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Harrison County Diaper Drive


Harrison County Home and Public Health (HCHPH) is sponsoring a Diaper Drive through Feb. 14. Bring donations to Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Logan; West Central Office, Logan; (HCHPH), Logan; Missouri Valley City Hall; Mondamin Public Library or Woodbine City Hall.


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SHORT TAKES HUNTER SAFETY PROGRAM The Harrison County Conservation Board will host a Hunter Safety Class from 6-9:30 p.m., March 19, 21 and 22, at Willow Lake Re-creation Area. Participants must be 12 years old and attend all three nights to receive certification. Registra-tion is only online and space is limited. No cost. To register, go to and search for Hunter Education program. Scroll down to the 3/19/12 class at Woodbine. For more information, please call 712647-2785.


Interest savings, policies and procedures on council agenda Mary Darling Editor Logan City Admin-istrator Angela Winther informed council members Jan. 23, that the city could save interest on the aquatic center loan by changing

the date of the payment. According to Jim Randall of Community Bank that holds the loan, if the city changed its bond payment date to March 1 from June 1 each year, it could save $88,454 in interest charges during the life the loan.

Randall presented three options to the council, with council members agreeing to go forward with option I that called for the March 1 payment and to prepare a new agreement with Community Bank. Winther told the council that the Swimming Pool

Board met Jan. 18 and plans to meet the third Wednesday of each month. In order to be compliant with new American Disability Association requirements, a chair lift needs to be purchased for the pool. Winther said the cost for the lift is approxi-


Harrison County FIRST Lego League teams presented their research projects at the Jamboree Jan. 25 at the Logan Community Center. Teams included, clockwise from top left, West Harrison Brick Masters; Z.Z.’s Fruit Harvesters; Germ Busters and Ice Pack Attack. The team from Woodbine had already held a Display Night, so did not attend. This year’s research topic was “Food Factor” regarding food safety practices. Photos: Mary Darling

Mary Darling Editor Four FIRST LEGO league teams gathered at the Logan Community

The Harrison County Democrats will hold its next County Central committee meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 2 at Gurney’s Restaurant, Missouri Valley. Contact Make Raine at 712-488-6015 with questions.

Center Jan. 25 to share their research with each other and those in attendance. This year’s theme was “Food Factor,” with students researching how

food if grown and delivered from farm or production facility to tables, schools, restaurants and elsewhere. The West Harrison Brick Masters researched

the safe production of honey. Their research also included a conference call with Sen. Steve SEE JAMBOREE Page 2

Friday, Feb. 3, is the big night planned by the Logan Chamber of Commerce to thank customers for their support and also to have a fun time with the Ugly Sweater Contest. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at 6 Pack and a Rib Rack. Those attending have two meals to choose from – pulled pork or brisket – for $4.99 each. The chamber will pick up the difference. (The restaurant operates on a cash only basis). The judging of the Ugly Sweater Contest begins at 7 p.m. For the past two weeks, entry boxes have been in participating stores to enter the drawing to win one of three prizes: A 19-inch flat screen TV; $50 gift certificate to 6 Pack and a Rib Rack or a stereo shelf unit with Ipod dock. Raffle winners will be drawn following the judging of the sweaters. You must be present to win. There are three places for winners of the Ugly Sweater Contest – ugly, SEE APPRECIATION Page 2

Strong sales show land market appears to be holding Nikki Davis For The Observer


Chamber sweater contest Friday Editor

Signup for the Logan Soccer Program will be Feb. 1-15 at Side Street Mercantile, Logan. The Optimist Club is in charge of the program this year. For more information you can contact Sarah Moss at 644-3649.

The next Logan American Legion Post 118 breakfasts will be Sun., Feb. 19, beginning at 7 a.m. at the Logan Community Center. The event is to raise funds for the Veterans’ Monument as well as sending Lo-Ma students to Boys and Girls State. The menu will include pancakes, eggs, and sausage. Donations only.


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mately $5,300, and she plans to apply for a grant to help with the purchase. The pool board also has begun advertising for managers and lifeguards.

It’s been labeled as the next, possible speculative financial “bubble.” It’s farmland. And there is no denying prices are on the rise. In fact, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa farmland value has increased 32.5 percent from 2010 to $6,708 per acre, according to the results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November, 2011. “The market appears to be holding,” Iowa State University Economics Professor and Extension Farm Management

Economist Michael Duffey who conducts the annual survey said. “There have been some strong sales.” One of those strong sales includes Randy Pryor Real Estate and Auction’s Jan. 4, 32acre tract along the Boyer River bottom. The land, with a corn sustainability rating (CSR) of 85, went for $12,500 per acre. The price is one Pryor believes might be the highest in the history of Harrison County, even though it didn’t surprise him. “Even with today’s lofty levels, there’s still a three to five percent return on farmland investments. And CD rates at the bank aren’t even at one percent, so if you have the funds, it

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makes more sense to have the farmland than to have money just sitting in the bank,” 35 year farmland auction veteran Pryor said. “I thought this tract of land would bring in around 10 ($10,000 per acre), and I knew there were some neighbors interested in it. It was just above the range, so it was not completely extravagant. It was a small surprise, but I wasn’t shocked.” It’s the rate increase in 2011 and those high dollar amounts such as Pryor’s auction that has led to concerns of farmland being the next speculative bubSEE FARM LAND Page 2

Randy Pryor was hard at work Jan. 23 during the Bothwell Land Auction at Shadow Valley Golf Course. The sale ended at $4,800 per acre which included tillable acres as well as wooded ground. The trend in auctions leads Pryor to believe farmland isn’t just the next speculative financial “bubble.” Photo: Nikki Davis

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COUNCIL: Bond interest saved FARMLAND: Values holding FROM PAGE 1 Included in the policies and procedures resolution approved at the meeting were: •Date for council meetings as the first and third Mondays of each month •First National Bank of Logan and Community Bank as depositories •Named Joe Lauterbach as the city attorney •Named council member Skip Johnson as mayor pro-tem •Named Elmer Smith as the police chief and retained all present employees

Mayor Randy Fetter appointed the council members to the various city committees, they included: •Police Committee: Randy Fetter, Skip Johnson and Wes Greve •Water/wastewater committee: Dennis Crum and Wes Greve •Street Committee: Dee Clark and Nick Lefeber •Personnel Committee: Randy Fetter, Skip Johnson and Nick Lefeber •Parks and Recreation: Dee Clark and Dennis Crum Chris Hartwig, representing the Chamber of Commerce, informed the

council that the new Logan website is in the final stages and would be launched Feb. 1. “We are hoping to make it a one stop site for resources,” Hartwig said. “If you have any ideas to make it a better site, let the chamber know.” Hartwig also reminded the council of the upcoming Customer Appreciation/Ugly Sweater Contest night of Feb. 3 and invited members to attend. Building permits were approved for Brian Dinsmore, 321 S. Maple Ave., install sign; Logan-Magnolia School District, Industrial Park Lot 3, bus storage building.

APPRECIATION: Fun Night Feb. 3 FROM PAGE 1 uglier and ugliest, with these winners receiving $25, $50 and $100 in Logan Dollars, respectively. Door prizes also are

being awarded throughout the evening and include $50 gift certificates from Eby Drug and Logan Super Foods, $25 in Logan Dollars from Logan Health

and Fitness, a one-year subscription to the Logan Herald-Observer, t-shirts from Custom Apparel and a variety of hats and other T-shirts.


Members of Z.Z.’s Fruit Harvesters present their research project at the Jamboree Jan. 25 at the Logan Community Center. Photo: Mary Darling

FROM PAGE 1 King. “We were the first school that ever did that with Steve King,” said Coach Kim Nunez. Ice Pack Attack from Logan researched how to keep milk cold and avoid spoilage on field trips and in lunch boxes. Their coaches are Susan Rosengren and Rob Hingstrum. Germ Busters, coached by Bill and Bruce DeWitt, focused on how to keep food a safe temperature in the cafeteria and Z.Z.’s Fruit Harvesters, coached

by Lori Lockwood and Cheri Kersten, researched the safe production of apples. The Ice Pack Attack team recently competed at the State Championship in Ames Jan. 14. They didn’t place but, according to coach Rosengren, “Had a great time.” Besides their research projects, the students also built and programmed robots to maneuver through a number of predetermined missions earning points for each mission completed. The FIRST LEGO

league was first introduced in Harrison County four years ago and now includes seven teams. Sponsors for the teams include: Logan Kiwanis Club, Bill Cunard of Culligan Water Conditioning, Logan Do It Best, Lori’s Custom Apparel, Harrison County Farm Bureau, BCS Bus-iness Cleaning Solutions, First National Bank of Logan, Jones Homes, Woodbine Kiwanis Club, Woodbine Optimist Club and the Harrison County Extension Office.

FROM PAGE 1 ble at the state and national levels. “Some people feel farmers are setting themselves up for a fall similar to the 1980s,” Duffy said. “Without a doubt, it’s an interesting time and something to watch.” One thing to watch is the gross yield per acres on that farmland. As prices per bushel increase, so will the farmland value in conjunction. For example, in 2005, corn prices averaged $1.94 per bushel in Iowa and the estimated price in November, 2011, is $6.05 per bushel. That taken into consideration, the 32-acre tract Pryor sold with the 85 CSR would be a highly desirable land. Harrison County’s average CSR is 54.4. And, according to Pryor, an auction is the only way to find out just how desirable the land is. “Auctions have become more prevalent the past 10 years. Ninety-five percent of our land is sold by the auction method because we keep setting new highs,” Pryor said. “The only way to get top prices is to bid for them. Think about it: Anything that is a rare commodity is auctioned whether it’s oil paintings, antiques or rare cars, because no one really knows what they’re worth. The only way to determine the value, is to let people raise their bids in a competitive manner. It’s called ‘true price discovery.’” According to ISU Extension, it might just be the auction method that is aiding in the all-time record high value. There appears to be a rapid increase in the use of the auction method as preliminary analysis of 2011 sales data shows an increase in price by utilizing an auction. One respon-

