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How deep will it get? See Page 7! Saddle Club annual meeting The Woodbine Saddle Club annual meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Woodbine Methodist Church with a soup supper to follow at 6 p.m. New members welcome.

The Woodbine Twiner The Official Newspaper of Woodbine, Harrison County, Iowa January 5, 2011

Volume 133, Issue 1


Woodbine accepts new snow removal ordinance New ordinance, 69A, mandates an “odd-even” rule for street parking. NIKKI DAVIS Editor Woodbine has a new snow ordinance that went into effect the week of Dec. 20 and while the changes may appear confusing at first, the changes were deemed necessary to help Woodbine city


employees and law enforcement officials do their jobs effectively. The old ordinance was short, sweet and to the point exclaiming in ordinance 69.12, “No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley or City owned off-street parking

area during snow removal operations unless the snow has been removed or plowed from said street alley or parking area and the snow has ceased to fall.” Ordinance 69.12 remains in effect as well as all other snow removal ordinances, but a new ordinance, namely 69A, has been added that will put a seasonal “odd-even” rule into effect regarding on street parking. The odd-even rule, though it may sound confusing at first, is

quite simple and its reasons almost self explanatory. The new snow ordinance will go into effect after the first two inches of snow fall occurs for the winter season and will remain in force through April. Therefore, the new ordinance is already in effect and will remain so until April. According to the new policy, the odd-even rule states vehicles will park on the odd house number side of the street on odd days, and on even See SNOW Page 6

Looking back on 2010:

Saddle Club annual meeting

New gates are controlled remotely by the Iowa DOT

The Woodbine Saddle Club annual meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Woodbine Methodist Church with a soup supper to follow at 6 p.m. New members welcome.

HCCB not collecting trees Harrison County Conservation Board will not be collecting Christmas trees this year. In the past there have been several drop-off sites. In recent years the number of trees has decreased dramatically. Due to staff time and travel, it is no longer a costeffective program. Christmas trees may be dropped off at the county landfill near Logan for proper disposal. Call HCCB at 647-2785 if you have questions

Dems to meet The Harrison County Democrats will meet at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 6 at Gurney’s Restaurant in Missouri Valley. Share perspectives and ideas in a look back on 2010 and a look ahead to 2012. Contact Mike Raine at 712-488-6015 for more information.

Grief classes by Myrtue Myrtue Hospice will sponsor grief classes from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 18 through Feb. 22 at the Sacred Heart Parish Center, 704 Normal St. in Woodbine. There is no cost for the class or the books, but registration is required by Jan. 13. Please call 712-7554424 to register.

Interstate closure gates installed on I-29, Mo. Valley

January Local disaster declaration filed for county On Dec. 29, in response to the Dec. 22 snowstorm, Harrison County Emergency Management Director Larry Oliver filed a local disaster declaration for the county, indicating the county had exceeded its resources and is requesting state help. Harrison County has received 13 to 15 inches of snowfall, with high winds. New maintenance building discussed at length Finding a site to construct a new city maintenance building was discussed at length at the Jan. 4 council meeting. A list of eight potential sites was reviewed. Andersen remarked the pole yard would be a good choice as it is close to city headquarters, which is a genuine concern. Kurth retires after 23 years with NRCS Russ Kurth, Harrison County District Conservationist, has decided to put away the hand levels and residue counters and start a new segment to his career – retirement. Dec. 31, 2009 was Kurth’s last day in office where he has worked since 1986. His career path as a conservationist began on what he calls a


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chance of fate. Thomsen continues chiropractic education Jackie Thomsen has been practicing chiropractics since 1998 in Flagstaff, Ariz., and continues to bring the most up-to-date procedures and chiropractic practices to her patients – right in Woodbine. Harrison County receives services from WCCA According to Joel Dirks, Executive Director of West Central Community Action, over $1.5 million in services were received by residents of Harrison County in 2009, for the $4,350 investment made by Harrison County. “For what we give out in funds, we get a lot of benefits,” Harrison County Supervisor Bob Smith said.

February Four speech groups continue on to State Four Woodbine High School speech teams qualified at the district competition Jan. 23 in Clarinda for the state competition Feb. 6 in Ankeny. The readers theatre, choral reading, mime and ensemble acting groups all received a ‘I’ rating at districts and found themselves See REVIEW Page 6

The Iowa Department of Transportation is further implementing a pilot project to test use of automated mainline interstate closure gates at key interstate interchanges. The first set of gates was installed in January 2010 at the southbound Interstate 35/U.S. 18 interchange near Mason City. Additional sets are presently being installed at the northbound I35/U.S. 30 interchange in Ames and northbound I-29/U.S. 30 interchange in Missouri Valley. The new mainline interstate gates, as well as existing on-ramp gates, will be used when the roadways are blocked or must be closed due to inclement weather (e.g., blizzard, ice storm or flood), crash, hazardous material spill or other emergency. Presently, the Iowa DOT uses swing-type, farm-style fence gates, hinged to posts, on the on-ramps at several interstate interchanges. Deployment of these gates requires law enforcement or highway maintenance personnel to physically move the free end of the gate out across the ramp during dangerous road and weather situations. Prior to this pilot project, no gates were in place on the mainline to restrict existing traffic from continuing to travel into the blocked/closed interstate section. Absent a gate, the Iowa DOT was required to park snowplows across the travel lanes during a blizzard to stop traffic. This practice has had limited success, and is an inefficient use of staff and equipment resources during a time when they are needed most performing snow removal. The new drop-arm style gates not only close the interstate mainline to traffic, but all facets of the road closure system (i.e., gates, lights and advance warning lights) will be monitored and controlled remotely. Area video cameras will also allow Iowa DOT personnel to monitor site traffic and weather conditions. During the 2010-11 winter season, the Iowa DOT will be evaluating: the reliability and operational See GATES Page 6


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Clean, green and bright for 2011 W

hat part do you play in your environment? Do you criticize the “un-green-ness” of your neighbors or the lack of volunteerism in your community, or are you the type to take action – and convince others that creating a green community is what they want too? Are you a Woodbine resident who wants to pitch in? Then read more about the new Pilot Green Committee. The Woodbine Pilot Green Committee is focused on serving as a connector to find ways for people in the community who have a passion for making change to find each other, and finding the resources they need to support green choices in the community. The committee met for the first time on Nov. 4, 2010 and will plan to meet each second Thursday of the month at 7 a.m. in the city conference room. As part of only two cities in the state of Iowa to be named as Pilot Green Communities, Woodbine has the opportunity to make energy efficient improvements in a variety of ways. Already, businesses were offered to participate in energy audits that can help them apply for available funding to make building code enhancements, retrofitting facilities with efficient lighting, obtaining Energy Star equipment or appliances and develop ways to promote sustainable building practices. Currently the committee is reviewing applications for an Advanced Technology Vista person. The candidate selected for this position will get hands-on experience in green-collar service! The individual will work in Woodbine for six months to one year to help promote various green programs, energy education, community outreach and training. Future action items on the agenda include: increasing the average fuel efficiency of municipal vehicles by launching an employee education program including anti-idling messages, increase recycling rates in city operations and in the community by offering city-wide curbside recycling and help educate the public, schools, businesses and other associations about green initiatives to make us environmentally responsible to develop strategic sustainable ways of living. Want to find out more? Updates and details regarding the Pilot Green Project can be found in the future on the new enhanced Web site:

More fun and challenges with houseplants


ast week I wrote about how to get poinsettias to rebloom (or at least attempt it). Today, I will continue the suggestions on getting other florist/holiday flowers to re-bloom. Remember for many florists’ flowers, the best answer is to enjoy them while they last and then discard them once the flowering is over. Persian violets (Exacums) and azaleas, pretty as they both are, are in that group. But remember even for the plants that you can re-bloom successfully the majority of house plant deaths are due to overwatering and the resultant suffocation and death of the roots. Cyclamens: The florist’s cyclamen has gained popularity for its interesting foliage and showy flowers. Keep the plants in a bright area and water them regularly until the flowers fade. They also prefer good air circulation in cool areas. That means temperatures in the 50s or 60s is ideal; above 75 is not. Do not overwater the plant, so set up a watering schedule checking the plant a couple of times a week. If the soil surface should get dry, but don’t let the plant wilt. Also, cyclamens have a tuber simi-

lar to a potato that serves as a resting structure during off seasons. Avoid watering the center of the plant where the tuber is. That tuber is where carbohydrates are stored, and once flowering ends, the plant will try to go into dormancy, so remove the flower stalks and hold back on water. The leaves will die back, so let the plant rest through the summer in a cool place in the basement. Now and then water the pot very lightly – maybe a couple times a month. In August, State Fair time, knock the soil from the pot, remove the dead leaves and repot the tuber using a houseplant soil mix suitable for African violets. Resume watering, but remember cyclamens like it cool! Diffuse but bright light and cool temperatures should bring on a new crop of flowers. African violet: Because they are easy to keep growing and easy to get to re-flower, this plant is one of the most popular houseplants grown. The key to success with African violets is to maintain relatively even moisture conditions, and a fairly bright diffused light. Flowering is dependent on the plant’s energy stores. When

EXTENSION OFFICE RICHARD POPE Harrison County Extension Program Coordinator

there is sufficient light and proper fertility, blooming usually follows. In the winter, lower available light may cause the plant to pause in flowering, so you should withhold fertilization and restrict water a bit but when the days start to get longer, the plant begins to respond with a flourish. I also note many home gardeners tend to overpot African violets. They actually bloom better and grow well when they are a bit root bound. My thought is a 4 inch pot is the biggest you will ever need, but remember the small root balls means watering must be watched closely. For the adventurous, try producing African violets from seeds. Select a flower that has just freshly opened. Use a needle or tweezers to rupture a yellow sacklike anther and transfer the dusty yellow pollen to the sticky part of the stigma. The stigma is a rod that extends from the flower, and has a sticky ball on the end. If you

don’t remember which flower is pollinated, loosely tie a thread on the flower stalk. If pollination is successful, a pod will start to swell, filled with minute seeds. Once the pod matures and turns brown, uniformly scatter the seeds on surface of moist potting mix in a sealable refrigerator container, put the lid on and set it in a moderately lit area. With luck, in a couple weeks, the germinating seeds will appear as tiny green dots that will grow into new plants. Let them grow until they have at least two, dime sized leaves, then lift them into their own pots to continue growth. Seedlings may flower in four to five months, and the variety of colors and forms is considerable. If you never have, it is a fun and relatively easy project for the New Year! For additional information, contact Rich Pope at the Harrison County Extension office at or 712-644-2105.


