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Online for your viewing pleasure: 2011 Preschool Programs

If you have a child turning 3 or 4 by 3 or 4 Sept. 15, 2011 and are interested in of fall for s gram pro ol cho pres year old to 2440 2011, please call Cindy at 647have your child’s name put on the registration list.

The Woodbine Twiner The Official Newspaper of Woodbine, Harrison County, Iowa February 23, 2011

Volume 133, Issue 8

SHORT TAKES AYSO soccer Registration date for AYSO soccer will be held 6-8 p.m. Feb. 8 and 25 in the Woodbine Community School commons. The organization is also collecting any outgrown/no longer needed uniforms which may be dropped off during registration. Child must be 4 on or before the first date of practice in March. Coaches, assistant coaches, referees and field maintenance personnel are needed. Contact Jenny Moores for fees or with questions at 647-2281.

League Wrestling Woodbine League W r e s t l i n g Tournament will be held Feb. 25 in the Woodbine High School gym. All ages up to 15 are welcome to wrestle (no freshmen please). Weighins from 3:30-5:30 p.m., wrestling at 6 p.m. If you have any questions, or would like an entry form, please call Carrie Murdock at 6472866 or e-mail

Old Settler’s An Old Settler’s meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at 612 Park St., Magnolia.

Mass changes Sacred Heart Catholic Church Sunday Mass schedule is changing to accommodate the needs of the Woodbine, Mondamin and Dunlap parishes. Sacred Heart will have a 10:30 a.m. Mass. There will be no local, Saturday Mass in Woodbine, but a 4 p.m. Mass at Holy Family, in Mondamin and a 5:45 p.m. Mass at St. Patrick in Dunlap.

WEA Staley’s Chicken Dinner The Woodbine Education Association and Woodbine Main Street-Chamber are hosting a fundraising Staley’s Chicken Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13 in the Woodbine Community School commons. Delivery is available for Woodbine residents, as well as take out orders. Contact 647-2440 for orders or pricing information.


The bullying stops in Woodbine “Woodbine has taken a proactive stance against bullying while addressing concerns specific to our learners.” ~WCS School Interventionist Melanie Freund NIKKI DAVIS Editor It’s all about communication. Woodbine Community School is offering students, parents, grandparents, business owners, and community members the opportunity to learn

more about bully prevention as a communitywide approach at the “Community Kick-off : Bully Prevention Program Family Night” 6:30-8 p.m. March 2 in the WCS school commons. WCS is in the process of implementing an

internationally-recognized and universityresearched bully prevention program called Olweus (pronounced OlVEY-us), a comprehensive, school-wide program designed and evaluated for use in schools to reduce and prevent bullying

problems among school children and to improve peer relations. WCS decided to host a Bully Prevention Program after the results of an initial survey administered to all students (prior to the grant funded Olweus implementation) indicated elevated levels of bullying behavior among students. “National surveys indicated a trend in increased bullying,” WCS School Interventionist Melanie Freund

said. “Woodbine has taken a proactive stance against bullying while addressing concerns specific to our learners.” The proactive, familycentered Community Kick-off night will include team-building activities that embody the culture Olweus strives to create, offer drawings, a dance team performance, a student made video and more. It’s a program that Freund and Seth Piro, Green Hills Area See BULLY Page 6

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‘Swain’ no more Golden Age

Harrison County’s Center: Seeking “There’s no Swains left.” ~Randy Pryor help to help others Biggest Loser Nikki Davis Editor


Change is in the air … again … for the City of Woodbine’s Main Street. This time, it will be the Walker Corners LLC building on the corner of Fifth and Walker Streets. While many may not recognize the new name, the name of the “Swain Realty” building will be more widely recognized by residents. The long time See PRYOR Page 6

Main StreetChamber dinner Woodbine’s Main Street-Chamber ’s annual dinner and community update will be held March 25 at Shadow Valley. See SHORT TAKES Page 6

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From July of 2009 to June of 2010, Woodbine’s Golden Age Center served approximately 8,500 meals to either homebound citizens or those seeking fellowship and an affordable meal Monday through Friday. Unfortunately, that number is almost the same for their annual expenses – something the center has been struggling with. “Last year, January to December, we took in $7,573 in funds,” Golden Age Center Board President Dean Stephany said. “But we paid out $8,820, so we had to take almost $2,000 out of our savings account.” But in order to keep the Golden Age Center functional, there are monthly expenses that must be paid, such as about $300 for utilities, $300 for custodial fees such as clean up and preparation and $59 for trash hauling, tallying a minimum staggering monthly bill of around $660. That’s excluding, of course, annual fees like $1,000 for insurance. The center does receive minimal, annual funding, See GOLDEN Page 6

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The Woodbine Twiner

February 23, 2011


“A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure.” ~Arthur Baer


Encourage an Entrepreneurial Spirit


ook deeply into any prospering small town, and you’ll find an entrepreneurial spirit manifesting itself in a number of ways. – Jack Schultz, Boomtown USA: The 7 ½ Keys to Big Success in Small Towns, 83 What ingredients make our community unique? It is our: schools, churches, agriculture, Lincoln Highway, Tommy Gate business, herbal and homeopathic products, parks, Applefest celebration, rodeo, golf course, restaurants, historic corridor, housing, retail and service offerings, landmarks or signage? You can insert your own answer in the blank provided: __________ All of these things, and the hundreds of other things left unmentioned here, contribute to the unique character and charm of our community. It is interesting that all of these things can be changed and improved upon with individual and community effort. We need input and assistance from the entire community for the best results in this endeavor. I would suggest the biggest ingredient contributing to our prosperity and distinctive flavor and charm as a community is our people. In the progressive book Boomtown USA, Jack Schultz identifies, “Encourage an Entrepreneurial Spirit” as one of the keys to success in small towns. As we look at the progress we’ve had over the past couple years in Woodbine, one of the things I notice is a lot of the activity and improvement is the result of an entrepreneurial spirit among our active individuals and organizations. Schultz says we should, “Nurture these people (entrepreneurs), and give them room to operate.” We need to support the individuals and organizations who are engaged in entrepreneurial activity, and we need to encourage and support development of new entrepreneurs. A town can’t have too many entrepreneurs, and towns that encourage an entrepreneurial spirit find themselves on a positive growth curve. This task of helping and developing entrepreneurs in our community is part of what we want to do as a Business Improvement Committee. Other organizations, like the Woodbine Betterment and Development Corporation, are also involved in the task of assisting in business development. We also have contacts outside of Woodbine, like Harrison County Development and Iowa Western Small Business Development Center, that can provide valuable assistance and help to those with an entrepreneurial idea. We encourage anyone in need of assistance to contact us.

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The tragic tale of Anson Riesland


’m going to tell you a story. It’s the story of Anson Riesland, a Woodbine resident who passed away in July of 1936 in a peculiar way. I found the tragic tale while flipping through the 1936 Twiners looking for something completely unrelated. Riesland died Sat., July 25, 1936 after consuming a beer. The first headline to appear in the paper claimed, “Poisoned Beer Causes Death of Anson Riesland.” According to this article, Anson had been helping with the threshing at the Fred Peters farm when, afterwards, the crew was served beer in twoquart or “picnic” bottles. It was poured into cups and when Anson took a large drink, he complained of a sour taste, then became violently ill. He was taken to the doctor in Dunlap, but died four hours later at his home. The beer was sent to the state university at Iowa City for analysis and Sheriff Cross and State Agent Lacy began to work on the case. When the report came back, it was discovered the beer contained caustic soda, which is used in removing paint from autos and washing bottles. On Wed., July 29, 1936, Dean Wilber Teeters of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy stated the solution in the beer bottle contained no beer – but had the approximate color of beer. On the same day, State Agent Lacy claimed the fact the cap was not dented would indicate it was loosely fastened and the bottle had been recapped since leaving the brewery because the cap put on at the brewery would have been more securely fastened. Fast forward to Thur., Aug. 20, 1936. The mystery was solved … even the headline declared, “Riesland Death Mystery Solved.” It was an open admission as William Hein admitted to accidently placing an unmarked bottle of grasshopper poison among the bottles of beer. Yes. I said grasshopper poison. Grasshoppers were bad that year. From what I hear, almost everyone sprayed the toxic poison around their homes. And that poison was provided by the federal government and dispensed by the Harrison County Farm Bureau. To add a little twist, it was stated that a fortune teller living an hour or so outside of Dunlap had told Lester Rife, Dunlap trucker and son-in-law of William Hein the farm land owner, that Riesland drank grasshopper poison. The fortune teller did now explain, however, how the bottle of poison got mixed up with the bottled beer. This, of course, was prior to the admission of Hein.


