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The Woodbine Twiner The Official Newspaper of Woodbine February 1, 2012

Volume 134, Issue 5

Keeping it Brief Texan Winter Reunion Shelby, Harrison, Carroll, Cass and Audubon County residents who travel to Texas for the winter are invited to a Winter Texan Breakfast at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 3, at the Nomad Shrine Club, 1044 W. Nolana, Pharr, TX (between Jackson and Sugar). All current and former residents of the Iowa counties are invited to attend. Contact Pat Kenkel for more information at (402) 650-1727.

WEA Crop Day Woodbine Education Association (WEA) will host a fundraising “Crop” from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 10, in the Woodbine Community School District commons area and high school gym. Many vendors will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please contact Shawna Harris for a registration form, at 647-2039.

Hunter’s Safety Course in March Harrison County Conservation Board (HCCB) will host a Hunter Safety Class 69:30 p.m., March 19, 21 and 22, at Willow Lake Recreation Area. Participants must be 12 years old and attend all three nights. Registration is only accepted online at If you do not have access to the internet, or problems registering, call HCCB at 647-2785.

Red Hats to meet Feb. 6 The Woodbine Red Hats will meet at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 6, in front of the Woodbine United Methodist Church to have lunch at the Pizza Ranch, Harlan.

Please contact Mike Raine at (712) 488-6015 with questions.

AAUW, Denison, to meet Feb. 10 The American Association of University Women, Denison Area Branch, will meet at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 10, at Cronks Restaurant, Denison. Norelius Community Library Director Deb McKeown, Denison, will review “The Red Tent,” by Anita Daimant, a book written about the women of Biblical times, based on the Bible. Members and guests are asked to make reservations by calling Mavis Johnson at (712) 263-4992.

4-H Poultry Workshop Feb. 4 A 4-H Poultry Workshop will be from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Harrison County Extension Office, 304 E. Seventh St., Logan. Topics include different poultry breeds, what to look for when purchasing fowl, care and handling of poultry and how to show them in competition. Do not bring birds. Free to 4-H families. To pre-register, or if you have questions, please contact the Harrison County Extension Office at (712) 644-2105.


WCS celebrates National Digital Learning Day NIKKI DAVIS Editor Woodbine Technology Teacher Shawna Harris was thrilled to learn a day was finally named to celebrate what she does every day: Feb. 1 was named the first ever National Digital Learning Day. This isn’t too shocking to Harris, who has been known to put digital cameras in the hands of second graders. She teaches Microsoft Power Point to third graders. By fourth grade, her students open a Gmail account and begin utilizing email. Now, for the first time, Harris is pushing her fifth and sixth graders. Not only have these students already learned the ways of digital cameras, Power Point and have their own email addresses (which they use frequently) … See DIGITAL Page 6

Woodbine Community School District Technology Teacher Shawna Harris, right, helps Kerragan Hamblen with her WebQuest project. Harris is helping Hamblen, and approximately 20 teams of two and three students, create their own web page to celebrate the first ever Digital Learning Day, Feb. 1. Photo: Nikki Davis

Farmland: The next speculative financial bubble?

City Council reviews city ordinances, budget overview Council also reviewed open Chief of Police position; interim chief resigned effective Jan. 31

VITA Tax Assistance Free tax preparation services will be available to Woodbine residents and those in southwest Iowa for low and moderate income families as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. For more information, or to make an appointment, call the Harrison County Extension Office at (712) 644-2105.

KEVIN BROWN General Manager

Democrats to meet Feb. 2

Hot breakfast at WCS Feb. 6-10


The Harrison County Democrats will hold its next County Central Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, at Gurney’s Restaurant, 229 S. Sixth St., Missouri Valley.

A hot breakfast will be served Monday through Friday, Feb. 610, at school to support Woodbine Community School students in their efforts on ITBS and ITED.