dent said: “Economics may get the person to the auction, but emotion often leads to the purchase.” This is a point Pryor agrees with. “We always start the bidding low because the end value has nothing to do with the beginning. But farmland will always first attract neighbors due to the convenience. A neighboring farmer will usually set the pace as this might be a once in a lifetime opportunity for them,” Pryor said. Just a few more reasons economists, such as Duffy, are watching the trend as a possible bubble, but even Duffy believes farmland values should remain strong for the next several months. Duffy believes there are certain components that might affect whether the farmland values will be able to maintain their current levels, such as government policies, the performance of the overall economy, the amount of debt incurred and more. Another topic Pryor added to the Duffy’s list is that of the first time buyer. “If you’re a first time buyer and borrowing money without assets or other land, you should take caution. But I don’t think that’s ever changed,” Pryor said. “A first time buyer, whether spending $2,000 or $10,000 per acre, will have their work cut out for them. I mean, if it was easy, everyone would do it. Farmland is always a good investment if you can handle it.” However, it also is Pryor that is standing firm on his belief: “Farmland value is not a bubble.” He stated two reasons: 1. The main reason it’s not a bubble is that a lot of the high priced farmland is the result of the profit in which farms have been

generating. Pryor pointed to older farmers who have owned certain land for multiple years. “There’s no place else to push to make your farm make more money,” he said. “It’s a good place to invest your profits.” And 2. Pryor believes the farm debt percentages aren’t as high as in the past. “Farmers aren’t as leveraged today as they were in the late 70s and early 80s,” he said. “I just don’t see an immediate crash, which is exactly what a ‘bubble’ can cause.” Pryor’s belief is land values will correct themselves, but they won’t crash. Instead, he believes it will lead to more buying opportunities, as opposed to a crash. “I think people that foresee a bubble will see it when the next depression comes … which I’m guessing will be around 2050,” he said, chuckling. “If you want speculation on a bubble crash, that’s just what it is: Speculation. Land gets more expensive. History shows that. We just have interesting times ahead of us in agriculture because we are now a global market when it comes to food. And I really, really believe that.” Duffy’s outlook for potential farmland buyers is slightly more cautious. “Carefully evaluate the individual parcel of land,” Duffy said. “Evaluate how land fits into your portfolio. Don’t buy land based on what other people are saying or doing, but, has to be based on your circumstances.” Caution might be worth heeding as nothing but time will tell where the farmland value trend will lead, only speculation: Whether it be the bubble, or Pryor’s predicted Depression of 2050.

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Western Community College, Cass County Campus in Atlantic. Workshops for new 4-H judges and judges workshops for photography, ag and natural resources, science, engineering and technology, visual arts and food and nutrition will all be held. They are looking for new judges to help out at

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

A new chapter in the book of life Not knowing how he’d react, I walked into his office with sweaty palms and racing heart, and a rash was quickly spreading up my neck. Thank goodness I wore a turtleneck. I can count on one hand how many times I’ve been to our publisher’s office, as I don’t typically involve myself in anything other than doing my job or helping co-workers meet the daily deadlines that come with producing a new and different project each and every day. The constant stress of it all is what kept me in the same career for the past 30 years, and I’ve loved every minute of it. Knowing his day gets busy minutes after he arrives, I wanted to get in there before anyone else and before his phone started to ring. I rehearsed my speech once more in my head, gathered up my papers and marched in there, trying to muster up confidence so I didn’t look like I was about to have a nervous breakdown. My speech came down to just one sentence, as I tried to sum it up quickly so I wouldn’t have a heart attack and end up slumped over his desk. “I love my job, but I’m giving my notice.” Friday is my last day to sit at a desk amidst the hustle and bustle of newspaper life, although I’m not leaving the “family,” I’m just moving out, on my own. Publisher Steve Curd graciously accepted my resignation and lifted the guilt I was feeling for moving onto another chapter in my life. Knowing the love and passion I have for this newspaper, he agreed to my proposal to continue writing this column as well as articles for special sections. I can’t thank him enough for understanding my decision and allowing me to continue contributing to the paper. This column isn’t big enough for me to thank all of my past and current co-workers who are, and always will be, part of my life. The Examiner has been my rock, my foundation for the past 30 years and I will be forever in debt to these people who helped me through times of sorrow as well as to share my happiness. They may not be co-workers any longer, but they will always be lifelong friends. I’m so fortunate to have had the chance to “grow up” within the confines of the newspaper way of life. They say ink runs through the veins of true newspaper people and I would know, as I’ve never wanted to do anything else besides work here. I contemplated whether or not I should reveal this new chapter in my life, since I could have continued on, week after week, and who would know the difference whether I was writing from the office or home. Since beginning this column eight years ago, I’ve written about my life – good and bad, and it’s always been the honest-to-goodness truth, which at times, was probably more information than I needed to share with the public. If I can’t write from the heart, I won’t write at all. The story continues next week – same place, same day – as I begin a new adventure.


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The town built on miscalculations Little Sioux was one of the oldest and fastest growing towns in Harrison County. Its prospects were so good that for a time the County Fair was held near the town and they also partnered with a fledgling Monona County during their fair. The future looked bright as numerous businesses formed and thrived in town. In 1866, the Sioux City and Pacific Railroad planned a new line down the Missouri River and Little Sioux was in its path. Town boosters believed a railroad would insure the town’s future as a major city. Unfortunately, the track passed through low-flood prone swamp ground northwest of Little Sioux and an ancient river channel also presented potential economic harm to the enterprise. Planners knew they would have to build unusually high trestles and partly fill the water-logged low spots. Even then, floods might still block the railroad and cost the company money it couldn’t afford. Nineteenth century equivalents of modern number crunchers calculat-

ed the cost-benefit and decided the project was too risky without outside help. The company proposed that Little Sioux help pay the cost with a tax levy. Towns people were divided and many didn’t understand why Little Sioux should be singled out, while other towns that would also benefit from the railroad would not have to help the company. Negotiations continued, but both sides failed to reach an agreement. Thus, the Sioux City and Pacific Railroad chose a new route as the Canadian owners of the proposed Keystone pipeline must do. Surveyors took the new route as the Canadian owners of the proposed Keystone pipeline must do. Surveyors took the new route a mile or more west and southwest of Little Sioux. They bought land near the Little Sioux River and built a depot. Construction workers built a side track and depot. The company then waited for new residents and businesses to flock to the new town. Planners plotted lots north to the Little Sioux

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River, and they waited. Curiously, little happened. The expected migration of people and profit failed to materialize, because Little Sioux was still a viable community close enough to the track that its residents could still profit from the improved transportation the railroad offered. A village was platted on the east side of the railroad by a man named Crab and by Samuel Dewell. They named one site Malta and the other River Sioux. However, without a depot, business there failed, too. The railroad executives could not tolerate a section of the railroad that was a net drain on their resources so they agreed to a compromise. The railroad company bought a half interest in

the town east of the tracks and moved the track and depot to their new property. The new town attracted some people and businesses, and a new school was built two years after the company platted River Sioux. A Methodist Episcopal Church organized about the same time and soon, the town had a post office. Little Sioux and River Sioux never achieved the greatness the author of the 1891 Harrison County History believed they might have. He believed that the two towns were located on the best part of the Missouri River between Omaha and Sioux City and could have been a city like Omaha. True or not, River Sioux is the town that miscalculation built.

News from the Extension Service

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map says: Balmy weather Earlier this week, the USDA released the revised Plant Hardiness Zone Map for the United States. Throughout the years, the Zone Map has been a useful tool to communicate between nurserymen and their clients across the country about plant species that are appropriately hardy for a location. The new map has some interesting changes. Throughout my early years, much of west central Iowa was in Hardiness Zone 4b, slipping into a 5a in the southwestern part of the state. What that meant was that for zone 4b, the average winter low temperature fell between –20F degrees and –25F degrees. And I full well remember pretty commonly getting that cold for at least a couple of days each winter. For zone 5a, those average winter lows were between –15 and –20F. This week’s revision of the charts arose from weather station data collect-

ed between 1976 and 2005, and shows consistently warmer winter temperatures across most of the United States. Some of the revision from the older charts is merely the result of improved data collection. Kim Kaplan, a USDA spokeswoman, said that much of the map’s trend toward warmer temperatures compared with 1990, especially evident in the Northeast, may be attributed to better data. More research would be needed to prove the U.S. is warming, she said. But the winter temperature minima in several stations have been trending warmer across much of the continental U.S. For years, there was an area in southwest Iowa that appeared anomalously warm and that was apparently due to several weather reporting stations (for example Atlantic, Iowa) that were placed in a location that was consistently cooler than the surrounding

Rich Pope Harrison County Extension Program Coordinator

area. As a result, almost all of Iowa is now in Zone 5, and western Harrison County is even toying with being in Zone 5b (with winter minimum temps of –10 to –15F). The importance of all this zone business, of course, lies in choosing plants that are hardy enough to survive our winters. For example, 30 years ago, we were at or just north of the range for things like peaches, apricots, some apple varieties like the Arkansas black, and pecan trees. Redbuds are another marginal plant that just survive at the edges of their

range when planted in protected areas. But with the warmer winters leading to hardiness zone change, the range of plants like these has likely shifted north as much as 150 miles. To check out the new maps, go t o And remember when you peruse those garden catalogues, you can freely consider Zone 5 plants with confidence. For more information, contact Rich Pope at the Harrison County Extension Office at or 644-2105.

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Harrison County Sheriff Report By Sheriff Pat Sears Jan. 19 •Deputy Knickman stopped a vehicle on U.S. Highway 30 for a traffic violation. An open container of alcohol was found in the truck. James Linnertz, Missouri Valley was arrested and transported to jail. Linnertz was charged with OWI second offense and open container of alcohol in a vehicle. Jan. 20 •Deputy Knickman assisted fire units with a grass fire north of Modale. Jan. 22 •Deputy Knickman responded to a 911 hang up on Tama Trail. It was found that 911 was accidentally called and all was OK. •Deputy Cohrs took a report of shots being fired around Romney Place. The caller thinks the shots were fired in the area to disturb his hunt. •Deputy Cohrs assisted Modale fire with a grass fire on Interstate 29. •Deputy Clemens inves-

tigated the theft of property from a residence on Oneida Avenue. It was discovered the property was removed in an effort to clean up the property for sale. The items will be returned to the caller. Jan. 23 •Deputy Sieck transported Brad Wise from the Pottawattamie County Jail to Harrison County on an outstanding arrest warrant. •Deputy Cohrs investigated the theft of services in Little Sioux., Dane Larsen, Little Sioux was charged with theft after his water was shut off for nonpayment, then turned back on without permission. Jan. 24 • Deputy Doiel took a call reporting speeding trucks on Austin Avenue. The area will be patrolled for violators. Jan. 25 •Deputy Denton is investigating the theft of a vehicle from Little Sioux. A second vehicle was found nearby that was reported stolen