But the tale ends not there. In November of 1936, Mrs. Lydia Pearl Riesland, Anson’s widow, filed a suit in district court to obtain an income of $1.50 per week per child from the county as originally ordered by the court, asking it to begin Aug. 22. The Riesland’s had nine children at his time of death: Oscar (14), Elmer (12), Ethel (11), Mary (8), Howard (6), Emett (4), Lloyd (2), Pearl (21 months) and Edna (2 ½ months). Nothing else is mentioned on this tragic tale until March 18, 1937 when Lydia sues the state of Iowa. She filed a $10,000 claim. Her premise came from his death occurring from poison provided by the federal government and being dispensed by the Harrison County Farm Bereau. This, was after a $50,000 suit against Hein, who decided to setlle out of court for $3,600 instead. In May of 1937, Lydia was granted a widow’s pension by the board of supervisors in the amount of $13.50 per week for the care of her nine children. The pension was awarded after the supervisors failed to pay the widows pension of $1.50 per week as was allotted by the courts. In October of 1936, the court suspended the payments until the first of January and the board failed to pay on the court’s order. This case was tried on May 8, 1937, in front of Judge John P. Tinley. She had also filed a claim for $2,500 with the state legislature, but it was voted down in the closing day of the session in 1937. Alas, this is where the story ends … at least in the papers. Nothing else is mentioned of poor Lydia and her nine children throughout 1937 or 1938. So … I was left wondering … what happened to them? I need to do some research on grasshopper poisoning, too. How did it get into a beer bottle anyway? It said in one of the articles that Hein had grabbed the bottle of poison along with the beer … didn’t it smell funny??? Look funny? What a strange, sad story. Death by poisoning, a widow with nine children, court action then …. Well … I don’t know. Do you?

Water quality starts at home


n an earlier part of my life, I was called on from time to time to talk about water quality with a variety of audiences. I was always amazed when more urban folks would say something like, “...Why don’t those farmers wise up and stop fouling up the quality of our water...?” Although it is a good question on its surface, the assumption that farmers don’t care really misses the point to me. I typically responded that even though every part of society has people that do things without thinking, in many ways the group that is first and most clearly threatened by contaminated water is the people on the land—farmers. It is maybe a bit gross, but in a true story from sinkhole country in northeast Iowa a few years back a farmer rolled two dead hogs into a sinkhole. That spring when snow melt ran in the ground, neighbors about a mile away had oil and hog bristles in the kitchen sink from the well water. Those farmers clearly understood local water quality issues! Here in western Iowa we don’t have the sinkhole issue, but well condition and local water can be a concern. By Iowa law public water systems (towns and community associations) must be tested regularly for common health concerns. But private wells are only tested at the owner’s prerogative. The two biggest concerns for well water quality are coliform bacteria and excessive concentrations of nitrates. Today we focus on coliform bacteria. Virtually all coliforms originate above ground, and therefore their presence indicates contamination at or near the ground surface. Not all coliform bacteria are the same, and some are actually relatively harmless, but the presence of any indicates a problem. Some waterborne illnesses including salmonellosis, shigellosis, bacterial hepatitis and various diarrheas can develop. Testing water is the one way to know.

EXTENSION OFFICE RICHARD POPE Harrison County Extension Program Coordinator

If you have water that contains coliform bacteria, the most likely cause is a poorly constructed well that was either improperly cased or where the well works have degraded through time and that now allow entry of surface water. Some of the defects are easy to fix (for instance, a new well cap), while others may mandate relocation and installing a new well. But the starting point is to test the home water works. Sampling is an easy process, and the local County sanitarian, or your extension office can help with the necessary sampling information. Taking a good sample is critical. Because coliform bacteria are found many places above ground, you need to sample carefully to prevent accidentally contaminating the sample as you fill the bottle. For thorough details on sampling home water systems, your extension office has the publication “Coping with Contaminated Wells.” If you prefer, this publication is available at the Web site M1329.pdf. In addition more information about doit-yourself shock chlorination of your water system is available at our offices. For additional information, contact Rich Pope at the Harrison County Extension office at or 712-644-2105.


The Woodbine Twiner

February 23, 2011

Church OBITUARIES RODERICK HANNY Roderick J. Hanny was born Sept. 28, 1920 and passed away Jan. 3, 2011 at the age of 90 years and three months. Roderick was born in buffalo New York to Louis and Ella Jeanette (White) Hanny. Roderick was a member of the Army Air Corp during World War II. He received four medals including a Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal and an American Theater Service Medal. Roderick was a tool dye maker for

the Ford Motor company for 30 years before retiring. He loved reading and watching the discover and history channels. His greatest pleasure was living in Florida. He was preceded in death by wife of 66 years Winifred in 2008 and son Chris in October 1982. He is survived by son Richard (Dick) and wife Barbara of Council Bluffs, Daughter Linda Wietz and husband Dietmar of Nunda, N.Y., 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.


Jeannine (Moore) Vanderpool, 73 of Omaha, Neb. died on Feb. 13, 2011 in Omaha, Neb. Jeannine was born on May 24, 1937. Beloved wife of Archie Vanderpool who died on Dec. 25, 2008. She is the mother of Lola Asch, Sheila Williams, Ricky Porter and Rock Porter; sister of Janie Moore of Des Moines, Patti Wells of Omaha, Neb., and Jim Moore of Bella Vista, Ark. There will be no public services. Archie’s and Jeannine’s ashes will be interred at the Woodbine Cemetery at a later date.

Boots to Heels registration deadline A local conference for women is set to take place in Atlantic on March 5, and ladies planning to attend are reminded the preregistration deadline is Feb. 25. The fifth annual Boots to Heels Conference for Rural Women will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cass County Community Center. The local planning committee is excited to have a dynamic lineup of speakers scheduled for the oneday conference, to focus

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: Lynn Mether & Larry Rutledge 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: Don Clark Elders: Dencil Hammack & Jenny Hall Deacons: Peter Ryerson, NOrma Rock, Fred McBath, Tom & Judy Erlewine, Joe Book Deaconess: Mary Lantz Song Leader: Dencil Hammack Greeters: Don & LaVonna Clark 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

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on the interests of women living and working in Iowa. The conference will start off with South Dakota farm couple Troy and Stacy Hadrick, also known as Advocates for Agriculture, sharing their message entitled “Discovering Your Influential Power.” With a passion for agriculture, and a wealth of experience in dealing with consumers and the media, this duo is meant to inspire attendees find passion and stand up for their own personal beliefs. Fourteen unique workshop sessions will be presented throughout the day, at four separate break-out times. Workshop speakers will share information about fitness, scrapbooking, gardening, home energy costs, cake decorating and m o re . E a c h

presenter has a wealth of knowledge in her respective field and will provide practical tips based on first-hand experience. Throughout the day conference participants will be treated to a continental breakfast, a soup and sandwich luncheon and a specialty dessert, all served up by locallyowned businesses. Lunchtime entertainment and door prizes are also on hand. Registration for the entire day, which includes speakers, food and all materials, is $30 if mailed by Feb. 25 or $55 for pairs. Registration forms are available at local ISU Extension offices, by calling 712-755-3104 or online at www.extension.iast a t e . e d u / s h e l b y. Registrations will also be taken at the door for $35, but conference organizers are encouraging anyone who plans to attend to at least call ahead so they can be sure to have enough supplies.

Worship Service 6:30 class. Wed. 7:00 p.m. prayer service

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

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.

