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THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF LOGAN, HARRISON COUNTY, IOWA

The Logan-Magnolia student council is sponsoring a blood drive in the elementary gym from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wed., Jan. 25. To schedule an appointment for a donation please call the high school office at 6442250 or go online at www.redcrossblood.org and search sponsor code 1426. Walk-ins also are welcome.

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Herald-Observer www.heraldobserver.com JANUARY 11, 2012

VOLUME 128, ISSUE 2

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The annual Blanket and Coat Drive for the homeless and local distribution has begun. Hats, scarves, mittens and gloves also are needed. Coats, hats, mittens, gloves and boots are also being collected for Lo-Ma school students. The boxes are located in the Fourth Avenue Mall Building.

Logan Chamber Ugly Sweater Fun Night set for Feb. 3

GED CLASSES GED classes will be hosted from 7-9 p.m., Mondays, from now and ending in May, at the Community of Christ Church, Woodbine. Another class will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 12 at the Community of Christ Church, Missouri Valley. Classes are open to anyone 17 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in high school. A registration fee is due at time of registration. Once registered, both classes may be attended. For more information, please contact Delores Dorland at 712-642-2240 or 402490-3114.

LEGISLATIVE COFFEE SESSIONS The Logan Kiwanis Club and Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Legislative Coffees again this year. The first session is set for 10 a.m., Jan. 21 at the Logan Community Center. Rep. Matt Windschitl and Sen. Jim Seymour will be present to discuss legislative activities and answer questions.

Iowa goes to Romney, county to Santorum in Jan. 3 Caucus

Romney

Santorum

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visible evidence of how engaged Republicans are right now. No matter which candidates the voters were supporting, there was a feeling of excitement and optimism about the upcoming General Election in November.” Following Santorum in Harrison County was Romney with 123, Paul third place with 110, Gingrich (98), Perry (69), Bachman (37) and Huntsman (2). A total of 648 voters cast ballots the night of the caucus, compared to 531 in 2008. According to Murphy, the caucus process in the county seemed to go smoothly. “There were challenges in some areas because of the huge turnout, but that’s a nice problem to

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Mary Darling Editor You have three weeks to dive into those long forgotten boxes in your attic to stake your claim to the ugliest sweater you can find to wear to the Logan Chamber of Commerce “customer Appreciation/Ugly Sweater Night” Fri.,Feb. 3. “Another year has come and gone and the Chamber of Commerce would like to invite

the community to an unusual customer appreciation event,” said Co-President Chris Hartwig. “This event is to give back to our community for its support.” The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at 6 Pack and a Rib Rack restaurant, Logan. There will be two meals to chose from that night – pulled pork or brisket with two sides and a drink – SEE CHAMBER Page 2

Lo-Ma sixth grader first in Red Cross Essay Contest

AMERICAN LEGION FUNDRAISER The Logan American Legion Post 118 will serve breakfasts beginning at 7 a.m., Sun., Jan. 15, throughout the year 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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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney squeaked by with an 8vote win in the Iowa Caucus Jan. 3, while former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum won Harrison County with 205 votes. A total of 122,255 votes were cast in the state with 30,015 going to Romney and 30,007 to Santorum. Ron Paul was third with 26,219 votes cast. “The Harrison County precinct meetings were very successful with a large turnout in every location,” said Harrison County Republican Chair Sheila Murphy. “Nearly 150 more registered Republicans came in 2012 than in 2008. This is

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Board of Supervisors appointments for 2012

Lo-Ma sixth grader, Ben Hennessy, front center, was congratulated by Alyson Roach of the American Red Cross on his first place essay in the American Red Cross Heroes Essay Contest. Also pictured next to Ben is the subject of his essay, his sister, Claire. Others present for the ceremony included, from the left, dad Larry Hennessy, grandfather John Burbridge, mother Linda Hennessy, grandmother Charlotte Burbridge and teacher Mae Blum. Photo: Mary Darling

Mary Darling Editor After struggling to come up with a subject for the American Red Cross Heroes Essay Contest, Ben Hennessy’s mom, Linda, advised him to write about something he knew about. Ben chose a subject close to home – his sister, Claire, as his hero. Out of more than 700 fifth and sixth graders who wrote essays from southwest Iowa and Omaha, Ben’s was chosen as the first place winner. He was pre-

sented with a certificate and $100 at a ceremony at Logan-Magnolia School Jan. 5. A total of seven winners were chosen out of the entries with all invited to attend the American Red Cross Heroes in the Heartland Awards Ceremony March 14 in Omaha to be recognized. Ben chose Claire as his hero because of how she handles living with Type I diabetes. “He found it was easier to write about what he knew about,” said his mom. “He edited it down to what

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he thought was important and moved ideas around and learned about getting his ideas down on paper and outlining, as well as basic essay points such as an opening and closing of her story. Of course Claire thought it was fabulous that he chose her.” His essay follows: “I hate shots. Who likes shots? No one, but when they are a way to live, they are necessary. My Heartland Hero is my sister, Claire. Claire is my SEE ESSAY Page 2