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Law enforcement actions OK DEAR EDITOR, I read with concern a letter posted regarding the shooting of a pig by the Woodbine Police. It is impossible for someone not working within the law enforcement community to know exactly what is involved in making a decision to use a weapon for any purpose in an official capacity. But to make a statement calling an officer a name without having full knowledge of the facts behind the action is unfair, and categorically untrue. As retired Police Chief, I have a unique view of the inside operations of a police department and the commitment all officers have toward public safety. As officers, we do not have the luxury of being able to check public opinion before we take action. From what I have determined, the animal in question had been loose and running around for some time. It is also my understanding a diligent effort was made to find an owner, or at least a home for this animal. If no one steps forward to even indicate the animal is

theirs and make an effort to capture it while keeping public officials advised, it would then fall into the arena of public safety. That means it often falls to law enforcement to find a solution to the problem if public reports are received regarding the animal. I think anyone who has driven for any length of time would agree an animal, no matter how small, that suddenly appears in the road in front of your vehicle is cause for immediate concern, and, in some cases, evasive action. So imagine a situation where someone suddenly encounters this small pig on the road and takes action to avoid it and ends up off the road causing injury or even worse. Now imagine an attorney discovering the police department had received calls regarding this animal on the roadway and had taken no action because it is just this cute, little pig and might be someone’s pet. It is not much of a stretch to conclude where that could end up. So before we start looking for some reason to point a finger, take a moment to consider how you would feel if it were you with your car in the ditch or loved one

in the hospital, because a police officer had not done their best job to protect the public safety. Most law enforcement officers do a terrific job mostly under less than desirable circumstances, and deserve our respect and admiration. Our Woodbine Police Officers are professional people who are a credit to their profession, and to this community. Before anyone starts name calling or making jokes about something they do not have all the facts about, I would suggest they walk a while in their shoes. Sincerely, ALAN G. RONK

A response to “Mr. Mayor’s” letter DEAR EDITOR: Here are our facts, Mr. Mayor. We never did know of Oreo’s origin until last week when the article hit the paper, and folks who knew, contacted us. For us, he did appear out of nowhere. Oreo would be chomping down his favorite meal, as you stated, if the officer would have simply forewarned us of

his intent to shoot him. He didn’t. You state in your rebuttal that despite all efforts to prevent it, Oreo had to be destroyed. Was a phone call too big an effort for the officer or you? He did line up the third party to come to Hedstroms to butcher Oreo after the successful shoot. He took that effort. Seems to me we should have been called first. Seems to me that in a small town, it would only be courtesy to inform the owners of the property that the officer would be taking out his gun to hunt down the pig who called that place home. I do find your comments interesting and insulting. I am surprised that you think we would allow a pig to stay on our property, if we ever saw it on the highway. As I stated, we never did. He was afraid. If someone had to take defensive action to avoid hitting him, why weren’t we notified? Should we have read the officer’s mind and somehow realized that he had tired of his trap and would now use his gun? It seems like an agenda to me. No one called us, because if he had called us, Oreo would have been removed. But the fact is, Oreo is dead. Preventable. Sincerely, BRENDA BARRY


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Church OBITUARIES MICHAEL DELANEY Michael Joseph D e l a n e y, III was born June 17, 1947 to Michael Joseph Delaney, II and Doris Delaney (Flaherty) D e l a n e y. He joined his sisters Colette and Janet at home in Bayside, N.Y. His younger brother Timothy died at birth. Michael attended and graduated from Holy Cross High School, Queens, N.Y. He attended college in Vermont and Jacksonville, Fla. and finished with an undergraduate degree in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971. He obtained his teaching certification from Tarkio College, Tarkio, Mo., in 1975, worked as a teacher in Glenwood and Millard, Neb. while earning masters degrees from the University of Northern Iowa (1979) and

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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Rev. J. Samuel Subramanian, Ph.D. 647-2304 647-2347 Sunday 8 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Worship at 10:30 Tues., Thrift Shop 9 - 2, 5:30 7 p.m. Wed., 6 p.m. Prayer Group; 1 & 3 Thurs. 7 a.m. Weight Loss Group; 6:00 p.m. Tae Kwon Do. Ushers: FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Disciples of Christ Pastor Mike Brown 647-3078 647-2761 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:45 a.m.Worship Service Worship leader: Rod Smith Elders: Dencil Hammack and Lloyd DeForest Deacons: Peter Ryreson, Steve & Janelle SHaffer, Norma Rock and Fred McBath Deaconess: Kristi Pauley Song Leader:Jenny Hall Greeters: FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Pastor Steve Wiemeyer 46 Fifth St. Woodbine, IA Sun.: 10:30 a.m.,Worship. FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST 77 Fifth Street Woodbine, IA Church - 647-2006 Richard Tiffey, Jr. 644-3297 Sun., Early Worship 9:15 a.m. 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Worship Service 6:30 class.

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University of Nebraska at Omaha (1982). He was married to Fredricka Steinman while at Berkeley, and Holly Delaney was born on Feb. 2, 1976. Thea Delaney was born on April 24, 1981. Michael went to work for Martin Luther Homes in Greeley, Colo. to help children who had been placed in institutions find a place in communities. He then began working for the Department of Education in Colorado as a consultant for students with significant disability. He became a pioneer in the efforts for Inclusive Schools while at CDE, and worked as an educational consultant throughout North America to help school districts and families figure out how to create positive, supportive education environments where all students can learn together. He served as a board member for numerous groups advocating for individuals with disabilities. Michael married Billie Jo Clausen in 1992, and they moved near Woodbine in 1993 with Seth and Kali Piro. Michael worked for AEA 13 as a consultant. Jameson Delaney was born May 2, 1995 and Talon joined the family on Dec. 7, 1996. Michael continued to work nationally as a consultant and trainer in the field of education. The family moved to Oregon in November 1998, where Michael was Director of Community Services for the United Cerebral Palsy Center of Oregon and Southwest

Wed. 7:00 p.m. prayer service SACRED HEART PARISH CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Howard Fitzgerald 647-2931 643-5808 Masses: Saturday, 4 p.m. in Woodbine,Woodbine 2nd & 4th Sunday 8:30 a.m. Dunlap 1st, 3rd, 5th Sunday 8:30 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturdays: 3:15-3:45 p.m., or any time by request. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST Noel Sherer, Pastor 647-2014 647-2695 Wed.: Zion’s League. Sun.: 9:30 a.m., Sunday School; 10:15 a.m., worship; 10:30 a.m., worship. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Logan, IA Jerry Firby, Pastor 644-2384 642-2842 Sun: Worship; 9 a.m. Fellowship; 10 - 10:15 a.m., Sunday School 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Adult Bible Study - 10:15 - 11 a.m. LIFELINE ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH Pastor Ray Sorenson Assoc. Pastor Hank Gruver 1207 Harrison St., Dunlap, IA - 643-5475 Sun.: 9:30 a.m., Sunday School; 10:30 a.m., Morning Worship; Thurs.: 7 p.m., Intercessory Prayer. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Logan, IA Vance Gardiner, Branch Pres.

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ANNIVERSARY Washington. Later, he worked as Behavior Specialist for Multnomah Educational Service District. In October 2006, the family returned to the Woodbine area, where Michael first worked as disability coordinator for Head Start and as a basketball coach for Woodbine High School. He retired last year, and passed away early Christmas morning. He was preceded in death by his mom; dad; sister, Colette; brother in law, Tom Ross; brother, Timmy. He is remembered by his wife, Billie Jo Clausen her parents Willie and Joan Clausen of Lake View; daughters, Holly Delaney and fiancé Sean Lennon and Thea Delaney all of San Francisco, Calif.; son, Seth Piro and wife Kim Piro of Woodbine; daughter, Kali Piro of Eugene, Ore.; sons, Jameson Delaney and Talon Delaney of Woodbine; sister, Janet (Delaney) Buerg of Bloomington, Minn.; brother-in-law, Charles Clausen and wife Jenny of Elbow Lake, Minn.; and numerous nieces, nephews, (Liz and Mike Potter, great nieces Delaney and Grayce Potter, Matthew Ross, Jonathan and Stephany Buerg, Colton and Wyatt Clausen) cousins and friends. Friends may call at the house at their convenience. No services are planned. Fouts Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Fouts Funeral Home 501 Normal St. • Woodbine Ph: 712-647-2221