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 11:30 a.m. Fellowship/coffee hour 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 Terry Patience, 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 2225 Hwy. 30, Missouri Valley, IA 712-642-3708

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No-cost tax preparation available for older, disabled Iowans

Iowa Department on Aging Director Donna Harvey reminded Iowans the Internal Revenue Service has worthwhile initiatives that help older Iowans, low-income and/or disabled citizens with no-cost tax preparation services. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites are free tax preparation locations where volunteers help taxpayers prepare their federal and state income and property tax returns. Those eligible for assistance are senior citizens, disabled citizens, those who speak limited English and individuals with an income of $30,000 or less ($50,000 or less for families). Another important program to help older Iowans is the Tax Counseling for the Elderly initiative. This is a specific program designed for older citizens age 60 and older with free tax counseling and basic income tax return preparation. The AARP Foundation also offers free tax prepaSunday: 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 Mike Brown Sun., Worship 9 a.m., Coffee Hour 8 a.m. Sunday school 10:00 Elders: Darline Moorhead, Jerry Moore, Joyce Hinkel, Bev Andrews Deacons: Kris Johnson, Marty Cline, Norman Queen, David Moorhead, Michelle Moore Deaconess: Joyce Hinkel Greeters: Steve and Judy Houston Candlelighters: Mike Jensen and Jake Moore 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.

ration services through the AARP Tax Aide program for low and moderate income Iowa taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to people age 60 and older. IRS-trained Tax Aide volunteers provide services at a variety of sites across the state in public libraries, community centers, senior centers, meal sites, malls, fitness centers and church halls. “Help is available to fill out and file tax returns. We encourage our older citizens and those disabled and/or on a fixed income, to use these two worthwhile programs to get the assistance they need to file their returns in an accurate and timely manner,” Harvey said. Along with these two worthwhile initiatives, there is no-cost help available to our military personnel. The Armed Forces Tax Council can provide free tax advice, prepara-

tion and assistance to military members and their families. To find out about these programs, and where in your county help is available, go to: viduals/article/0,,id=107 626,00.html. Help is a phone call away and the toll-free phone number for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is: 1-800-906-9887 and the toll-free number for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly program is: 1-800829-1040. To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, call 1-888-227-7669 or log onto AARP’s Web site: To find out about local support and services to assist older Iowans in their communities, contact the Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging at: or call them toll-free: 866468-7887. For more information on the Iowa Department on Aging, visit: http://www.aging.iowa. gov/ or call 800-532-3213. To locate resources for older adults and people with disabilities go to: The mission of the Iowa Department on Aging is to provide advocacy, educational and prevention services to help Iowans remain independent as they age. IDA administers over 32 million dollars in services and supports through a network of 13 Area Agencies on Aging across the state.

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the story, Deputy Clemens talked to the lady that was harassing the hunters. She was told to stop the activity and leave the hunters alone as they were not on or near her residence. She said she understood but was concerned about the shooting. • Deputy Killpack assisted a subject from Persia with some child visitation questions and concerns. The subject was given some ideas but referred to ask an attorney. Feb. 15 • Deputy Knickman was called to a residence on Harvard Trail for reported suspicious activity. • Deputy Doiel transported a juvenile to the Missouri Valley Hospital for a mental evaluation. It

COURTHOUSE was decided a voluntary committal would be used. • Deputy Knickman responded to Easton Trail to check on a child that had left home. The child was located and returned home. The case will be forwarded to the Department of Human Services for follow up. • Deputy Killpack investigated a reported runaway female juvenile. She was found in Missouri Valley with a young man. Charges are pending. • To report Crime Stopper information call 1-800-247-0592. • To report littering call 1-888-665-4887. Any criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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MARRIAGES • Dolores Elaine Avalos, Dunlap and Donald Lee Mefferd, Dunlap SMALL CLAIMS • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs James Joe Kirk, Dunlap • Hauge Associates, Inc. vs Christina Frazier, Troy Frazier, Dunlap • Nebraska Furniture Mart, Inc. vs Charles Evans, Deborah Evans, Missouri Valley • Dornan Lustgarten & Troia PCL vs Ryan Hinkel, Missouri Valley • General Service Bureau, Inc. vs Bonnie J. Oloff, Logan • General Service Bureau, Inc. vs John Hoffman, Elizabeth Hoffman, Missouri Valley VIOLATIONS • Brittany Hansen, Missouri Valley, possess/purchase alcohol by person under 21 • Debra Harvey, Portsmouth, operation without registration • Ashley Miller, Mondamin, dark window/windshield • Gregory Gross, Missouri Valley, speeding • Troy Roach, Missouri Valley, minor using tobacco, first offense • Gwendolyn Bennett, Modale, fail to maintain seat belt • Carole Sears, Logan, operation

without registration • Jim Pitt, Missouri Valley, fail to maintain control • Deric Hahn, Missouri Valley, fail to obey stop sign and yield right of way • William Brady, Woodbine, fail to obey traffic control device • Samantha Hough, Logan, operate without registration • George Kissel, Missouri Valley, child restraint devices DISTRICT COURT • State of Iowa vs Kyle T. Lowery, probation violation, 15 days in jail. • State of Iowa vs Michael J. Doty, possession of controlled substance. Deferred judgment, $315 fine. Unsupervised probation for one year. Ordered to obtain drug and alcohol evaluation. • State of Iowa vs Sarah M. Boswell, possession of controlled substance. Deferred judgment for one year, $315 fine. Unsupervised probation for one year. Ordered to obtain drug and alcohol evaluation. • State of Iowa vs Tiffany M. Michael, OWI first. Deferred judgment, $1,250 civil penalty. Unsupervised probation for one year. Ordered to obtain drug and alcohol evaluation and complete drinking driver’s school.

HCHPH Teen Parent Program The Harrison County Home & Public Health office has offered a Teen Parent Program to residents of Harrison County for a number of years now. The impact that pregnancy and parenting have on teens in the Harrison County community is life changing, and HCHPH is committed to helping these young people in a variety of ways. The Teen Parent

Program free, confidential and open to any parent or parent-to-be up to the age of 20. The program offers education, support and a link to resources needed by these parents to achieve the best outcome possible for themselves and their children. The Teen Parent Program is a branch of the Learning for Life program and also works closely with the Maternal Health Program, both

offered free of charge at the Harrison County Home & Public Health office. Teen parent group meetings are available if there is enough interest. If you or someone you know could benefit from the Teen Parent Program, please call Harrison County Home & Public Health at 712-644-2220 or stop by their office at 116 N. Second Ave., Logan (in the courthouse annex) for more information or to enroll.

Humane Society making forward strides Woodbine The Harrison County Humane Society met Feb. 10 with 22 present, including four officers. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved. The treasurer’s report listed a total of $25,293.61 in checking/savings. Memberships and fundraising for January was $1,054.74 with expenses of $851.26. The Rescue Run has been changed to June 18. It will be at the Magnolia Event Center after the Poker Run with stops at various bars in the area like last year. A committee was formed to plan the details. The group is also working on a bake/rummage sale in Mondamin. No date has been set. Volunteers are needed at the kennels, which are always full. It is time consuming for Larry and Gayle Hayes. The group

continues to receive daily calls regarding strays, lost or surrender dogs and is still looking for foster homes. A “pet of the month” article will be in the local newspapers with a little information about the animal up for adoption. The group set of goal of March for the 28-E agreement to be completed to present to the cities in Harrison County as well as the Board of Supervisors. The 50/50 raffle/membership drive went well for the first attempt. The group made $200, as the winner donated their proceeds back to HCHS. The next ones scheduled include: March 1 at the SourMash, Mondamin and April 2 at the Magnolia Event Center. February was national spay and neuter month.

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They are completing a voucher program and will present it at the March meeting. April is prevention of animal cruelty month. They are selling PAWS for $1 each at various businesses around the county. Lu Kahle and Jon McElderry submitted the grant for the Harrison County Endowment Fund. In this grant for a utility tractor to be used on the land. They are continu-

ing to search further for grants. A building committee was formed and will meet soon to begin the planning process, as well as a budget committee. The next meeting is at 7 p.m., March 10 at the Logan Community Center. The Web site is For more information contact Lu Kahle at 712-267-9906; Jeanette Riley, 712-6423835; Christina Dickinson, 402-740-7921 or Helen Rogers at 712-642-2796.

Nolte, Cornman & Johnson P.C. today released an audit report on the Woodbine Community School district in Woodbine, Iowa. The district’s revenues totaled $5,713,683 for the year ended June 30, 2010, a decrease of 1.74 percent from the prior year. Revenues included $2,418,586 in local tax, charges for service of $444,959, operating grants, contributions and restricted interest of $1,114,776, unrestricted state grants of $1,551,728, unrestricted interest of $19,862 and other general revenues of $163,772. Expenses for district operations totaled $5,662,958, a 2.09 percent decrease from the prior year. Expenses included $2,417,431 in regular instruction, $635,104 in special instruction, and $587,951 in other instruction. A copy of the audit report is available for review in the District Secretary’s office, the office of the Auditor of State and on the Auditor of State’s Web site at

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Community Ice dams threating homeowners With this year’s winter storms, snow accumulated just about everywhere, including the roof of your home. However, the large sparkling icicles that hang from gutters this time of year may be holding back a hidden and potentially destructive problem, advise Harrison Mutual and Grinnell Mutual. “The primary issue is that attic floors are not fully insulated,” Grinnell Mutual Corporate Loss Control Director Larry Gallagher said. “Heat from the living areas below escapes into the attic and warms the roof from below. Snow accumulated on the roof begins to melt and runs down the roof. When it gets to the edge of the roof where the temperature is below freezing, an ice dam forms and prevents other melting water from leaving the roof.” Harrison Mutual Insurance Association of Logan would like to remind homeowners the pooled water may leak through the roof into the home, damaging insulation, ceilings and walls if the ice dam is not removed in time. Removing ice dams When an ice dam has formed, it’s important to remove the pooled water without climbing onto the roof. The snow, water, and ice make the roof slippery and dangerous for walking. The key is to open a channel in the ice that allows the water to run off the roof. Homeowners can use various tools, such as a chisel or battery-operated screw gun with drill bit, to accomplish this.