The Harrison County Board of Supervisors held its reorganizational meeting Jan. 3 and named Walter Utman chairperson for the 2012 year. Other members of the board are Gaylord Pitt, vice chairman, and Robert Smith. The Logan “HeraldObserver” and Missouri Valley Times were named official newspapers for the county. Other appointments made included: •County Engineer: J. Thomas Stoner and staff •Drainage Engineer: Sundquist and Associates •Drainage Attorney: Jennifer Mumm •Courthouse Maintenance: Kathy Peterson and staff •Medical Examiner: Ahmad Alchommali, MD Medical Examiner; Nathanial Alvis, MD deputy; Enrique Cohen, MD deputy; Robert Cunard, MD deputy; CCL Ferguson, DO deputy; Carrie Grady, MD deputy; Mary Lob, MD deputy; Daniel

Richter, MD deputy; Therese Safranek, MD deputy; Romaine Sangha, MD deputy; Christopher Jankovich, PA-C/ME investigator; Jean McGinnis, PAC/ME investigator and Sara McIntosh, RN/ME investigator. •Board of Health: Jack Gochenour appointed for three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2014. •County Public Health Nurses: Brent Saron, Administrator and staff. •Planning Council: Bob Smith, Jim Poehlman, Lonnie Maguire and Diane Foss. •Budget Director: Susan Bonahm •Director of Relief: John Mock •Director of Veterans Affairs: John Mock •Veterans Affairs Commission: Don Rodasky, Eugene Jacobsen and Virginia Smith •County Conservation Board: Pete RyerSEE APPOINTMENTS Page 2

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From the Front

CAUCUS: Santorum wins county

CHAMBER: Ugly sweater fun night

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have – more people than expected taking the time and effort to participate in the most grassroots level of the American political system.” According to Renea Anderson, approximately 34 persons attended the caucus in Dunlap, which went very smoothly. “Ron Paul was the winner there,” Anderson said. “There were speakers for Paul, Santorum and Perry before the vote. There was a good diversification of ages and backgrounds present at the caucus and each candi-

date received at least one vote.” Anderson said it was good to see so many people excited. “Not just about the candidates but about being part of the process and to be involved and make their voice heard,” Anderson said. “There were a number of planks proposed for the county platform. People had a definite idea of where they would like to see the country with the next administration.” Linda Hennessy, President who attended the caucus at the Logan

Community Center said she was pleased to see so many young voters attending, as well as newly registered who wanted to participate in the vote. “I think Harrison County was aligned with the rest of the voters in Iowa,” Hennessy said. “The top three candidates from our precinct in Logan, Jefferson, Calhoun and LaGrange, were the top three candidates in the state after Tuesday night’s caucus, as they chose who they thought would be the best candidate to replace Obama this fall.”

ESSAY: Hennessy wins first place FROM PAGE 1 hero because she has Type I Diabetes. When she was diagnosed the summer before her kindergarten year, in 2009, she had to have five shots a day. She is now on an insulin pump that changes the insulin delivery site every two to three days. Claire checks her blood glucose 10 to 12 times a day by poking her finger. My sister, Claire is 7 years old and is living with this chronic disease. She does really good about handling her diabetes and controls what she eats to make healthy choices. It is hard to have self-control of what foods and pop other kids might be drinking, because she has to count every carb that goes in her mouth.

Based on her carbohydrate intake, my parents or her insulin pump calculate the insulin needed. She went to a diabetes camp by herself when she was 6. She was nervous, but had a great time at this three nights and four-day camp. The camp she went to was Camp Hertko Hollow in Boone, Iowa, which was about two hours from our house. She went again last summer not knowing anyone and met new friends. I think this is brave because some kids her age are fearful of spending the night at their friend’s house close to home. At camp they taught her confidence about checking her blood and being aware of managing her diabetes. Because she has confidence, she has been able to give pre-

sentations to groups, such as our local Eastern Star, on the subject of diabetes. Our family does a lot of fundraising to find a cure on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We sell candy and concessions at little league baseball and softball games. She and her other two friends at Logan-Magnolia who have Type I diabetes raised more than $5,500 in 2011 to help fund and find a cure. She also raises money for diabetes camp to send kids who are either Type I or Type 2 diabetics. I think she should be very proud of herself for taking good care of herself and teaching our family the importance of eating good and exercising. Claire is my Heartland Hero.”

APPOINTMENTS: For 2012 FROM PAGE 1 son appointed to five year term ending December of 2016 •Weed Commissioner: Ron Greenwood •Zoning Administrator: Matt Pitt •Sanitation Commissioner: Matt Pitt •Planning and Zoning Commission: Wanda Moores and Carol Farley appointed to three-year term ending December 2014 •Zoning Board of Adjustments: Larry Green appointed to five-year term ending December 2016; Debra Kaufman appointed to the unexpired term ending Dec. 31,

2012 •Loess Hills Alliance: Linda Herman (director), Jim Rains (alternate), appointed to three year term ending February 2015 Members of the Board of Supervisors were appointed to the following boards and commissions: •Utman Job Partners Training Advisory Board; West Central Development Corporation; RC&D, Fam-ily Preservation Coal-ition; Harrison County Conser-vation Board – non voting delegate; Local Emergency Planning Com-mittee; Willow Creek Wat-ershed •Pitt

Southwest Iowa Transit/ Planning Council/Housing Trust; WESCO Fourth Judicial District Correctional Center; Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation Commission; Loess Hills Alliance; Hungry Canyons Alliance •Smith Enterprise Zone Comm-ission; 28E Agreement – Mental Health Services Coordinator; 28E Agreement, case management; Landfill Commission; Juvenile Detention Center; Emergency Management Commission; Regional Planning Affiliation Re-gion 18 and Harrison County Development Corporation

each for $4.99. The chamber will pick up the difference. (The restaurant operates on a cash-only basis.) Two weeks prior to the event, on Jan. 20, businesses including Logan Do It Best Hardware, Logan Super Foods, Eby Drug, Logan Auto Supply and Custom Apparel, will give raffle tickets for any purchase more than a $1 with prizes to be awarded the evening of the event. You must be present to win. Prizes at time of publication include: •$50 gift certificate to 6 Pack and a Rib Rack

