving Laurie Doty, Missouri Valley, permitting unauthorized minor to drive David Hodges, Missouri Valley, violation DISTRICT COURT State of Iowa vs Randy Fetter, OWI first. Deferred

judgment for six months. $1,250 civil penalty. Unsupervised probation for six months. Ordered to obtain drug/alcohol evaluation and complete drinking driver’s school. State of Iowa vs Francis Tamisea. Count I, OWI second. Count II, driving while revoked. On Count I, 364 days of jail with all but seven suspended and $1,875 fine. On Count II, 180 days in jail with all but seven suspended and $315 fine. Supervised probation for one year. Ordered to obtain drug and alcohol evaluation.

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Try to Avoid These Scary Investment Moves If you have kids — or even if you don’t — you’re probably aware that Halloween is fast approaching. Of course, you may find the ghouls, witches and creepy impersonations of celebrities to be more amusing than alarming, but, as you go through life, you will find some things that are generally frightening — such as investment moves that are misdirected or go awry. Here are some potentially scary investment moves to avoid: Investing too aggressively — In the investment world, here’s one of the fundamental truths: The greater the risk, the greater the potential reward. So, by investing aggressively, you can potentially achieve greater returns. But if you invest too aggressively, you can, quite simply, get burned and lose your principal Investing too conservatively — You can’t invest with no risk. However, you can find investments that offer a higher preservation of principal in exchange for little or no growth potential. But if your portfolio is full of these vehicles, you may never achieve the growth you need to reach your long-term goals. Failing to diversify — If your portfolio mostly consists of the same type of investment, and a downturn hurts that particular class of assets,




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you’ll take a big hit. But by spreading your dollars among an array of investments you can reduce the effects of volatility on your overall holdings. Keep in mind, though, that diversification\can’t guarantee a profit or protect against loss. Chasing “hot� investments — By the time you hear about a “hot� investment, it will probably already be cooling off. And whether it’s hot or not, it might not be appropriate for your individual needs and risk tolerance. Trading too frequently — If you’re constantly buying and selling investments to maximize your profits, you may end up actually minimizing your success. Frequent trading will run up commissions and other investment costs — and the greater your expenses, the lower your real rate of return. Plus, by always adding and subtracting investments to your portfolio, you’ll find it difficult to follow the type of longterm, consistent, comprehensive strategy that’s necessary to help you attain your objectives, such as saving for retirement. Starting too late — As an investor, you’ll find that time is one of your greatest allies. The earlier you start saving and investing for your goals, the better your chances of

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attaining them. “Save early and save oftenâ€? may sound like a clichĂŠ, but it’s good advice. Taking a “time outâ€? from investing — Whether it’s a market slump, a political trauma, a natural disaster or some other event, you can always find a reason to head to the investment sidelines for a while until things cool off, straighten out or return to what seems like “normal.â€? Depending on your goals, not participating in the market may cause you to miss out on any opportunities that the market can present. At times, it can be tough to stay invested, but over the long run, a steady, disciplined approach can be a good strategy. Halloween comes and goes in a single day. But by steering clear of these menacing investment moves, you can help take some of the fear out of investing and make it a more productive experience. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.


Logan Herald-Observer October 26, 2011

Mondamin fire and rescue Up close with owls Nov. 4 to host fundraiser Nov. 13 Mondamin Fire and Rescue Department will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 13 to raise funds for fire chief, Norman Wallis, who lost his home to a fire Oct. 4. It will be held at the Mondamin Fire and Rescue Department,

602 Maple St. The event is open to the public and freewill donations will be accepted. The breakfast will include pancakes, sausage and beverages. A silent auction featuring a variety of gift baskets and hand-crafted items will also be held.

Get an after-dark look at owls and learn more about these creatures in their natural habitat during Hitchcock Nature Center’s saw-whet owl banding event. Owl enthusiasts can enjoy a session with master raptor bander and bird of prey expert starting at 7 p.m., Nov. 4. The group will learn how saw-whet owls are researched and witness as owls are caught, measured, banded and set free. Meet at the natural areas

management building (the barn). Dress for the weather. Cost is $2 per person.

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Iowa residents and business owners as a result of President Obama’s major disaster declaration. The declaration covers Harrison County as well as Fremont, Mills, Monona and Pottawattamie, for damages caused by flooding that occurred May 25 through Aug. 1. Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or

destroyed personal property. Businesses of any size and private, nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to homeowners and business owners to help with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future. Interest rates can be as low as 2.688 percent for homeowners and renters, 4 percent for businesses and 3


Logan Christian church to host hallelujah night

The Logan Christian Church will hold a “hallelujah night,” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 30, at the church. This is an alternative carnival for families of the church and community. Kids may wear costumes, but parents are asked to use Children ages 5 and under their discretion – no scary are free. Weather permit- or vulgar costumes. For more information, ting. contact the church at 6442642 or

“Cinderella” musical SBA ready to assist with disaster set for Lo-Ma stage Nov. 4 and 5 loans for residents/businesses Boyer River in Harrison and other counties Arts event set

Logan-Magnolia High drama and music departments are gearing up to present, “Cinderella” at 7 p.m., Nov. 4 and 5. The cast includes: Emily Dickinson (Cinderella); AJ Harker (Prince Charming); Daniel Norton (King Darling); Sydney Pickle (stepmother); Braden Rosengren (Henrietta); Morgan Beckner (Gertrude); Savanna Sheets (Fairy Godmother); Parker Bolte (Helper 1) and Alex Knauss (Helper 2). Directors of the production are Nancy Voggesser and Jo Schmitz. Student director is Sam Thompson.

Female understudy is Ellen McGrew and male understudy Austin Ettleman. Chorus members in the production include: Jimmy Sears, Hannah Thomsen, Denisha Dobbs, Molly Weber, Courtlynn Meyer, Sarah Riley, Cheryl Perkins, Joee Hammitt, Megan Kinsella, Brett Rosengren, Katie Marie Dougherty, Kendra Holcomb, Tasha Coberly, Allyson Thompson and Alex Gayton. Tickets may be purchased at the school or will be available at the door. Adults are $5 and students, $3.

percent for private, nonprofit organizations, with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and based on each applicant’s financial condition. To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, victims must first call the Federal Emergency Management Agency at 800621-3362. As soon as federal-state disaster recovery centers open throughout the affected area, SBA will provide one-on-one assistance to disaster loan applicants. For more information call the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955.

Community of Christ women meet Persia’s Community of Christ Women’s Department met Oct. 18 at the Junction Café, Missouri Valley. Hosts were Arlene Seeley and Marge Scott. A devotion of “hope” was shared as well as a lesson on, “How Much a Prayer Weighs.” No minutes were read as secretary Betty Darrington was unable to attend.