644-3495 646-2310 Sun.: 10 a.m., Sacrament meeting; 11:15 a.m., Sunday School; 12:10 p.m., Priesthood and Relief Society. Wed.: 7:00 p.m., YM/YW Scouts ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH, E.L.C.A. Dunlap, IA Carla Johnsen, Pastor 643-5495 643-5575 9:15 a.m. Sunday School. 10:30 a.m.Worship w/ Holy Communion 11:30 a.m. Sunday School serves Spaghetti dinner BETHESDA LUTHERAN CHURCH, E.L.C.A. Moorhead, IA Carla Johnsen, Pastor 8:45 AM Rally, Sunday woirship and 3rd Gr. Bible Sun. 9:45 a.m. Fellowship/Coffee Time REMNANT CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Missouri Valley, IA Ted Webb, Pastor Sun.: 9 a.m., Church School; 10 a.m.,Worship Service. THE BELIEVERS TRAINING CENTER Carmen Goodrich, Pastor 647-3233 647-2223 Wed.: 7:30 p.m., Bible Study and Youth. Sun.: 9:30 a.m., Worship; 7 p.m., Evening Service. MISSOURI VALLEY SUNRISE COMMUNITY Rev. David McGaffey Church of the Nazarene

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Messenger’s 50th anniversary

The children of Lloyd and Gerry Messenger will be hosting an open house for the couple in honor of their 50th anniversary from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Woodbine United Methodist Church. Lloyd and Gerry were married on Jan. 7, 1961 in the Woodbine United Methodist Church. If unable to attend, cards may be sent to: Lloyd and Gerry Messenger, 1585 Pike Trl., Woodbine, IA 51579.


Mary Baxter turns 90 Mary (Renz) Baxter, formerly of Woodbine, will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Jan. 10. Mary graduated from Dunlap High School in 1940 and lived in the area until 2005. She has five children, 13 grandchil-

2225 Hwy. 30, Missouri Valley, IA 712-642-3708 Sunday: 9:50-10:50 a.m. Sunday School; 10:50 a.m.noon, 6-7 p.m., Celebration Service. Wednesday: 7 p.m. - ?, Prayer Service. MOORHEAD CHRISTIAN CHURCH Pastor Ron Keith Sun., Worship 9 a.m., Coffee Hour 8 a.m. Sunday school 10:00 Elders: Joyce Queen, Terri Savery, John Moorhead, Anita Moorhead Deacons:Lois Hoffman, Barb Rice, Brandon Shearer, Dennie Archer Deaconess: Nancy Meadows Greeters: Candlelighters: MONDAMIN BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Harley Johnson Mondamin, IA Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship Service 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. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Missouri Valley, IA Rev. Barbara Todd Sun.: 9:00 a.m.Adult Sunday School. 10:00 a.m., Worship; 11:15 a.m., Sunday School for all ages. Faithful Wednesday dinner 6:30 p.m.Youth 5:30-7:30.

dren, 28 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren with one on the way. Her familiy is hosting a card shower in her

honor. Cards may be sent to: Prairie Estates Care Center, Attn: Mary Baxter, P.O. Box 486, 600 S. Franklin, Elk Point, SD 57025.

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Petit jurors drawn with a summons of Jan. 1 The names of the petit jurors drawn with a summons date of Jan. 1, 2011 included: BLENCOE: Beverly Anderson, DUNLAP: Benedict Swertzic, Tom Heistand, Rachel Kroll, Richard Hanigan, Andrea Lapke, Norene Rannells, Trudy Cooper, James Turner, Eric Meerhoff, Jacqueline Androy, Charles Mitchell, Christopher Riester, Steve Lacey, Renea Anderson, Helen Reisz, Charlene Kline, Lois Thompson, Barton Rule, Stephen Frazier, Patty Weis, Travis Sullivan. LITTLE SIOUX: Judith Baldwin, Michael Evers, Dennis Jerrett. Larry Sewing. LOGAN: Darlene

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Lenz, Denise Thompson, Michelle Thomsen, Nathaniel Cartmill. MISSOURI VALLEY: Gerald Wortman, Curtis Huston, Douglas Pitt, Kelsey Stoneking, Ami Guinan, Ina Obrecht, Charles Olsen, Richard Fidone, Judy Richards, Kandi Archer, Debora Landon, Lyle Waterhouse, Terry Goeser, Jackie Bezrutczyk, Terigene Tiffey, Betsy Oloff, Arlene Murphy, John O’Banion, Mary Wonder, Cody Grandmont, Jennifer Divelbess, Vicki McIntosh, Ricky Gore, Kristen Collier, Patrick Cox, Russell McHugh, Wayne Honz, Timothy Cunard, Cindy Goeser, Sherman Struble, Mary Lee-Powell, James

Iowa gains population, loses Congressional seat Data from the 2010 Census from the U.S. Census Bureau show Iowa’s population increasing by 120,031 residents since the 2000 census. However, the increase in population was not enough to prevent Iowa’s loss of a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Iowa will move from five congressional districts to four. The new total population for the state is 3,046,355, an increase of 4.1 percent over 2000. Since the 1940 census, Congress has used the Method of Equal Proportions to seat the House of Representatives. Each state is assigned one seat. Then the apportionment formula allocates the remaining 385 congressional seats one at a time among the 50 states until all 435 seats are assigned. Iowa is not the only state to lose a congressional seat. States with losses include New York (-2), Ohio (-2), Illinois, L o u i s i a n a , Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania all losing a seat. Texas gained the most in Congress with an increase of four seats. Other states which increased were Florida (+2), Washington, Utah, South Carolina, Nevada, Georgia and Arizona (+1). Gary Krob, coordinator of the State Library of Iowa’s State Data

Center program, says despite the loss of a seat in Congress, Iowa’s population has continued to grow. “Slow, steady growth has been the defining feature in Iowa’s population for more than a hundred years. The data from Census 2010 continues to show just that,” Krob said. Although the state has gained population since the 2000 census, Iowa’s growth rate of 4.1 percent lags behind the U.S. and most other states. Nevada is the fastest growing state, with a 35.1 percent increase since the census. Other states growing by more than 20 percent since 2000 are Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Texas. Among Iowa’s neighbors, South Dakota has

seen the fastest growth with a 7.9 percent increase since 2000, followed by Minnesota (7.8 percent), Missouri (7.0 percent), Nebraska (6.7 percent), Wisconsin (6.0 percent) and Illinois (3.3 percent). The new total population of the United States is 308,745,538, an increase of 9.7 percent since the last full count of residents in the 2000 census. The latest population data, maps and charts for Iowa and the U.S. can be found on the State Data Center Web site at More information about the 2010 census can be found on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Web site at

Dozier, Gilbert Beltran, Gwendolyn Jackson, Lee Lange, Zachery Karr, Andrea Flowers-Kyle, Carrie Kohl, Joyce Mauseth, David Brookhouser, Randall Barnett, Rebecca Wohlers, Emma Lakas, Warren Chandler, Donald Rodasky, Judith Ruffcorn, Ronald Richardson, Ted Reynek, Lynell Chvala, Adam Algiere, Brandon Myler, Alyssa Cates, Barbara Cunard, Brooke Meade, Rodd Hember, Bert Turner, Julie Conant, Jeffrey Cooper, Jackie Smith, Justin Hilton, Priscilla Anderson, Michael Lanctot, Brianna Goodrich, Sarah Spears, Jacqueline Poppen, Linda Vanriper, Ruth Latto, Debby Roach, John

Crummer, Claire Mace. MODALE: Wanda Costanzo, Robert Jensen, Margaret Ruffcorn, Jefferson Davis. MONDAMIN: Robert Larison, Laura Hedrick, Nancy Sipple, Todd Morris, Tanya Mensching, Malyn Kennedy, Daniel Conyers, Patrick Murphy, David Shepherd, Ryan King, Franklin Briggs. MOORHEAD: Brett McMains. NEOLA: Kevin MacDonald PERSIA: Melony Kurtzuba, Zacharie Norman, Melissa Perelman, Lynn Petterson, Ronnie Moore, Craig Daringer, Max Handbury. PISGAH: Jacquline

Clark, Jennifer Hansen, Nathan Hussing, Vince Halversen, Peggy Ganzhorn, Flo Skinner Angeline Lindstrom, Craig Wilson. SHELBY: Luana Harman. WOODBINE: Mindy Merrill, Phil Lubbers, Donald Brooks, Ricky Newton, Linda Tiffey, Reid Clark, Joel Danielson, Vernon Skarin, Virginia Donn, Ricky Meeker, Victoria Mumm, Kelli Brady, Terry Oestman, Debra Swift, Briana Farley, Tina Schwery, Lyle Lefeber, Faith Meurrens, Brittany Lundergard, Elizabeth Cook, Janette Lenz, Kellie Hanson, Grace Birks, Catherine Stephany, Richard Gau, Kendra Norgard, Jason Strong.