•19” Flat screen LED TV •Stereo shelf unit with Ipod dock During the evening, A variety of door prizes will be awarded every half hour. Three people will be awarded prizes for the their sweater choice. They include: •Third place – ugly sweater - $25 in Logan Dollars •Second place – uglier sweater - $50 in Logan Dollars •First place – ugliest sweater - $100 in Logan Dollars Judging for sweaters will take place between 7

and 7:30 p.m. with the raffle drawing to follow. You must be present to win the raffle drawing. Logan Chamber of Commerce members will be working as servers that evening for the event.

Conservation Stewardship Program applications due to local USDA Jan. 13 Iowa farmers interested in signing up for the Conservation Stewardship Program should submit applications to their local USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service office by Jan. 13, to be considered for eligibility during the first ranking period of 2012. In Harrison County stop in the USDANRCS office at the USDA Service Center, 2710 Highway 127, Logan, or call 644-2210. Through CSP, NRCS provides financial and technical assistance to eligible producers who conserve and enhance soil, water, air and related natural resources on their land. The program provides many conservation benefits, including improvement of water and soil quality, wildlife habitat enhancements and adoption of conservation activities that address the effects of climate change.

“CSP continues to be a good opportunity for conservation farmers to try new practices while receiving payments for their past achievements,” said Richard Sims, state conservationist for Iowa NRCS. Eligible lands include cropland, pastureland, rangeland, nonindustrial private forest land and agricultural land under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe. Participation in the program is voluntary. An updated CSP selfscreening checklist is available to help potential applicants determine if CSP is suitable for their operation. The checklist highlights basic information about CSP eligibility requirements, contract obligations and potential payments. It is available from local NRCS offices and on the Iowa NRCS website at www.ia.nrcs. usda.gov/programs/Conse rvationStewardship

Program.html. As part of the CSP application process, applicants work with NRCS field personnel to complete a resource inventory using the Conservation Measurement Tool. The CMT determines the conservation performance for existing and new conservation activities. The applicant’s conservation performance will be used to determine eligibility, ranking and payments. Through the 2011 CSP signup, Iowa farmers in 93 counties enrolled more than 368,000 acres in CSP, helping to improve water and soil quality, enhance wildlife habitat and address the effects of climate change. Iowans received an average of $29 per acre during the 2011 CSP signup. Average payments depend on land use, existing stewardship and new stewardship practices.

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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.

Playing the hand we are dealt Just the words ‘nursing homes’ gave me mental images of seniors who had no one to care for them and were being forced to live out their lives tied to a bed. Now, after six months of experiencing, first-hand, the care and compassion of a home that dedicates everything they have to the wellbeing of my dad, I admit to judging books by their cover and am thankful these places exist. Just like any other industry, nursing homes have, at times, been exposed as a place where staff members mistreat or neglect residents or drain every last cent from the patients and their families. Again, a few bad apples don’t spoil the whole bunch. I’m not sure what would have happened to dad – or my sanity – if the decision hadn’t been made to move him into a nursing home. I spent so many years vowing to never remove him from his home, I lost grip on the reality of how severe his dementia was becoming. My denial of his condition and the misconception I had of nursing homes had trapped us into a whirlwind that was steadily spinning out of control. Just like each one of us in our day-to-day on the job tasks, staff at dad’s “place” may overlook shaving his werewolf ears or trimming his nails, but I can honestly say – these folks, whose career is to watch over our loved ones, should be commended, admired and thanked. Sometimes dad doesn’t know who I am, but his lifelong stature of being polite kicks in and he’s always friendly. It’s becoming harder to have a conversation as his sentences are all chopped up and jumbled so I can only grab bits and pieces. He looks as though I should understand every word and I pretend to, although I desperately want to know what he’s thinking – only to realize he doesn’t know what he’s thinking. I used to criticize people who only visited their loved ones once a week or even once a month while in a nursing home. Allowing “strangers” to become “family” as they provide the care and constant companionship that is so desperately needed for those we love but can’t be their 24-hour caregiver. I now understand how it’s possible to grieve over someone you love, over and over again, while they are still alive. My days are interrupted with guilt of not seeing dad every day. Even though I always find him happy and healthy, it’s a struggle to get through some visits. Sometimes I feel envious of the staff he adores, whom he probably thinks are his daughters and now I’m the stranger. When I rummage through all of these emotions and deal with them one by one, it all comes down to this. Dad is safe, happy and surrounded by “daughters” who take great care of him. The relief they provide override all other emotions I may have. At times I may seem like a stranger to him, but I need to remember he’s a stranger in his own world. I found a new form of entertainment during our visits. He may not remember who I am, but apparently he hasn’t forgotten how to play a good hand of poker. Let the games begin.