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The treasurer’s report was given by Arlee Mae Parsons. A discussion was held on filling the Christmas socks for soldiers, to be ready to mail the last week in October. Debbie agreed to order some Avon items as well as check on other items at Sam’s for stocking stuffers. Special cards were signed to be placed in the Christmas socks for the soldiers. The

Boyer River Arts has planned “Boyer River Arts Program Invitation.” The event is set for 7 p.m., Nov. 3 at Everything Ellen, 413 Walker St, Woodbine. Boyer River Arts does not prescribe to any geographical borders. “Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the evening,” said Misty Bush, board member. “For a newlyorganized arts council, the sky is the limit and opportunities are endless.”

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group plans to help with the benefit for food pantries, to be held Oct. 30 in Neola. They will prepare sloppy jo meat and four dozen bars to be served. The work schedule is still in progress. With no further business, Seeley adjourned the meeting. Present were Marge Scott, Arlene Seeley, Debbie Berg, DeSoto National Arlee Mae Parsons and Ruby Wildlife Refuge opened to Chapman. archery deer hunting Oct. 22. The season will run through Jan. 18. Hunters must be properly licensed and carry a free archery deer access permit from the refuge. The permit has a map showing the areas open to archery deer hunting and explains the refuge regulations. Due to damage from the flood, the archery hunting areas have changed. There are also new regulations that hunters need to be aware of before hunting. The access permits can be picked up at the refuge headquarters that is open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.

ServSafe class set for Nov. 10, 17 in Logan ServSafe, the national certification program for food service employees, will be held in Logan, Nov. 10 and 17. Participants must attend both sessions. The cost of the course is $135 that includes 10 hours class time, a manual and the national certification exam. It will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office, 304 E. Seventh St. in Logan. Anyone interested in preparing and serving safe food is welcome to attend. The course is required by some companies and state licensing which may be for restaurants, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, but is a voluntary certification. For more information and a registration form, contact Harrison County Extension at 644-2105 or your local ISU extension office. Anyone needing to take the recertification exam only, may contact the office for more information. Registration deadline is Nov. 3.


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Logan-Magnolia junior high Mosquito/Public Health football completes season pest management

course set for Oct. 27

Members of Logan-Magnolia’s junior high football team this season included, in front from the left, Zach Boren, Ryan Hoffman, Austin Adair, Skyler Monico, Caleb Hildreth, Cody Wills, Obed Orozco; middle row, Coach Gary Peterson, Brady Wilson, Remington Meeker, Tommy Fender, Austin Haner, River Meeker, Riley Wohlers, Wyatt Oloff, Cole Royer, Christian Jensen, Reide Meeker; in back coaches Klint Kersten and Dan Cohrs, Jordan Powley, Alex Pirolo, Jarek Richardson, Jameson Muxfeldt, Drake Johnsen, Joseph Meyer, Jose Mora, Luke Worley and Morgan Melby. Photo: Sophia Johnsen Photography

The Harrison County Extension Office will host a mosquito/public health pest management continuing instructional course for commercial pesticide applicators Oct. 27. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension Pest Management and the Environment program. The local site for the Oct. 27 course is the Harrison County Extension Office, 304 E. Seventh St, Logan. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by the session from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Registration fee is $45. To register or obtain additional information about the CIC,

contact the Harrison County Extension office at 644-2105. The 2011 course will provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 7D (Community Insect Management); 8 (Public Health Pest Control) and 10 (Demonstration and Research). The course will cover topics such as laws and regulations; pesticide toxicity and exposure; mosquitoes, ticks and spiders. Additional information about this and other courses offered through the PME Program may be accessed at PME.

JH ends busy season CREEPY CAMPGROUND A very hectic season for the Lo-Ma junior high volleyball team came to an end Oct. 11. The season began Sept. 6 when 14 eighth graders and 20 seventh graders traveled to Neola to face the Trojans from Tri-

Center. Both teams chalked up their first loss of the season at Neola. The seventh grade went on to enjoy a winning season with a record of eight wins and only two losses. Faith Riessen coached the seventh

grade. Also having a successful season was the eighth grade team. They ended the season with a record of seven wins and three losses. Judy Adair, in her third year, coached the eighth grade team.

Members of Lo-Ma’s seventh grade volleyball team this year were, in front from the left, Laryssa Lambertsen, Shelby Buffum, Hailey Clark, Bergan Jones, Megan Lorentzen, Taylor Swanger, Shelby Oloff; middle row, Gracie Fisher, Mackenzie Christensen, Dani Gochenour, Joy Marcum, Rachel Stueve, Dani Dobbs; back row, coach Faith Riessen, Jenna Peschel, Cheyenne Reynek, Kimberly Craft, Nicole Gochenour, Maya Milk, Tori McHugh, Jessica Martin. Photo: Sophia Johnsen Photography

Harrison County Conservation held its first “Creepy Campground” program with trick-ortreating, Dutch oven popcorn and a children’s movie. About 100 children and their parents went to the Willow Lake Recreation Area, making the program a great success with HCCB planning to do it again next year. Many campers decorated their site and handed out candy, Dean McIntosh of Missouri Valley provided some homegrown popcorn and United Western Coop provided straw bales. Pictured is Laura Nelsen of Woodbine handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Submitted photo

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Members of the eighth grade volleyball team this year included, in front from the left, Kassie Ellis, Mallory Baber; middle row, Tammy Peterson, Anna Readman, Hailey Millsap, Kiera Stubbs, Haddie Winchell, Julia Lambertsen; back row, Megan Hiller, Ally Wills, Katelyn Gochenour, coach Judy Adair, Dana Edney, Bryn Davies, Abby Straight. Photo: Sophia Johnsen Photography

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Church Obituaries Company and operated it for 10 plus years. Donnie was a member of the Community of Christ in Pisgah and had been mayor of Pisgah since 1995. He was a member of the Pisgah American Legion Post No. 408 and member of the Eagles Club in Onawa. He loved to play euchre, loved cats and was always documenting things throughout the day. Donnie was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Harley Oscar Clark, Kenneth Lewis Clark and Paul LaVerne Clark. Survivors include his three sons, Donald Scott Clark and his wife Jackie of Pisgah; Cary Lee Clark of Woodbine and Thomas Joseph Clark of Pisgah; five grandchildren, Amanda Lawrenson, Dustin, Dillon, Dalton and Taylor Clark; one brother, James Otis Clark of Roanoke, Va., and many other relatives and friends. Fouts Funeral Home 501 Normal Street Woodbine, Iowa 51579