COURTHOUSE SMALL CLAIMS • Capital One Bank vs Jerry D. Brunow, Jr. • BMSI Credit Services vs Vickie Schilmoeller • Credit Management Services vs Clint Allen Muldoon • Dunlap Housing and Development, Murphy Management Service vs. Byron Teneyck • Dunlap Housing and Development vs Byron Teneyck • Capital One Bank vs Melissa A. Foster • Merchants Credit Adjusters Inc. vs Craig Shawn Thorpe, Diane Thorpe • Merchants Credit Adjusters Inc. vs Donald Anderson Jr., Crystal L. Anderson • Merchants Credit Adjusters Inc. vs Karen L. Green • Janelle Brown, Neil Brown vs Norma J. Shafer • Nebraska Furniture Mart Inc. vs Marlene M. Ellis, Michael Patrick Ellis

• ABA Recovery Services Inc. vs Cindy Norton, Eric Eugene Norton SPEEDING • Yolanda McBath, Woodbine • Zachery Loftus, Dunlap • Kasandra Kujala, Woodbine VIOLATIONS • Meredith Ardery, Missouri Valley, dark window/windshield • Max Yankey, Missouri Valley, fail to maintain safety belts • Shane Ehlers, Dunlap, fail to carry registration card • Paige Miller, Missouri Valley, fail to maintain safety belts • Suzette Cote, Missouri Valley, fail to maintain safety belts • Dustin Collier, Missouri Valley, financial liability coverage • MacKenzie Mathison, Woodbine, seatbelt • Shasta Smith, Moorhead, no driver’s license

NRCS announces funding for grants USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Richard Sims announced $300,000 available funding through the Conservation Innovation Grants program. The purpose of the CIG program is to develop and adopt innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG, a component of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, provides farmers the opportunity to address some of Iowa’s most pressing natural resource conservation needs through innovative measures. Applicants must be a

non-governmental organization, a private business or individual, a federally recognized Indian Tribe or state or local unit of government. Project proposals should demonstrate the use of innovative technologies or approaches to address one or more of the following natural resource concerns: water resources, soil resources, atmospheric resources, grazing land and forest health and wildlife habitat, as well as technology concerns to improve on-farm energy efficiency. Selected applicants may receive up to 50 percent of the total project cost, not to exceed $75,000. Applicants must provide non-federal

matching funds for at least 50 percent of the project cost, of which up to 25 percent of the total project cost may be from in-kind contributions. Applications are due by March 4, 2011. Project proposals will be evaluated with the assistance of the State Technical Committee. For additional information, the Announcement for Program Funding and related forms are located on the Iowa NRCS Web site at ograms/CIG.html. If you are interested in applying online, visit Applications can also be submitted by e-mail to IOWACIGFY11@ia.udsa.

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The DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge will open to ice fishing starting Jan. 2 and will remain open through the end of February. Ice fishing will be closed, however, Jan. 8 and 9 for a refuge wide deer hunt. Due to a change in state fishing regulations, anglers need to be aware the daily bag limit of crappie and bluegill in combination has been reduced to 15 on DeSoto Lake in 2011. Additionally, anglers on DeSoto Lake are limited to no more then two lines while fishing. The refuge is open half an hour before sunrise until half an hour after sunset and a refuge entrance fee permit is required. Daily fee permits are available at each refuge entrance or an annual permit is available at the Visitor Center. A federal duck stamp also serves as a fee permit. Anglers are encouraged to test the ice before proceeding out onto the lake and

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting new applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program. Operators may sign applications at any time under the continuous signup, however those applications received by Jan. 7, 2011 will be considered for contracts in the next ranking period. Operators of a pasture system may be eligible to receive financial incentives to keep their ground in pasture. Not all ground is suitable to be converted to cropland and the CSP program gives producers an opportunity to maintain their conservation ethic and at the same time earn payments for their efforts. Livestock play an important role in our farming community. CSP can help you balance the economic challenges the industry is facing. CSP is a voluntary program encouraging agricultural producers to maintain existing conservation activities and adopt additional ones on their operations. The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill) authorizes CSP, which is available to all farmers nationwide. Potential participants can use a self-screening checklist first to determine whether the new program is suitable for them or their operation. The checklist and additional information is available online at w w w. n r c s . u s d a . g o v / p r o g r a m s / n e w _ c s p / csp.html and at local NRCS field office. The local NRCS office for Harrison County is at the USDA Service Center, 2710 Hwy 127 in Logan, phone 712-644-2210. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 202509410 or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TDD).

to stay away from pilings, snags, etc. that may have weak ice around them. Remember, a minimum of four inches of clear blue ice is recommended for a single angler on the ice. DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge is located 25 miles north of Omaha, Neb. on U.S. Highway 30, between Missouri Valley and Blair, Neb. The visitor center is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, except federal holidays. For more information contact 712-642-4121 or look us up on the Web at /desoto or e-mail the refuge at The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish

Woodbine awarded KIB grant funds Keep Iowa Beautiful has announced the 2010 Community Beautification Grants. A total of nine beautification projects and seven derelict building projects were awarded for a total of $80,000 in funds that were available. “The interest and need for these type of grant dollars in our smaller Iowa communities is apparent by the 142 applications requesting over $1 million dollars,” Executive Director of KIB Gerry Schnepf said. “We only had $80,000 available to award.” Deadline for the next grant cycle is Jan. 31. New application information and grant criteria will be posted on the KIB Web site by mid October. Woodbine was awarded a $4,200 for a rain garden feature at the rehabilitated 1928 canopy gas station which is a community meeting space.

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DNR seeks input on livestock rules The DNR is holding public hearings primarily to gather input on proposed rules for federal waste water permits for confinement (totally roofed) feeding operations. “The proposal is designed to get our rules the same as the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2008 regulations, neither more nor less strict than federal law,” coordinator of DNR’s animal feeding operations Gene Tinker said. “The issue for confinements that meet the definition of a large concentrated animal feeding operation is whether or not they propose to discharge.” Facilities that currently discharge or propose to discharge have three options: • Apply for a national pollutant discharge elimination system permit from the DNR • Make a permanent fix for an accidental discharge • Self-certify as provided in EPA regulations that their operation does not discharge and does

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not propose to discharge. All three options generally require engineering or other technical assistance in assessing the operation and making any needed modifications to ensure the facility complies with federal requirements. In addition, the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission is specifically asking for comments on two options for nutrient management plans: the narrative or linear approaches. Interested people can attend one of the following public hearings held across the state: • Jan. 5, 6 p.m., Lime Creek Nature Center, 3501 Lime Creek Rd., Mason City • Jan. 6, 6 p.m., Washington County Conservation Board Education Center, Marr Park, 2943 Highway 92, Ainsworth • Jan. 10, 6 p.m., Clay County Administration Building Boardroom, 300 W. Fourth St., Spencer • Jan. 11, 11 a.m.,

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Woodbine accepts new snow removal ordinance From SNOW Page 1 days, park on the side of the street with even house numbers. For example, as today is Jan. 5, vehicles should park on the “odd” side of the street. The ordinance is in effect through April from midnight to noon daily, including weekends. The reasoning is simple – to allow city officials to clear a straight, safe path for vehicles.

“This will enable crews to have better access to streets to clean them up and keep them clean. What we’re attempting to do is create a work zone so when employees are working, the cars are only parked on one side of the street, leaving a straight, clear path,” Woodbine City Administrator Joe Gaa said. “When the vehicles are moved the next day, that will allow them to

clear the other side of the road and so on throughout the winter months.” Of course, there will be repercussions for those who don’t have their vehicles parked on the correct side of the street, including parking tickets and the chance of a vehicle being towed. But that’s not what officials are looking for – at least not initially. While the ordinance is new for the 2010-11 win-

ter season, Gaa stated this is an educational time period for Woodbine citizens as well as city employees. “The crews typically work from 4 a.m. to noon, hence the midnight to noon time frame on the ordinance. If someone needs to park in front of their house when they come home with groceries, but it’s the ‘wrong’ side of the street, they can still park

there after work, they just need to have their car moved by midnight,” Gaa explained. “Right now, I’m pushing education. Discussion began on this last spring and was brought to the concil meeting in November for initial discussion. It was finalized in December.” All other snow removal ordinances remain in effect. “We know this is

going to be confusing at first, and that’s why we’re pushing education,” Gaa said. “We hope to get around to talking to community groups and organizations to help alleviate any questions. If anyone is confused or has questions, they may stop in the office to read the ordinance in its entirety, or even call us at 6472550 if they have any questions.”

Interstate closure gates installed on I-29, Missouri Valley exit From GATES Page 1 performance of this type of gate system in extreme environmental conditions; frequency of use; traveler response; and efficiencies that may be gained in the department’s operations. Analysis of these three pilot test areas could help the department determine desired gate improvements for other parts of the state in those locations where conditions allow. Some of those conditions include implementation feasibility, budgetary considerations and the

availability of facilities (e.g., motels, restaurants, truck parking areas, etc.) in the near proximity to the mainline gate closure location. Another advantage of the automated gates is they can be easily operated to allow emergency rescue crews, law enforcement, snowplows and tow trucks to enter or exit the closed section of roadway so they can carry out their operations, and get the road reopened as quickly and as safely as possible.

The mainline gates also provide a more visible and consistent message to the traveling public in comparison to use of other road closure methods, such as orange fencing, cones, barriers and signs that tend to blow away during a blizzard or when drivers move or drive around them. The cost of the gates is approximately $15,000 each. In addition to the gates, caution lights and dynamic message signs will be used to alert drivers when the interstates are closed.

Looking back on 2010: Year in Review From REVIEW Page 1 continuing their practices, heading them to state. Four injured in rollover accident

Four persons received minor injuries in a onevehicle accident approximately 4:17 p.m., Feb. 4 on Overton Avenue. Michael Weatherhill, 50, of Harlan, was driving a 15-passenger Southwest Iowa Transit bus north on Overton Avenue, near Logan, entering into a left curve in the roadway, according to Harrison County Deputy Brandon Doiel. Weatherill apparently lost control of the vehicle and it entered the north ditch continuing out of control and rolling onto the passenger side coming to rest. All occupants were wearing their seat belts. Iowa Power Fund grant Last fall, Woodbine, as a Pilot Green Community, was awarded by IDED and Iowa Office of Energy Independence with the Iowa Power Fund Community Grant. With all Woodbine is trying to do to accomplish with energy conservation, the community decided to take advantage of another opportunity to fund these efforts. Spelling Bee Harrison County spelling bee contestants included: Andrea Strong, Missouri Valley, eighth grade; Lara Thompson, Boyer Valley eighth grade; Colton Fisher, Logan-Magnolia, seventh grade and Jared Roden, Woodbine, fifth grade; Melissa Sherer, Woodbine, eighth grade; Harper Emswiler, Logan-Magnolia, eighth grade; Nathan Rudd, Missouri Valley, eighth grade; and county spelling bee winner Raymond Boyd, Missouri Valley, eighth grade.