Pioneer Lumberman John R. Wheeler grew up in New York state and worked in the lumber business as his father did. Newly expanding logging in Wisconsin led him to move to Eau Clair in 1856, and he remained there until 1861 when he enlisted to fight in the Civil War. His first battle was the battle of Pittsburg Landing that cost his company six men. Wheeler was wounded in his upper lip, but he recovered in a short time. He received a more serious wound in 1864 as the Union Army fought for the control of Atlanta. It was a fierce battle, and his unit was outnumbered by a two-to-one ratio. A bullet passed through both of his thighs, and he was kept in the field for 10 days before he could be moved to a hospital. Surgeons told him one leg needed to be amputated, but Wheeler refused to let them remove his leg. John slowly recovered and left the Army with the rank of Major and a new determination to succeed in life. As soon as he was able, he reentered the lumber business. Railroads were rapidly spreading

west and Wheeler, ever ready to capitalize on an opportunity, saw his chance for a fortune. He knew railroad construction would create demand for houses and other buildings. He would be there to fill the need. Wheeler opened his first business at Clinton and worked his way west through Boone, Jefferson, Denison, Woodbine, Dunlap and Blair, Neb. He opened his first lumberyard in Dunlap in 1867, though he had no building to contain it. He gambled on success with three freight cars full of lumber that he had sidetracked. No other station house, post office or other building marked the spot as a town. Wheeler bought a lot for his lumberyard, and a yoke of oxen to move the lumber to his newly purchased site. He then built a frame office that was often called the first building in Dunlap. John carefully painted a “Lumber One” sign and waited for order to pour in. The building also had rooms, so workers and John could sleep there while other buildings were constructed.

Perley’s Bits & Pieces By Jim Perley Logan Herald-Observer Columnist jperley@iowatelecom.net

Business was as brisk as Wheeler hoped, and he sold an average of 150 carloads of lumber per year. As more people followed the railroad, John built another lumberyard in Woodbine. His office was only the third building in town, and John believed finding new business was more important than building a home for himself. Thus he brought a heating stove in Boone to survive the cold weather at the lumberyard. Wheeler’s only choice was to live in his office, because he considered the inconvenience worth his trouble. Wheeler found himself at a fortunate confluence of events and time was of the essence. He had to sell as much lumber as possible while demand

was good and before competitors took potential customers away. The economy was booming after the war, and settlers had a lot of money to spend. The price of grain was also good. Wheeler sold medium grade flooring at $60 per thousand and shingles for $8. Thousands of units furnished area homes and buildings as his bank account grew larger. John Wheeler had taken the opportunity he saw to build a sufficiently large business that gave him and his family a comfortable life. His foresight, luck and hard work across the state of Iowa earned him a nickname he surely enjoyed. John Wheeler was the “pioneer lumber man.”

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News from the Extension Service

Balmy winter issues What a winter (so far)! How many years do we have playing golf, fall fieldwork, and walks in your shirtsleeves? I even saw a flower bed with vinca plants flowering! And all of this happening the week of the major football bowl games? I certainly am in agreement with those who have enjoyed our really unusually warm extended holiday season. But like most things in life, there are minuses to go with those pluses. For many temperate trees and shrubs (those that are adapted to survive Iowa winters by going dormant), the prolonged unusually warm weather can mess things up a bit biologically. Most of these plants that are adapted to our winters need a cold period to set up their biological clocks so they awaken normally in the spring. Most notably, the lack of a sufficient cold period can interfere with the plant’s ability to acti-

vate flower buds. Each species and even varieties within species has different requirements, but unless we get a period of cold weather to condition the plants, the spring of 2012 might see reduced flowering of some ornamentals and fruit trees, and additionally the timing of leafing out may be messed up. Nearly always, trees that leaf out too early and have that flush of leaves that freeze will send out a second leafing with little problem. Therefore, most shade trees and ornamentals can survive an unusually warm winter just fine, but some fruit trees and shrubs might lose part of the crop because of poor flowering and fruit set. All this being said, we still have nearly two months of winter remaining for the cold to come and do its work, and even three weeks of cold can do a lot of good. Try to remember that when the next cold outbreak comes;

Rich Pope Harrison County Extension Program Coordinator those subfreezing and even subzero temperatures are actually helping you out! Obviously, there is nothing you can do to correct the temperature issue, but there is one thing that I would encourage now. In addition to being unseasonably warm, we are also in the throes of a drought that started in mid-summer. Soil moisture in most places is really limited. Couple that with the unusually warm weather, and you have a recipe for stress on perennial plants. My biggest concern is for plants that have been planted in the last couple of years and evergreen plants. The recently trans-

planted plants may not have a completely developed root system to supply water to the plant, and the evergreens do respire and use water throughout warm and sunny days in the winter. So check if the soil is not frozen (it is not in most places) and consider watering these at-risk plants to help them avert the winter drought conditions. Water as you would in late summer – a relatively good slow soaking under the drip line of the plant. For more information, contact Rich Pope at the Harrison County Ex-tension Office at ropope@iastate.edu or 644-2105.