General CRP signup slated March 14, Logan

Harrison County FSA, NRCS, Soil Commissioners and Pheasants Forever will be conducting an informational meeting on general CRP signup, as well as review Mid Contract Management options for existing CRP participants. Anyone interested is welcomed to attend. The meeting is scheduled for March 14 at the Logan Community Center, 108 W. Fourth St., Logan. A meal will be provided by Pheasants Forever to begin at 6:30 p.m., with the CRP meeting starting at 7 p.m. RSVP by March 9 to Karen at the NRCS office at 712-644-2210. A general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program will begin at the Harrison County FSA office March 14 and continue through April 15. CRP is a voluntary program that helps farmers use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits. Farmers may enroll and plant conserving covers to control soil erosion, improve water and air quality and develop wildlife habitat. In return, FSA provides annual rental payments and cost-share assistance. Land not currently enrolled in CRP, plus CRP contracts expiring Sept. 30, may be offered for enrollment through April 15. Each offer will be ranked on a point system according to the Environmental Benefits Index. After sign-up ends, decisions on the cutoff for ranked offers will be analyzed by the Secretary of Ag and producers notified. To be eligible for enrollment, the land must have been owned for 12 months prior to the end of signup on April 15. Land must have been cropped or considered planted four out of six years from 2002 to 2007. Cropland must also have a weighted average erosion index of eight or higher. FSA offices have also received new soil rental rates, allowing a higher annual rental payment since the last general CRP sign-up in the summer of 2010. CRP offers accepted will become effective Oct. 1, with annual rental payments in arrears. Most contracts are in effect for 10 years, with certain practices Cross section of a one-and-a-half story house with an ice dam. Courtesy of up to 15 years. The general sign-up for CRP will not University of Minnesota Extension, Ice Dams publication http://www.exten- affect cropped acres for this growing season. Offers All rights rejected may offer land into the continuous CRP, reserved. which allows farmers to offer the most environmentally sensitive land at any time. Another preventive solve the problem. In home while proper ventiFSA encourages attendance at this informational measure is to use a roof addition to being a fire lation keeps the attic cool. meeting. Schedule an appointment due to the short rake to pull snow from hazard, heat tape has not Together, these help pre- sign-up period and the time an application takes to the roof. proven effective at pre- vent heat in the attic from complete is also recommended. Walk-ins are wel“Whatever method is venting ice dams.” melting accumulated come; however the waiting period may be much used, extreme caution Preventing ice dams snow and causing ice longer. Please contact the Harrison County Farm should be taken to preFor a long-term solu- dams,” Gallagher said. Service Agency to schedule an appointment, with vent injury to oneself and tion, homeowners should For more information questions and/or starting the application/bid to avoid damaging the ensure there is both ade- about protecting your process, at 712-644-2040. roof. A roof rake used quate insulation and ven- home or farm, please side to side, for example, tilation in the attic. contact Pam Parsons at may damage the shin“Insulation on the Harrison Mutual gles,” Gallagher said. floor of the attic area pre- Insurance at 712-644-2710 “We also don’t recom- vents heat from escaping or strins@iowatelecom. ServSafe, the national licensed facilities includmend using heat tape to the living area of the net. certification program for ing restaurants, hospitals, food service employees, schools, nursing homes will be offered at the and assisted living faciliHarrison County ISU ties may require ServSafe Announce, Sell, Extension Office in Logan certification. For more information Advertise, Recruit on March 14 and 21. Participants must and to register, contact attend both sessions to the Harrison County gain certification. The Extension office at 712cost of the course is $135 644-2105 or any local ISU which includes 10 hours extension office. Anyone Can’t Wait class time, a manual and needing to take the recerTo Spread the News the national certification tification exam only may contact the office for or Sell Your Goods in our exam. Anyone interested in more information. classifed section? preparing and serving Registration is required safe food is welcome to by March 4 for the Just visit us at attend. The course is vol- Harrison County untary; however, some gram. companies and state where we’re

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Golden Age Center: The Seeking help to help others Bullying From GOLDEN Page 1 though. Southwest 8 Senior Services supplies $1,300 per year and the Harrison County Auditor allots $1,500. The rest is from donations and fundraising. “We received $2,950 in donations last year – but $2,000 of that was from the Applefest Committee,” Stephany admitted. “And we also earned $900 from our annual dinner, but a large sum of that was from the board members. We also got $1,170 for renting out the facility.” Annual expense range around $7,000 to $8,000, Stephany said. Those funds are used to feed around five to 15 Woodbine citizens at the

center, and deliver 20-30 more to homebound citizens. And those deliveries and much of the inhouse work is done by volunteers working to keep the Golden Age Center functional for those who need and enjoy it. Three to four regular volunteers spend time daily at the center, helping to prepare the meals and get them ready for delivery. Four area churches each take a week volunteering their own man-power and gas money to take deliveries around town. When the weather takes a turn for the worst, Golden Age Center Manager Connie Swift even takes her time

to call regular, in-house visitors to see if they need deliveries. “It’s just too dangerous for some of them when the weather turns bad,” she said. With that said, Swift is only one of the two paid employees at the center. Other donations are made as well, that don’t ever find room in the bookkeeping, such as snow removal, which has been paid for by private citizens the past few years. They also always seek grant funding. “We have applied for grant money for a new refrigerator and other equipment,” Stephany said. “We applied for up to $5,000 because of the

age of the equipment we’ve got right now.” Just another expense for the struggling senior center. “The Golden Age Center will not run itself. It’s just not self sufficient,” Stephany said. “We depend on donations to help keep its doors open and are looking for some outside help.” In order to volunteer or donate, please contact Connie Swift at 647-3011 or mail donations to Golden Age Center Board Treasurer Sherrill Lubbers, 214 Fischer Dr., Woodbine, IA 51579. Donations may also be left at or mailed to Farmers Trust and Savings Bank, 510 Lincoln Way, Woodbine, IA 51579.

Big changes at former ‘Swain Realty’ From PRYOR Page 1 business isn’t just undergoing façade and interior renovations, but company is going through internal changes, reorganization and a name change to boot. Swain Realty has existed for extensive years in Woodbine – even when Randy Pryor, and his wife, Cindy, moved into the position of owners. The name of their company was so commonly recognized by many, not only in Woodbine, but in Harrison County, that the couple kept it. But as big changes are coming, Randy thought this would be the right time to start fresh. “There’s no Swains left,” Randy pointed out. “With all of the reconstruction and renovations, we just thought this would be a good time to make the switch. So the building is becoming part of Walker Corners LLC, and we’ll be operating under Randy Pryor Real Estate and Auction Company now.” The Swain Realty name change took place

Jan. 1 to Randy Pryor Real Estate and Auction Company. In preparation for the construction to their building, the Pryor’s have temporarily relocated into the front half of the former Countryside Timekeeper Hallmark shop. “We really appreciate the Morrison’s letting us rent this space until the construction is finished,” Randy added. The construction is slated to begin in March and be complete before the end of 2011. Walker Corners will be to house 11, one bedroom, one bathroom apartments, as well as commercial space housing companies such as Randy Pryor Real Estate, His, Hers and T’hairs and Peachy’s Barber Shop. The renovations will include yet another historic rehabilitation similar to the former Oddfellow’s building recently completed. The space at Walker Corners will also include geothermal heating and cooling and other implementations of green measures for energy efficiency.