DONALD CLARK Donald O s c a r Clark, 75, passed away Oct. 13 at Burgess Health Center in Onawa. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 18, at the Community of Christ Church in Pisgah with Elder Donnie Bothwell officiating. Music was by Becky Marcum. Selections were, “Amazing Grace” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” A recorded selection of, “Here for a Good Time,” was also played. Honorary pallbearers were Ronald Clark, Bob Clark, Whitey Stauber, Larry Stauber, Richard Alton, Richard Small and Janie Evers. Pallbearers were Larry Pape, Rick Dilley, Monty Armstrong, Tom Bothwell, Mike Mann and David Smith. Inurnment was to be held at a later date at the Spring Valley Cemetery near Moorhead. Donnie was born Jan. 10, 1936 in Moorhead to Irvin Paul and Carrie Amintha (Lewis) Clark. He was raised in Pisgah and graduated from Pisgah High School in 1954. He proudly served in the United States Air Force from Sept. 1954 to June of 1958. He worked highway construction as foreman and superintendent for several construction companies including Booth and Olsen Construction out of Sioux City. He then started the Clark Construction

RONALD KNAUSS Ronald Eugene Knauss, 56, passed away at his home in Louisville, Neb., Oct. 5. Memorial services were held at 10 a.m., Oct. 18 at the Hennessy-Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley with Larry and Pat Armstrong officiating. Taped musical selections were, “Go Rest High,” “Amazing Grace” and “In the Garden.” Inurnment will be at a later date. Ronald was born Oct. 20, 1954 in Council Bluffs

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to Donald and Helen (Longmeyer) Knauss and graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1972. He farmed in the Missouri Valley area for many years, then moved to Wyoming where he operated an outfitting business and drove a truck. Ronald enjoyed a life full of farming, hunting, fishing, outdoor activities and being with family and friends. Survivors include his children, Jacquelin Marie Knobbe of Omaha, Neb., Paul Edward Knauss and wife Jessica Jo of Logan, Mindy Kay Taddei and husband Jayson of Phoenix, Ariz., Ryan Patrick Knauss of Missouri Valley, Brooke Nicole Knauss of Beebeetown; sisters, Rhonda Chambers and husband Dan of Missouri Valley, Nancy Knauss of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren, Malik Von Knobbe, Kaiya Lynn Knauss, Kendyll Reese Knauss, Lillian Renee Dooley, Donovan Eugene Knauss and Payton Nicole Knauss; nieces and nephews. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents. Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home 310 East Huron Missouri Valley, Iowa 51555 712-642-2745

DOROTHY THOMPSON Dorothy E. Thompson, 91, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Logan, passed away Sun., Oct. 23 at her home in Omaha. Services are pending at the Logan Memorial Chapel.

The Lo-Ma CORE class recognized Sept. 20 as Black Out for Cancer Day. The students encouraged the student body and staff to participate and wear black for the day and for the volleyball game verses West Harrison. Students contacted the volleyball coach at West Harrison and they, in turn, encouraged their fans to wear black. A bake sale/cake raffle was held at the volleyball game with over $80 donated to the Harrison County Cancer Crusaders. Pictured from the left are, instructor Jan Brosnahan,

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The Lo-Ma Book Fair is being held this week in conjunction with parentteacher conferences. Scholastic will provide high quality books and gifts for purchase. Profits go to purchasing new books for the library. The fair is open during the school day and until 8 p.m. on Oct. 27. It will be held in the high school media center.


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THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Modale and Missouri Valley Pastor Kim Crummer 642-3168 or 642-2464 Modale Worship, 9:30 a.m. Missouri Valley Sunday School during church services Missouri Valley Worship, 10:30 a.m. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Logan Branch Pres. - Wayne Kennedy Sunday Sacrament, 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11:20 a.m. Primary 11:20 a.m. Priesthood and Relief Society, 12:10 p.m. Seminary and MIA, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays Mutual/Scouts, Wed. 7 p.m. LITTLE SIOUX CHURCH OF CHRIST 403 Mulberry Little Sioux, Iowa 51545 (712) 646-2644 Wayne Bahr, pastor Youth Pastor, Joey Norton Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m.

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


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Nursery and children’s church provided during worship - infants through 3rd grade. Wed., 7 p.m.,men’s and women’s fellowship study and prayer MONDAMIN BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Harley Johnsen Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday - Youth Group “Magnolia Fire Escape” 7:30 p.m. at Magnolia Fire Hall Wednesday Family NIghts 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. (during school year) LOGAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Ron Riley Youth Minister Nate Powell, 644-2642 Saturday Service - 7 p.m. Sunday Worship, 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. 6th - High School Youth, 6-8 p.m.


Missouri Valley Pastor Brad Westercamp 9:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Nursery through adults. 10:30 a.m. Worship -

COMMUNITY OF CHRIST Mondamin Co-Pastors Tomm Bothwell and John Carritt Sunday


School, 9:15 a.m. Worship, 10 a.m PERSIA METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Orris Drake Sunday Worship, 8:45 a.m. ST. ANNE’S Logan Rev. Michael Berner, Pastor 644-2535 • 644-2092 Saturday Mass, 4:00 p.m. Sunday Mass, 8:00 a.m. ST. PATRICK’S Dunlap Saturday Mass, 5:45 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

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MONDAMIN CHURCH OF CHRIST (Christian) 207 Noyes Mondamin, Iowa 51557 (712) 646-2644 Wayne Bahr, pastor Jeff Bierbrodt, Youth Pastor Worship – 9:00 a.m. Sunday School – 10:15 a.m. ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH Honey Creek 545-3022 Pastor David Kuhnle Bible Study, 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Class - 9 a.m. Children’s Church in 10 a.m. service ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH Magnolia -Sunday Worship at Immanuel Lutheran Church Logan

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PERSIA ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Rev. Dale Jenson Sunday Worship, 8:30 a.m. Communion, Every 1st Sunday PISGAH COMMUNITY OF CHRIST Pastor Terry McHugh Co-Pastor Ralph Hussing Sunday School, 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Mondamin Lay Pastor Pam Schwertley Sunday School, 10:30a.m. Sunday Worship, 9:45 a.m. THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Little Sioux Lay Pastor Pam Schwertley Sunday Worship, 8:45 a.m. Fellowship Hour, 9:30 United Methodist Women, 3rd Wednesday Every Month LANDMARK BAPTIST CHURCH Logan Sunday School, 9:45