Letter to the Editor Students searching for information Dear Editor, We are national history day students at North Scott High School in Eldridge, Iowa, creating a documen-

tary about the IndoChinese refugee resettlement in Iowa after the fall of Saigon. It is our sincere hope that we can locate and interview any people or church groups who assisted with a resettlement project, as well as any refugees who

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Harrison County Sheriff Report By Sheriff Pat Sears Dec. 20 •Deputy Doiel stopped a vehicle on Laredo Avenue for a traffic violation. After talking to the driver, it was discovered he had been drinking. Jameson Landon, Missouri Valley, was arrested and transported to jail. Landon was charged with OWI, second offense. Dec. 21 •Deputy Cohrs is investigating a residential burglary on Seward Avenue. Dec. 22 •Deputy Cohrs and Deputy Doiel responded to a family disturbance in Pisgah. Several family members were intoxicated with several assaults reported. James O’Brien, Pisgah, was arrested and transported to jail. O’Brien was charged with one count of serious assault and one count of simple assault. One subject was transported to the hospital for stitches from a cut to the head. Dec. 24 •Deputy Cohrs was called to a family disturbance on Ideal Avenue. Gary Mensching, Pisgah was arrested and transported to jail. Mensching was charged with simple assault. Dec. 25 •Deputy Killpack transported a female found walking on U.S. Highway 30 from Alegent Health to Mercy Hospital for an emergency mental health evaluation. •Deputy Sieck checked on a vehicle that was reported as a traffic hazard. The vehicle was located on Easton Trail and was on the roadway. The vehicle was towed. •Deputy Klutts is investigating a juvenile runaway from a residence on 286th Street. The juvenile was last seen running down the road and then got into a vehicle. The child has been entered in the system as a runaway. Dec. 26 •Deputy Sieck assisted a subject with a property exchange on 290th Street due to a restraining order that was in effect. The exchange went without incident. Dec. 27 •Deputy Sieck checked Mondamin for a reported reckless driver. The vehicle description and the possible driver were given. The car was located as well as the owner who denied driving recklessly. The area will be patrolled. •Deputy Clemens transported a subject from Alegent Health to Mercy Hospital for a mental evaluation. •Deputy Sieck is inves-

tigating the theft of items from a vehicle parked outside a residence on Redwood Avenue. •Deputy Knickman is investigating a reported theft from a vehicle that was parked in Beebeetown. •A juvenile runaway was located in Council Bluffs after a subject was detained and interviewed reference the missing juvenile. Jacob Gronewold, Council Bluffs, was arrested and charged with harboring a runaway child. •Deputy Knickman took a report of cattle out on Pierce Avenue. The owner of the cattle was advised that the cattle were out. Dec. 28 •Deputy Clemens and Deputy Cohrs filed restraining order violations on a subject that lives in Missouri Valley. The subject continues to call and harass the protected party. An arrest warrant was requested. •Deputy Cohrs assisted a subject that was receiving unwanted calls. The caller was contacted and told to stop calling or charges would be filed. Dec. 29 •Deputy Knickman assisted Logan Fire with a reported fire on 335th Street. The fire was put out. Dec. 30 •Deputy Clemens and Deputy Knickman responded to Mondamin for a reported out of control man that had a weapon. The subject was located with no weapon being found. The incident was found to be a domestic situation. No charges were filed. •Deputy Cohrs responded to a reckless driver report in Pisgah. The vehicle was located but was parked. The area will be patrolled. Dec. 31 •Deputy Klutts responded to Parker Trail for a report of suspicious activity. None was found upon arrival but the area will be patrolled. •Deputy Denton assisted Missouri Valley Police with a traffic stop. The driver faced several charges filed by Missouri Valley Police and was transported to jail. Jan. 1 •Forty-five inmates and 12 females for a total of 57 inmates were booked into jail for the month of December. •Deputy Clemens is investigating reported criminal mischief to property on Salina Avenue. •Deputy Cohrs is investigating criminal mischief

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to property in Beebeetown. •Deputy Doiel responded to a 911 hang up call on Pierce Avenue. It was discovered that a child was playing with a cell phone and called 911. Jan. 2 •Deputy Doiel assisted Little Sioux Fire with a fire in town. The fire started when a woodpile was started on fire then moved to some trailers. •Deputy Klutts and Deputy Doiel responded to a domestic situation on Italy Avenue. Both parties agreed to separate for the night. No charges were filed. Jan. 3 •Deputy Killpack took a complaint of a dog running at large in Little Sioux. The dog owner will be advised to keep the dog on their property. •Deputy Clemens is investigating the theft of fuel from a farm field north of Little Sioux. Any criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

SMALL CLAIMS Discover Bank vs Danielle Buckley, Missouri Valley General Service Bureau, Inc. vs Kristine Earlywine, Logan General Service Bureau, Inc. vs Rhonda Burbridge, Woodbine Credit Management Services, Inc. vs Patricia Maxwell, Persia VIOLATIONS Bradley Freund, Earling, speeding Brian Farris, Moorhead, failure to maintain safety belts Steven Alstrom, Underwood, manner of conveyance Jeffrey Schaben, Earling, no license or permit Morgan Williams, Modale, failure to maintain control Diane Smith, Denison, speeding Tyler Swift, Magnolia, violation of conditions of restricted license; operation without registration; dark window/windshield Michael Cummings, Woodbine, failure to have valid license John Gochenour, Logan, speeding

Unsupervised probation for one year. Ordered to undergo drug and alcohol evaluation. State of Iowa vs Kelly Mace, OWI. Deferred judgment for six months. Civil penalty of $1,250. Ordered to undergo drug and alcohol evaluation and complete drinking driver’s school. State of Iowa vs Brenda Wallis, possession of controlled substance. Deferred judgment for six months. $315 civil penalty. Ordered to undergo drug and alco-

hol evaluation. State of Iowa vs Jacob Jensen, assault. Deferred judgment for six months. $315 civil penalty. Unsupervised probation for six months. State of Iowa vs Zachariah Sears, supplying alcohol to minor. $315 fine. Unsuper-vised probation for six months. State of Iowa vs Dustin Collier, driving while revoked. 15 days in jail, suspended, and $315 fine, suspended. Unsupervised probation for six months.