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Courthouse Fines & Fees SMALL CLAIMS Portfolio Recovery Association vs Jeanie Tiffin, Mondamin Portfolio Recovery Association vs Kasandra Kujala, Woodbine Midland Funding LLC vs Jeanie Tiffin, Mondamin Jack Peterson vs Jeff Blakeburn, Brittney Casey, Missouri Valley Ellen Dahl vs Rodney Tacner, Blair, Neb. Aspen Exteriors, Inc. vs Jeannette Stoddard, Missouri Valley Jerry Malone vs Shannon Mahlberg, Dunlap Merchants Credit Adjusters vs Babby Donnelson, Mondamin Merchants Credit Adjusters vs Diana Roberts, Missouri Valley

from South Dakota. Working with South Dakota officers a suspect was developed. The suspect and the stolen car were located in Kentucky. Charges are pending. Jan. 26 •Deputy Doiel is investigating damage to state property north of Missouri Valley. Jan. 27 •Deputy Sieck transported a subject from Dunlap to SPEEDING Mercy Hospital on a mental Stephanie Riley, health order that directed Magnolia further treatment. Robin McClannahan, •Any criminal charge is Mondamin merely an accusation and the Lynne Nelsen, Pisgah Julie Budwell, Missouri defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven Valley Michael Taylor, Persia guilty. Angela Lair, Crescent Nicholas Lary, Woodbine Zachary Chapin, Missouri Valley Schultz, court officers deed VIOLATIONS Merle & Rosalie Heim Troy Rath, Pisgah, fail to to William & Paula Heim, yield half of roadway warranty deed Brandon Boehler, Honey Gary & Daun Koke to Creek, failure to have valid Gary & Daun Koke, license/permit James Brown, Trustees, warranty deed Larry & Nancy Meyer Woodbine, financial liabilito Union Pacific RR ty coverage; operation without registration Com., warranty deed Annette Stolz, Little Willow Road, Inc. to Sioux, fail to maintain seat Kennth Kline etal, warbelts raty deed Susan McColley, Pisgah, Michael & Barbara fail to obey stop sign Nielson to Liberty Marian Thurman, Landing, LLC, warranty Missouri Valley, financial deed liability coverage Donald Dean RuehlDarryl Cleaver, man Trust to Willow Woodbine, seat belts Road, Inc., warranty Roy Morris, Woodbine, deedWillow Road, Inc. to seat belts Arts Heirs, warranty Eric Brosnahan, Logan, deed. fail to display registration Dennis D. Huff to plate Leonard Ratliff, Missouri Dennis & Darcy Huff, Valley, overweight quit claim deed

Real Estate Transfers Arthur Camenzind to Art Camenzind Farms, LLC, warranty deed Arthur Camenzind, etal to Art Camenzind Farms, LLC, warranty deed Arthur Camenzind, etal to Art Camenzind Farms, LLC, warranty deed Arthur Camenzind to Art Camenzind Farms, LLC, warranty deed JAR Farms, Ltd to James R. Goodman, warranty deed Rock & Anne Marie Kunneman to Max Ray Kunneman, warranty deed B Double R Farms, LLC to Arts Heirs, Inc., warranty deed Federal National MTG Asso. To Danny Cohrs, warranty deed Estate of Regina Jones to Kenneth & Carla Jones, court officer’s deed Greg E. Purcell to Robert L. Purcell, quit claim deed Crossroads of Western Iowa, Inc. to Roger & Louise Goff, warranty deed Leeward Investment Group, LLC to Leeward

Partners, LLC, warranty deed Larry & Barbara Warner to Warner Trust, warranty deed Jodi Roden to John Roden, quit claim deed Douglas W. McMahan to Jerry & Debbie Kenkel etal, warranty deed Arthur & Carol McNamaria to Richard & Madonna Hull, quit claim deed Eugene & Irene McGinn, etal to Sullivan Supply, Inc., warranty deed Nationstar MTG LLC to Federal National Mortgage Asso., quit claim deed Gwendolyn Porter Estate to Ronald & Sheri Schultz, court officers deed Gwendolyn Porter Estate to Ronald & Sherri Schultz, court officers deed Gwendolyn Porter Estate to Ronald & Sheri Schultz, court officers deed Gwendolyn Porter Estate to Ronald & Sherri

DISTRICT COURT State of Iowa vs Travis Mustard, OWI first offense. Sixty days in jail with 58 suspended. $1,250 fine. Unsupervised probation for one year. Ordered to obtain drug/alcohol evaluation and complete drinking driver’s school. State of Iowa vs Paul B. Myler, OWI first offense. Deferred judgment for one year. $625 civil penalty. Unsupervised probation for one year. Ordered to obtain drug/alcohol evaluation and complete drinking driver’s school. State of Iowa vs Jacob D. Clark, OWI first offense.

Sixty days in jail with 58 suspended. $1,250 fine. Unsupervised probation for one year. Ordered to obtain drug/alcohol evaluation and complete drinking driver’s school. Michael W. Nicholson, OWI, second offense. Ordered to 180 days in jail with 150 suspended. $1,875 fine. Supervised probation for one year. Ordered to obtain drug/alcohol evaluation and drinking driver’s school. State of Iowa vs Christopher Joseph Platte, possession of controlled substance. Thirty days in jail with 28 suspended. $315 fine. Unsupervised probation for six months. Ordered to obtain alcohol/drug evaluation. State of Iowa vs Jack A. Tacner, assault causing bodily injury. Thirty days in jail and $315 fine which was suspended. State of Iowa vs Mattew Wendt, theft in third degree. Deferred judgment for one year. $625 civil penalty. Unsupervised probation for one year. State of Iowa vs Keith B. Motter, driving while barred – habitual offender. Eight days in jail with credit given for eight days served. Ordered to pay fees.

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Logan Herald-Observer February 1, 2012


Logan Ice Pack Attack IFAA offers $97K in scholarships for in Iowa FLL Championship two/four year colleges College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock projects and current undergraduate students may apply for $97,000 in scholarships available from the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural- Advancement. The scholarships are available to freshmen entering any Iowa two or four year post-secondary institution this fall or current undergraduates attending Iowa State University. Applicants must major in animal science or a curriculum in agriculture or human sciences that is related to the animal industry. Awards include: Three $5,500 one-year scholarships; four $5,000 one-year scholarships; one $4,000 one-year scholarship; one $3,000 one-year scholar-

ship; 13 $2,000 one-year scholarships; six $1,500 one-year scholarships; 16, $1,000 one-year scholarships and five $500 oneyear scholarships Applications and additional information are available by visiting the Sale of Champions section of the Iowa State Fair’s website (http://www.iowastatefair.o rg/competition/sale-ofchampions/winners-circlescholarships), or by calling 515-291-3941. Selection will be based on level of 4-H/FFA involvement in livestock project work, livestock exhibition and/or judging, scholarship, leadership and career plans. Applications for current undergraduate students must be postmarked by April 1 and applications for incoming freshmen by May 1.

Sweetheart Snowshoe Hike Harrison County Conservation Board (HCCB) will have a snowshoe hike from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10 at Willow Lake Recreation area. There will be a short hike following candle luminaries along the way and calling for owls. A campfire and hot cocoa will warm up participants when they get back. Each couple also receives a bag of gourmet chocolate to take home. Singles are also welcomed to participate or bring a friend. The hike is designed for young adults and adults.

Snowshoes and poles are provided or bring your own. Wear several layers of clothing and good snow boots. Meet at the Nature Encounter Center. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required by Feb. 8. If there is no snow or severe weather on the 10th, the program will be rescheduled to Feb. 17 at the same time. If there is no snow on that date, the group will just hike and call for owls. To register or for more information, call HCCB at 712-647-2785 ext. 12.

4-H Poultry Workshop set for February 4 Harrison County 4-H’ers and their parents are reminded of the poultry workshop from 9 to 11 a.m., Feb. 4 at the Harrison County Extension Office, 304 E. Seventh St,, Logan. Topics to be discussed will include different breeds of poultry, what to look for when purchasing fowl, the care and handling of the birds and how to show the birds in com-

petition. Youth are not to bring birds for this event. This event is free to 4H families. To pre-register, or if you have questions, call the Extension Office at (712) 644-2105.

The Logan Ice Pack Attack FIRST LEGO League team participated in the FIRST LEGO League championship in Ames Jan. 14. They were one of the 72 selected out of 279 teams in regional events to take part in the championship state tournament. The Iowa FLL championships consisted of nearly 700 youth and coaches from the 72 teams joining together in the opening ceremonies in the atrium of Howe Hall, one of the main engineering buildings on the Iowa State University campus. All 72 team members wore their team t-shirts and some funny hats and chanted their cheers. Throughout the day, following the high energy kick-off event, teams with as many as 10 members moved around the three floors of Hoover and Howe Engineering halls to share what they had learned in their five months of working as a FIRST LEGO league team. Teams were assigned to colored tracks for the room where they did interviews and presentations from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. They participated as teams in interviews on teamwork where they had to complete a task requiring them to work together and then the judges interviewed them on how they worked throughout the season to include everyone and to make decisions and overcome challenges as a team. They also prepared a five minute research project presentation from their research and product development teamwork based on this year’s FLL theme, “Food Factor,” dealing with how food is produced, transported and served to be safe to eat. Following the presentations, the judges asked

Members of the Ice Pack Attack team included, in front from left to right, Hayden Doiel, Kylie Morrison and Abi Rosengren; middle, Nolan Rosengren, Gina Nield, Kolby Morrison, Matthew Soetmelk, coach Susie Rosengren; in back, Rob Hingstrum, coach. Submitted photo questions about who they shared their presentations with in their communities, what some of the most surprising discoveries were, alternatives they found when deciding on their solution and how they thought their solution could really make a difference in their community. Their final interview was with engineers. Teams shared the story of how they built, modified and programmed their robot to complete the missions the team had selected. Throughout the day, between the interviews and presentations, the teams were scheduled to complete three two and a half minute rounds of robotics missions in which they tried to com-

or protect against loss.) Follow a “game plan.” Football Championship Game teams are skilled at creating game plans designed to maximize their own strengths and exploit their opponents’ weaknesses. When you invest, you also can benefit from a game plan — a strategy to help you work toward your goals. This strategy may incorporate several elements, such as taking full advantage of your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan, pursuing new investment opportunities as they arise and reviewing your portfolio regularly to make sure it’s still appropriate for your needs. Stay dedicated to your goals. Virtually all Football Championship teams have had to overcome obstacles, such as injuries, bad weather and a tough schedule. But through persistence and a constant devotion to their ultimate goal, they persevere. As an investor, you’ll face some challenges, too, such as political and economic turmoil that can upset the financial markets. But if you own a diversified mix of quality investments and follow a long-term strategy that’s tailored to your objectives, time horizon and risk tolerance, you can keep moving forward, despite the “bumps in the road” that all investors face. Get good coaching. Football Championship Game

ing day for the teams as they shared what they had learned, but also a rewarding day. The day concluded with awarding of Iowa FIRST Lego League Championship medals for all teams and trophies built out of yellow Legos for the top two places in each of the competitions. “Although Ice Pack Attack did extremely well in their interviews and presentations, they did not go home with a trophy,” said David Seilstad, ISU Extension Youth Program Specialist. “They were gracious professionals and reflected on the most important core value of the FLL – what we discover is more important than what we win.”