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Panthers fall short in bid for undefeated season; lose 35-16 to St. Albert Oct. 21 Nancy Voggesser For the Herald-Observer The Logan-Magnolia Panthers figured out early that it would take a huge focused effort to beat the St. Albert Falcons. Starting out on offense, the Panthers suffered their first, first quarter, three and out of the season. To make matters worse, it only took three offensive plays for the Falcons to find their way into the end zone on a 53-yard run by Matt Vermillion with 9:48 left in the first quarter. Josh Cochran’s extra point attempt went straight through the uprights to make the score 7-0. The Panthers answered with a drive started by Caden McDonald’s kickoff return to the 25-yard line. McDonald, Dominic Snyder and Paul Hutson rallied for two first downs before the drive ended with a fumble by Hutson within the red zone. The Falcons recovered the fumble to set up another early score. The Falcons took to the air with a second down pass to the Panther 24-yard line. Zach Powley knocked the receiver out of bounds to save the quick score. Gannan Cunard, Quin Mann, Grant Whisney and Snyder swarmed the runners, but were not able to keep the Falcons out of the end zone with 3:38 left in the quarter. Kellen O’Neill ran the ball two yards for the score, followed by a Cochran extra point that

brought the score to 14-0. The Panthers were able to put together a scoring drive, but were not able to get into the end zone during the first quarter of play, a first for the season. Hutson took the ball on the run for the Panthers, drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the Falcons. On the second set of downs, the Panthers were backed up on a fourth down and four to go; showing confidence in his running backs, coach Matt Straight called for another run and Hutson answered with a first down. With 10:49 left in the first half, Hutson gave the Panthers their first score of the night on a 13-yard carry into the end zone. Fender’s extra point attempt went wide right, and the score was set at 14-6. The resulting kick off went wide of the Panther expectations, as Tucker Culjat returned the ball to the Panther one-yard line. With 10:31 left in the half, Vermillion got the call to cross into the end zone on a one-yard carry. Cochran’s kick brought the score to 21-6. Despite a good return by Hutson, he and McDonald were unable to rack up enough yards for a first down, so the Falcons quickly got the ball back. This time, the Lo-Ma defense inspired by a huge pass break-up by Powley, were able to slow down the Falcons. Mann, Whisney, Cunard and McDonald kept the Falcons from scor-

ing and, along with a trio of Falcon penalties, retrieved control of the ball on downs. The Panthers only had seconds let to make something happen, and were unable to score again in the first half. The Falcons took the field on offense to start the second half. Powley, Mann, Logan Melby and Eric Brosnahan hit hard for the defense, but were unable to keep the Falcons out of the end zone. With 10:21 left in the third quarter, Cole Herr broke free on a 55yard touchdown run. Cochran’s kick brought the score to 28-6. The Panthers answered that score on their next possession. Hutson brought the kickoff clear up to the 38-yard line and took ownership of the ball throughout the drive, including a 44-yard first down run. With 7:03 left in the third quarter, Hutson capped his drive by breaking into the end zone on a three-yard run. Fender’s kick was good to bring the score to 28-13. The Falcons took on the next drive and, despite three first downs, played the odds on their fourth set of downs, giving the ball up to the Panthers at the 31-yard line on downs. Lo-Ma put together a fine drive to end the third quarter and into the fourth quarter. Mann, Snyder and Hutson got the carries, while Fender connected with McDonald on a pass.

Paul Hutson makes his second touchdown of three on the night with some great blocking by Gannon Cunard and the rest of the Panther offensive line. Photo: Angela Winther After drawing the Falcon defense to convert to a first down, Fender handed the ball off to Hutson who once again scored with 11:25 left in the game. Fender’s kick went wide right, which set the score at 28-19. As the game was about to wind down, the Panthers handed the Falcons their first three and out of the game. LoMa followed with an excellent drive featuring Hutson, McDonald and Fender. After three first downs, the Panthers bet on Hutson to convert from a fourth down and nine yards to go, but Hutson was short by just two inches. The Panthers gave the ball over to the Falcons on the 20-yard line. Herr ended up with another double digit run with

Eric Brosnahan and Dominic Snyder tackle Cole Herr late in the fourth quarter. Photo: Angela Winther 2:50 left in the game. He took the ball 56-yards into the end zone, capped by a Cochrane kick to set the score at 35-19. The Panthers took one last shot at bringing the score gap closer, but despite a first down pass

to Justin Yost, the Panthers were unable to convert to a second first down. The Falcons kneed out the game. The Panthers host Central Decatur at 7 p.m., Oct. 26 in the first round of the playoffs.

Panthers advance to Lo-Ma at district cross country meet round two regional play

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line, Kendra Holcomb finished with an impressive time of 18:07 giving her a 37th place finish. Hayley Whisney was not far behind her in 48th place with a time of 18:19. Jacque DeWitt gave it her all as she crossed the finish line in 74th place with a time of 20:08 and Marissa Doiel was in 83rd place with a time of 20:52. Nohemy Orozco finished with a time of 23:03 giving her a 92nd place finish. The boys ran a strong race as well with Ellis Johnson coming in 18th with a strong time of 18:41. Grady Killpack ran very well in his last high school race with a time of 19:34 giving him a 35th place finish. Braden Rosengren was not far behind Killpack in 38th place with a time of 19:44. Brett Rosengren was 50th with a time of 20:12; Wyatt Schulz, 54th at 20:21; Brock Myers ran strong with a time of 21:13 for 85th and Owen Pitt finished in 106th with a time of 22:45.

Maysen Jones blocks a ball during the game against the Spartans.

Photo: Ed Adair

Judy Adair For the Herald-Observer Oct. 18, the Lady Panthers hosted the first round of regional play against the Spartans of West Monona. The Panthers had last faced the Spartans two weeks ago that proved to be to their advantage. In game one, the Panthers started off strong getting an early jump on the Spartans. Lo-Ma was up 17-10 when West Monona called a time out. After the time out, the Panthers only allowed the Spartans two more points and ended the game by winning 25-12. Game two saw the Spartans take an early lead. The Panthers found themselves down 10-5. Lo-Ma continued to chip away at the score. Courtney Oviatt came to the serving line with the score of 16-13. Oviatt tied the score and after a Spartan time out, continued serving, putting the Panthers in the lead 18-16. Lo-Ma won game two 2519. In game three, the

No.1, Emily Dickinson, watches as No. 14 Kendell Forsen sets the ball for No. 6 Shelby Marquardt during the game against West Monona. Photo: Ed Adair Panthers never lost their momentum. Lo-Ma won game three, 25-13. Shelby Marquardt led the team with seven kills, five digs and five blocks. Marquardt, Oviatt, Emily Dickinson and Maysen

Jones were perfect from the serving line. With this victory, the Panthers advance to the second round of regional play. LoMa’s next game will be at home Oct. 25 against Missouri Valley.