It’s been labeled as the next, possible speculative financial “bubble.” It’s farmland. And there is no denying prices are on the rise. In fact, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa farmland value has increased

32.5 percent from 2010 to $6,708 per acre (Iowa Land Value Survey, November, 2011). “The market appears to be holding,” Iowa State University Economics Professor and Extension Farm Management Economist who conducts the annual survey Michael Duffy said. “There have been some See BUBBLE Page 6

The Woodbine City Council began a review of city ordinances – a task done every five years as mandated by state law – and also discussed upcoming budget issues – including salaries for city employees — at its Jan. 23 meeting. Before the reviews, the council heard a request by City Administrator Joe Gaa for the submission of four grant applications to the Harrison County Foundation Endowment. The first grant is a request for $5,500 for an See COUNCIL Page 6

Woodbine Large Group Speech: 12 qualify for State Large Group Speech students competed in the District Large Group Speech competition Jan. 21, at Thomas Jefferson High School, Council Bluffs. Twelve of the 14 groups received a ‘I’ rating and qualified for the State Competition, Saturday, Feb. 5, at Ankeny High School. Woodbine competitors included: Front row, left to right, Melissa Smith, Alyssa Blum, Heather Smith, Shelby Hall, Victoria Thompson, Emma Allen, Karlie Heffernan, Dashia Nuzum and Melissa Sherer; second row, Danny Grothe, Brittany Nelson, Claire Probasco, Rachel Zach, Courtney Schlinz, Meagan Andersen, Hannah Goodrich and Isaac Meloccaro; back row, Chris Andersen, Jameson Delaney, Jay Radloff, Keagan Barrett, Kyle Kuhlman, Nate Thompson, Patrick Glackin, Talon Delaney and Chris Johnson. Not pictured: Allison Lee, Drew Radloff, Jessica Allen, Jordan Barry, Sam Powers and Levi Brown. Photo: Nikki Davis

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We are currently booking land auctions for spring. We need residential listings, most of ours have sold and we have buyers. Contact one of our sales agents today for an analysis of your home or farm. Check out our website for more complete auction listings!

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The Woodbine Twiner

February 1, 2012



On a Mission


o promote historic preservation, champion local business, and build community partnerships; always applying sustainable practices.” This is the Mission Statement of the Woodbine Main Street-Chamber. To put this mission statement into action, our board has four committees led by chairpersons who steadfastly maintain their own missions with the help of volunteers. Those committees are: Organization Committee. Led by Tony Smith, the goal of the committee is: “To grow and maintain the volunteer-based program, concentrating on support and fundraising activities which enhance the goals of the Main Street program.” Design Committee. Glen Leaders leads this committee whose mission is: “To focus on the Main Street District’s physical environment combining historic preservation and sustainability practices to enhance the physical appearance of the downtown commercial area.” Business Improvement’s Committee. Their statement is: “To strengthen the existing economic base while also expanding and diversifying retail and service opportunities.” Noel Sherer co-chairs this committee with Bob Sullivan. Promotions Committee. Anita Fouts leads the Promotions Committee who stand by: “To develop promotional strategies through advertising, retail activities, special events, and marketing campaigns to encourage commercial activity and investment in the Main Street district and the community.” As evidenced by a visit to Woodbine’s Main Street District, these committees, their chairpersons and volunteers, do an excellent job of performing those missions to the accomplishment of our remarkable downtown. Take a moment and visit and learn more about the Main Street program and Woodbine.

YOU’VE GOT TO KEEP ON.................. One step won’t take you very far, you’ve got to keep walking, One word won’t tell them who you are, you’ve got to keep talking; An inch won’t make you very tall, you’ve got to keep on growing; One ad won’t do it all, you’ve got to keep them going. A constant drop of water wears away the hardest stone; By constant gnawing, Bowser masticates the toughest bone. The constant cooing lover carries off the blushing maid; And the constant advertiser is the one who gets the trade.