Historic tax credits, HOME and CDBG loans, Woodbine TIF and Façade Master Plan CDBG funding, will aid in funding the rather large renovation project. And as the outside of the now Walker Corners’ building changes with the help of funds and loans, Randy Pryor Real Estate and Auction Company began to change as well. “In the past 10 years, I, personally, have focused on land auctions and real estate management,” Randy said. “Now we have a new division of our business, which is farm management. With the vitality of the agricultural business, there seems to be a need for more farm management and I feel it’s a good addition to our business.” Randy made sure to mention that real estate will still be a large part of their business. “The real estate portion is still a big part,” he said. “And Cindy and our agents have done a super job. But I’m focusing 90 percent of my attention to farm man-

agement.” Randy also hopes that new jobs might be created with the change, stating that the company currently works in cooperation with seven, part time agents. “With the expansion into farm management, we may look for more employees for that side of it. There are going to be a lot of changes in agriculture coming in the next 20 years,” he said. Continuing the trend of change, Randy was proud to announce his business is a growing family business. “Both Adam and Aaron are both actively working with me,” he said. “Aaron and his wife will be managing Walker Corners while Adam and his wife are running their own farm and cattle operation. We are truly a family business.” The changes occurring are both exciting and sad to Randy. “It was hard, even to just make the name change, after 50 years,” he admitted. “But with all the changes going on, it was just time.”

Harrison County’s Biggest Loser From LOSER Page 1 “This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time,” Johnsen said. “Jaina and I in the office have talked about it and both are the type who need motivated. So we thought this would be a fun way to do it.” The Harrison County Biggest Loser competition is set to begin on March 1 and is limited to 10 teams of two. But if finding a partner is a

daunting task, Johnsen and Swanger will work in locating one. Each individual is asked to pay $40 up front, which averages out to $5 per week, but that money may come back … and be a larger sum. “Each week, the team with the highest percentage of weight loss will win $20 for their team,” Johnsen explained. “Then on week eight –

SHORT TAKES From SHORT TAKES Page 1 “Maintaining Momentum in 2011” will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the dessert auction. Call the Chamber office with questions at 647-3434.

Hunter’s safety Harrison County Conservation Board will have a hunter safety class 6-9:30 p.m. March 7, 9 and 10 at the Willow Lake Recreation Area near Woodbine. Participants must be at least 12 years old and attend all three nights to receive certification. Preregistration is required by calling 6472785 and space is limited.

2011 Preschool Programs If you have a child turning 3 or 4 by Sept. 15, 2011 and are interested in 3 or 4 year old preschool programs for fall of 2011, please call Cindy at 6472440 to have your child’s name put on the registration list.

the last week – the grand prizes will be awarded.” The grand prizes include $300 for the first place team, $150 for second and $80 for the third. Weekly weigh-ins will take place between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Tuesday, beginning on March 1 and ending on April 26 at the Ed Spencer Real Estate Office in Logan. All information obtained is strictly confidential, taken by either Johnsen or Swanger, and will be taken on a digital scale. “The scale will never change,” Johnsen said, to assure fairness. “It’s all the same on one scale at the one location.”

Every week Johnsen and Swanger will send out flyers with suggestions on exercise, nutrition and more. “But everyone can do their own plans, dieting, exercising and more,” Johnsen said. If anyone would like to participate, they may contact Hannah Johnsen at 592-9794 or Jaina Swanger at 402-740-5526. “If this ‘season’ is a success, we will do another season, although I’m hoping to only partake in one,” Johnsen said, smiling. “Jaina and I wanted to take off some weight and thought what a fun way to do this. Let the competing begin!”

WCS School Lunch Menu Wed., Feb. 23: Chicken stir fry, rice, peas, fruit, cottage cheese, sandwiches. Thurs., Feb. 24: PreK through sixth: Mac and cheese. Seven through 12: Baked potato bar, fruit, ham sandwich Fri., Feb. 25: Pizza, lettuce, veggies/dip, fruit, sandwiches. Mon., Feb. 28: Hamburgers, French fries, corn, fruit, peanut butter bars. Tues., Mar. 1: Chicken wrap, lettuce, fruit, broccoli/cauliflower, sandwiches. Wed., Mar. 2: Goulash, corn, fruit, pudding, rolls.

stops in Woodbine From GOOGLE Page 1 Education Agency School Psychologist have spearheaded. Because the community level is a specific focus area within the bully prevention campaign, Piro and Freund firmly believe all community members would gain from attendance; all ages and those with and without children currently in school. “The importance of parent involvement is critical in the Olweus Bully Prevention Program. In order to stop bullying, Olweus believes it takes a team effort and approach. The Olweus program operates on four levels: individual, classroom, school wide and community wide,” Piro said. “When addressing issues as complex and systematic as bullying, it is important to provide information and supports on a variety of levels across all settings. If only the school setting is addressed, then we will be missing two integral parts of a child’s world: home and community.” Freund went on to explain that by involving parents, care givers and community members, children will see a continuum of supports that exist in all settings; consistency is key to success. “By ensuring all members of our community are aware of the supports and concerns that exist for our learners, we can provide consistent and comprehensive levels of support,” Piro went on. “This holds true especially for bullying behavior which traditionally has occurred in areas that are under-supervised or in environments where beliefs against bullying are not clearly communicated.” “Bullying takes place outside of the schools as well as inside. All people deserve a safe and caring environment to learn and live.” Freund and Piro believe the key to attendance by students is to include them in the program, through the making of the video, dance team performance, and assisting with the activities. “The more we include students in the ownership of projects like this, the more it will be theirs to share, rather than something they are asked to ‘sit and get,’” Freund said. Through Olweus Program Community Kick-off night, the Olweus Team, consisting of school staff members Nancy Heistand, Bracinda Blum, Heath Stille, Deb Sprecker, Larry Rutledge, Adam Cox, Tim Marshall, Teresa Smith, Seth Piro, and Melanie Fruend, hopes to provide information for all who have been targets of bullying, their peers, families and the community together to show support is out there. Through Olweus, bystanders will be acknowledged and trained to be defenders. Individuals who bully will no longer have a passive audience or a climate that allows bullying to occur – regardless of their attendance at the program. “Bullying is aggressive behavior that has a negative impact on a community’s climate,” Piro said. “The school is the heart of this community and needs all the other components such as families, business owners and familiar faces, to be involved in supporting citizens, especially learners, so that they can live, learn and work in a safe place.” The program is being made possible with help from CUBS, Black and Gold and WCS and funded by a grant from the Community Partnerships for Protecting Children. Anyone with questions may contact Freund at WCS at 647-2440.

Celebrating Library Lovers’ Month From LIBRARY Page 1 Bantam said. “Library compatible e-book devices include NOOK, NOOKcolor, e-Reader, Reader and Novel. And you can download them onto your mobile devices, too, if you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android. We will receive training on all of these devices if we are able to secure the grant.” The move just gives Woodbine Public Library patrons one more reason to love their local library – and the library to love their patrons. “We do receive some money from the state by submitting reports and meeting criteria set by the State Library and is funded by the city and through private donations,” Bantam said. “But without the community support we receive, we would not be able to offer the wide range of books, programs and services we currently do.” A few of the programs offered include a knitting club in the winter and year-round book club that meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month. The Youth Library offers story hour throughout the school year for preschoolers, a summer reading program and more. “‘Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest,’” Bantam quoted Lady Bird Johnson. That democracy, in Doyel’s eyes, reaches to the youth of the community. “Libraries need to be supported not only by the adult public, but the youth public as well,” Doyel said. “Without youth interest, there will be no future adult interest. And without future adult interest, there is no library.” For more information or questions, contact Woodbine Public Librarian Rita Bantam or Woodbine Youth Librarian Wendy Doyel at 647-2750.


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February 23, 2011

Community Free FAFSA help available now Iowa students and families can get free assistance with forms required for federal financial aid at Iowa College Goal Sunday, held Feb. 19-27, in 25 Iowa locations. Volunteers for Iowa College Goal Sunday will help students and their families fill out and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as part of a national program that helps students qualify for federal financial aid. The FAFSA, which is available in free paper and electronic forms from the U.S. Department of Education, is the first step in the qualification process. “This program is great for anyone who has questions or wants free help with the FAFSA,” Juan Garcia said, executive director of the Iowa College Access Network and state coordinator of the 2011 Iowa College Goal Sunday. “It’s especially helpful for students who are low-income or are in the first generation of their families to attend college, or both.” This year, Iowa College Goal Sunday is a week-long event, and will be held in 22 Iowa communities at the locations below beginning Feb. 19. Students or parents may attend individually, but it’s best if the student and at least one parent or guardian come together. Certain paperwork is required to fill out the forms.