Commercial Ag weed, insect plant disease course Feb. 8 Harrison County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instructional Course for commercial pesticide applicators Wed., Feb. 8. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa

State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment program. The local attendance site is the Harrison County Extension Office, 304 E. Seventh St., Logan. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the course

Investors Can Learn Much From Championship Football Games It’s The Football Championship Game time again. And whether you’re a sports fan or not, you can probably learn something from the Football Championship Game teams that you can apply to other endeavors — such as investing. What might these lessons be? Take a look: Pick players carefully. Football Championship Game teams don’t usually get there out of luck; they’ve made it in part because they have carefully chosen their players. And to potentially achieve success as an investor, you, too, need carefully chosen “players” — investments that are chosen for your individual situation. Choose a diversified mix of players. Not only do Football Championship Game teams have good players, but they have good ones at many different positions — and these players tend to play well together. As an investor, you should own a variety of investments with different capabilities — such as stocks for growth and bonds for income — and your various investments should complement, rather than duplicate, one another. Strive to build a diversified portfolio containing investments appropriate for you situation, such as stocks, bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit (CDs) and other vehicles. Diversifying your holdings may help reduce the effects of market volatility. (Keep in mind, though, that diversification, by itself, can’t guarantee a profit

plete as many of the 12 missions they could on the mission field. Missions all related to the “Food Factors” theme, with tasks such as catching fish and releasing the small ones, removing rats from the warehouse area, emptying bacteria dispensers, setting the cooking timer to a safe temperature, delivering groceries to the table, removing corn from the harvester and bringing ice cream and pizza loops back to base. The teams built innovative looking robots, some with wheels, some with gears and some with tracks for getting around. They also designed interesting attachments to lift, gather, and retrieve objects during their missions. It was an exhaust-

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teams typically are wellcoached, with disciplined head coaches and innovative offensive and defensive coordinators. When you’re trying to achieve many financial goals — such as a comfortable retirement, control over your investment taxes and a legacy to leave to your family — you, too, can benefit from strong “coaching.” As your “head coach,” you might choose a financial professional — someone who can help you identify your goals and recommend an appropriate investment strategy to help you work toward them. And your financial professional can coordinate activities with your other “coaches,” such as your tax and legal advisors. Unless you’re a professional football player, you won’t ever experience what it’s like to play in the Football Championship. However, achieving your financial goals can be a fairly big event in your life — and to help work toward that point, you can take a few tips from the teams that have made it to the Big Game. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Registration fee is $35. To register or obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Office in Harrison County by calling 644-2105. The course will provide continuing instructional

credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 1A, 1B, 1C and 10. Topics to be covered include equipment calibration and safe application techniques, drift management, pesticide labels, pesticide stewardship, pests and pest management. Certified Crop Advisor Continuing Education Units in Pest Management will be offered at this program. Any interested participant should bring his or her CCA number. Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered by the PME program can be accessed at PME/ComAp.html.


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Logan Herald-Observer

6 February 1, 2012


Harrison County Harrison County Sheriff generosity warms investigating West Harrison residents’ hearts

School de-pantsing incident

By Mike Brownlee OWH News Service The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is close to finishing an investigation into an alleged de-pantsing incident involving the principal at West Harrison High School. Callie Merriman, 15, has accused principal Mike Loftin of pulling her pants down to her knees in front of fellow students. Sheriff Patrick Sears Gifts for adopted families were waiting to be claimed at the Logan Community Center prior confirmed he has spoken to Christmas. Submitted photo with both Merriman and Loftin and he expects the This year, West Central ten them this year.” cash donations received investigation to wrap up Community Action According to Lugsch, from 52 donors. The total in the next few days. The school asked (WCCA) and the Veterans many were overwhelmed donations received were of Foreign Wars Auxiliary by the generosity shown to from 110 donors including authorities to investigate, Harrison County Christ- them by complete individuals, families and Sears said. Merriman is a guard on mas Adoption Program strangers and many were groups with a total value of helped provide the joy and moved to tears when they $26,130. the girls basketball team. spirit of Christmas to 142 came in to pick up their “West Central Com- Loftin coaches the varsity Harrison County families. gifts. munity Action relies on squad. The team was That included 274 chilLugsch said 142 families the generosity of the com- about to board a bus for a dren and 150 adults for a completed an application munity to provide many of game when it happened, total of 424 individuals. between Nov. 1 and Dec. 9 the services we offer,” she said. “These families may not with 97 of those families Lugsch said. “People thank Merriman was wearing have had a merry adopted, with gifts provid- me frequently for what I warm-up pants but had Christmas without help,” ed by 58 donors. The 45 do; it’s simply a part of my forgotten her shorts at said Amy Lugsch of families that were not job, which I love. But it is home that day. She had WCCA. “But thanks to the adopted, each received a you, the donors, who gone home to grab them, generosity and selflessness VISA gift card worth $50 make programs like this a but they were still in her of those who participated, for groceries for a holiday reality. Thank you so much purse when she and some many children awoke meal and $25 for each fam- for assisting with this teammates left the girls Christmas morning to find ily member listed. This endeavor.” locker room. that Santa had not forgot- was provided from the “When I came out, I was standing by the boys locker room. We were just standing there, and he was talking and I guess he meant it as a joke and just

yanked at my warm-up pants,” Callie said. “I screamed, ‘I’m not wearing any pants underneath!’” The warm-up pants went down to her knees. Callie went to the ground immediately to try to hide her underwear and pulled her pants back up. “I felt really shocked. Embarrassed. I was real humiliated because all the boys were behind me,” she said. Repeated attempts to reach Loftin on Thursday were unsuccessful. West Harrison Superintendent Joel Foster declined to say whether Loftin was still employed or had been suspended, describing the incident as a personnel matter. Media outlets reported West Harrison students said they’ve been told not to talk about the incident and that websites with news reports of the incident have been blocked. Foster said the school has not threatened disciplinary action for talking about the incident. “We’ve asked them not to disrupt the learning environment,” Foster said. “We do have the right to block content that disrupts our learning environment,” he said of the websites.

Lo-Ma students on first semester Honor Rolls FSA allocates The names of LoganMagnolia junior-senior students named to the Silver and Gold Honor Rolls for the first semester were recently released. Students on the gold Honor Roll with grade points of 3.7 and above include (*denotes all A’s): Seventh grade: Hailey Clark, Danielle Dobbs, Kristin Foreman*, Danielle Gochenour, Chloe Hansen*, Megan Lorentzen, Shance McGrew, Gina Nield*, Jenna Peschel, Cheyenne Reynek*. Eighth grade: Mallory Baber*, Bryn Davies*, Grady Emswiler, Katelyn Gochenour, Victoria Johnson*, Wyatt Oviatt, Alex Pirolo*, Anna Readman*, E z r a S h a f f e r, A b b y Straight*, Andrew Walski, Ally Wills, Luke Worley. Freshmen: Dillon Bonham, Ellen McGrew*, Erin Peschel, Sarah Riley*, Brett Rosengren, Sarah Stueve. Sophomores: Chloe Baber, Bruce DeWitt, Brett Greenwood, Alex Kanuss*, Ridge Meeker, Owen Pitt, Molly Weber. Juniors: Morgan Beckner, James Branstetter*, Emily Dickinson*, Austin

Ettleman*, Yingxue Huang*, Paul Hutson*, Brock Myers*, Courtney Oviatt*, Braden Rosengren*, CheyAnne Royer, Erin Schramm, Savannah Sheets, John Thiele, Dylan Vaughn. Seniors: Parker Bolte, Alex Cohrs, Courtney Cox, Kaitlyn Craft, Cole Davis*, Quinton Doiel, Kaitlyn Dougherty*, Kaitlyn Gochenour*, Quinton Mann, Shelby Marquardt*, Caleb Mether*, Brilee Millsap, Daniel Norton*, Taylor Olsen*, Alexis Smithson, Dominic Sndyer, Samuel Thompson, And-rew Willard*. Named to the first semester Silver Honor Rolls with grade points of 3.20 to 3.69 were: Seventh grade: Austin Adair, Shelby Buffum, Mackenzie Christensen, Austin Haner, Devin Holcomb, Drake Johnsen, William Kowalk, Joy Marcum, Rachel Stueve, Bradyn Wilson. Eighth grade: Megan Hiller, Vincent Killpack, Julia Lambertsen, Morgan Melby, Jameson Muxfeldt, Jarek Richardson, Martha Sherwood, Justin Thomas,

Boyer River Arts makes future plans Boyer River Arts, still in its first year, has begun to look at program planning for as much as two years ahead. Programming for the arts will include visutal arts, music, architecture, poetry and literature and theatre. Members agree that it is important to plan ahead. A committee of interested persons to help with this is being formed. Anyone who would like to be a part of the planning committee is asked to call Norma Coret 712-647-2239. BRA’s Board consists of

Don Doumakes, chair; Misty Bush, Lou Waite, Dianne Walker and Sue Lary. The Executive Committee includes: Jan Creasman, chair; Virgil Lary, vice-chair, Norma Coret, secretary and Fonda Allen, treasurer. An upcoming meeting is planning for Feb. 2 at 209 Ely Street, Woodbine.

Elizabeth Wiener, Riley Wohlers. Colton Freshmen: Fisher, Taylor Gebel, Laura Lambertsen, Lukas Monico, Ty Pit, Kaleb Reynek, Toni Springston, Jacob Stueve, Allyson Thompson, Hannah Thomsen. Sophomores: Bradley Benson, Cade Bolte, Denisha Dobbs, Anthony Harker, Maysen Jones, Chelsea Lautrup, Kaitlyn Lorentzen, Gabrille Mc-Hugh, Courtlyn Meyer, Robert Rydberg, Thomas Shields, Megan Troxel, Haley Whisney, Logan Worley. Juniors: Brennan Azinger, Ashley Bradshaw, Jacquelyn DeWitt, Kacie Hartwig, Kendra Holcomb, Cheyenne Jensen, Monica Lambertsen, Logan Melby, Christopher Peterson, Haleigh Rife, Lani Wegner. Seniors: Jocalyn Camenzind, Nathan Fender, Kaitlyn Craft, Nathan Fender, Quintin Mann, Shelby Marquardt, Brilee Millsap, Sydney Pickle, Ethan Pitt, Samuel Thompson and Amanda Winchell.