The Woodbine Twiner This ad first appeared in the Twiner in 1979

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There’s just somethin’ about a truck ...


ou know what? There is just something about driving a truck. Like a blue, Ford F150 with a lift kit and gigantic tires. And a crack in the windshield, garbage piled behind the seat and empty Monster cans littering the floor … none of which are mine, nor my fault. But there’s just something about it. Granted, I don’t usually go far since my daycare is all of but four blocks away, and work is four blocks in the opposite direction. Really. Generally I think I put a total of two miles a day on the odometer. And, at first, I was OK with that. I’m not a tall individual … far from it as I stand a complete 5-3. If I wear my wedges, which I have two, super cute pairs of wedge boots, I can hit 5-5! However, it’s difficult to reach the pedals in one scenario … and hard to find the pedals in the other! (Driving in wedges is tricky!) And that seat! UGH! Never again do I want to own a vehicle with a bench seat. Despite all of my greatest efforts to build up my strength, with the way the Ford sits at a slope in the driveway, it’s a chore to pull that big, rigid bench seat forward. Granted, I’m also usually battling with those empty Monster cans, full Monster cans, a tackle box full of who knows what, clothing stuck under the seat, empty food wrappers … you get the point. These items have a tendency to make things slightly more difficult as that bench seat comes grinding to a halt upon hitting them. And even when that seat IS all the way forward … Yup. You guessed it. My feet still don’t fully hit the pedals, so I have to scootch my right side forward a little. In the process, my left leg also shoots straight out since the bend in my knee is just above where it should hang over the obnoxious bench seat. An entertaining sight for all those who witness it, I’m sure. But now … now that I’ve been driving it for a while … and for more than like eight blocks … I sometimes cringe when I think about getting in my car. The F150 comes complete with four wheel drive, high and low. I feel little on the inside, but when I look out … and down … and passing cars and even other trucks, I’m BIG. And I have the capability to plow through fields with the push of a shift. I don’t feel the “bumpety-bump-bump” of the


beautiful, Woodbine brick streets. Hardly feel the sink holes in them, either. (Come to think of it … I hardly feel the curb when taking a corner too tightly or backing out of that obnoxious driveway at home, aligned with a large tree on one side, and a brick retaining wall on the other …) If I wind up in a ditch on an icy day, I have that powerful feeling of knowing I can lock it in to fourwheel and (in theory) pop it back out. Well … as long as I don’t roll it first, I guess. But it does already have a crack in the windshield … Not that I would like to test or tempt that theory. But I feel … the POWER of driving this rig. And, quite frankly, I LIKE IT. I like being big on the road. I’ve learned to cope with the fact that I’m “vertically challenged” and have learned to utilize my feet as part of the leverage to move that obnoxious bench seat forward. I know how to sit now, without my left leg sitting straight out. I don’t white-knuckle clutch the wheel anymore. I can hop into it semigracefully using some of those long-since-forgotten gymnastics and cheerleading acrobatics. I can even hoist my 2 year old into her car seat … without hitting her head on the door jam, or her rump on the bottom of the car seat. Why? Because. I. Have. The. POWER! And it’s quite addictive. Then, usually on weekends, I crawl back into my tiny Ford 500, sinking down low to the ground in a vehicle that can bottom out going over the train tracks exiting the town and … and … I feel like little me again. Not that the power is completely gone. I just bottle it up until Monday … wearing the wedges on Saturday and Sunday in the mean time. The best of both worlds … but there’s just something about driving a truck. Like a blue, Ford F150 with a cracked windshield …

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map agrees: Balmy winters!


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

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

EXTENSION OFFICE RICHARD POPE Harrison County Extension Program Coordinator reporting stations (for example Atlantic) that were placed in a location that was consistently cooler than the surrounding area. As a result, almost all of Iowa is now in Zone 5, and western Harrison County is even toying with being in Zone 5b (with winter minimum temps of -10 to -15F). The importance of all this zone business, of course, lies in choosing plants that are hardy enough to survive our winters. For example, 30 years ago, we were at or just north of the range for things like peaches, apricots, some apple varieties like the Arkansas black, and pecan trees. Redbuds are

another marginal plant that just survive at the edges of their range when planted in protected areas. But with the warmer winters leading to hardiness zone change, the range of plants like these has likely shifted north as much as 150 miles. To check out the new maps, go to #. And remember when you peruse those garden catalogues, you can freely consider Zone 5 plants with confidence. For more information, contact Rich Pope at the Harrison County Extension office at or (712) 644-2105.