March Together for dinner W o o d b i n e Community School staff

members donated a myriad selection of desserts and volunteered in the kitchen, serving lines and dining room during the Staley’s Chicken Dinner Feb. 21. Woodbine Education Association, President Tracy Kelley, spent some time on the take-out phone during the dinner at the school. 2010 Woodbine Rodeo Queen

The Woodbine Saddle Club has crowned the 2010 rodeo queen, namely Amy Christiansen of Honey Creek. Christiansen is 18 and currently attending Iowa Western Community College to become a veterinarian technician. HCHPH’s Skilled Nursing Care program continues to evolve Harrison County Home and Public Health Home Health supervisor and Registered Nurse Teresa McCandless believes the skilled nursing care program may have established roots as far back as 1920, though the program has evolved and continues to evolve to fit the needs of their clients. Nominations sought for Extraordinary People Awards

After its success in 2009, the Woodbine Kiwanis Club is now preparing for the 2010 Woodbine Extraordinary People Awards by accepting nomination forms. “There’s tons of people that do things thanklessly in the community and they should get some recognition,”

Extraordinary People Awards Coordinator Scott Thompson said. Woodbine Methodist Church soup supper The Woodbine United Methodist Church held their annual soup supper March 17. Joan Boustead and Marian Mills stood ready to offer delicious, homemade pies to attendees. Dale Nelson and Jim Boustead served up some hot soup. HPS ready to work After the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranked Harrison County 94 of 99 of healthiest counties in Iowa, Harrison County Home and Public Health has some work to do and the Health Promotion Services is there to help.

April Saying goodbye to Father Paul

Father Paul Strittmatter was known for giving high fives to children as they left Mass in the Woodbine and Dunlap parishes where he was pastor. Parishioners said he would be missed after the 63-year-old Catholic priest died March 30, following a heart attack at the Creighton Jesuit Residence in Omaha, Neb. World Homeopathy Awareness Week World Homeopathy Awareness Week was celebrated April 10-16, 2010 and Energique was giving Woodbine reason to celebrate. Energique, Apotheca and Liddell Laboratories are the local family of companies that manufacture and distribute homeopathic remedies, herbal extracts and nutritional supplements. Energique and Apotheca evolved from the garage of Jack Hinze to the six building facility they occupy today.

Harrison County’s first five star daycare Woodbine’s Laura Nelsen reached a milestone in the daycare business, staking claim in being the first daycare in Harrison County to be awarded five stars through the Iowa Quality Rating System. The QRS is a voluntary program that began in 2006 that provides a guided way for child care providers to improve their quality of care, being rated with stars one through five dependent upon how many improvement steps they have completed in the program. Footloose on stage May 1-2 It’s time to get Footloose and fancy free with a cast of Woodbine High School students. The cast of this year’s annual play, Footloose, took the stage at 1 p.m. May 1 and 5 p.m. May 2. WCS celebrates National Poetry month April has been named National Poetry Month by the Academy of American Poets. The AAP began the concept in 1996, setting April as a month to increase the visibility and availability of poetry in popular culture while acknowledging and celebrating poetry’s ability to sustain itself in the places it is practiced and appreciated. Blum awarded journalism scholarship Woodbine High

School journalism and special education teacher Bracinda Blum was one of 35 high school journalism teachers awarded the opportunity to attend the 2010 American Society of News Editors Reynolds High School Journalism Institute June 13-25 at Arizona State University. Harrison County nonprofits share $102,000 Chair of the Harrison County Community Greg L. Christiansen foundation, is pleased to

announce a recordbreaking award of $102,377 in grants to Harrison County nonprofit agencies.

May WHS hits the airwaves It began when Nick Powers, Dillon Smith, Ryan Fouts, Nicole Melby, Bob Brown and Halie Hamilton expressed the interest to go “on the air.” KDSN, 107.1FM, peaked their interest in a letter expressing their “Class Days” program. The semi-local radio station was looking for senior class representatives to take over the airwaves for four hours from 6-10 p.m. sometime between April 1 and May 14. A maximum of six, student disc jockeys were being sought for the program. It was Powers who called the radio station and the confirmation. The wheels were set into motion. New Alegent clinic coming soon The Woodbine Community Betterment & Development Corporation was recently awarded a USDA grant and loan for the construction of a new medical clinic in Woodbine. The project is one of eight projects in Iowa receiving awards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture with funding made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The award for the new clinic in Woodbine includes a $945,000 Community Facility Loan, $199,500 Community Facility Grant and an additional $100,000 in funding from the Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative Revolving Loan Fund and City of Woodbine Tax Increment Financing. Twelve years completed

Class day came to a close. Tom Maaske was named as the 2010 class valedictorian and Alyssa Dunlop, the salutatorian. Scholarships were announced - then came

graduation for the class of 2010 at 1 p.m., May 16. Memorial Day celebration May 31 Woodbine is geared up for their annual Memorial Day celebration at 10:30 a.m. May 31 at the Woodbine Cemetery. Veterans, active military members, American Legion, VFW and Auxiliary members were asked to assemble at 10 a.m. by the memorial.

June Changes to obtaining a driver’s license On April 19, a change occurred at the 81 county treasurer offices in the state of Iowa that issue driver’s licenses. The offices changed from an over-the-counter issuance system for driver’s license and identification cards to a central issuance system. According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, the change is to prevent persons from obtaining driver’s licenses of identification cards fraudulently. There had been a few instances of people trying to obtain cards in the identity of another person or under a fictitious identity. These were then used for a number of reasons including cashing forged checks, to have a license when their own was revoked, etc. Snack-A-Cabana open

They’re not exactly located on Main Street but there’s a new business in town. And they’re not worried about their location at all – they’re right where they want to be amidst the summer action. Leana and Lynn Goodrich purchased the Snack-A-Cabana in late spring/early summer of 2009. It was the first year they were open for business. Woodbine’s 50th Rodeo Even though the Woodbine Saddle Club is celebrating their 50th year July 8-10, it will See REVIEW Page 10

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Legals Filing taxes electronically: IRS no longer FCS to meet in January mailing paper income tax packages Wondering where your 2010 income tax forms are? There’s no need to check your mailbox this year. As more people file their tax returns electronically, individual and business taxpayers will no longer receive paper income tax forms booklet in the mail from the Internal Revenue Service. There are many free options available to obtain the proper forms say tax experts at Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants. Knowing how and where to obtain the forms and how to file electronically via the Internet may be a new process for many taxpayers this year. Finding and Filing the Right Forms for You • Taxpayers can obtain the necessary forms and instructions online at, or by visiting local IRS offices or participating libraries and post offices. • Individuals making $49,000 or less can use the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for free tax preparation and, in many cases, free electronic filing. • Individuals age 60 and older can take advantage of free tax counseling and basic income tax preparation through Tax Counseling for the Elderly. • IRS Free File, which will be available beginning Jan. 14, 2011, provides options for free brand-name tax software or online filable forms, plus free electronic filing. Everyone can use Free File to prepare a federal tax return. • Taxpayers who make $58,000 or less can choose from approximately 20 commercial software providers. There’s no income limit for Free File Filable Forms, the electronic version of IRS paper

forms, which also has free e-filing. According to the IRS, the forms and instructions will be available online in early January 2011. Paying Your Taxes Online If you owe federal taxes after filing your forms, consider paying through the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. EFTPS is an easy, secure and free service provided by the Treasury Department. EFTPS is available to both individual and business taxpayers. With EFTPS, you can pay all your federal tax payments through the Internet or by telephone. These payments include corporate, excise and employment taxes, as well as your 1040 quarterly estimated tax payments. As of January 1, 2011, many businesses will be required to make federal tax deposits electronically. Protecting Your Information To access the real IRS Web site, be sure to use the .gov extension. Don’t be confused by internet

sites that end in .com, .net, .org, or other designations instead of .gov. The address of the official IRS governmental Web site is The IRS does not discuss tax account matters with taxpayers by email. Despite this fact, many e-mail scams are fairly sophisticated and difficult for many people to detect. Here are some clues: Beware of email messages that request detailed personal and/or financial information or an unusual amount of it. • Don’t take the bait on messages such as those mentioning a tax refund or offering to pay you to participate in a survey. • Don’t respond to email messages that threaten a consequence for not responding, such as additional taxes or blocking access to funds. • Be on the lookout for the message concluding with “Regards” or “Sincerely” coming from the IRS. • Watch out for correspondence that gets the names of the IRS or other federal agencies wrong. Many con artists use

incorrect grammar or odd phrasing. • Don’t click on links in messages. To access the site, type into your Internet address window, rather than clicking on a link in an email. A CPA can help If you have questions about filing your taxes electronically, a CPA can help. Contact ISCPA or visit Find an Iowa CPA at www.FindanIowaCPA.c om. Recommended Links: Online forms and instructions from the I R S : p/picklist/list/formsIns tructions.html Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program: ividuals/article/0,,id=10 7626,00.html Tax Counseling for the E l d e r l y : ividuals/article/0,,id=10 7626,00.html IRS Free File: e/article/0,,id=118986,0 0.html EFTPS home page: eftps/