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HARRISON COUNTY SUPERVISORS PROCEEDINGS September 22, 2011 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. Visitor: David Thien Tax Payment Problem Marilyn Gardner met with the Board to explain a situation that happened in the Treasurer’s Office. Marilyn had written a check to pay her taxes. Before the check had time to clear the bank, Marilyn had lost her checkbook and had to close her checking account. The bank said it would watch for the check, but mistakenly bounced the check. The Treasurer’s Office informed Marilyn that she would not be able to write another check to the Treasurer’s Office for two years as that was the policy for an insufficient funds check. The bank had called the Treasurer’s Office to say it was the bank’s mistake and not the fault of Marilyn, but the Treasurer’s office refused to allow an exception to the policy. The Board wanted Marilyn to speak again with the Treasurer Renee King as it was their understanding that Renee had sent Marilyn a letter reversing her decision and would allow Marilyn to write checks again in the office. Handwritten Warrant A handwritten warrant to SU Bank in the amount of $2,821.29 was approved on a motion by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Health Insurance Policy ..During an IPERS review, it was determined that the county needed a policy for those employees who receive a monthly payment instead of taking the county’s health insurance. Effective immediately, any employee who does not take the County’s health insurance and receives the monthly incentive payment, must submit a copy of his or her current health insurance card every July 1. Motion to approve by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. Veterans Memorial Rick O’Neill met with the Board to propose a veterans memorial be erected in the Courthouse yard. The Board agreed and liked the proposed design. A layout will be given to the Board before any work begins. FEMA Representatives The Board of Supervisors met as trustees for the following districts: Soldier Valley, New Beck, Cut-Off Lake, Euclid, and Seig. On a motion by Utman, second by Pitt, Troy Groth, Sundquist Engineering was named as our FEMA representative and Elizabeth Lenz, Drainage Clerk was named Chief Finance Officer. Unanimous Approval. Claims ..........Claims as presented, were approved for payment. With business of the day completed, the Board adjourned on a motion by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Robert V. Smith, Chairman September 29, 2011 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. Previous minutes were approved on a motion by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Visitor: Gary Thien Engineer Tom Stoner, Engineer, met with the Board. Mr. Stoner said that someone built a house south of Missouri Valley lagoons and wants the road upgraded. Upgrading a road would be at the landowner’s expense. Mr. Stoner is considering using the farm to market account to rock the farm to market roads next spring. Hail Damage Kathy Peterson, Maintenance, provided an estimate from Janssen Waterproofing from the 3-22-11 hail storm. Proposed repairs include window frame paint damage, roof gutter damage, stone chips, and cornice paint in the amount of $7,872. The board agreed to allow Janssen Waterproofing to go ahead and make the repairs. ICAP ...........Mark Warner presented a $10,433.04 check from ICAP’s reserve fund that’s being returned to its members. This is the fourth year in which ICAP has returned homey to its members. Mr. Warner also reviewed the 2010 audited premiums. New Beck Drainage District Mr. Utman informed the Board that the Rand Petersen was beginning the process of completing brush control in their district and would like the New Beck Drainage District to complete their brush control also. The drainage clerk stated that a petition was not necessary for brush control but since this district has been inactive for so long that it would be a good idea. Annexing of additional land was also discussed by the Board. This also does not require a petition, but once again the Board feels that a petition would be beneficial. Mr. Utman will inform the landowners of the New Beck that the Board would like a petition presented for the annexing of land first and secondly brush control. No action will be taken until petition is received. Transportation Enhancement Project Liz Leddy requested a letter of support for a transportation enhancement grant application. The grant would fund the development and interpretation of interpretive master plans for Iowa’s byways. Motion to approve by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Redistricting/Reprecincting Susan Bonham informed the board that she is planning on keeping the current voting precincts for Harrison County. Humane Society Kathy Alvis, Helen Rogers, Jeanette Riley, John Riley and Jon McElderry met with the board and presented a 28E Agreement for the Board to review. This agreement is also being presented to all cities within Harrison County. The Board would like to see a proposed budget. Mrs. Alvis said they are working on one. No action taken at this time. With business of the day completed, the Board adjourned on a motion by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval.

ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Robert V. Smith, Chairman October 6, 2011 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. Visitors: David Thien and David Bentsen Engineer Ron Bell, Assistant to the Engineer, informed the board that everything (related to the flood) is open and passable. The Dept. is still doing some rocking of roads. Soldier Valley Drainage District The Board of Supervisors met as Trustees for the Soldier Valley Drainage District. A petition requesting an extension of the Soldier River maintenance in Section 16 of Morgan Township to the point where it reaches the Missouri River had been presented to the Board on August 18, 2011. At that time, the Board directed the drainage clerk to contact the drainage attorney, Jennifer Mumm for direction regarding such petition. Ms. Mumm directed the Board according to the Iowa Code in a letter dated September 23, 2011; the first step after approval is to appoint and engineer. On a motion by Supervisor Utman, second by Supervisor Pitt, the petition was unanimously approved. The drainage clerk was directed to contact Troy Groth, Drainage Engineer. Handwritten Warrant A handwritten warrant to US Bank in the amount of $3,576.92 was approved on a motion by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. Redistricting/Reprecincting Susan Bonham informed the Board that the state didn’t accept Harrison County’s redistricting/reprecincting due to the fact that two precincts are not toally within one legislative district. A new map will need to be submitted. The board set Thursday, October 20, at 9:30 a.m. for a public hearing on the proposed new precincts. Motion to approve by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. MAPA A memorandum of understanding was reviewed by the Board. Harrison County is part of MAPA (Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency) and commits to assisting in the creation of the regional sustainable development vision in ways that are appropriate and beneficial to its organization and to the region. Motion to approve by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. Claims .........Claims, as presented, were approved for payment. With business of the day completed, the Board adjourned on a motion by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Robert V. Smith, Chairman 43-1

PUBLIC NOTICE TO: ANY PUTATIVE FATHER; OR ANY UNKNOWN BIOLOGICAL FATHER OF S.H., A MINOR CHILD BORN JANAURY 1, 2009 AT OMAHA, NEBRASKA; A.H., A MINOR CHILD BORN MAY 11, 2007 AT OMAHA, NEBRASKA; A.H. A MINOR CHILD BORN FEBRUARY 2, 2005 AT OMAHA, NEBRASKA; AND G.H. A MINOR CHILD BORN NOVEMBER 11, 2002 AT MONTCLAIR, CALIFORNIA. You are hereby notified that there is now on file in the Office of the Clerk of Court in Harrison County, a Petition in Case Number JVJV 001362, 1363, 1364, 1365, which prays for the termination of your parent-child relationship to S.H., a minor child born January 1, 2009, at Omaha, Nebraska; A.H., a minor child born May 11, 2007 at Omaha, Nebraska; A.H., a minor child born February 12, 2005 at Omaha, Nebraska; and G.H. a minor child born November 11, 2002 at Montclair, California. For details, contact the Clerk’s Office. The petitioner’s attorney is Judson L. Frisk, P.O. Box 128, Logan, Iowa 51546, phone 712-644-2833. You are further notified that there will be a hearing on the petition to terminate parental rights before the Iowa District Court for Harrison County, at the Courthouse in Logan, Iowa, at 9:30 a.m., on the 15th of November, 2011. Vicki Krohn By: Susan I. Baker, Designee Clerk of the Iowa District Court for Harrison County 42-3