The Woodbine Twiner

February 1, 2012

Church Harrison County Christmas Adoption Program provided Christmas to 142 families West Central Community Action and VFW Auxiliary Harrison County Christmas Adoption Program pro-

vided the joy and spirit of Christmas to 142 Harrison County families, including 274 children and 150 adults. Many recipients

were overwhelmed by the generosity, and many were moved to tears when they came in to pick up their gifts.

One hundred and forty-two families completed applications to participate in the program between Nov. 1 and Dec. 9, 2011. Of those, 97 were adopted and provided with gifts by 58 donors. The remaining families each received a $50 VISA gift card and $25 for each family member listed, provided from cash donations from 52 donors. Total monetary donations were $26,130. West Central Community Action relies on the generosity of the community to provide many services. “People thank me frequently for what I do, but it’s simply a part of my job, which I love,” West Central Community Action’s Amy Lugsch said. “But it is you, the donors, who make programs like this a realiWest Central Community Action and VFW Auxiliary Harrison County ty. Thank you so much for Christmas Adoption Program provided holiday presents to 274 children and assisting with this endeav150 adults. Photo: Submitted or.”

Golden Age Center Meal Menu Wed., Feb. 1: Corned beef brisket or chicken breast, baby red potatoes, seasoned cabbage, Oroweat fiber bread/margarine, banana. Thurs., Feb. 2: Chicken ala King over mashed potatoes, brussells sprouts, Oroweat fiber bread/margarine, Jell-0 poke cake or white cake square. Fri., Feb. 3: Beef soft tacos, taco meat/shredded cheese and lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream/taco sauce, sweet potato wedges, cowboy caviar, fresh orange.

Mon., Feb. 6: Sweet and sour chicken breast over white rice, Japanese vegetables, fruit punch juice cup, fortune cookies, apricot halves. Tues., Feb. 7: Ham shanks in scalloped potatoes, lima beans, Oroweat fiber bread/margarine, cinnamon apples. Wed., Feb. 8: Turkey Tetrazini, Italian vegetables, spinach side salad, dressing, Vienna bread/margarine, cubed cantaloupe. All meals served with choice of 2 percent or skim milk, and/or coffee.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Rev. J. Samuel Subramanian, Ph.D. 647-2304 647-2347 Sunday 9:30 a.m. Worship and Sunday School 8:45 a.m. Confirmation Tues., Thrift Shop 9 - 2, and 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. UM Service on Access Channel Wed., 6:00 p.m. Prayer Group; 6:30 p.m. Youth Group: 6:45 p.m. Choir Practice. Ushers:

Sun., Early Worship 9:15 a.m. 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Worship Service 6:30 class. Wed. 7:00 p.m. prayer service

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: Phil Lubbers Elders: Phil Lubbers & Bonnie Waite Deacons: Norma Rock, Fred McBath, Tom & Judy Erlewine, Steve & Janelle Shaffer Deaconess: Sherill Lubbers Song Leader: Dencil Hammack Greeters: Tim,Kim Mattingly

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.

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

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SACRED HEART PARISH CATHOLIC CHURCH Felix Onuora, CSSP 647-2931 643-5808 Masses: Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Sacred Heart, Woodbine. Saturday 4 p.m. at Holy Family in Mondamin. Saturday 5:45 p.m.,Sundays 8:45 a.m. at St. Patrick, Dunlap

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 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

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Logan, IA Vance Gardiner, Branch Pres. 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 10:30 a.m. Worship Annual Meeting Sunday 11:30 a.m. Mtg. and potluck dinner 9:30 a.m. a.m. Sunday School BETHESDA LUTHERAN CHURCH, E.L.C.A. Moorhead, IA Carla Johnsen, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion 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.