Those closest to the Woodbine area include: • Marshalltown - Feb. 23: Marshalltown Community College, 3700 S. Center St., Marshalltown • Council Bluffs - Feb. 23 and 26: Kaplan University, 1751 Madison Ave. Suite 750, Council Bluffs • Denison - Feb. 26: New Iowan Center, 1231 Broadway, Ste. 201, Denison • Sioux City - Feb. 26: Western Iowa Tech., 4647 Stone Ave., Sioux City • Des Moines - Feb. 24: AIB College of Business, 2500 Fleur Dr., Des Moines • Des Moines - Feb. 26: Grand View University, 1200 Grandview Ave., Des

Moines For more information, please visit the Iowa College Goal Sunday Web site, CGS. Details are also available from the Iowa College Access Network at 877-272-4692 or Iowa College Goal Sunday is part of the national College Goal Sunday program, currently held in 37 states and funded by grants from Lumina Foundation for Education. A number of Iowa organizations have partnered to plan and present Iowa College Goal Sunday. To complete the FAFSA, families should bring, for both the student and parent, the following:

Looking for Iowa’s best burger

For the second year, the hunt is on for Iowa’s Best Burger. The Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association are beginning their search for Iowa’s Best Burger on Feb. 14. Iowa’s Best Burger contest is designed to find the best burger served in an Iowa restaurant. While many will claim the best burger comes off the grill at home, during Iowa’s coldest months it just makes sense to find a great burger at your favorite restaurant. “Thousands of Iowa restaurants have the burger on their menu as standard fare, but we’re looking for the ones that make you say ‘there’s nothing standard about this,’” New Providence cattle farmer who is IBIC chairman Dan Cook said. Anyone can nominate their favorite burger through March 15. Nomination forms are being distributed to restaurants by county cattlemen’s associations. You can also go to and click on the Iowa’s Best Burger icon to nominate a hamburger and restaurant. Essentially, burgers must be 100 percent beef, although other ingredients such as spices and vegetables can be added to the patty. The patty must be served on a bun or bread product and can include any combination of • Social Security num- condiments, sauces, cheeses and toppings. Complete ber, driver’s license num- rules are also listed on ber and date of birth Cook noted restaurants are a valuable partner to the • Most recent federal beef industry. and state tax returns “They do a tremendous job of preparing and serving • W-2 forms or other our beef products in delicious and creative ways. The records of income earned burger is the all–American classic served in almost last year every restaurant from the local café to the finest white • Current bank state- tablecloth establishment,” he said. ments and investment Iowans and their out-of-state friends who have eaten records in Iowa restaurants are encouraged to send in nomina• Records of untaxed tions because the more nominations a burger receives, income received last year the better are the chances it will be on the top 10 list • 2010 business and announced in late March. Besides going to farm records • Alien registration The finalists will receive a certificate and be eligible numbers if not a U.S. citi- for the secret taste-test of contest judges. The winner will zen be announced the first week of May to kick-off Beef Students and parents Month. may also register in Last year’s restaurant winner was the Sac County advance for federal per- Cattle Company of Sac City. Their Mushroom Swiss sonal identification num- Burger won the overall award. In the first year of the bers to electronically sign contest, 906 burger nominations were made, representthe forms and make ing 64 restaurants. future changes. To The 2011 winner will receive a plaque and a media request a PIN, visit package prize that will include an on-site live radio announcement.

HCSWCD 2011 photo contest DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge

Youth Conservation Corp program

The Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District will be sponsoring a photo contest this year the county fair. Divisions for the contest include youth up to 18 years old and adult. Categories for the contest are: • Harrison County Conservation Practices (examples: field borders, structures, terraces, windbreaks) • Harrison County Close Up Conservation (examples: crops, water, farm animals, wildlife) • Harrison County Landscapes (examples: city parks, sunsets, Loess Hills) All photos must be taken in

Harrison County. Judges will select one winner in each of the categories for both divisions. Winning photos will be displayed at the Harrison County Fair. Each first place winner (blue ribbon) will receive $10, second place (red ribbon) will receive $7.50 and third place (white ribbon), $5. One grand place (purple ribbon) will be awarded $25. All entries must in the Harrison County SWCD office by July 15. For more information on the categories, guidelines and entry form please contact the Harrison County SWCD office at 2710 Hwy. 127, Logan, IA or by calling 712-644-2210.

DeSoto Refuge will host a Youth Conservation Corps program this summer. Youths from Iowa and Nebraska will be drawn to participate in the program. The enrollees will work on a wide range of projects such as nature trail maintenance, litter pickup, exotic weed control and banding Canada geese. They will also be involved in many different environmental education experiences. Anyone interested must submit a YCC Application to the refuge by April 15. Application forms have been given to guidance counselors at the local schools. Forms may also be picked up at the DeSoto Visitor Center or go online at idwest/desoto/documents/YCC. The center is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The only

requirements for those applying are they must reach age 15 by the start of camp and not turn 19 before it finishes. Camp will run from June 6 through July 29. Enrollees will be paid minimum wage. A random drawing will be done and the winning applicants will be notified. Any questions can be directed to Mindy Sheets at 712-642-5405. 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 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and

enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The service manages the 95million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses 545 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 69 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resources offices and 81 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign and Native American tribal governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Assistance program, which distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.


The Woodbine Twiner

February 23, 2011

Legals Annual ‘Spot Shot’ contest for ages 8-13 The Iowa Park and Recreation Association and Woodbine Little League Basketball are co-hosting the annual IPRA youth basketball ‘Spot Shot’ contest on Feb. 26 in the Woodbine Community School gym. Registration will begin at noon, with the event beginning at 12:30 p.m. The fee for the program is free for all paid

Little League participants and $5 for those not in the Little League program. Parents or guardians must sign a waiver of liability form for their child and should pickup this form at the open gym or on the back of Feb. 24 Cub News prior to the day of the event if not planning to attend during registration time.

The IPRA Spot Shot contest has six separate age/gender categories for competition: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 years of age. Age is determined as of the date of the local competition. Boys and girls have 60 seconds to dribble from half court and shoot from seven different locations from the floor. Separate dis-

tances are used for each group. Bonus points are awarded for shooting once or twice at all of the spots. Two rounds are shot and the points from both rounds are totaled together for the total. The top two participants in each age category advance to the state competition to be held March 29 in the Grinnell Recreation and Athletic

Center at Grinnell. For more information, contact Bill Maaske or any little league coach, 647-3169. Come join the fun and enjoy the competition of spot shot basketball. Ribbons will be awarded to the top three girls and boys in each age group. Everyone receives a participant certificate. At the state competition,

plaques are presented to the top four boys and girls in each age group.

Chairman Smith reviewed the 1/10/11 claims that he stamped last Monday. With business of the day completed, the Board adjourned on a

motion by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Robert V. Smith, Chairman 8-1

LEGALS PUBLIC NOTICE HARRISON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS PROCEEDINGS January 3, 2011 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pitt. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Smith, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. Pitt made a motion to appoint Robert V. Smith as Chairman, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. The following appointments were made on a motion by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. Vice Chairman: Gaylord Pitt Official Newspaper: Logan HeraldObserver, Missouri Valley TimesNews, Woodbine Twiner. County Engineer: J. Thomas Stoner and staff. Drainage Engineer: Stephen Sundquist and Associates. Drainage Attorney: Noel Mumm Courthouse Maintenance: Kathy Peterson and staff. Medical Examiner: CCL Ferguson – DO Medical Examiner; Enrique E. Cohen, MD deputy; Robert D. Cunard, MD deputy; Carrie L. Grady, MD deputy; Mary A. Lob, MD, deputy; Joseph T. Piccolo, MD deputy; Daniel H. Richter, MD deputy; Therese M. Safranek, MD deputy; Romaine S. Sangha, MD deputy; Christopher J. Jankovich, PA-C/ME investigator; Melissa K. Klutts, RN/ME investigator; Sara M. McIntosh, RN/ME investigator. Board of Health: Dr. Carrie Grady and Vern Henrich appointed for three-year terms ending December 31, 2013. County Public Health Nurses: Nicole Carritt, Administrator and staff. Planning Council: Bob Smith, Jim Poehlman, Lonnie Maguire, Diane Foss. Budget Director: Susan Bonham Director of Relief: John Mock Director of Veterans Affairs: John Mock Veterans Affairs Commission: Don Rodasky and Eugene Jacobsen. County Conservation Board: Kris Pauley appointed 5 year term ending December, 2015. Weed Commissioner: Ron Greenwood. Zoning Commissioner: Matt Pitt Sanitation Commissioner: Matt Pitt. Planning & Zoning Commission: Richard McIntosh appointed 3-year term ending 2013. Zoning Board of Adjustments: LeRoy Burbridge appointed to 5 year term ending December 2015. Loess Hills Alliance: Tim Sproul (director)/Bob Stueve (alternate) appointed 3-year term ending February 2014. Civil Service Commission: Russ Lawrenson appointed to 6-year term ending December 2016; Jerry Matheny appointed as alternate for 6-year term ending December 2016. Recorder Deputy: Patricia D. Kelley. Treasurer Deputy: Charlene Branstetter (Motor Vehicle). BOARDS: PITT: Southwest Iowa Transit/Planning Council/Housing Trust; WESCO; Fourth Judicial District Correctional Center; Harrison County Soil & Water Conservation Commission; Loess Hills Alliance; Hungry Canyons Alliance. UTMAN: Job Partners Training Advisory Boards; West Central Development Corporation; RC&D; Family Preservation Coalition; Harrison County Conservation Board-non voting delegate; local emergency planning council; Willow Creek watershed. SMITH: Enterprise Zone Commission; 28E agreement – mental health services coordinator; 28E agreement – case management; Landfill commission; Juvenile detention center; Emergency Management Commission; Regional Planning Affiliation Region 18; HCDC. Engineer Tom Stoner, Engineer, reviewed projects with the Board. No action needed. Work Comp Review Susan Bonham reviewed the recent meeting with the county’s work comp representative. Suggested actions included developing an incident review policy, reviewing the safety belt/restraint policy with all employees, and setting yearly meeting dates at the beginning of each year. With business of the day completed, the Board adjourned until January 13 on a motion by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Robert V. Smith, Chairman January 13, 2011 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. Previous minutes were approved on