Asked about Merriman’s comment that Loftin is, “not allowed to come back ... until I’m, like, comfortable with him coming back. Or they are not going to let him come back,” Foster again stated it was a personnel matter and declined to comment. Friday morning Foster issued a statement, which read in part: “On Saturday, Jan. 21, it was brought to my attention that there might have been an incident between a staff member and a student on Friday evening, Jan. 20. I immediately began investigating this incident and the West Harrison Community Schools responded to the allegations in an appropriate manner.” Jonna Wyant, Merriman’s mother, said Loftin pulled Callie’s pants down in front of both the girls and boys teams. “There are a lot of witnesses,” she said. Attempts to reach possible witnesses Thursday were unsuccessful. Along with phone messages that went unreturned, one mother who answered declined to comment. - Andrew J. Nelson of the World-Herald News Service contributed to this report.

emergency funding for forest restoration A total of $10.8 million of Emergency Conservation Program and Emergency Forest Restoration Program funding has been received for Iowa’s farmers to repair land that was damaged by 2011 natural disasters. “ECP funds will help producers rehabilitate farmland that has been devastated by natural disasters,” said John Whitaker, State Executive Director. “White EFRP will help in the restoration of private forest land.” Counties receiving ECP funds for Missouri River flooding are: Woodbury, Monona, Harrison, West Pottawattamie, Mills and Fremont. Woodbury County also will receive funding under the EFRP program. Dubuque, Benton and Tama Counties will receive ECP funding for damages related to 2011

summer storms. ECP provides cost share assistance to rehabilitate farmland and conservation s t r u c t u r e s . Producers/landowners who have suffered terrace washouts, flood debris in the fields and deposits, fences washed out and other damage to eligible conservation structures should contact the local FSA office for more information. EFRP participants may implement emergency forest restoration practices,

including emergency measures necessary to repair damage caused by natural disaster to natural resources on nonindustrial private forestland and restore forest health and forest related resources on land. FSA County Committee’s determine eligibility based on on-site inspections of the damaged land and consider the type and extent of the damage. For more information, visit or contact your local office.

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Church Obituaries Betty Lea Oloff, 81, Logan, passed away Jan. 25 at Longview Care Center in Missouri Valley. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 28, at the Logan Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ray Smith of the First Lutheran Church in Missouri Valley. Organist was Vicki Koenig and vocalist Clifford Killpack. Selections were, “Amazing Grace,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “Happy Trails.” Honorary bearers were Jessica Oloff, Esther Oloff, Lydia Oloff, Noah Oloff, Daniel Oloff, Joe Maguire and great-grandchildren. Casket bearers were Matthew Oloff, Jeremy Oloff, Wyatt Walker, Zayne Oloff, Jacob Oloff and Jennifer Walker. Final resting place was Valley View Cemetery near Persia. Betty was born Sept. 15, 1930, in Yorkshire to Edward H. and Nellie F. (Pitt) Meier. Betty became a Child of God when she was baptized into the Lutheran faith Jan. 11, 1931, at the home of her aunt and uncle. Betty graduated from Logan High School in 1947. She was married to Lyle Oloff March 27, 1949, in

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Missouri Valley. Betty reaffirmed her faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior when she was confirmed Oct. 18, 1953,, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Logan. She received her Normal Training and taught school for several years. She left teaching to help Lyle on the farm and raise her five boys. Betty enjoyed going to their home in Minnesota and fishing, sewing, traveling and quilting. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Joshua Wayne Oloff, brothers Carroll and Arlon Meier. Survivors include her husband Lyle of Logan; sons, Wayne Eugene Oloff and wife Beth of Blair, Neb., James Lee Vern Oloff and wife Betty of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Keith Edward Oloff and wife Bonnie of Logan, Lyle Lee Vern Oloff and wife Cheryl of Portsmouth, Terry Lynn Oloff and wife Rhonda of Logan; 11 grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren; brothers, Lyle Meier and wife Pat of Bella Vista, Ark., Lowell Meier and wife Delores of Spencer. Logan Memorial Chapel 215 North Fourth Avenue Logan, IA 51546 644-2929


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Patrick James Auen Brad and Jessie Auen are happy to announce the arrival of Patrick James Auen. Patrick was born at 7:31 p.m., Dec. 20, 2011. He weighed seven pounds and 11 ounces and was 21-inches long. He is the grandson of Mike and Debbie Leonard and Chris and Deb Auen, all of Logan.

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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


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 Associate Pastor John Sievering, 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 -

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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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Hitchcock Nature Center KinderNature programs Punxsutawney Phil only comes out once a year to look for his shadow, but what is he up to before then? Find out at Hitchcock Nature Center’s Kinder Nature program, “Great Groundhogs.” Bring little ones to Hitchcock at 1:30 p.m., Feb. 12, to learn all about these furry creatures. Discover how groundhogs spend their winter months, what they eat and how they prepare for hibernation. Outdoor time if weather permits. KinderNature preschool programs are designed for children aged 3-5 years old accompanied by an adult.

Lay Pastor Pam Schwertley Sunday Service, 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. United Methodist Women, 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays MONDAMIN CHURCH OF CHRIST (Christian) 207 Noyes Mondamin, Iowa 51557 (712) 646-2644 Wayne Bahr, pastor Jeff Bierbrodt, Youth Pastor Worship – 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

PERSIA ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Duane Anunson Sunday Worship, 8:30 a.m. 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 a.m.

These unique programs are full of hands-on learning and outdoor activities that encourage curious minds to explore and engage with the natural world. Each program explores a new and unique nature theme, and includes stories, crafts and outdoor exploration. Programs are each month and last an hour. Cost is $4 per child. Weather permitting. Upcoming programs include: March 11: 1:30 p.m., Opossum Pockets April 15: 1:30 p.m., Incredible Eggs May 20: 1:30 p.m., The Buzz About Bees

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Lo-Ma second quarter gold/silver honor rolls Ettle-man*, Yingxue Huang*, Paul Hutson*, Brock Myers*, Courtney Oviatt*, Braden Rosengren*, CheyAn n e R o y e r * , E r i n Schramm*, Savannah Sheets, John Thiele, Dylan Vaughn. Seniors: Parker Bolte, Courtney Cox, Cole Da-vis, Quinton Doiel, Kait-lyn Dougherty, Kaitlyn Gochenour*, Grayden Killpack, Caleb Mether, Daniel Norton*, Taylor Olsen*, Alexis Smithson, Dominic Snyder and Andrea Willard*. Named to the Silver Honor Roll with grade points of 3.20 to 3.69 were: Seventh grade: Mackenzie Christensen, Barret Fields, Nicole Gochenour, Austin Haner, Devin Holcomb, Drake Johnsen, William Kowalk, Megan Lorentzen, Jessica Martin, Rachel Stueve, Bradyn Wilson. Eighth grade: Julia Lambertsen, Jameson Muxfeldt, Wyatt Oviatt, Jarek Richardson, Martha Sherwood, Justin Thomas, Elizabeth Wiener, Riley

Wohlers. Freshmen: Laura Lambertsen, Lukas Monico, Ty Pitt, Brett Rosengren, Lynzee Rosengren, Toni Springston, Jacob Stueve, Allyson Thompson, Hannah Thomsen. Sophomores: Bradley Benson, Cade Bolte, Denisha Dobbs, Alexandro Gaytan, Joseph Graf, Brett Greenwood, Anthony Harker, Maysen Jones, Chelsea Lautrup, Kaitlyn Lorentzen, Gabrielle McHugh, Courtlynn Meyer, Owen Pitt, Robert Rydberg, Thomas Shields, Megan Troxel, Hayley Whisney, Logan Worley. Juniors: Brennan Azinger, Ashley Bradshaw, Jacquelyn DeWitt, Kacie Hartwig, Kendra Holcomb, Cheyenne Jensen, Ellis Johnson, Monica Lambertsen, Christopher Peterson, Haleigh Rife, Lani Wegner. Seniors: Jacelyn Camen z i n d , A l e x C o h r s , Grayden Killpack, Jordan Muxfeldt, Sydney Pickle, Ethan Pitt, Amanda Winchell.

Westmont reunion Jan. 14

Lisa Rose and Caroline Probasco look over clippings saved from their time employed at Westmont Care Center. Submitted photo On Jan. 14, a group of Westmont Care Center employees that worked for Don and Marlene Ostrum, gathered together for a reunion at the Fourth Avenue Grill, Logan. Most of the employees had not seen each other for more than 15 years. A few still work at Westmont. The idea for the reunion came from several of the former employees running into each other and saying they really should get together sometime. Years went by and nothing ever happened. Mary Teal, one of

the residents there, used to crochet doilies for another resident, Burris Birks, and they made sure each employee got one for their birthday. Charlotte Burbridge, one of the former employees, happened upon her doilies and wondered just what to do with them. The next day, she was in Blair and ran into another former employee, Deb Eckels, who also had just found her doilies. They both said: “We should get together.” They picked out a day and started calling. The group mushroomed

from an expected 10-15 people to a group of 40. Time at the reunion was spent visiting and looking through the scrapbooks that Joan Clark brought along. Donna Chambers had made the scrapbooks many years ago. Attending the reunion were: Vicky Adams, Eunice Beckner, Peggy Bergantzel DeSantiago, Charlotte and John Burbridge, Sarah Christo, Joan Clark, Sarah Crum, Shirley Cunard, Carla Davis, Ann Dowling, Sally Dunn, Deb Eckels, Sherry Frazier, Carol Gdowski, Pat HardyBooher, Shirley Harris, Ruby Larson, Kathleen Mattingly, Rhonda Mc-Hugh, Sandy McIntosh, JoAnn Probasco, Stanley Roberts, Lisa Rose, Roma Sears, Martha and Doug Snyder, Mary Sorrey, Debra Swift, Rosemary Talbot, Carolyn Tupper, Kelly Wills, Joyce Winther, Sherry Wohlers and Marie Yokum. The Ostrum era group plan to meet again next year. If you were not contacted and are interested in joining them next time, contact Charlotte Burbridge at 644-2253.