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HCHPH seeking diaper donations “Show Some Love” runs through Feb. 14 Harrison County Home and Public Health Department (HCHPH) began a Diaper Drive Jan. 30 in an effort to establish a Diaper Bank available for Woodbine and Harrison County residents in need. The drive, which runs to Tuesday, Feb. 14, is dubbed, “Show Some Love.” HCHPH strongly believes in the importance of the drive, noting: •One in three American families struggle to provide their babies with a basic essential need: Diapers. •Food assistance programs generally focus on food and nutrition and don’t have the resources to cover diapers. •Babies kept in dirty diapers for extended periods of time may lead to babies’ suffering; not just physically, but emotionally. HCHPH is asking for diaper donations from the public, all sizes. Diapers may be dropped off at: Harrison County Home and Public Health Department, 116 N. Second Ave., Logan. Please call (712) 644-2220 for more information. The drive ends Feb. 14

Lee to perform in piano contest Allison Lee, a Woodbine High School sophomore, will compete in the Victor Borge Legacy Award Piano Competition on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the studio of Berneil Hanson, 1534 Longview Lp., Council Bluffs. The competition is open to students in grades 9-12 who have studied piano a minimum of four months. First and second place winners will vie for $1,000 and $500, respectively. The monetary awards will be given to the performer after they perform in a recital on the Victor Borge piano at

The Danish Immigrant Museum, Elk Horn, Sunday, April 22, or Sunday, June 3. Lee will be required to play a minimum of two pieces in contrasting styles, without abridgement, but has chosen to play four pieces for the competition. She must play between 10-15 minutes. Allison Lee is the daughter of Curtis and Lynnette Lee, and a student of Loie McElwain.

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Community Memorial Hospital 631 N. 8th St. Missouri Valley, IA MISSOURI VALLEY SUNRISE COMMUNITY Rev. David McGaffey Church of the Nazarene 2225 Hwy. 30, Missouri Valley, IA 712-642-3708 0Sunday 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: Don Lamb, Krys Nichols, Barb Wacheldorf, Barb Rice. Deacons: Deb Thoreson, Eric Thoreson,Alan Cumming, Kathy Holverson Deaconess: Mary Cumming Greeters: Eric and Deb Thoreson Family 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 10:00 a.m.,Worship

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

Modale fire with a grass fire on Interstate 29. •Deputy Clemens investigated the theft of property from a residence on Oneida Avenue. It was discovered the property was removed in an effort to clean up the property for sale. The items will be returned to the caller. Jan. 23 •Deputy Sieck transported Brad Wise from the Pottawattamie County Jail to Harrison County on an outstanding arrest warrant. •Deputy Cohrs investigated the theft of services in Little Sioux. Dane Larsen, Little Sioux, was charged with theft after his water was shut off for nonpayment, then turned back on without permission. Jan. 24 •Deputy Doiel took a call reporting speeding trucks on Austin Avenue. The area will be patrolled

COURTHOUSE for violators. Jan. 25 •Deputy Denton is investigating the theft of a vehicle from Little Sioux. A second vehicle was found nearby that was reported stolen from South Dakota. Working with South Dakota officers a suspect was developed. The suspect and the stolen car were located in Kentucky. Charges are pending. Jan. 26 •Deputy Doiel is investigating damage to state property north of Missouri Valley. Jan. 27 •Deputy Sieck transported a subject from Dunlap to Mercy Hospital on a mental health order that directed further treatment. Any criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Extension offering Sweetheart CIC course Feb. 8 Snowshoe Harrison County Extension will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for Woodbine commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, Feb. 8. The local attendance site is the Harrison County Extension Office, 304 E. Seventh St., Logan. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., the course runs from 9-11:30 a.m. Registration fee is $35. To register, or to obtain more information, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Harrison County, (712) 644-2105. The course will provide continuing instructional credit for commer-

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

Hunter dies after falling from tree stand in Monona County A Harlan man was killed the evening of Jan. 10, after falling from a tree stand while hunting deer in Monona County. Corey Custer, 21, was coming out of his tree stand, when he fell approximately 18-23 feet while bow hunting for deer southeast of Onawa. He suffered head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