PERSIA CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS October 11, 2011 The Persia City Council met in regular session with the following members present: Councilpersons, Ronfeldt, Flaharty, Bradley, Jenkins, Ellsworth and Mayor Kosmacek. September 12, 2011 minutes was unanimously approved on a motion by Flaharty, seconded by Ronfeldt. Financial report for September was unanimously approved on a motion by Ellsworth, seconded by Bradley. The following bills were unanimously approved for payment on motion by Jenkins, seconded by Flaharty. DDCC Co., gen. ...............$30.00 Regional Water, gen., road, Park, fire........................137.00 Logan Herald-Obs., gen. ....47.48 Walnut Comm., gen., fire ...62.56 R&S Waste Sys., gen....1,240.00 Counsel Office & Documents, Gen. ................................28.65 MidAmerican, gen., road, park Fire ................................580.16 Wright Express, road, park, Fire ................................772.00 Harr. Co. Landfill, gen.......665.00 Sta-Bilt Const. Co, road....597.00 Don’s Fuel Inc., road ..........30.00 Farm Service Co., road ......25.50 Bomgaars, road................343.04 Sta-Bilt Const. Co., road...216.00 Gayle Nelson, gen..............20.00 Harr. Co. Dev. Corp., gen..204.18 Sta-Bilt Const. Co., Road ........................10,923.50 Sta-Bilt Const. Co., road...325.00 Car Quest, road..................12.58 Wright Express, road........594.75 Gary Redinbaugh, road....400.00 Farm Service Co., road ....177.65 Paynes Auto Truck & Tractor, Fire .................................287.97 Brucks Welding, road .......200.00

Legals It was unanimously approved on a motion by Ellsworth and seconded by Ronfeldt to allow the Persia 4-H Satellites to use the fire hall meeting room for a charge of $20 per meeting with the stipulation they clean the fire hall after their meeting and repair all damages to the satisfaction of the council until the end of the year. If it isn’t to the council satisfaction, the rate will be raised to $75 per meeting. If it is rented at full price the Persia 4-H will be asked to move their meeting to another day. Maintenance updated the council that the road sealing is on schedule but has gone over budget due to unforeseen repairs and amount of time to prepare the streets. It was unanimously approved on a motion by Ellsworth and seconded by Bradley for maintenance to purchase two additional sealing containers and hiring additional help as needed to complete the project as soon as possible. The city clerk updated the council the fire CD was renewed with an additional $2,000 approved by the fire chief. ..It was also reported that all ordinance updates were sent to SWIPCO. They are continuing to work on codifying ordinances. It was brought to the council’s attention that there is a hole by the Fire Hall that is expanding to under the foundation of the building. The council instructed maintenance to fill the hole. It was requested to move the city benches on the south side of Main Street to the north side of the street where the business is. The council agreed with the condition that they would be moved back if a business opened on the south side of Main Street. Adjournment on unanimous motion by Flaharty, seconded by Bradley. Tim Kosmacek, Mayor Jill Ronfeldt, City Clerk 43-1

IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR HARRISON COUNTY PROBATE NO. ESPRO14317 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GLADYS REBECCA GASH, DECEASED ...To All persons interested in the estate of Gladys Rebecca Gash, Deceased, who died on or about October 12, 2011: ...You are hereby notified that on October 17, 2011, the last will and testament of Gladys Rebecca Gash, deceased, bearing the date of September 22, 2004 was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Joyce Rosengren was appointed Executor of the estate of Gladys Rebecca Gash. 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 October 17, 2011. Executor of Estate: Joyce Rosengren 2845 Overton Avenue Logan, Iowa 51546 Attorney for Estate: Judson L. Frisk Judson L. Frisk Law Office 207 E. 7th St., P.O. Box 128 Logan, IA 51546 P01113681 .........Date of second publication: November 2, 2011. 43-2

THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT HARRISON COUNTY PROBATE NO. ESPRO14316 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOANNE M. EVERS, Deceased, who died on or about August 19, 2011: You are hereby notified that on the 12th day of October, 2011, the undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate. Notice is hereby 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 the mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. ..Dated this 17th day of October, 2011. Dwight Evers Administrator of Estate 25426 St. Hwy. 183, Soldier, IA 51572 Allen K. Nepper, ICIS PIN Number: AT0005821 Attorney for the Administrator Nepper Law Firm 1312 First Ave., South Denison, IA 51442 Date of second publication 2 day of November, 2011. 43-2

HARRISON COUNTY LANDFILL COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES October 12, 2011 The H.C.L.C. regular meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m., October 12, 2011, by Vice-Chairman S. Struble. Roll call showed Representatives: C. Carrigan, M. Rhoten, J. Bertelsen, S. Clark, and Solid Waste Mgr. D. Barry. Also in attendance was Marv Molly from