Farm Credit Services of America is hosting 17 meetings in January. The purpose is to share information and insights to help producers plan, reduce risk and grow in 2011. Steven Johnson, farm management specialist with Iowa State University Extension, will be the main presenter. He will go over seasonal trends and provide a 2011 crop price outlook, but more so, he will dedicate his time to sharing strategies for managing farm revenue and demonstrating how to use crop insurance as part of an overall risk management strategy. “The potential for 2011 row crop profits are unprecedented,” Johnson said. “These crop prices will trigger much higher input costs, especially for fertilizer, fuel and, perhaps, even seed and land. Producers will want to maintain adequate working capital to help cover operating costs and debt servicing. Successful producers need to focus on the crop factors they can control, not the multitude of things they have no control over.” Johnson says it’s also important for producers to work with a lender who understands the changes taking place in row crop agriculture. “It will be increasingly important to manage cash flow with higher operating fund requirements that cover multiple years’ crop inputs. Successfully implemented crop marketing plans along with crop insurance coverage is becoming as important as cash flow projections,” he said. “Producers are contracting more of their 2011 crop now – even before anything is planted,” VPInsurance for FCSAmerica Doug Burns said. “We cannot stress enough how important it is for producers to talk to their crop insurance agent about their marketing plan changes to make sure they are comfortable with their coverage levels. At Farm Credit Services of America we have the tools that easily allow our customers to see how many bushels are insured, which helps with their marketing planning. We can show them how many bushels will be protected if they change their coverage levels, too.” FCSAmerica crop insurance agents will go over this information at the Growing On 2011 meetings as well as share information regarding changes to the federal crop insurance plans and policy provisions. And they will also discuss options to reduce insurance premiums, such as the Enterprise Unit option and the Biotechnology Endorsement. This two and one-half hour program will be held: Jan. 6 in Cedar Rapids and Davenport; Jan. 7 in Yale; Jan. 10 in Eddyville; Jan. 11 in Harlan and Corning; Jan. 12 in Storm Lake; Jan. 13 in South Sioux City, Neb. and Carroll; Jan. 14 in Mt. Pleasant; Jan. 17 in Mason City and Manchester; Jan. 18 in Festina and Waterloo; and Jan. 19 in Webster City. Pre-registration is required. Specific times, locations and registration details can be found at or by calling the local Farm Credit Services of America office or by calling 800-884-FARM. Farm Credit Services of America is proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With more than 85,000 customers, a cash patronage program and assets of $15.3 billion, FCSAmerica is one of the region’s leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Woodbine School Lunch Menu Columbus, Council Bluffs Wed., Jan. 5: Corn dogs, broccoli/cauliflower, fruit, cotand Iowa City named bid tage cheese tater tots, lettuce, fruit Thur., Jan. 6: Chicken nooTues., Jan. 11: Orange finalists for 2012 U.S. dle soup, deli turkey sand- glazed chicken, rice, green wich, veggies, fruit beans, fruit Olympic Team Trials Wed., Jan. 12: Hot ham and Fri., Jan. 7: Goulash, peas/carrots, fruit, rolls cheese sandwich, potato Mon., Jan. 10: Crispito, wedges, corn, fruit Smart Financial Moves for New Parents If you’ve just had a new baby, your life is filled with more joy (but less sleep). You’re probably already aware of the time and effort you must invest in raising your child, but you may not have thought as much about another aspect — the financial one. *Consider this: The average cost of raising a child to age 17 is now $222,360, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report on how much middleincome, two-parent families spend on their offspring. And this is the amount you might spend before your son or daughter heads to college. Clearly, you need to start making the financial moves necessary to take your child from diapers to a degree. Here are some suggestions for doing just that: * Purchase sufficient life insurance. When it was just you and your spouse, it was a good idea for you to have life insurance — but now that you have a child, it’s an absolute necessity. If you have any doubts about the value of life insurance, just look again at that $222,360 figure above, and then tack on the costs of four years of college. If you or your spouse were to die unexpectedly, would the survivor earn enough to raise and educate your child? In this day and age, that’s not likely — so make sure you have adequate life insurance in place.

*Prepare a will. Obviously, you hope to enjoy a long life — one in which you see your child grow to adulthood. But none of us can predict the future, so it’s essential that you draw up a will to provide for the care of your child, both financially and physically. When you create a will, you can name a guardian to step in and take care of your child, if necessary, and you can make sure your child receives your financial assets. However, many people go beyond writing a will and establish a living trust, which gives them more control over how and when they want their assets distributed. Your legal advisor can help you prepare a will and determine if a living trust is appropriate for your needs. * Maintain adequate cash. To help pay for all those expenses related to child rearing, keep enough cash on hand. By having enough resources available in liquid accounts, you can avoid having to dip into your long-term investments to pay for shortterm needs. * Save early and often for college. It’s never too soon to start saving for the high costs of higher education. A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged vehicle and may be a great option for your college savings. Contributions to a 529 plan are

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made with after-tax dollars, and have the opportunity to grow tax-free. Withdrawals used for qualified higher education expenses are also tax free. Furthermore, your 529 plan contributions may be eligible for a state tax deduction or credit depending on the plan and state. * Stay balanced. As we’ve seen, it takes a lot of money to raise a child. But even as you’re meeting these expenses, think about your own future, particularly your retirement. Strive to strike a balance between the money you spend on your child and the amount you invest in your 401(k), IRA and other retirement-savings vehicles. You can't put a price-tag on your child's future, but when it comes to taking care of that child, you’ll want to know the costs involved — and be prepared for them. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors can not provide tax or legal advice.

Three bid cities and their local organizing committees have been named as finalists to host the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling and Weightlifting. The date for the event will be the weekend of April 20-21, 2012. Alphabetically, the finalist bid cities are: Columbus, Ohio; Council Bluffs, Iowa; and Iowa City, Iowa. The organizing committees selected as finalists have been invited to make an in-person presentation on behalf of their bid on either Jan. 12 or Jan. 13 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Seven cities submitted bids to host the event. Greensboro, N.C., Hampton, Va., Oklahoma City, Okla. and Pontiac, Mich. are not finalists at this time. Due to the dates of international Olympic qualification tournaments in wrestling, it has been determined the event must be held on the weekend of April 2021. Three of the bids proposed different dates for the event. The number of

finalist cities could be increased if one or more of those cities are able to secure the weekend of April 20-21 for the event. If the date change occurs in a prompt fashion, the cities could be invited to make an in-person presentation either January 12 or 13. “Based upon the quality of the bids received, it was decided to invite the bid leaders from these three cities to provide additional information on their plans to host the event,” USA Wrestling Executive Director Rich Bender said. “We are grateful for the seven cities which submitted bids, and thank them for their commitment to our sports and the Olympic movement. Each of the cities showed they are capable of hosting a successful event. Ultimately, we are very confident that we will select a great partner to host the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.” “Each of these cities submitted excellent bids that highlighted the unique attributes of their venues and region. We were pleased to see so many quality locations were interested in bidding on the Trials and are looking forward to

speaking with the three remaining cities to learn more about what they have to offer,” USA Weightlifting Interim CEO Laurie Lopez said. A selection committee will review the finalist bid presentations. The committee will include USA Wrestling staff and athletes, as well as representatives from USA Weightlifting and the U.S. Olympic Committee. An announcement on the bid selected to host the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for wrestling and weightlifting is targeted for Jan. 17, 2011. Each bid proposal includes hosting both the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for srestling and seightlifting. The wrestling event will feature competition in the three Olympic styles of the sport – men’s freestyle, Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle. The weightlifting event will include both men’s and women’s weight divisions. The competition will determine the U.S. athletes in both sports who will qualify to represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.

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Classifieds State climatologist 2010 weather summary BILL NORTHEY Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Iowans love talking about the weather, and when you have 138 years of weather records at your disposal, you have more to talk about than most. The State Climatologist’s office in Iowa was established in 1875 and is America’s oldest continuously operating state climate service. Harry Hillaker, the current State Climatologist in the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship continues to collect, process and publish climate data for hundreds of Iowa’s locations and make it available to the public. A variety of the records kept by the State Climatologist’s office can be found on the department’s Web site at In addition, Hillaker put together an Iowa weather summary and a list of the 10 top weather stories for 2010 that are included here: 1) Persistent deep snow cover (Dec. 9, 2009 – March 7, 2010): The near-record snowfall of December 2009 and persistent cold weather combined to allow the statewide average snow cover to exceed five inches for an amazing 89 consecu-

tive days. Snow cover exceeded 30 inches over parts of northwest and north central Iowa and sometimes exceeded 20 inches as far south as Lamoni. Only January 1979 (40 degrees) and December 1983 (40 degrees) recorded lower statewide maximum temperatures than January 2010 (45 degrees) and February 2010 (42 degrees). 2) Frigid start to 2010 (Jan. 1-12): The new year got off to the coldest start since 1979 with temperatures over the first twelve days of the month averaging 16 degrees below normal. Spencer Airport reported a low temperature of minus 37 degrees on the morning of the second while Estherville had a wind chill of minus 53 degrees. Estherville’s wind chill was the lowest recorded in Iowa since Feb. 1, 1996. 3) A warm spring (March 6-May 31): Above normal temperatures were the rule for most of the spring and were a welcome relief from the long snowy winter. A quick succession of ‘firsts’ for the year included the first 50s (March 8), 60s (March 10), 70s (March 29), 80s (March 30) and almost reached 90 degrees on April 1 (89 at Little Sioux). Overall the spring of 2010 was the warmest since 2000 and 15th warmest among 138 years of records.