a motion by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Engineer Tom Stoner, Engineer, discussed bridges with the Board. General discussion. No action taken. Dangerous Weapons Policy Judson Frisk, Assistant County Attorney, presented a county policy on prohibition of firearms and dangerous weapons in and on Harrison County buildings and property. The policy is as follows: WHEREAS, the Harrison County Board of Supervisors, consistent with the safety of the public and county employees and officials and consistent with past practice and policy, desires to prohibit the presences of firearms and dangerous weapons in and on county buildings and property, and WHEREAS, the Harrison County Board of Supervisors, pursuant to Iowa Code Section 331.502(1), has the authority to direct the general custody and control of the courthouse and other county buildings and property and also, pursuant to Iowa Code Section 602.1303, to provide offices and spaces for the Courts, with appropriate funding, and WHEREAS, through respective employee handbooks Harrison County employees have adopted policies and regulations which address the safety of Harrison County employees in the workplace, and WHEREAS, the amendments to Chapter 724 contained in Senate File 2379 (effective January 1, 2011) relating to the issuance of non-professional permits to carry firearms does not infringe on the authority or power of the Board of Supervisors to enact regulations and pass resolutions regarding the protection of county property, the protection of the health safety and welfare of county employees and officials and the public who may be present on county property by restricting firearms and dangerous weapons on property or in buildings owned, leased, or occupied by Harrison County, and WHEREAS, the Supervisors recognize that all law enforcement officers and other persons who have valid professional permits to carry weapons will be exempt from this resolution, and WHEREAS, the Harrison County Conservation Board has previously adopted rules and regulations prohibiting firearms in all county parks, with the following specific exceptions: (1) Designated hunting areas during the appropriate hunting seasons. (2) Registered participants in Hunter Safety classes held at county parks or in county buildings by the Harrison County Conservation

Board or by other organizations or persons approved by the Conservation Board. BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that all firearms and other dangerous weapons are prohibited in or on all buildings and property that is owned, leased, or occupied by Harrison County, including but not limited to the courthouse, all county office buildings and property outside the courthouse, and with the exceptions previously adopted by the Harrison County Conservation Board. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that persons who have a valid professional permit to carry weapons are exempt from this resolution. Motion to approve by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. Condemnation List The board worked on attaining more individuals for the condemnation list. Master Matrix Resolution A resolution was given to the board that sets out the procedure for the Board of Supervisors to follow relating to the construction of a confinement feeding operation structure. Motion to approve by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Handwritten Warrant A handwritten warrant to US Bank in the amount of $2,015.16 was approved on a motion by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. Assistant County Attorney The Board approved the appointment of Ashley West, Judson L. Frisk, Todd Argotsinger, and Marcus Gross, Jr. as assistant county attorneys on a motion by Pitt, second by Utman. Unanimous approval. Tax Abatement A tax abatement resolution was presented to the Board on a mobile home (title #43-AA37404) that has been considered junked. Motion to approve the abatement of $75 for the second half taxes was made by Utman, second by Pitt. Unanimous

approval. Patrol Deputy Sheriff Sears requested approval to hire a new patrol deputy. Due to the increased work load of the office, the new patrol deputy is needed. The Board unanimously agreed with the request and to work it in the FY12 budget. Gun Permit Process Sheriff Sears informed the Board of the new gun permit process for Iowa and how it has impacted the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Sears is proposing to keep the class fee and card fee into a separate fund that can only be used for the class instructor fee, weapons and ammo supplies, upkeep for the weapons range, and any other supplies needed for the gun permits. Board agreed with the request. Crane Drainage District On a motion made by Pitt, second by Utman, the Board unanimously approved to meet with Monona County Supervisors, Ronnie Schulz, the petition, and by conference with Ivan Droessler, P.E., the Engineer for the project. The meeting will discuss the preliminary study of the petitioner’s request for drainage relief. Solider Valley Drainage District On a motion by Utman, second by Pitt, the Board, acting as trustees for the Soldier Valley Drainage District, approved a permit with AT&T Corp. The permit will be in effect for 10 years with an annual fee of $600. A copy of the permit, showing the locations of AT&T lines, is on file in the Auditor’s office. Unanimous approval. Conservation New Conservation Director, Scott Nelson, thanked the Board for their past support of the Conservation Department while under the direction of Tim Sproul, and looked forward to working with the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Nelson discussed the proposed budget and new employees of the department. Claims

February 23, 2011


The Woodbine Twiner

Classifieds Students off to see CU basketball

Students attending the Creighton basketball game included Colby Andersen, Kaelin Armstrong, Brian Bak, Brianna Baker, Brandon Bantam, Haley Brummer, Hannah Cadwell, Tyler Coberly, Brett Coleman, Nasia Collier, Emily Colwell, Angela Doyel, Carter Ellison, Ali Glackin, Abigail Goodrich, Seth Gruver, Kerragen Hamblen, Jamie Heffernan, Garrett Hicks, Isaac Ireland, Rhonda Jensen, Kyle Johnson, Bryn Koke, Clay Kuhlman, Evan Lenz, Kaitlyn Malone, Kerstyn Matusik, Joseph McHugh, Hunter McQuiston, Cuy Meeker, Austin Moores, Abby Nelson, Jared Newton, Devon Pluta, Julie Probasco, Garret Reisz, Cassie Rosa, Martin Rosa, Haily Ryerson, Cameryn Schafer, Wyat Schwery, Emma Shaw, Connar Sullivan, Kaitlynn Thoreson, Emily Tiffye, Devin Vandemark, Maverick, Joey Wolf, Justin Ambrose, Lindsey Anderson, Tanner Beam, Cody Berens, Ross Block, Sidney Christensen, Ahsten Collins, Dominic Fouts, Colin Garrett, Jason Gorden, Noah Harris, Megan Hayes, Jessica Heiman, Elizabeth Cole, Madisen Henkel, Grant Kenkel, Cathryn Klein, Chad Klein, Jacob Klein, Ricky Krueger, Ryan Lehan, Danielle Malone, Jalen Malone, Cheyann Marshall, Ella Meyer, Cameron Muff, Samuel Neumann, Conlan Peterson, Maria Pineda, Anna Puck, Joe Reetz, Jacob Russman, Kolton Segebart, Michael Seuntjens, Brittney Shumate, Damion Smith, Garrett Straight, Caleigh VanHouten, Colten VanHouten, Erin Weber, Joe Weber and Drey Ziegmann. Bus drivers included Betty Kimmen, Gary Argotsinger and Ted Webb. Chaperones included: Kelly Malone, Pete Ryerson, Leigh Meeker, Ronda Jensen, Kevin Koke, Julieta McHugh, Mike and Chris Weber, Deb Hanigan, Kelly Garrett, Judy Ambrose, Luke Baldwin, Austin Staley, Pete Seuntjens, Jennifer Houston, MaKinzie Langenfeld and Emily Hanigan. (See story Page 10)