DISTRICT COURT State of Iowa vs Kylie M. Bertelson, OWI. Sixty days in jail with 58 suspended. $1,250 fine.

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Hood joins HEAD LOGAN FIRE/RESCUE crew of film Laura Hood, Persia, has joined the crew of the film, “Praying the Hours,” as part of a January-term course. Hood is a senior film studies major at Huntington University. “Praying the Hours” tells the story of a man in the midst of his death who is reflecting on eternity. The film is told in eight seg-

ments, that also will be displayed as individual short films, and is based on the ancient practice of fixedhour prayer observed by the Abrahamic faith traditions. The final segment of this independent film is being shot on campus this month with the assistance of digital media arts students.

Hitchcock Nature Center guided snowshoe hike Strap on some snowshoes and trek through the beautiful Loess Hills during Hitchcock Nature Center’s guided snowshoe hike. Come out to Hichcock Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m., for a snowshoeing adventure. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for this event by Jan. 13, as space is limited. These

workshops are designed for participants 12 years of age and older. Cost is $5 per person and includes a guided hike, refreshments and the use of snowshoes. Call 712-2421197 to pre-register for either the 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. session. Meet at the Loess Hills Lodge. Weather permitting.

Officers for 2012 for the Logan Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department were named at the January meeting. Pictured in front from the left, are, Brittany Nordby, secretary; Pat Tillinhast, president; Larry Landon, unit captain, board member; and Derek Bucy, treasurer; in back, Jason Fisher, vice-president; RC Androy, board member; Gary Nordby, board member and Boone Christo, board member. Fire Chief Craig Charbonneau was not present for the photo. Awards given at the meeting included, Larry Landon 35 years of service; Craig Charbonneau and Bill Buffum, 25 years service; RC Androy, 15 years; Mark Armstrong, 10 years, and Ryan Nordby, five years. Submitted photo

Foreign persons must report U.S. agricultural land holdings

Moorhead Cultural Center will re-open in April The Moorhead Cultural Center closed the year with a Christmas tree exhibit that received many visitors each voting for their favorite tree. Jennifer Judd’s “cowgirl” tree received the most votes, followed by Linda Comerato’s large traditional tree and Jeremy Cleaver’s Hawkeye tree placed third. The Cultural Center appreciates all exhibit participants, volunteers,

exhibit sponsors, publicity media and all who assisted with either their time or donations making 2011 a very successful year. The center will be closed January to March. April will find the exhibit, “Capturing Memories,” so start working on writings and photos. Watch for more information with dates of 2012 exhibits and phone contact numbers for entry forms.

Harrison County Farm Agency Executive Director Pat Warmbier reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. “Any foreign person who acquires, transfers or holds any interest, other than a security interest, in agricultural land in the United States is required by law to report the transaction no later than 90

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days after the date of transaction,” Warmbier said. Foreign investors must file Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure reports with the FSA county office that maintains reports for the county where the land is located. “Failure to file a report, filing a late report or filing an inaccurate report can result in a penalty with fines up to 25 percent of the fair market value of the agricultural land,”

Warm-bier said. For AFIDA purposes, agricultural land is defined as any land used for farming, ranching or timber production, if the tracts total 10 acres or more. Disclosure reports are also required when there are changes in land use. For example, reports are required when land use changes from nonagricultural to agricultural or from agricultural to nonagricultural. Foreign investors also must file a

Small steps to heatlh and wealth Saving money, eating right, staying active – even when you know the “right thing,” to do, it’s hard to change your habits, isn’t it? If you are looking for ideas on how to succeed with making the changes you want to make, the Anita Health and Wellness Center and ISU Extension Outreach, Cass County, has a workshop that can help. “Small Steps to Health

and Wealth” is a two-part workshop to be offered Jan. 19 and 26 at the Health and Wellness Center, Anita. Each session will include practical strategies and tips that can help you succeed. Workshop leaders will be Barb Fuller, ISU Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Health Specialist and Mary Beth Kaufman, ISU Extension and Outreach Family Finance Specialist.

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report when there is a change in the status of ownership. Data gained from these disclosures is used to prepare an annual report to the president and Congress concerning the effect of such holdings upon family farms and rural communities in the United States. For more information regarding AFIDA and FSA programs, contact the Harrison County FSA office at 644-2040 or visit www.usda.gov.

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You are asked to register by Jan. 16. The workshops will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Early registration for both sessions is $15. Registration at the door will be $10 for each workshop attended. Regis-tration forms are available at the Anita Health and Wellness Center or the Cass County Extension office in Atlantic. Space is limited.

KinderNature programs set at Hitchcock January 22 Bring little ones to Hitchcock Nature Center at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, to learn about nature in the winter. Children will find out how their favorite animals keep warm in the rugged winter weather. Outdoor time if weather permits. KinderNature Preschool Programs are designed for children ages 3-5 years old accompanied by an adult. 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 held each month and last an hour. Cost is $4 per child. Weather permitting. Upcoming programs include: Sunday, Feb. 12: 1:30 p.m., Great Groundhogs; Sunday, March 11: 1:30 p.m., Opossum Pockets.


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Bridal

“Our special day...” Getting engaged is just the Secrets to a long, happy marriage beginning: Now what?