the auditing firm of Williams & Company. A revised agenda, which had been posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 was presented to the representatives. M. Rhoten motioned to accept the revised agenda, as presented. C. Carrigan seconded the motion. All yeas. Motion passed. ....There were no changes to the September, 2011 meeting minutes and directors memos. J. Bertelsen motioned to approve the meeting minutes and directors memos. S. Clark seconded the motion. All yeas. Motion passed. .....Dan reviewed the budget and claims: The CD’s were reviewed with no changes from last month’s report. The September sales, along with the checking and savings accounts were reviewed. There were no questions or discussion on the account balances. The budget was reviewed, with September being the third month of the new fiscal year. All group totals were looked at, with no questions/discussion. The representatives reviewed the claims that were being presented. Dan went through each line-item of the claims. After general discussion, S. Clark motioned to approve the budget and pay the claims. C. Carrigan seconded the motion. All yeas. Motion passed. H.C.L.C. Resolution 2011-11 was to consider making the final principle payment of the Phase I Bond debt on/before December 1, 2011, along with a regularly scheduled interest payment on this bond. This would be an early pay-off of the bond debt by six months, which would save the H.C.L.C. $1,881.25 in interest. After general discussion, C. Carrigan moved to introduce Resolution 2011-11. S. Clark seconded. Upon voice vote, Resolution 2011-11 was approved. Item #6 was to review and discuss the H.C.L.C. FY 2010/2011 yearly audit: Marv Molly from the auditing firm of Williams & Company, handed out the audit reports for everyone to review. M. Molly went through each page of the report, answering any questions that the representatives had. Upon final discussion, C. Carrigan motioned to accept the FY2010/2011 audit as presented. M. Rhoten seconded the motion. The next agenda item was for questions/concerns for Dan to address by the representatives: The representatives had no questions for Dan. Dan had a small list of items to discuss: (A) The JD755 is in Omaha for some major repairs. Dan had contacted R. Smith before sending the machine to Omaha. (B) A new access road to the landfill area is being constructed along with a wet area pad. (C) the ISOSWO/IRA Conference, which Dan attended was discussed. Resolution 2011-5 was looked at and discussed. This resolution is to establish responsibilities between the HCLC staff and the HCLC members, regarding the drop-box recycling program. This resolution had been tabled from the September meeting for some language change. Upon reviewing resolution 2011-5, S. Clark wanted more clarity regarding any possible penalty fee(s) invoicing, which the recycle facility has the power to impose. After general discussion, Dan will re-word the discussed paragraph and present Resolution 2011-5 at the November meeting for voting action. The month-end reports: membership assessment report; landfill activity report; drop-box recycling reports; misc. information/news articles were looked at. There were no questions. .The next regular meeting will be held on November 9, 2011. With no further items to discuss, M. Rhoten motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m. J. Bertelsen seconded the motion. All yeas. Motion passed. Sherman Struble, HCLC ViceChairman Attest: Dan Barry, HCLC Mgr. BILLS PAID SINCE SEPT. 2011 MEETING Audubon County..........$1,515.90 Audubon Co. Transfer Station ...........................749.75 Duane Wallis ......................62.05 First Horizon Bank.........1,535.22 IA Work Force Dev. ..........151.13 IRS ................................2,717.12 IPERS............................1,786.87 Lincoln Financial ..............300.00 Treas. St. of Iowa ...........1,623.00 Sam’s Club .......................355.54 United Western Coop ....6,880.00 TOTAL .........................17,676.59 BILLS SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL OCT. 12, 2011 Barker Lemar....................800.00 Bill’s Water Cond. ...............58.50 Chase Card ......................115.07 Counsel Office & Doc.......103.26 Crossroads of West. IA..1,300.00 Farm Service Co. .............325.99 IMWCA ..........................2,309.00 Logan Auto Supply ...........323.39 Metech..............................546.35 Metro Waste Authority ...3,573.53 MidAmerican Energy........200.45 Neil Brown ........................100.00 Power Plan ....................2,097.26 Resource Mgt. ..................803.75 United Western Coop ....3,706.00 Waste & Recycling News ...54.00 Wellmark BCBS of IA ....3,407.70 Williams & Co. ...............5,150.00 Windstream ......................236.12 TOTAL .........................25,210.37 43-1

LOGAN-MAGNOLIA SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS October 18, 2011 A special meeting of the Board of Education of the Logan-Magnolia Community School District was held on the above date at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room. Roll call vote was answered by: Board President Dan Cohrs; vice president Kelly Gochenour and Director Matt Pitt; Business Manager/Board Secretary Lauren Roden. Directors Todd Cohrs and Shelley Foutch were not in attendance. Trent Kuhl and Roger Androy were also present. 2. Approve agenda. Kelly Gochenour moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Matt Pitt, carried. 3-0. 3. Approve Storage Facility Bids. The board did not act on the three bids presented: Jensen Building (metal building) $203,500.00; Woodbine Building Systems (metal building) $149,765.00; Chris Freund Sales (pole building) $126,712.71. 4. Board Discussion. The Board discussed the project at length. It was decided to downsize the proj-

ect to a 60’ x 120’ in order to meet the budget. 5. Adjournment. Dan Cohrs declared the meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m. 43-1

MAGNOLIA CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS October 19, 2011 The regular monthly meeting of the Magnolia City Council was held on the above date at 6:30 p.m. with Mayor Alice Rorden presiding and the following council members present: Michelle Rhoten, Mark Hoffman, Gene Barber and Carl Rorden, along with clerk Susanne Vokt and water operator Jacob Glunz. Citizens present were Janette Weigelt, Joetta Alexander, Janet Rhoten and Cathy Barber. Councilwoman Joanne Barber was absent due to illness. 2. Approval of Agenda. Motion to approve agenda made by Carl Rorden, seconded by Mark Hoffman, carried. 4-0. 3. Approval of Minutes. Motion to approve August minutes made by Michelle Rhoten, seconded by Carl Rorden, carried. 4-0. 4. Approval of Bills. Motion to approve bills made by Mark Hoffman, seconded by Gene Barber, carried. 4-0. 5. Water Operator Report. Water Operator Jake Gluntz reported. Heater was replaced in the water plant. A leak at the Elm Street service line was repaired. Water flushing to take place 10/20/2011. 6. Harrison County Humane Society Ordinance. Council discussed the proposed Harrison County Humane Society ordinance and agreement which were presented last month and determined that there can be a couple of changes to the city’s animal ordinance rather than signing a new ordinance. Agreement to be tabled until there is more information on fees, etc. from the humane society. 7. FYE 2012 Budget Workshop. Clerk plans to attend the budget workshop put on by the League, at a cost of $30 plus mileage. Motion to approve made by Carl Rorden, seconded by Michelle Rhoten, carried. 4-0. 8. City Clerk Report. Financials reported. 9. Mayor’s Report. Sheriff’s report read. Thank you cards for donations to the cemeteries passed around. 10. Department Reports. A. Landfill/Park/Nuisance. Landfill audit report will be on file at city hall; Landfill 20-5 resolution to be updated; port a pot to be brought in for election; discussion of putting up Christmas lights for the season. B. Fire Department. One mutual aide call. C. Streets. Light out in park; hole which was cut to repair the Elm Street line will be settling for a week or so, then to be repaired. 11. Citizen’s Ability to Address the Council. No comments. 12. Adjourn. Gene Barber moved the meeting be adjourned at 7:40 p.m., seconded by Mark Hoffman, carried. 4-0. MAGNOLIA CITY COUNCIL BILLS OCTOBER 19, 2011 OPERATING ACCOUNT MidAmerican, elec., fire dept. 31011 ............................$84.30 MidAmerican, elec., park 31012 ..............................10.83 MidAmerican, elec., shed 31051 ................................9.90 MidAmerican, elec., street Lights, 31035 ................365.64 Long Lines, city hall phone/ Internet/fax .....................103.79 IPERS, employer/emp. .......80.70 Windstream, fire hall ph. ....52.28 Susanne Vokt, clerk Wages ............................533.82 $600 gross Paul Rhoten, mowing September......................203.50 Harr. Co. Dev. Corp., second Quarter..........................112.50 TOTAL ...........................1,557.36 WATER ACCOUNT MidAmerican, water pumping 31016 ..............................79.06 Harr. Co. Landfill, landfill Assessment ..................381.00 People Service, water oper.; Postage; fan; parts .....1,932.58 USPS, stamps, 3 rolls ......132.00 IDNR water use fee, 2012 Calendar year .................95.00 Siouxland, bacteriological Testing .............................39.99 TOTAL ...........................2,658.64 REVENUE Interest.................................2.43 LOST ...............................470.21 Treasurer ......................1,269.95 Road Use Tax ...............1,456.92 TOTAL OPERATING ACCT. BAL. AS OF 10/15 ....57,362.98