February 1, 2012

The Woodbine Twiner

Hike offered Feb. 10

A Sweetheart Snowshoe Hike, hosted by the Harrison County Conservation Board (HCCB), will be from 7:30-9 p.m., Feb. 10, at Willow Lake Recreation Area. Candle luminaries will light the short hike while participants call for owls. Campfire and hot cocoa available after the hike. Each couple also will receive a bag of gourmet chocolate. Singles are welcome to attend and bring a friend. The hike is designed for young adults and older. Snowshoes and poles will be provided, or participants may bring their own. Multiple layers of clothing are suggested, including snow boots. Participants should meet at the Nature Encounter Center. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required by Wednesday, Feb. 8. In case of lack of snow or severe weather on Feb. 10, the event will be rescheduled to 7:30-9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17. If no snow is available on Feb. 17, participants will be treated to a hike and owl calling. For more information, or to register, please call the HCCB at 647-2785, ext. 12.

SMALL CLAIMS •Portfolio Recovery Association vs Jeanie Tiffin, Mondamin •Portfolio Recovery Association vs Kasandra Kujala, Woodbine •Midland Funding LLC vs Jeanie Tiffin, Mondamin •Jack Peterson vs Jeff Blakeburn, Brittney Casey, Missouri Valley •Ellen Dahl vs Rodney Tacner, Blair, Neb. •Aspen Exteriors, Inc. vs Jeannette Stoddard, Missouri Valley •Jerry Malone vs Shannon Mahlberg, Dunlap •Merchants Credit Adjusters vs Babby Donnelson, Mondamin •Merchants Credit Adjusters vs Diana Roberts, Missouri Valley SPEEDING •Stephanie Riley, Magnolia •Robin McClannahan, Mondamin •Lynne Nelsen, Pisgah •Julie Budwell, Missouri Valley •Michael Taylor, Persia •Angela Lair, Crescent •Nicholas Lary, Woodbine •Zachary Chapin, Missouri Valley VIOLATIONS •Troy Rath, Pisgah, failure to yield half of roadway •Brandon Boehler, Honey Creek, failure to have valid license/permit •James Brown, Woodbine, financial liability coverage; operation without registration •Annette Stolz, Little Sioux, failure to maintain seat belts •Susan McColley, Pisgah, failure to obey stop sign •Marian Thurman, Missouri Valley, financial liability coverage •Darryl Cleaver, Woodbine, seat belts •Roy Morris, Woodbine, seat belts •Eric Brosnahan, Logan, failure to display registration plate •Leonard Ratliff, Missouri Valley, overweight •Rebekka Boer, Woodbine, financial liability •Virgil Miller, Persia, unsafe backing on highway •Kristofer Erlbacher, Woodbine, MIP person under legal age

•Travis Barksdale, Dunlap, MIP person under legal age •Mariah Thurman, Missouri Valley, expired registration •Cleo Woodard, Dunlap, expired registration •Sarah Riley, Missouri Valley, following too close •Judith Flint, Missouri Valley, permit unauthorized person to drive DISTRICT COURT •State of Iowa vs Travis Mustard, OWI first offense. Sixty days in jail with 58 suspended; $1,250 fine; unsupervised probation for one year; ordered to obtain drug/alcohol evaluation; and complete drinking driver’s school. •State of Iowa vs Paul B. Myler, OWI first offense. Deferred judgment for one year; $625 civil penalty; unsupervised probation for one year; ordered to obtain drug/alcohol evaluation; and complete drinking driver’s school. •State of Iowa vs Jacob D. Clark, OWI first offense. Sixty days in jail with 58 suspended; $1,250 fine; unsupervised probation for one year; ordered to obtain drug/alcohol evaluation; and complete drinking driver’s school. •Michael W. Nicholson, OWI, second offense. Ordered to 180 days in jail with 150 suspended; $1,875 fine; supervised probation for one year; ordered to obtain drug/alcohol evaluation; and drinking driver’s school. •State of Iowa vs Christopher Joseph Platte, possession of controlled substance. Thirty days in jail with 28 suspended; $315 fine; unsupervised probation for six months; and ordered to obtain alcohol/drug evaluation. •State of Iowa vs Jack A. Tacner, assault causing bodily injury. Thirty days in jail; $315 fine which was suspended. •State of Iowa vs Mattew Wendt, theft in third degree. Deferred judgment for one year; $625 civil penalty; and unsupervised probation for one year. •State of Iowa vs Keith B. Motter, driving while barred – habitual offender. Eight days in jail with credit, given for eight days served and ordered to pay fees.