Are you one of the thousands of couples who got engaged over the holidays? This is the time for you and your soon-to-be to get everything you ever wanted. The time to start from scratch, to upgrade, expand and replace. Here are some additional tips to make wedding planning a breeze: • Plan Ahead: Start a bridal registry as soon as you say “yes.” This way you will be prepared for your engagement party and bridal shower, as well as your wedding. Periodically update your registry by adding more products if you need to, even after the wedding. Be kind to procrastinators. • Don’t be shy: Register for gifts in a range of prices and categories. This will give guests and group givers lots of options to choose from. • Look back and Plan Ahead! Discuss your background and personal preferences beforehand. It’s also important to consider your future. Consider things like how often you’ll entertain and how much you will be cooking. • Visit a store: It’s in your best interest to visit a store and schedule an appointment with an expert consultant. Touch the towels, heft the flatware, see everything in person! • Do the math: Experts advise registering for 2-3 items times the number of

guests you plan to have. Close friends and family will rely on your registry for special events leading up to the wedding — such as engagement parties, bridal showers and holidays! Your guests will appreciate having lots of choices when they shop for you. Be sure to refresh your list regularly as gifts get purchased. • Register Now, Because You Won’t Buy it Later: You may think you will ... but you won’t. Now is the time to let others get you the stuff you’d never buy yourself. Your friends and family might even get together to purchase a higher priced “group gift.” • Remember the Rule of Three: When it comes to setting your table, if you choose bold patterns for your china and flatware,

pick a more simple style of glassware. Prefer intricate stemware? Pair it with simpler patterns of china and flatware. So, it’s bold/ bold/simple or simple/simple/bold.

Some might say a long celebrity marriage is one that endures the duration of the newly betrothed’s trip down the aisle. We’ve seen Britney Spears dissolve a marriage after 55 hours and Kim Kardashian call it quits after 72 days. It seems even money can’t buy matrimonial happiness. But some couples have been together for 50 years and say they’re still as much in love as they were the day they spoke their “I dos.” What do they know that others do not? “We all need to be flexible and to compromise in marriage, but you’ve got to be true to your core traits and characteristics, what I call your authentic self,” according to clinical psychologist and relationship guru Dr. Phil McGraw. Some couples enter a relationship projecting a persona they believe the other person wants – one that really isn’t what they’re all about. This could be a woman trying to fill the role of her husband’s nurturing mom or a guy playing the protector to his wife. In reality, marriage is more of a partnership, and truth and trust are often at the basis of good marriages. There are many other “secrets” marriage experts will offer to couples seeking the magic formula. Whether you’re pondering marriage or have already tied the knot, consider the following advice to make a marriage endure for the long haul.

• There’s no such thing as the perfect marriage. Some couples create an image of what they think marriage is supposed to be, and that image that often goes “poof” once reality sets in. Even soulmates are bound to frustrate or irritate one another from time to time. • Couples should express their frustrations. Bottling up frustrations can eat at a person and eventually destroy a marriage. Talking about the things that are bothering you with your partner opens up a discussion and can help you work through things. • Divorce should not be seen as a viable option. Couples who want to bail on the marriage at every turn could be directing their energy toward divorce as the only solution instead of discovering ways to remove the cause of strife. Divorce can sometimes be the easy way out when you think about the work that goes into keeping a marriage working. Experts say that there are a few issues, like adultery, abuse and drug/alcohol addiction, that may be reasonable catalysts for divorce if personal safety and sanity is being compromised. • Make time for romance. It’s easily said but not so easily done. Too often married couples for-

get what it was like to date when all of their attention was spent on each other instead of the house, kids, work, etc. Today there seems to be even more distractions, from e-mails to texts to pressure and obligations at the office. Happy couples find the time to spend quality time with their spouses — even if that’s only 10 minutes of alone time a day. • Put “we” first. Many people operate on a “me” mentality. When you’re part of a couple, give more to your spouse than you take. If he or she is doing the same, you’re working collectively for the benefit of the marriage instead of yourselves. • Respect each other. Often couples having troubles realize they treat strangers better than they treat each other. Would you use the insults or unflattering terms that you sometimes throw at your spouse with a complete stranger? Probably not. Good marriages are based on a foundation of respect and love. It’s easy to lose feelings of love if the respect is gone. Couples can realize that there are some thorns that come with the roses of marriage, and staying happy together does take work for it to all be worth it.

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Making a budget: And checking it twice SUGGESTED PERCENTAGES

BUDGETED AMOUNT

VENDOR ESTIMATE

AMOUNT SPENT

Photographs and Video (10 percent) Photography

Reception (50 percent)

Videography

Venue and rentals

Additional prints and albums

Food and service

Miscellaneous fees

Beverages Cake

Favors and Gifts (3 percent)

Miscellaneous fees

Welcome gifts for out-of-town guests

Attire (10 percent)

Bridal-party gifts

Gown and alterations

Miscellaneous fees

Headpiece and veil

Ceremony (2 percent)

Bridal accessories

Site fee

Hair and makeup

Officiant fee or church donation

Groom’s tux or suit

Miscellaneous fees

Groom’s accessories

Stationery (2 percent)

Miscellaneous fees

Save-the-date cards

Flowers and Decorations (10 percent)

Invitations and RSVPs

Floral arrangements for ceremony

Programs

Flower girl’s buds and basket

Seating and place cards

Ring pillow

Menu cards

Bride’s bouquet

Thank-you notes

Bridesmaids’ bouquets

Postage

Boutonnieres

Miscellaneous fees

Corsages

Wedding Rings (2 percent)