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February 23, 2011

Sports Peterson places third at State tourney

Gavvon Shafer made his first trip to the State tour- Dalton Peterson tries to roll over Midland-Wyoming's Ryan Leonard during the Class 1A 189 pound match ney this year. Photo: Submitted of the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament at the Wells Fargo Arena Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Chris Machain Woodbine senior down Midland as Nodtvedt squeaked out of the running with a ing his first trip to the wrestling with great Dalton Peterson’s (189) Wyoming’s Ryan out the win at 3-1 in 3-2 decision and found State tourney, lost his class the whole weekundefeated season came Leonard in a 12-2 major overtime to bump himself on the matt with first bout with I-35’s end,” coach Matthew to end at the Iowa High decision his first time on Peterson out of running West Branch’s Cade Dallas Houchins in an 8- Mentink said. “Gavvon School State Tournament the State mat for 2011. for the title of champion. Jones, vying for a third 4 decision. In the conso- proved that he was supFeb. 16-19 in Des Moines It was his second Peterson held his place finish. lation rounds, Shafer pose to be at the state – but he battled back for match against another ground, as he fought Peterson came out on managed to pin Valley’s tourney and can wrestle a third place finish, plac- undefeated wrestler, back hard to improve his top, taking the match in Robbie Kerr in the sec- with anyone out there. ing at the State tourney Andrew Nodtvedt from sixth place finish over a 3-1 decision, ending his ond period in 2:39, but it Dalton has done so for two, consecutive Central Springs, that last year, first by pinning wrestling career as a was Okoboji’s Tanner many amazing things years. ended Peterson’s Iowa Valley’s Josh third best wrestler in the Taylor that bumped here in Woodbine in his Peterson was unde- Cinderella season. Kriegel in 5:29. He fol- state of Iowa. Shafer out of a chance to career. He has set the bar feated heading into the Nodtvedt stood 41-0 lowed that performance Gavvon Shafer (152), place as Shafer lost in a very high and I can just competition at 47-0 on heading into State and with a 2-1 decision over a Woodbine junior, also 9-2 decision. hope that someone will the season and had expe- defeated his first com- Kyle Soderblom from found himself qualified Peterson finished his come along and go after rience under his belt, petitor in an 8-1 decision. Lynnville-Sully which for the State tourney and senior season at 52-1 and Dalton’s records and try placing sixth in the 2010 An overtime match led him to the semi- made his way to Des Shafer finished his junior to achieve what others State tourney, and his between the two, well- finals against Evan Moines. His time at the year at 42-13. may say is impossible... first match showed his matched players ended Johnson of AGWSR. tourney was short, but “I thought both boys Remember that nothing experience as he took in tragedy for Peterson Peterson took Johnson well fought. Shafer, mak- represented Woodbine is impossible.”

Tigers fall to Walnut in Districts Jeff Powers For The Twiner

Students off to see CU In honor of the late Father Paul

Heading into the first Peanuts, popcorn, round of districts the Tigers funnel cakes, hot dogs, traveled south to take on French fries, nachos, the Walnut Warriors on pizza, cotton candy, soda Thursday night. Having a pop, face painting, balsenior dominated team, loons and mix in a the Tigers were looking to Creighton basketball extend their season against game and there is a night a team they felt they to remember. should beat. One obstacle Betty and Barney stood in their way. Find Murphy wanted to do some consistent offensive something for the young scoring and avoid long children in the Woodbine scoring droughts. Play and Dunlap communigood defense and the rest ties, and since they live in should take care of itself. Dunlap and Betty works The first quarter had the in Woodbine, and the late Tiger faithful hopeful for a Father Paul was so victory at nights end. Five involved with the chilTigers led a balanced scordren, the couple decided ing attack and solid defento give the children a sive play put the boys up chance to go to a 12-9 at the end of the quarCreighton ball game as ter. Though holding the Father Paul had done in Warriors to only 9 points, Sam Powers goes for the shot against Walnut. their points were easy basPhoto: Dawn Powers the past before his sudden death. kets made from underThe Murphy’s were neath the boards. fight that we should never playing experience. The With several posses- give up.” Tigers will have to find a overwhelmed by the sions to extend the 12-9 Jameson Delaney led in way to replace the contri- support of the Boyer lead, the Tigers offense points with 13, followed by butions of this years sen- Valley and Woodbine went cold and didn’t get Ethan Lenz with 12, Davis iors in rebuilding this team schools, staff, bus drivers and parents. They started their first basket until 3:14 Hackman with 11, Jacolby next year. left in the second quarter. Ehlert with 8 and Sam “Overall, I think our planning the task in The Tigers had good looks Powers with 5. Rebounds team made some growth December, visiting the at the basket but couldn’t were led by Ehlert, 10, this season, after losing Jesuits at Creighton who them to get many shots to fall. The Hackman, 8 and Lenz, 6. much of our scoring from referred Tigers would only manage The Tigers ended the last season I knew that Creighton ticket director 6 points in the second season with a 6-15 record. scoring may be hard on Adrian Rider. He was quarter. Tiger turnovers Three seniors played their most nights,” Stille said. agreeable to help the pair would lead to several fast last game leaving a big “We are going to miss our since Father Paul had breaks which turned into void for next season. Ethan three seniors and their coordinated the trip for easy layups for the Lenz a scoring and leadership that they many years. Barney then met with Warriors. The Warriors rebound leader, Jacolby showed throughout the would take a 26-18 lead Ehlert a rebound leader, season. We are continuing the school board and the into halftime. and Alex Klein a leader in at trying to build our pro- Knights of Columbus to The third quarter would steals and rebounds will all gram back up so that we see how Father Paul turn out to be a mirror be missed next year. Junior are able to compete with all accomplished this task. image of the second. The Davis Hackman a leader in teams in the conference. After getting approval cold shooting would con- assists and scoring and We also need to work on for transportation, the tinue, not getting a basket sophomore Jameson playing more consistently. I pair were set to open the until the 4:42 mark. Delaney a scoring leader would like to thank all of invite to the children. Regardless of their Turnovers for the Tigers will be the only two return- our fans for their support religious preference, and easy baskets again ing players with significant throughout the season.” helped the Warriors extend their lead to 42-26. In the fourth quarter the Tigers showed their pride by hustling and never giving up. They scored 23 points, almost the total of I can help you make the best use of your 401(k) rollover, severance or other lump-sum the first three quarters. The payment. Review your options and call me today. Tigers were able to close to within 8 points towards Annuities l IRAs l Mutual Funds the end of the game before finally losing by 10. The final was Walnut 59 Woodbine 49. “I thought the boys played well in the first and fourth quarters,” head coach Heath Stille said. 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fourth and fifth graders were invited to the game. From the schools, the students had permission slips signed. Ninety-one students turned in their slips and then the Murphy’s had to seek out chaperones. The parents did their part and call after call was received to help. “We were so impressed by the support of the communities,” the Murphy’s said. “Needless to say the students had a time of their life.” The couple provided everyone a little money for snacks in which many varieties of food was consumed and the Blue Jays came through with a 7559 victory. With the 75 points and the ticket stub, Godfather’s Pizza offered a free pizza, providing yet more food. The students enjoyed the game as it was obvious by cheering and dancing their way to the Blue Jays’ to victory. “And, by the way, they were on their best behavior,” Betty added. “Barney and I want to challenge both communities to continue this tradition in honor of Father Paul who was not only a Jesuit and our priest at Saint Patrick’s and Sacred Heart parishes, he was also a member of our communities. We will help start a task force on getting suggestions on how to continue this ven

ture. I know as successful as both communities are, we can make Boyer Valley and Woodbine a name recognized at Creighton ball games. Let’s get our heads together and in honor of Father Paul continue this night of fun.” “We would like to thank the Boyer Valley and Woodbine school districts, the staff and the bus drivers, Betty Kimmen, Ted Webb and Gary Argotsinger plus the chaperons, Mike and Chris Weber, Deb Hanigan, Kelly Garrett, Judy Ambrose, Pete Seuntjens, Austin Staley, Triple L-Luke Baldwin, Kelly Malone, Pete Ryerson, Leigh and Rick Meeker, Kevin Koke, Ronda Jensen, Julieta McHugh and the area Creighton students, Emily Hanigan, Jenifer Houston and McKenzie Langenfeld. You were all wonderful,” the Murphy’s added. “Outside of a little fog on the way home, do you think Father Paul had a little divine intervention on the warm weather?” See Photo on Page 9

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