4) A record wet June (June 1-27): Persistent rain fall produced a new record high statewide average precipitation total for the month of June of 10.34 inches. This broke the previous June record of 10.33 inches set in 1947 and was second only to July 1993 (10.50 inches) among all calendar months. 5) Sibley Tornado (June 25): Following what probably was Iowa’s quietest spring severe weather season in over 30 years, a strong tornado touched down near Little Rock on the evening of June 25. This storm was on the ground for about 14 miles just to the southwest of Little Rock and Sibley and reached an intensity of EF-4. At least 10 injuries were reported from what was Iowa’s strongest tornado since the devastating Parkersburg storm of May 25, 2008. 6) Maquoketa River Deluge (July 22-23): Very heavy rains fell over the entirety of the Maquoketa River basin on the night of July 22 with additional heavy rain the next night. Oelwein reported 9.93 inches of rain on the first night of the storm and another 3.16 inches the next night. The flood surge down the Maquoketa River washed out the Lake Delhi dam and caused millions of dollars in damage along the lakeshore and downstream.

Monthly rain totals peaked at 20.33 inches at Oelwein while statewide this ranked as the fifth wettest July among 138 years of records. 7) Central Iowa Downpours (Aug. 8-11): Heavy rain fell on three consecutive nights across central Iowa with a total of 9.86 inches of rain at Ankeny. Major flooding resulted in Ames and points downstream along the South Skunk River, as well as in smaller water sheds such as Walnut Creek and Four Mile Creek in the Des Moines area. 8) A Warm and Muggy Summer (June 1-Aug. 31): Wet conditions prevented exceptionally high temperatures during the summer of 2010 with Ankeny the hot spot with a statewide maximum temperature of 98 degrees on July 14. However, persistence made up for lack of extremes as temperatures averaged warmer than normal on all but 24 of the 91 days of summer. The result was Iowa’s warmest summer since 1988 and 19th warmest summer among 138 years of records. 9) Perfect Harvest Weather (Sept. 26-Nov. 11): . Unseasonably warm and dry weather made for one of the most rapid harvests on record in Iowa. Precipitation averaged only 25 percent of normal from late September

through early November while temperatures averaged 3.4 degrees above normal. The 2010 harvest was a huge contrast to last year when Iowa endured its coolest October in 84 years and wettest October since 1881. Virtually all soybeans and 97 percent of the corn crop were harvested by the end of October 2010 compared to 54 percent of the soybeans and 18 percent of the corn last year. 10) December Blizzard (Dec. 11-12): High winds and widespread snow brought blizzard conditions statewide, particularly on the night of the 11th. Snowfall amounts ranged from only an inch or two over the southwest and southeast corners of Iowa while 6-10 inch totals were common over the northern two tiers of Iowa counties. Waukon reported the most snow with 12 inches. Wind gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour were the rule over the western onehalf of Iowa and in the 40 to 50 miles per hour range over the east. The statewide average snowfall with this storm was 3.8 inches, thus not nearly as great as the 10.5 inch average of the Dec. 7-9, 2009 event. Statewide Annual Statistics: The statewide average precipitation for 2010 stands at a preliminary 44.32 inch total through Dec.

22. This ranks second to only 1993 (48.22 inches) among 138 years of statewide records. Greatest totals fell over south central Iowa where some locations saw more than 60 inches of precipitation. Record annual precipitation totals for individual cities were set at locations such as Hawarden, Sanborn, Oelwein, Audubon, Ankeny, Fort Dodge, Grinnell, Indianola, Mount Ayr, Washington and Keokuk. The wet spot in 2010 appears to be Lake Rathbun Dam with 66.72 inches. Only Muscatine’s whopping 74.50 inch total in 1851 exceeds this year’s total at Lake Rathbun in the historical record. The statewide annual temperature could still change depending upon weather over the last half of December but at the moment averages 48.0 degrees or 0.2 degrees above normal. Temperatures were well below normal in the winter months of January, February and December, but above normal for the other nine months of the year. A total of 33 tornadoes have been reported in Iowa in 2010 according to statistics gathered by the National Weather Service. This is less than the annual average of 48 tornadoes and only two of this year’s storms were rated EF-2 strength or greater.

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PART TIME OR FULL TIME DISPATCHER JOB OPENING Harrison County Communications Center will be accepting applications for a P/T or F/T dispatcher until 4:30 p.m., January 21, 2011. Evening and weekend availability are a must. Applications and job descriptions are available at: Harrison County Law Enforcement Center 111 S. 1st Avenue Logan, Iowa 51546 Or on the Harrison County website: Follow the employment link.

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Community Looking back on 2010: Year in Review From REVIEW Page 6 open the same as it has for the past 10 years – with an event geared towards kids. Kids’ Night was added to the Woodbine Rodeo’s line up in 2000. More on a simple thought than anything else. Kid’s night helped alleviate some of the problems the rodeo was encountering regarding the much anticipated mutton busting, considering the entire event was previously being held on Saturday during the rodeo. The study of ethanol: Amaizing Energy Growth Energy, the coalition of U. S. ethanol supporters announced member plant Amaizing Energy is hosting the launch of a new campaign designed to show the benefits of ethanol. Iowa school teachers Ty Knott and Todd Goodwater have been testing the effects of ethanol on race-car and truck engines for more than a year. Local motocross rider qualifies for national competition

Zack Archer has been on a motorcycle since he was 5. And now, at the age of 17, he’s on his way to compete in the Amateur Motocross Nationals July 26-31 in Ponca City, Okla. – the second largest amateur motocross race in the world. Fire and Ice to perform at the Woodbine Rodeo It’s not a big surprise that a drill team is performing at the annual Woodbine Rodeo – but it might be which drill team is performing. Just another surprise packed into the Woodbine Rodeo’s 5oth anniversary celebration. A local group, comprised of some Woodbine Saddle Club members, took the reins this year-literally. The Fire and Ice drill team, complete with matching shirts and saddle blankets, have been practicing since April of this year.

July Clark, Clerk of Court, to retire after 37 years Harrison C o u n t y Clerk of Court Karen C l a r k , stepped down June 30, retiring after a 37 and a half-year career with office including 10 years as Clerk of Court. I had worked for an attorney in Logan before, Russell McKay, “ Clark said. “ So I was familiar with the office.” Passion drives floral garden renovations Carol Ruth, the driving force behind the White’s Floral Garden renovations performed the ribbon cutting ceremony. There is nothing quite as relaxing as a leisurely stroll through a garden. Carol Ruth loves those strolls, and she wanted to make Woodbine’s White’s Floral Gardens accessible to all, including those like her who are wheelchair-bound. Her passion for the project drove her. Walk to cure Diabetes At 6 years old, Claire Ryerson endures a strict regimen every day. Claire has juvenile diabetes. Failure to maintain her blood sugar levels could be fatal. On Aug. 7, Claire will join hundreds –even thousands – of others in the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes at the Lewis and Clark Landing in Omaha, Neb., a 5 kilometer walk beginning at 9 a.m. Grants a boost for Woodbine Fire and Rescue The Woodbine Fire and Rescue is planning on expanding – both their facility and their fleet. The WFR building committee was planning on an expansion of their facility. The planning was given a boost after the U. S. Department of Agriculture awarded the City of Woodbine, who

owns the WFR building and property, a $100,000 Community Facility Disaster Grant in June to assist with the construction. New pastor moves in The Rev. J. Samuel Subramanian, PhD, may be considered a world traveler, but has lately declared the Woodbine United Methodist Church and Harrison County, as home. Subramanian has a unique background, being raised in Tamilnadu, India as a Christian amidst the 90 percent of Hindus. It was his father that made the decision to raise him as a Christian.

August Sullivan receives Governor’s volunteer award July 16 Woodbine’s City Clerk of 26 years, Bob Sullivan received the Governor’s Volunteer Award during a July 16 ceremony in Ankeny. State Coordinator for Main Street Iowa was the one filling out nomination papers for Sullivan, stating all he has done for the Woodbine Community. Mission Accomplished There really is only one way to do it right. R o b Neligh knew it as his garage was playing host to a few worn out American flags from Woodbine awaiting proper disposal. He was determine to find a proper, temporary home for the retired banners of glory. So his project began….with respect for the flag and an idea for a proper disposal box. However, the initial part of his project, finding the mailbox, was met with several dead ends. He asked around, talking to the Woodbine Postmaster, VFW and American Legion members. All to no avail. “So, after searching for about two years, low and behold before Memorial Day this year, one was just dropped at my house,” Neligh said. “I pulled up – and it’s sitting in my driveway.” Cross country runner honoring fallen soldiers A flag and a name. Every mile across the U n i t e d States, a s m a l l memorial to a life lost. Mike Ehredt is on a mission to honor the 4, 415 American lives lost in Iraq. He is running across the country, stopping every mile to place a flag adorned with a yellow ribbon and the name of and American killed in war. Collecting 24 creepy crawlies for an ‘A’

Angie Pryor a 2000 Woodbine graduate, remembers opening the freezer door and, sitting right next to the hamburger and other edibles, were her bags of frozen, six-legged creepy-crawlies she was collecting for Woodbine science teacher Don Groff’s class. In 1993, she recalls having to collect 50 different insects in order to receive an ‘A’ from Mr. Groff. Preschool funding program helps alleviate some tuition costs The number of public preschool programs in Southwest Iowa receiving state funding continues to grow, meaning few districts are charging parents tuition. Logan-Magnolia and Woodbine school districts are among those entering their first year of state funding for voluntary 4-year-old pre-school programs, part of an effort by Gov. Chet Culver’s administration to increase pre-

school availability.