Reception decorations

Bride’s ring

Lighting

Groom’s ring

Miscellaneous fees

Transportation (1 percent)

Music (10 percent) Ceremony musicians

Limousine or car rental for bride and groom

Cocktail-hour musicians

Limousine or car rental for bridal party

Reception band, deejay, or entertainment

Transportation for out-of-town guests

Sound-system or dance-floor rental

Valet parking

Miscellaneous fees

Miscellaneous fees

Adding a little something extra: Theme weddings Every couple wants their wedding to be memorable. The goal of planning a wedding is to create an experience everyone will remember for years. For some couples, a theme wedding is the best way to accomplish just that. When it comes time to selecting a theme, the day the wedding takes place may dictate the theme. For

example, if the wedding takes place on Halloween, the ideas for the theme are easy. Many other couples choose a theme that highlights a specific interest or hobby or something that is dear to them. Here are some popular wedding themes. • Holiday: The Christmas season lends itself well to wedding planning. The colors (red, green,

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be. Casino-inspired games and big buffet meals can make guests feel like they have stepped into a casino on the famed Vegas strip. In addition, an Elvis impersonator is essential to a Vegas wedding. • TV show: Some couples elevate certain television shows to cult status. Whether it’s “Friends” or “Star Trek,” popular television shows have been transformed into festive wedding themes. Whether the idea is to go daring and exchange vows in costume or simply name reception tables according to characters or show locations, couples can include a little television fun into the event. • Fairytale: Many men and women envision a fairytale wedding complete with

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Local K of C to sponosr free throw contest All boys and girls aged 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2012 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition is at 1 p.m., Sun., Jan. 15 at the Logan-Magnolia High School gym. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for registration and warm-ups. All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. No pre-registration is necessary and there is no cost to register. Entry forms are available at the site. For more information, contact Jim Makey at 644-

3511. The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district and state competitions. International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters based on scores from the state level competitions. All boys and girls 10 to 14 years old (as of Jan. 1) are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. Last year, more than 223,000 sharpshooters participated in more than 3,200 local competitions.

Brooks graduates from basic training Air Force Airman Tyler Brooks graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, recently. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military disci-

pline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Brooks is the son of Christopher Brooks, Miss-ouri Valley, and a 2011 graduate of Missouri Valley High School.

Safe Food class offered A Safe Food class will be offered at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Harrison County office in Logan from 2-4 p.m., Tues., Jan. 24. Barb Fuller, ISU Extension Nutrition and Health Program Specialist, will conduct the training program. It is designed to provide basic food safety and sanitation information useful to all foodservice employees. This does meet the state

sanitation training requirements for some foodservice operations. Topics covered include employee health and hygiene, prevention of cross contamination, time/ temperature of foods and proper cleaning and sanitizing practices. Material is based on Food Code 2005. Cost is $35 per person. Deadline for registration is Jan. 19 by calling Carole at ISU Extension, 644-2105.

A lesson on Honduras MCC ends season with tree exhibit The Moorhead Cultural Center (MCC) closed the year with a Christmas tree exhibit that received many visitors each voting for their favorite tree. Jennifer Judd’s “Cowgirl� tree received the most votes, followed by Linda Comerato’s large traditional tree and Jeremy Cleaver’s Hawkeye tree placed third. The Cultural Center appreciates all exhibit participants, volunteers, exhibit sponsors, publicity media and all who assisted with either their time or donations making 2011 a very successful year. The center will be closed January to March. April will find the exhibit, “Capturing Memories,� so start working on writings and photos. Watch for more information with dates of 2012 exhibits and phone contact numbers for entry forms.

Amanda Knauss, left, aided by sister, Alex, shows Pat Diggin’s class the flag of Honduras, and, at right, the location of Honduras on the map. Amanda has been living and working in Honduras for the past year and was home over the holidays and spoke to classes Jan. 6 at Logan-Magnolia about living in that country. Photos: Mary Darling

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Grand Lodge of Iowa scholarship program The Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. has two scholarship programs available for 2012 graduating seniors from Iowa’s public high schools. Information is available from school guidance counselors and on the Grand Lodge of Iowa’s website at www.grandlodgeofiowa.com. One scholarship program is for seniors who will graduate in 2012 and plan to study in an academic field. Sixty scholarships of $2,000 each will be award-

ed. Since the program’s inception in 1970, the Grand Lodge of Iowa has awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships to 1,925 graduating seniors from Iowa public high schools all across the state. The deadline for applications is Feb. 1. The second scholarship is the “Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarship.� It will be awarded to graduating seniors planning to enroll in a mechanical or

trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College. Twenty scholarships of $1,250 each will be awarded. This is the fourth year of this scholarship. The deadline for application is March 1. For more information on these scholarships, email scholarships@gl-iowa.org.

Crossroads of Western Iowa has received a $15,000 grant from the Harrison County Community Foun-dation Grant Fund for an outdoor pavilion/classroom that will provide a space for outdoor educational classes, physical activity and social learning through peer interaction for individuals served as well as the community. Crossroads has partnered with Missouri Valley School’s shop class, with the class contributing up to $20,000 of labor at no cost to Crossroads.

Congratulations to the Farm Bureau-Dean Koster/Logan-Magnolia Athlete of the Week! Cole Davis He’s been working very hard on committing himself to rebounding and bringing the ball up the court and finishing around the basket. Last Tuesday’s game vs. Woodbine he had 11 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 0 turnovers. Played very, very good!

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