Water Rev. Deposits .....3,064.23 TOTAL WATER REV. ACCT. AS OF 10/15 .............2,293.26 Water Reserve Deposits...........0 TOTAL WATER RESERVE ACCT. AS OF 10/15 ........55.00 43-1

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE STATE OF IOWA IOWA DISTRICT COURT CASE #EQCV029078 HARRISON COUNTY Special Execution PLAINTIFF NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC VS DEFENDANT (Judgment Debtor) MICHAEL D. COWAN, BONNIE L. COWAN, LORRAINE J. SULLIVAN, T&S ELECTRIC AND PARTIES IN POSSESSION ..As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) real estate to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: LOTS ONE (1), TWO (2) THREE (3) AND FOUR (4), BLOCK SEVENTY-FOUR (74) TOWN LOT COMPANY’S 4TH ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF MISSOURI VALLEY IN HARRISON COUNTY, IOWA. LOCAL ADDRESS: 527 N. 5th ST., MISSOURI VALLEY, IOWA. ...The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale, Nov. 18, 2011; Time of Sale, 10:00 a.m.; Place of Sale, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. This sale not subject to redemption. Judgment Amount, $190,923.74; Accruing Costs, Sheriff’s Fees; Interest, 8.125% from 9/4/2011; Date, Sept. 14, 2011; Sheriff, Patrick Sears, Harrison County, Iowa; Attorney, C. Anthony CRNIC. 43-2

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE STATE OF IOWA IOWA DISTRICT COURT CASE #EQCV028711 HARRISON COUNTY Special Execution HARRISON COUNTY PLAINTIFF WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. VS. DEFENDANT (Judgment Debtor) NANCY L. PROBASCO; SPOUSE OF NANCY L.PROBASCO, OPTION MORTGAGE CORP; JEFF RAY PROBASCO; STATE OF IOWA; MICHAEL DELANEY, BILLIE JO CLAUSEN, GENERAL SERVICE BUREAU, INC. AND PARTIES IN POSSESSION. ..As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) real estate to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: A TRACT OF LAND IN THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (N1/2NE1/4) OF SECTION TWO (2), TOWNSHIP EIGHTY (80) NORTH, RANGE FORTY-TWO (42) WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., HARRISON COUNTY, IOWA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A POINT WHERE THE SOUTH LINE OF THE N ½ NE1/4 OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 80 NORTH, RANGE 42 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., HARRISON COUNTY, IOWA, INTERSECTS THE CENTERLINE OF THE COUNTY ROAD, THENCE WEST 3.15 CHAINS, THENCE NORTHEASTERLY 6.42 CHAINS TO A POINT 3.25 CHAINS WEST OF THE CENTER OF ROAD; THENCE EAST 3.25 CHAINS TO CENTER OF ROAD; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY 5.6 CHAINS TO POINT OF BEGINNING. LOCAL ADDRESS: 1627 RACINE TRAIL, WOODBINE, IOWA. ...The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale, Nov. 18, 2011; Time of Sale, 10:30 a.m.; Place of sale, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. .This sale not subject to redemption. .Judgment Amount, $96,082.31; Costs, $515.22; Accruing Costs, $1,576.59 plus sheriff; Interest, 7.1250% from 8-12-10 on $86,654.26 plus $6,901.46; Date, Sept. 14, 2011; Sheriff, Patrick Sears, Harrison County, Iowa; Attorney, David M. Erickson. 43-2

Protecting grain in storage By Greg Brenneman ISU Extension Ag Engineering Specialist In just the past couple of weeks, a lot of corn and soybeans went into storage with temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s. With grain this warm, moisture migration within the grain mass and spoilage can occur very quickly, even with fairly dry grain. With average daily temperatures now in the mid 40’s to low 50’s, newly stored grain should be cooled down as soon as possible. While stored grain should be cooled to 30 to 40 degrees for winter storage, the sooner we get grain temperatures down, the better. Fans might need to be run several times during the fall to get grain down to wintertime storage temperatures. The time required to completely cool a bin of grain depends on fan size. In general terms, a large drying fan will take 10-20

hours to cool a bin of grain. However, a small aeration fan can take a week or more to completely cool a full bin. In either case, it is best to measure the temperature of the air coming out of the grain to see if cooling is complete. It is also much better to error on the side of running the fan too long rather than turn it off too soon. If grain is dried down to the proper moisture and correctly cooled, it should store very well through the winter. Even so, it is best to check stored grain at least every two weeks during the winter and once a week in warmer weather. To do a good job checking grain, inspect and probe the grain for crusting, damp grain and warm spots. Also, run the fan for just a few minutes and smell the exhaust air for any off odors. For more details, order a copy of “Managing Dry Grain in Storage,” AED-20 from Midwest Plan Service at

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GARAGE SALE GARAGE SALE: Hugh Inside Sale, Sat., Oct. 29, 8:30 -1. CNW RR memorabilia, antique oak kitchen table, coffee table, office chair, Oak china Hutch, pictures, dishes, adult winter coats, toys, high chair, potty chair, booster seat, stroller, and great kids clothes infant to size 7. Something for everyone!

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Logan Herald-Observer October 26, 2011

Members of Logan-Magnolia’s 2011 football team include, in front from the left, Chris Bridgeford, Quin Mann, Jordan Muxfeldt, Gannon Cunard, Nate Fender, Dominic Snyder, Eric Brosnahan, Brian Zephier, Grant Whisney, Cole Davis; second row, John Thiele, James Branstetter, Justin Yost, Nick Knudsen, Brennan Azinger, Caden McDonald, Paul Hutson, Austin Ettleman, Logan Melby, Tanner Winther, Nick Edney; third row, Robert Perkins, Ty Pitt, Adam Thompson, Drake Cohrs, Colton Fisher, Joe Small, Colton Small, Tyler Coffin, Logan Worley; fourth row, Robert Rydberg, Jake Riesland, Seth Smith, Dillon Bonham, Jacob Stueve, Brady Charbonneau, Kaleb Reynek, Brett Greenwood, Cameron Waldron, Zach Stewart, Jason Yost, Gabe Holben; back row, managers Joee Hammitt, Staci Baker, Jade Larson, Photo: Mary Darling Lynzee Rosengren, Tasha Coberly, Ellen McGrew.

2011 RECORD Lo-Ma vs Mo. V alley 39-0 Lo-Ma vs Clarinda 35-13 Lo-Ma vs Audubon 44-6 Lo-Ma vs Treynor 35-7 Lo-Ma vs Clarinda Acd. 61-6 Lo-Ma vs Tri-Center 53-15 Lo-Ma vs Underwood 42-14 Lo-Ma vs Griswold 42-6 Lo-Ma vs St. Albert 19-35

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Logan Herald-Observer 10-26-11