September Grant helps revitalization continue Woodbine received $490,000 through an I-JOBS Main Street Grant to aid in the restoration of their 1910 built grain elevator that was in operation until approximately 2000. The grant money will also be used towards façade renovations of Hometown Hardware in 503 and 505 Walker Street. National Preparedness Month Many people found out the hard way last winter how important it is to be prepared in an emergency. They ended up marooned in their homes for days at a time with not way out to get to the store for food or medicine. This year, the month of September has been named as National Preparedness month. It is being used to encourage all people to work together to take real action toward emergency preparedness, Harrison County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Larry Oliver said. National Library Card Sign-Up Month It’s not just another card in your wallet. Or purse. Or pocket. It’s more of a key to infinite knowledge, entertainment and access to the entire world. September has been labeled “National Library Card Sign-Up Month” by the American Library Association and the Woodbine Public Library is actively encouraging Woodbine residents to signup for their card. PPEL passes It only took two times being listed on a ballot for it to pass – but Woodbine Community School’s Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (better known as PPEL) was renewed. “Passage of the PPEL renewal vote will translate into excellent benefits for our students,” Superintendant Vint said. Shelton retiring after 52 years The next time you call the Harrison County Road Department, there will be another voice on the other end of the line. John Shelton, who has been that calming, welcoming voice for many years, just turned 70, and retired last week after a 52-year career with the department. Applefest headlining in Woodbine Sept. 25

After months of planning, the 22nd annual Woodbine Applefest is just around the corner, slated for Sept. 25 this year. The annual event draws thousands to Woodbine – filling Woodbine’s historic brick streets (and every other street) with everything from food vendors, craft vendors, antiques, antique cars, tractors, apple pies, fun for children and more. Two, new events are being brought to Woodbine for the Applefest this year – a pet fashion show and a Civil War Living History presentation. Fire and Rescue grant totals continue to rise The numbers seem to be in favor of the Woodbine Fire and Rescue Department. The organization recently secured another grant towards their new projects – an addition onto their current building and a 2,000 gallon tanker truck. Previously, the department had received news of a $10,000 grant from the Harrison County Community Foundation and $200,000 from the Rural D e v e l o p m e n t ’ s Community Facilities grant program to be used for their new projects.

October Black and Gold

Homecoming T h e 2 0 1 0 R o y a l C o u r t was junior attendant Levi Brown, sophomore attendant Jameson Delaney, freshman attendant Craig Royer, crown bearers Garrett Kelley and Nicole Sherer, freshman attendant Paige Hackman, sophomore attendant Megan Pauley and junior attendant Shelby Dick. Senior attendants were and Flynn Lindner, King Spencer Ball, queen Taylor Blum, senior attendants Christian Kuhlman and Nadiah Wahba. Welcome Center renovations: Complete Want to take a walk across Iowa or even the United States on the Lincoln Highway? You can now do both at the Harrison County Museum/Welcome Center at recently completed renovations at the site. The idea for the expansion began in 1997 when Harrison County Conservation Board was awarded a state enhancement grant of $480,000 to build a Lincoln Highway Interpretive Center. The project was put on hold when the state began a feasibility study of relocating U.S. Highway 30 between Missouri Valley and Logan. The Man Behind the Metal

Merril McElwain’s handywork may be more obvious than you’d think. Some of it, yes, is hidden in the confines of his own garage. Such as the “Can Opener” sculpture that won him first place in an art competition years ago. And the “Sails” sculpture in the McElwain yard – once bright blue and vibrant, but now weathered and worn back down to the metal. And Merril even hides a metal harp in the garage – one that’s incredibly detailed, but not complete. And probably won’t be. But he won’t sell it. Political Forum 2010

Questions at the public forum, Oct. 21 ranged from how to fund the repair of county roads and bridges, to how candidates would invest county funds. The forum, sponsored the Logan Herald-Observer and Woodbine Twiner, provided the candidates a chance to meet the public and air their opinions and gave area voters the opportunity to get a first-hand impression. All candidates for Harrison County supervisor and treasurer took part in the event including Supervisor candidates, Norma Coret, Russell Kurth, incumbent Robert Smith and Walter Utman and Treasurer candidates Heather Edney, Renee King and Sandy Royer. Each candidate was given time for an opening statement at the forum, which was moderated by Nikki Davis, editor of the Woodbine Twiner. Andersen celebrates 10 years For the past 10 years Renea Anderson, director of Harrison County development Corporation, has been relentless in broadcasting the assets of Harrison County. A native of Dunlap, Anderson knew what the county had to offer when she took the position in August, 2000.

November HCHPH had active 2009 Dealing with the 2009 HINI flu outbreak was a hectic time for Harrison County Home and Public

Health last year, director Nichole Carritt reported at the Sept. 12 Board of Supervisors meeting. The office coordinated all of the vaccine ordering, shipping, allocations and inventory for Harrison County, with a total of 3,800 doses of HINI received. The agency provided 2,136 of these doses to the public through mass public vaccination clinics with the remaining 1,664 doses distributed to the four Alegent Health Clinics, Community Memorial Hospital and the Burgess Dunlap clinic. Honoring our Veterans Not on the front line: But in the Korean War If you ask him, Duane Mann will tell you his time in the service is not that interesting. And while he never saw action on the front lines, he was enlisted throughout the entireity of the Korean War. Woodbine residents Donald “Don” Kelley, Donald “Don” Clark and William “Bill” Harris knew the Korean War was unavoidable when they joined the Army on Oct. 23, 1950. They were 21, 19 and 20 at the time. What they did not know is where and how they would be able to serve their country. Accident takes one life One man was killed and another injured in a twovehicle accident Nov. 11 on U.S. Highway 30, four miles east of Missouri Valley. Kevin Bostwick, 37, of Missouri Valley was fatally injured in the crash that occurred about 8:47 a.m. Nov. 11. Creativity on the open road As a c h i l d , G e m m a (Haner) Owen was walking home from school one fall day when Mrs. Lulu Kennedy caught her eye. Mrs. Kennedy was sitting on her porch and Gemma just had to know what she was doing. She was crocheting. It was then, as a child, Mrs. Kennedy taught her the basics of crochet as Gemma began to make “Granny Squares.” Then she made an afghan. Pinked earns $700

The junior class at Woodbine High School might be led to believe the new color of money is pink after a successful, recent fundraiser. Three of the familiar, often joked about pink flamingo yard ornaments traveled around Woodbine for a Black and Gold fundraiser called “Pinked.” The ornaments were placed at random homes in Woodbine with a letter attached stating the ornaments would be removed for a price. The highest donation price with the entirety of the money going towards Black and Gold’s general fund, was $20 to have the bird removed from the participants yard and amnesty from the birds’ return.

December Finding a Winter Wonderland

It was under the direction of First National Bank Owner Herb Swedburg the state of the art, animated Christmas decorations were first displayed in 1971. The decorations, mostly electronic, moved while spectators watched. The bank was turned into a winter wonderland. But when the bank went under in 1985, that was the end of the bank’s winter wonderland. But current bank employee Tara Wakehouse refused to

ignore the wonderful decorations shoved in the basement of the bank. She was bound and determined to do something with them, other than to continue to let them sit idly by. Argotsinger retires after 16 years Technically, V i c k i Argotsinger has spent 30 years in the Harrison C o u n t y Courthouse. She spent the last 16 of those 1994-2010, as the Harrison County Treasurer. And she has no complaints. “I took over the office of incumbent Veronica Dayhuff in 1994, after she relocated,” Argotsinger remembered. It was Dayhuff that encouraged her to run. After all, she had the experience in county government. The Woodbine Memory Tree tradition continues

A Woodbine tradition was born in 1993 by the Woodbine Community Club. Though the Community Club no longer exists, the Memory Tree they created remains a staple of Woodbine’s holiday tradition. The tree was created to honor the memory of Woodbine community members who were loved and lost. “People just bring in their ornaments and we take a picture of them and number them,” Woodbine Municipal Light and Power employee Jeanne Moores said. “Then we keep all the pictures in a scrapbook and anyone can look through the book to find the ornament, who it’s in memory of and who donated it.” City of Woodbine hires administrator, Joe Gaa After Bob Sullivan’s retirement after over 26 years of service, the City of Woodbine stepped up and hired new Woodbine City Administrator Joe Gaa. Gaa took his place at the helm on Dec. 6 and didn’t waste time getting started. His first day on the job led him to a full day in the office and a city council meeting in the evening. He spent the first day finding the top of his desk – sorting through stacks of paper files, organizing and reorganizing them. In short, as the city’s administrator, he knows what is expected of him. Woodbine Antiques and Tea Room opens

Debra Kaufman had a dream and two passions. With the help of her husband of seven years, Dave, she saw her passions morph into her dream come true as the doors to Woodbine Antiques and Tea Room were opened. Sproul retires If, as Tim Sproul says, success is measured by the impact you have on your region and its people, his 33-year tenure as Director of the Harrison County Conservation Board has been a huge triumph. Sproul retired after 33 years. King steps down During his 16 years as a H a r r i s o n C o u n t y Supervisor, it has been proven over and over to Larry King that what is so special about Harrison County are its people. King stepped down as Supervisor Dec. 31 after a long career in county public service.

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