Jazz Band entertains Kiwanis Club

Lo-Ma Jazz Band members arose early Jan. 26 and performed for the Logan Kiwanis Club breakfast meeting at the community center. The band played selections that it took to contest Jan. 28 at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs. Photo: Mary Darling

Students named to Dean’s List at Creighton Students from this area named to the Dean’s List at Creighton University, Omaha for the fall semester include: Devon Thiele, Logan, sophomore, College of Arts and Sciences student; Brent Bruck, Portsmouth, senior, College

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Yost named to Iowa State University Dean’s List Jeremy Yost, Logan was among students at Iowa State University named to the Dean’s Llist for the fall semester. Students named to the Dean’s List must have at least a 3.5 grade point average or above on a4.0 scale to be eligible.

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Lo-Ma wrestlers have busy week; add two wins to column Logan-Magnolia came out on top earning first place honors at the Audubon Invitational Jan. 28 with 202 points. Lo-Ma was followed by Audubon with 170 points, St. Albert (119), Griswold (108), Missouri Valley (105.5), AHST (99), Corning (82), Treynor (77), East Mills (60) and Elk HornKimballton (58). “Chris Bridgeford was the high point man in this tournament,” said Coach Kent Kersten. “He got three pins for the day, one in the finals against an undefeated wrestler from Treynor.” Lo-Ma went 26-15 for the day with 20 pins and gave up four. Lo-Ma had three firsts, three seconds, three thirds, one fourth, fifth and sixth. Brett Greenwood placed third and like Bridgeford, he earned three pins during the day. First place finishes in the tournament went to Quinton Doiel (120 pounds), Bridgeford (195) and Logan Melby (220). Second place went to Ethan Reynek (113), Ridge Meeker (126), Brock Myers (145); third place to Greenwood (106), Grant Whisney (132) and Brady Charbonneau (152). Fourth place to Quin Mann (170); fifth to Eric Brosnahan (138) and sixth to Jordan Muxfeldt (182). The Panthers boosted their pins for the year up to 179 in their ninth consecutive win at the Audubon invitational. LO-MA AUDUBON/ RIVERSIDE AT HOME Logan-Magnolia had another exciting, down to the wire, dual at home Jan.

Brock Myers pinned Josh McIllnay of Missouri Valley and went on to earn second place at the Audubon invite Jan. 28. Photos: Angela Winther 24 against Maple Valley Anthon-Oto. The final score was 39-36 Lo-Ma. Five Lo-Ma wrestlers pinned their opponents including Quinton Doiel (120 pounds), Ridge Meeker (126), Grant Whisney (138), Chris Bridgeford (195) and Logan Melby (220), who pinned his opponent in only 55 seconds. Jordan Muxfeldt (182) won a 3-2 decision in overtime against Kevin Brunning and Ethan Reynek (113) picked up a forfeit win. Pinned by their opponents were Brett Greenwood (106), Brock Myers (145), Brady Charbonneau (152), Tanner Winther (160) and Joe Graf (285). Eric Brosnahan (132) and Quin Mann (170) lost decisions. In the dual with Westwood, Lo-Ma came out a 54-24 winner. Win-

ning by pins were Doiel, Meeker and Bridgeford. Forfeit wins went to Reynek, Myers, Charbonneau, Mann, Melby and Graf. Losing by pin were Greenwood, Winther and Muxfeldt and losing decisions were Brosnahan and Whisney. In the dual with O.A.BCIG, Lo-Ma had several wrestlers that wrestled good matches and came ended the dual on top at 54-19. “Brett Greenwood, Ethan Reynek, Eric Brosnahan, Grant Whisney and Jordan Muxfeldt did a good job,” said Coach Kent Kersten. “Brock Myers was decisioned by Pat Billings but wrestled a good match against an outstanding wrestler.” Pinning their opponents were Reynek, Brosnahan and Whisney. Greenwood and Muxfeldt won deci-

sions and forfeit wins were picked up by Doiel, Meeker, Winther, Bridgeford and Melby. Myers lost a decision to Pat Billings, 8-1 and Mann lost a major decision to Cash Wilcke. Charbonneau lost by pin and Graf lost by injury default. LO-MA SPLITS DUALS The dual with Audubon came right down to the final match Jan. 24 with Brady Charbonneau and Jordan Muxfeldt earning pins for the team, but it was not enough to surpass the 40-36 Audubon win. “All six matches in LoMa’s favor were by a six point margin. However, Audubon won eight of the 14 and that was too much to overcome,” said coach Kent Kersten. Pinning their opponents were Brock Myers

Ethan Reynek defeats Jake Miller of Missouri Valley and earned the runner-up spot at the Audubon invite. (145 pounds), Charbonneau (152) and Muxfeldt (195). Forfeit wins went to Ethan Reynek (113), Kaleb Reynek (120) and Chris Bridgeford (220). Losing by pin were Brett Greenwood (106), Eric Brosnahan (132), Grant Whisney (138) and Tanner Winther (160). Quinton Doiel (126) lost a major decision and Quin Mann (170) and Logan Melby (285) lost decisions. In the dual with Riverside, Lo-Ma came out the victors by a wide margin, 66-14. “Everyone did a good job in the dual with nine

pins and two forfeits,” Kersten said. “The junior varsity wrestlers were also very aggressive going after the pin.” Pinning their opponents were, Reynek (113), Doiel (120), Ridge Meeker (126), Brosnahan (132), Whisney (138), Myers (145), Mann (170), Bridgeford (195) and Joe Graf (285). Forfeit wins went to Charbonneau (152) and Melby (220). Greenwood (106) and Muxfeldt (182) lost major decisions and Winther (160) was pinned by his opponent.

Lo-Ma boys compete in Logan-Magnolia enters Western Valley first two rounds of WVC Conference tourney Trent Buckner For The Observer

Tthe Logan-Magnolia girls in action against Underwood in a previous game. Pictured, from the left, Emily Dickinson, CheyAnne Royer, Cheyanne Jensen and Ashley Bradshaw. Photo: Cami Ettleman

Kendra Collins For The Observer The lady Panthers entered the Western Valley Conference Tournament 2-15 on the season. Their three opponents in the tournament were IKM-Manning, first round, Galva-Holstein, second round, and Boyer Valley, third round. The first round game against IKMManning, the girls suffered an 87-14 loss. IKM came out of the gate strong and continued to run up the scoreboard throughout the game. The third quarter was their scoring high ,pouring in 31 points in eight minutes. The Wolves only committed three turnovers to Lo-Ma’s 25. IKM achieved 15 steals to Lo-Ma’s one. IKM scored 54 of their 87 points in the paint and their bench had a solid night with 44 points.

Rounding out Lo-Ma’s stats for the game, Ashley Bradshaw led in scoring and rebounds with four points and seven boards. Maysen Jones had four rebounds and three points; Erin Peschel logged three rebounds and two points; Joana Healey had two rebounds and two points; Emily Dickinson one block and two points; Cheyenne Jensen one rebound and one point and Nohemy Orozco one rebound in the game.

The Logan-Magnolia boys’ basketball team competed in the first two rounds of the Western Valley Conference Tournament with games against Ar-We-Va and IKMManning last week. Jan. 23, the Panthers hosted the Ar-We-Va Rockets in a first round game. Lo-Ma jumped out to a 12-5 lead after the first quarter on their way to a 26-18 lead at the half. The second half began with the Panthers setting the tone with their defense as they stretched their lead going into the final period of play to 15, 38-23. In the fourth quarter, Lo-Ma was able to push its own lead past 20 on a couple occasions and in the end took the game by a final score of 55-42. Leading the Panthers attack was Zack Powley who finished the game with 17 points, three rebounds, six assists and a steal. Others chipping in for the win were Nate Fender, eight points, two rebounds, an assist and a two steals; Paul Hutson, seven points, six rebounds an assist and two steals; Brennan Azinger, seven points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals; Cole Davis, six points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals; Alex Cohrs, six points and four rebounds; Gannon Cunard, two points, three rebounds and a steal; and Caden McDonald, two points, two rebounds and a steal. “We’ve responded well

Paul Hutson, left and Zack Powley each earned 17 points in two different games in the Western Valley Conference games last week. after taking four tough losses,” said Head Coach Kevin Osborn. “I’m proud of the kids’ efforts and we’re making steady improvements as we get closer to districts. We talk a lot about peaking at the right time of the season and I feel that is what we are accomplishing.” Jan. 28, Lo-Ma traveled to Manning for a second round match-up with the IKM-Manning Wolves. The Panthers battled early, but the Wolves used their home court shooting touch to put Lo-Ma in an 18-10 hole after the first quarter. Over the next three periods, Lo-Ma continued to play well as IKMManning only outscored the Panthers by one point. At the final buzzer, Lo-Ma fell by a final tally of 64-55. Hutson finished with a big night for the Panthers as he totaled 17 points, nine rebounds, an assist and two steals. Not far behind was Brennan Azinger with 14 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Other stats from the contest were

Powley, 11 points, two rebounds and an assist; Fender, eight points, one rebound, eight assists and two steals; Davis, three points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal; and Cunard, two points. After the game, coach Osborn commented:“Sure, I’m disappointed that we didn’t win, but I felt like this was one of our most complete games as an entire team to this point in the season. Sixteen total assists with only nine turnovers will win us a lot of games and take us deep into the post season. Our bench, everyone paying attention to the huddles, and the team chemistry on the court with everyone slapping hands and picking each other up off the ground gave me chills.” The Panthers record now stands at nine wins and eight losses, with the final two games of the Western Valley Conference Tournament and the final two-non conference games of the season remaining.