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS •Arthur Camenzind to Art Camenzind Farms, LLC, warranty deed •Arthur Camenzind, etal to Art Camenzind Farms, LLC, warranty deed •Arthur Camenzind, etal to Art Camenzind Farms, LLC, warranty deed •Arthur Camenzind to Art Camenzind Farms, LLC, warranty deed •JAR Farms, Ltd to James R. Goodman, warranty deed •Rock and Anne Marie Kunneman to Max Ray Kunneman, warranty deed •B Double R Farms, LLC to Arts Heirs, Inc., warranty deed •Federal National MTG Asso. To Danny Cohrs, warranty deed •Estate of Regina Jones to Kenneth and Carla Jones, court officer’s deed •Greg E. Purcell to Robert L. Purcell, quit claim deed •Crossroads of Western Iowa, Inc. to Roger and Louise Goff, warranty deed •Leeward Investment Group, LLC to Leeward Partners, LLC, warranty deed •Larry and Barbara Warner to Warner Trust, warranty deed •Jodi Roden to John Roden, quit claim deed •Douglas W. McMahan to Jerry and Debbie Kenkel etal, warranty deed •Arthur and Carol McNamaria to

Richard and Madonna Hull, quit claim deed •Eugene and Irene McGinn, etal to Sullivan Supply, Inc., warranty deed •Nationstar MTG LLC to Federal National Mortgage Asso., quit claim deed •Gwendolyn Porter Estate to Ronald and Sheri Schultz, court officers deed •Gwendolyn Porter Estate to Ronald and Sherri Schultz, court officers deed •Gwendolyn Porter Estate to Ronald and Sheri Schultz, court officers deed •Gwendolyn Porter Estate to Ronald and Sherri Schultz, court officers deed •Merle and Rosalie Heim to William and Paula Heim, warranty deed •Gary and Daun Koke to Gary and Daun Koke, Trustees, warranty deed •Larry and Nancy Meyer to Union Pacific RR Com., warranty deed •Willow Road, Inc. to Kennth Kline etal, warraty deed •Michael and Barbara Nielson to Liberty Landing, LLC, warranty deed •Donald Dean Ruehlman Trust to Willow Road, Inc., warranty deed •Willow Road, Inc. to Arts Heirs, warranty deed •Dennis D. Huff to Dennis and Darcy Huff, quit claim deed

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February 1, 2012


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Community Harrison County Geneology Society continues Lee Notson Photograph Project

Elaine Ehlert, left, looks at a few photos Sandy Olofson, center, and Donna Vandemark, right, index in preparation for electronic scanning. NIKKI DAVIS Editor The Harrison County Geneology Society (HCGS) is continuing to work on its Lee Notson Photography Project, cleaning negatives, identifying photos, categorizing them and scanning them for online availability. Approximately 20 years ago, the Lee Notson, then Barbara Kay Studios, Logan, went out of business and an estate auction was held in which auction goers picked through the thousands of negatives left behind. The HCGS bid on

the remains after the auction and won, leaving them with thousands of random negatives and prints left behind. Then the precious acquired auction items sat, awaiting a time the HCGS had the funds to restore what was left. The Harrison County Community Foundation finally came through in the form of a $5,000 grant to the HCGS for the Notson Photography Project, to restore and preserve what was left. After the grant was secured, the HCGS wasted no time, beginning with indexing. “The majority of the

sleeves that were stored, had a pink slip inside of them that often had the name of the person ordering the negative, the address, if there were children, their birthdates and the date the receipt was written,” HCGS Member and Notson Committee Member Elaine Ehlert said. “The Notsons were good with their record keeping.” The information was entered into a computer database so names, buildings, locations and dates could all be easily located. After indexing was complete, committee members moved onto cleaning the negatives.