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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Date of Publication: February 1, 2012 City of Mondamin P.O. Box 196 Mondamin, IA 51557 712-626-2431 On or after February 9, 2012, the City of Mondamin will submit a request to the State of Iowa, Iowa Department of Economic Development for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title 1 of the HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1974 as amended (P.L. 97-35), to undertake the following project: Project Title: Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project. Purpose: Replacement of sewer mains, service connections and manholes. Location: City of Mondamin Estimated Cost: Total Project Cost: $175,000, CDBG Grant: $116,500 and Local Effort: $58,500. The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 59 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at City of Mondamin, City Hall, 120 S. Main St., Mondamin, Iowa 51557 and Southwest Iowa Planning Council, 1501 SW 7th Street, Atlantic, Iowa 50022 and may be examined or copied weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Office of Southwest Iowa Planning Council, 1501 SW 7th Street, Atlantic, Iowa 50022. All comments received by Thursday, February 9, 2012 will be considered by the City of Mondamin prior to

authorizing submission of a request to release funds. RELEASE OF FUNDS The City of Mondamin certifies to the Iowa Department of Economic Development that Ron Bell in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The Iowa Department of Economic Development approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Mondamin to use HUD program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The Iowa Department of Economic Development will accept objections to its release of funds and the RE’s certification for a period of 15 days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (A) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Mondamin; (b) the City of Mondamin has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the Iowa Department of Economic Development; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Benton Quade, Iowa Department of Economic Development at 200 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309. Potential objectors should contact the Iowa Department of Economic Development to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Jeremy Bertelsen, Mayor 5-1

PUBLIC NOTICE HARRISON COUNTY SUPERVISORS PROCEEDINGS January 12, 2012 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Pitt, second by Smith. Unanimous approval. Previous minutes were approved on a motion by Smith, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Road Closure Tom Stoner, Engineer, has received a request to close the

Level B portion of Lander Ave. north of 174th Trail to the southern edge of Kelsey Ave. 340th St. Bridge Gary Collison is requesting the bridge over the Little Sioux ditch at 340th Street be repaired/replaced. Stoner informed the board he had visited with Mr. Collison prior to the board meeting. Mr. Collison and Stoner were in agreement of removing the bridge. Stoner informed the board it would cost approximately 1.2 million to replace the bridge, $200,000 to repair the bridge and $51,000 to remove the bridge. All costs would be shared with Monona County. The board advised to Stoner to proceed with removing the bridge. Handwritten Warrant A handwritten warrant to US Bank in the amount of $2,838.26 was approved on a motion by Pitt, second by Smith. Unanimous approval. Imaging and On Demand Lorie Thompson, Recorder, and Kris Pauley met with the board to discuss a new imaging program for the Recorder’s office and On Demand printing for the Auditor’s office from Solutions currently being used by counties. The Recorder’s current imaging program seems to be costing them more money every year and the per hour maintenance cost goes up each year. By purchasing the Solutions programs, they will be included with the yearly maintenance. Hourly maintenance will be less and all the programs will come from 1 provider which will save money with submitting information to the state. The Auditor’s office is interested in purchase On Demand printing. This will allow us to store the printed reports on the AS400 and not have to print out all the reports. This will help our storage problem and cut back on paper and toner. The Board advised Thompson and Pauley to proceed with purchasing these programs. Conservation Update Scott Nelson, Director, met with the board to update them on a new project at willow Lake. Jimmy King has donated a new housekeeping cabin to be installed on the west side of Willow Lake north of the two housekeeping cabins currently there. The Conservation Department has already started

preparing the site and plans to have the new cabin ready to rent by midsummer. With business of the day completed, the Board adjourned on a motion by Pitt, second by Smith. Unanimous approval. ATTEST: Kris Pauley, Deputy Auditor Walter Utman, Chairman 5-1

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE STATE OF IOWA IOWA DISTRICT COURT CASE #EQCV028805 HARRISON COUNTY Special Execution PLAINTIFF BRANCH BANKING & TRUST COMPANY VS. DEFENDANT (Judgment Debtor) DAN R. KOUGIAS & REBECCA K. KOUGIAS F/K/A REBECCA K. LIDGETT ...As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) real estate to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: THE SOUTH HALF (S ½) OF LOT ONE (1) IN BLOCK THIRTY-ONE (31) IN BLAIR’S ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF MISSOURI VAL-

Logan Herald-Observer 11 February 1, 2012 LEY, HARRISON COUNTY, IOWA. LOCAL ADDRESS: 321 E. SUPERIOR, ST., MISSOURI VALLEY, IOWA. ....The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale, Feb. 24, 2012; Time of Sale, 10:00 a.m.; Place of Sale, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. This sale not subject to redemption. .Judgment Amount $121,854.24; Costs, not provided; Accruing Costs, $36.70 plus sheriff; Interest, 7.375% from 6/1/2009; Date, Dec. 5, 2011; Sheriff, Patrick Sears, Harrison County, Iowa; Attorney, Benjamin W. Hopkins. 5-2

PUBLIC NOTICE LOGAN CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS January 23, 2012 At 7:00 p.m., Mayor Fetter called the meeting to order. Those present were council members Clark, Johnson, Greve, Lefeber and Crum. Mayor Fetter asked if there were any additions or deletions to the agenda. There were none. Motion was made by Clark and seconded by Crum to approve the agenda. 5 ayes. Motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Clark to approve the consent agenda which consisted of: approval of the 1-9-12 regular city council meeting minutes, set a date

of Monday, February 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. for a regular council meeting, approve the claims register and building permits for Brian Dinsmore, 321 S. Maple Ave., install sign; Logan-Magnolia School District, Logan Industrial Park Lot 3, bus storage building. This permit received a variance from the Board of Adjustment. 5 ayes. Agenda item 6 was to approve resolution 12-01: A resolution pertaining to policies and procedures as set by the council. This resolution sets the date for council meetings as the first and third Mondays of each month; names First National Bank of Logan and Community Bank of Logan as depositories; names Joe Lauterbach as the City Attorney; names council member Johnson as the Mayor Pro-Tem; names Elmer Smith as the police chief and retains all present city employees. Motion was made by Greve and seconded by Johnson to approve resolution 12-01. 5 ayes. The next item on the agenda was for Mayor Fetter to appoint council members to city committees. Mayor Fetter is appointing all returning council members to the same committees they were previously on. New council member Greve will serve on the police committee and the water/wastewater committee. New council member Lefeber will serve on the street committee and the personnel committee.

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Sports Lo-Ma JV wrestlers Lead wrestling cheers

12 February 1, 2012

in Harlan tourney By Kirk Kersten On Jan. 23, eight young Panther wrestlers entered the Harlan Cyclone Junior Varsity Tournament. All eight finished in the top two of their weight classes. Gabe Holben and Kaleb Reynek both won all three of their matches and were tournament champions. Holben had two pins and a decision and Reynek had one pin and two major decisions. Zack Stewart, Colton Fisher, Jack Forsen, Drake Cohrs, Seth Smith and Jacob Stueve all had 2-1

records and finished in second place. Stewart and Forsen both had two pins. Fisher and Smith each had one pin and both had a wrestler forfeit to them. Stueve had one pin and a 22-6 technical fall. Cohrs won by both an 8-2 and a 4-2 decision. The Panthers won 18 of 24 matches and pinned 11 of their opponents while only being pinned four times. Of their 24 matches, five were against IA teams, 10 with 2A teams and nine with 3A teams. Leading the cheers for the Lo-Ma wrestling team this year are, from left to right, Kendall Forsen, Emily Clark, Lani Wegner, Kaitlyn Gochenour, Taylor Olsen, Courtney Oviatt and Samantha Kersten. Photo: Angela Winther

Lo-Ma freshmen take on big schools Jan. 21 Nine Lo-Ma freshmen traveled to Sioux City North Jan. 21 to take on the big schools. They wrestled a total of 45 matches, winning 32 and only losing 13. The young Panthers finished the day with three champions, two seconds, three thirds and one sixth. They finished the day with 22 pins while only giving up six. Kaleb Reynek, Colton Fisher and Jack Foresen were the three champions. All three finished the day with perfect 5-0 records. Reynek pinned four of his five opponents and won by a 17-1 technical fall over the other. Both Fisher and Foresen pinned three of their opponents and decisioned the other two. One of Fisher’s decisions was a 9-1 major decision. Gabe

Holben and Jacob Stueve finished in second place with 4-1 records. They each had three pins. For their fourth wins, Holben won a match by a major decision and Stueve received a forfeit from a Sioux City East wrestler. Colton Small, Drake Cohrs and Seth Smith finished in third place with 3-2 records. All three had two pins. Both Cohrs and Small also won by a decision. And Smith won by forfeit over a Sioux City East wrestler and one of his two losses was to teammate Jacob Stueve. Zach Stewart finished in sixth place in a very tough weight class. Of their 45 matches, 26 were against 3A schools, seven with 2A schools and 12 with 1A schools.

Lo-Ma Drill Team entertains crowd

The Logan-Magnolia Drill Team has been performing at home basketball games throughout the season. This photo shows their performance at the game Jan. 20 between Lo-Ma and West Harrison. It was Seniors Night. Photo: Angela Winther

PUBLIC NOTICES Continued from Page 11 Agenda item 8 was to discuss and possibly approve a change in the payment due date to the aquatic center bond payment. By changing the date to 3/1 instead of 6/1 each year, the city will save a considerable amount of interest over the life of the loan. The city had been paying $50,000 each March 1 when the Jim Wood Foundation makes they annual payment. The city would need to come up with the additional $7,105 on this date for the rest of the payment. Motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Clark to change the payment due date of the aquatic center bond payment 3/1. 5 ayes. Citizens questions and comments: none Chamber update: Chris Hartwig reported that the Logan website will be launched on February 1. The address is On Feb. 3, the Chamber will hold a customer appreciation night/ugly sweater contest at 6 Pack and a Rib Rack beginning at 5:30 p.m. Budget work session. The clerk went over the preliminary budget numbers with the council and answered any questions they had. The council will be able to make their recommendations or changes at the next meeting. CLAIMS AFLAC, insurance ..........$110.48 Broken Arrow, uniforms/ Graber ...........................169.86 First National Bank, payroll Taxes ..........................2,657.30 Lois Hall, cont. service .....459.74 Harr. Co. REC, utilities......236.98 Inland Truck Pts., repair ’93 Intl. ..........................826.50 Iowa One Call, locates .......26.40 IPERS, pension .............3,656.62 Logan Water Dept., deposit Refunds.........................300.00 Postmaster, postage.........457.50 Principal Life, life & disability Insurance ......................185.52 Schwertley Bros., weld plow Truck................................75.00 Selective Ins., flood ins. ...891.00 St. Lukes Testing, memb. Dues................................30.00 Treas. State of IA, payroll Taxes ..........................1,065.00 True North, ins...............3,222.80 Ultramax, ammunition ......221.00

TOTAL .........................14,591.70 PAYROLL THRU 1/23/2012 ...................9,585.27 PAID TOTAL.................24,176.97 Motion was made by Clark and seconded by Crum to adjourn. 5 ayes. Randy Fetter, Mayor Angela Winther, City Clerk/Administrator 5-1

PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF LOGAN BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT JANUARY 12, 2012 At 7:00 p.m., Chairman Cohrs called the meeting to order. Those board members present were: Cohrs, Rosengren, Muell and Lesline. Board member McDonald was absent. Also present were Jason Roden Administrator, Angela Winther, secretary and Logan school representative, Trent Kuhl. Motion was made by Lesline and seconded by Muell to approve the agenda. 4 ayes. Motion was made by Muell and seconded by Rosengren to approve the minutes of the 9-17-09 meeting. 4 ayes. Chairman Cohrs announced that the meeting was called to review the request by the Logan-Magnolia School District for a variance of 15 feet to build a bus parking garage on Industrial Road, Park Lot 3 of Logan Industrial. Chairman Cohrs called the public hearing to order. Applicant’s side of the case. Trent Kuhl explained to the board that if the variance of 15’ was granted, the school would be able to use the lot to its fullest potential and utilize the space. They would have to do far less dirt work and not have to build more terraces. He explained that their building would not stick out any further than the building owned by Pickle Trucking, formerly the Bond Equipment building. He said the buses would continue to park in the same place as the are now, with the exception of the ones that would park in the building. They would be pulling out onto the street in the same location as now and the visibility would not be reduced by the building. The current school camera system will not need to be changed with the building on this part of the

lot and that would also save the school money. Board member Muell asked if there had been any objections and secretary Wither said she had not received any objections. Kuhl stated the building would have 7 stalls and 4 buses would be parked inside the building and the rest would be used as storage and space to work on the buses. There will also be a small office in the building. Zoning Administrator’s side of the case: Jason Roden told the committee that he didn’t have any objections to the variance. He stated the building would sit further back than the neighboring building and he didn’t think there would be a visibility problem. Because of the area, he said there wouldn’t be requests from other surrounding property owners for the same type of variance. Applicant’s rebuttal: Kuhl stated the building will be a two-toned building to match the school. It will look nicer than a typical Morton building. Chairman Cohrs opened the regular meeting. He gave an overview of how the building would benefit the school. Motion was made by member Rosengren and seconded by member Lesline to approve Resolution BOA 11-01: A resolution approving a variance for the Logan-Magnolia School District to allow them to build a bus parking garage 15’ from the property line instead of 30’ from the property line. 3 ayes. Board member Cohrs abstained due to being on the Logan-Magnolia School Board. Agenda item 14 was the election of the officers for 2012. Motion was made by Board Member Rosengren and seconded by Board Member Lesline to nominate Todd Cohrs as Chairman. 4 ayes. Motion was made by Board Member Rosengren and seconded by Board Member Muell to nominate Clint McDonald as Vice Chairman. 4 ayes. Motion was made by Board Member Leslie and seconded by Board Member Muell to adjourn. Todd Cohrs, Chairman Angela Winther, Secretary 5-1


HARRISON COUNTY SUPERVISORS PROCEEDINGS January 19, 2012 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Pitt, second by Smith. Unanimous approval. Previous minutes were approved on a motion by Smith, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Re-establish Road Engineer Tom Stoner met with the Board to request approval of a resolution to re-establish the existing road described as: Along and 20 feet on either side of a line beginning at a point 13 feet south and 540 feet west of the center of Section 13-79-44; thence south 41 degrees west for 380 feet; thence south 58 degrees west for 252 feet to a point on the east line of the west ½ of the west ½ of Section 1379-44, 560 feet to a point on the east line of the west ½ of the west ½ of Section 13-79-44, 560 feet south of the center of said section. And also including: Along and 20 feet on either side of a line beginning at a point on the east line of the west ½ of the west ½, 560 feet south of the center of Section 1379-44; thence south 58 degrees west for 220 feet; thence south 44 degrees west for 220 feet to the north R.O.W. line of county road L20 (Loess Hills Trail.) This road has always been maintained by the County, but no easement existed. All landowners have given an easement to the County for this road. Motion to approve by Smith, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Employment Contract Mr. Stoner requested extending his employment contract another year to January 18, 2015. That portion of the contract that stated the maximum number of unused vacation that could be carried over from one year to the next was removed, as well as payment of the accumulated vacation that was being paid to Mr. Stoner to draw down the time so that the County could minimize the accumulated vacation amount was also removed. Motion to approve by Smith, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Public Health Grant Application Brent Saron, Administrator, met with the Board to request allowing

Harrison County to be a fiscal agent for the Harrison County Community Foundation grant application. Mr. Saron’s grant application is for a mobile storage unit trailer in the amount of $2,710. Motion to approve Mr. Saron’s request was made by Smith, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Construction Evaluation Resolution A resolution relating to the construction of a confinement feeding operating structure was present to the Board. By adopting this resolution, the Board agrees to evaluate every construction permit application presented to them by using the master matrix scoring procedures. Motion to approve by Smith, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Appointments The Board approved the appointments of Judson Frisk, Ashley West, Todd Argotsinger and Marcus Gross Jr., as assistant county attorneys on a motion by Smith, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Zoning Public Hearings Chairman Utman opened the zoning public hearings as advertised. Zoning Administrator Matt Pitt, Gregory Clark (Union Pacific), Brett Garvey (Transystems) and Steve Sand (Union Pacific) were present. A request from Douglass Blumer for a rezoning of approximately 2.5 acres from A-1 Agricultural to R-1 Rural Residential on property located in part of the SW SW of Section 23-78-41. A request from Union Pacific Railroad for a rezoning of approximately 5.5 acres from A-1 Agricultural to B-1 Rural Business on property located in part of the NWSW of Section 14-78-45. Mr. Pitt explained that several area residents attended the planning/zoning public hearing and had concerns about Union Pacific’s request such as the increased traffic, speed of the trains, nonresidents in the area, and a bee operation in the area. Mr. Clark reiterated his responses to the Board and further explained the project. On a motion by Pitt, second by Smith, the public hearings were closed. Unanimous approval. On Mr. Blumer’s request, the Board approved the request as submitted on a motion by Pitt, second by Smith. Unanimous approval.

On Union Pacific’s request, the Board approved the request as submitted on a motion by Pitt, second by Smith. Unanimous approval. Leave Request Louie Valles requested a leave of absence during parts of February and March so that he can work at auto races. The Board granted the leave request on the condition that this would be the last year for these races (including June and November and to notify the BOS well in advance of these races) and that the County be reimbursed thru payroll on the prorated portion of County’s portion of health insurance on any unpaid leave days for racing. Mr. Valles’ request that March’s insurance reimbursement be split between two paychecks was also granted. Motion to approve by Smith, second by Pitt. Ayes: Smith, Pitt. Nay: Utman. Motion carried. Woodbine Enterprise Zone 7 Renea Anderson, HCDC, presented the application for the Woodbine Enterprize Zone 7 (Woodland Park Apartments) to the Board. After review, the application was determined to meet the requirements and therefore approved on a motion by Smith, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. The application will now be forwarded to the Iowa Economic Development Authority. HCDC Funding Renea Anderson requested an increase in HCDC funding for FY13. In the past, the County has always helped HCDC on additional funding for advertising, flyers and equipment, but thought it may be easier to include an increase for funding in the County’s budget. Ms. Anderson suggested an even $50,000 (a $6,391.52 increase) for FY12. The Board will consider the request when working on the budget. FY13 Budget The first draft of the County budget was reviewed. No action was taken. Claims Claims, as presented, were approved for payment. With business of the day completed, the Board adjourned on a motion by Pitt, second by Smith. Unanimous approval. ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Walter Utman, Chairman 5-1

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The mysterious world of jeans There must be at least 10,000 styles of jeans out there made by 5,000 manufacturers all vying to sell what has become the most important part of a woman and man’s wardrobe. When I walk into a store looking for jeans, I am overwhelmed and I am sure you are, too. The question is how do you know which jean is right for you? The first rule is to choose which jean is best for your body type. That skinny jean might be the rage right now but if it makes you look like a stuffed sausage is it really the look you want? Next is common sense that pertains to anything you wear – choose clothing (jeans) to fit your body. When dressing the ideal is to look a bit taller and skinnier and to get that look we need to look for ways to accent our positive areas and hide any imperfections.

While perfection is what we strive for, we should always aim for progress in our clothing choices. Perfection may come with knowledge and practice. We all know that women fall into body type categories – apple, pear, hourglass, rectangular and inverted triangles. Each of us possesses unique traits – some are not ideal but most are manageable. It is important to remember that your personal style should dictate what you wear and not the latest fashion trend. When shopping for jeans, take your time and try on several styles. Don’t be locked into one designer or price point. You will see the difference each pair has. When you find a pair that fits your body proportions well; note the manufacturer as they obviously design with your body type in mind. Some things to remem-

ber when shopping: •Most women look good in a relaxed fit and for cinching in those trouble spots, choose a touch of spandex – it can assist you with getting the perfect fit. •Flared jeans and bootcut are actually the most flattering. While skinny jeans might be the trend, few people can actually master the look well. •Make sure the jeans fit faultlessly – if you have to alter then choose another style. Most important check the pocket placement – if they are located in the wrong place on your derriere it will add unnecessary bulk and make your butt look huge. •Shorter women should avoid cuffed or cropped jeans as they tend to make you appear dumpy. •Since we are striving for a long lean line – your shoes and boots should be as dark as the jeans and make sure

Pat Nowak lives in Perrysburg, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo. She is the Executive Director of the Sylvania (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce and a popular news, radio and TV personality in that area. She has worked as a fashion designer for two regional department store chains and has produced fashion and runway shows in partnership with New York City designers. She also is a published

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they are long enough to cover your shoe or boot. •The color of jeans actually are dictated by fashion – darker is in one year; lighter the next. We are seeing a myriad of colors in jeans for the 2012 season: red, hot pink, orange and ecru. Men actually have an easier time with jeans – they often can choose from three to four styles and most stick

to that style for years. Their criteria for jean selection is strictly comfort. They most often choose the traditional fit with a boot cut or a relaxed fit. Jeans have taken the fashion world by storm for years with no apparent popularity loss. Since we wear jeans daily and more recently dress them up for special occasions, it is important to always wear the pair that

fits the best and is suited for the type of place you are going. The right accessories are significant when creating the most stylish looks. You can unlock the mystery of jeans with the right knowledge – be prepared to look amazing in your selections.

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UGLY SWEATER CONTEST Feb. 3, 5:30 p.m. to ? Pack and a Rib Rack 6 pack Bar will be open and pool table available. Pulled pork or briscut meal with two sides $ 99 Chamber will pick up the and a drink CASH ONLY



Raffle begins Jan. 20 in stores: Logan Do It Best; Logan Super Foods; Eby Drug; Logan Auto Supply and Custom Apparel. Raffle ticket for any purchase over $1. Raffle held Feb. 3. .....Must be present to win.....

Raffle prizes: * 19� LED Flat screen TV * Shelf stereo unit with Ipod dock * $50 gift certificate to 6 Pack and a Rib Rack

Judging for sweaters from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Prizes:

Third Place ugly sweater - $25 Logan Dollars Second Place uglier sweater - $50 Logan Dollars First Place ugliest sweater - $100 Logan Dollars Raffle prizes to be awarded following judging of sweaters. Must be present to win Door Prizes will be awarded every half hour at the event.

Logan Herald-Observer 2-01-12  

Logan Herald-Observer 2-01-12

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