Elder Wadsworth and Elder Geddes work with a potent cleansing solution, carefully wiping down forgotten negatives from the former Lee Notson Photography Studio. Hundreds of hours were spent by volunteer committee members who are using a special chemical and soft cloth to prevent scratching the negatives. Ehlert referred to the process as “dusting” the negatives. By September, 2011, the committee had cleaned 15,000 five by seven photos, leaving thousands of four by fives, eight by 10s and more. On Jan. 24, the group convened in Ehlert’s basement to continue the cleaning, cataloguing and organizing venture of the Notson photos. Their goal is to have the Notson Photography Project

complete by AppleFest, 2012. They hope to do this with help from several volunteers: Larry Stevens, Hazel Mohn, Gerry Miller, Aaron Brooks, Chelsea Brooks, Sarah Mether, Sandy Olfson, Rozela Baker, Rosalie Probasco, Linda Dickman, Sharon Ruffcorn, Donna Vandemark, Ruth Tacy, Elder Wadsworth, Elder Geddes and Mary Foutch. “We really want this to be right the first time,” Committee Member Sharon Ruffcorn said. “We didn’t want to go half way on this project. We just keep going. We want one thing complet-

ed, so if something happens and we can’t continue, then someone else takes over, they can just take over and know exactly where we were. We want this organized.” In order to reassure the group that “nothing happens,” such as funds being depleted, the Notson Photography Project received a $1,000 donation from the Woodbine Applefest, and has received various donations from individuals. Donations may be sent to: HCGS, Attn: Linda Dickman, 2810 190th Trl., Woodbine, IA 51579.

Woodbine Alleged ‘depantsing’ Jan. 24 involves West Tiger Cubs visit Harrison High School Principal, Student Twiner office: Work on badge MIKE BROWNLEE OWH News Service

Woodbine Tiger Cubs, pictured left to right, Matthew Cline, Daren Ellison and Cameron Cline, and Den Leader Jennifer Cline, toured the Woodbine Twiner office on Jan. 25, in order to help fulfill a badge requirement. The group of young Scouts prepared a list of questions for Twiner Editor Nikki Davis. Davis explained how the newspaper was made, beginning with story ideas, to writing the stories, proofreading, paginating, selling advertising and sending the pages to the press. The Cubs were treated to snacks following a question and answer session. Photo: Nikki Davis

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office is close to finishing an investigation into an alleged depantsing incident involving the principal at West Harrison High School. Callie Merriman, 15, has accused principal Mike Loftin of pulling her pants down to her knees in front of fellow students. Sheriff Patrick Sears confirmed he has spoken with both Merriman and Loftin and he expects the investigation to wrap up in the next few days. The school asked authorities to investigate, Sears said. Merriman is a guard on the girls basketball team. Loftin coaches the varsity squad. The team was about to board a bus for a game when it happened, she said. Merriman was wearing warm-up pants but had forgotten her shorts at home that day. She had gone home to grab them, but they were still in her purse when she and some teammates left the girls locker room. "When I came out, I

was standing by the boys locker room. We were just standing there, and he was talking and I guess he meant it as a joke and just yanked at my warm-up pants," Callie said. "I screamed, 'I'm not wearing any pants underneath!'" The warm-up pants went down to her knees. Callie went to the ground immediately to try to hide her underwear and pulled her pants back up. "I felt really shocked. Embarrassed. I was real humiliated because all the boys were behind me," she said. Repeated attempts to reach Loftin on Thursday were unsuccessful. West Harrison Superintendent Joel Foster declined to say whether Loftin was still employed or had been suspended, describing the incident as a personnel matter. Media outlets reported West Harrison students said they've been told not to talk about the incident and that websites with news reports of the incident have been blocked. Foster said the school has not threatened disciplinary action

for talking about the incident. "We've asked them not to disrupt the learning environment," Foster said. "We do have the right to block content that disrupts our learning environment," he said of the websites. Asked about Merriman's comment that Loftin is, "not allowed to come back ... until I'm, like, comfortable with him coming back. Or they are not going to let him come back," Foster again stated it was a personnel matter and declined to comment. Friday morning Foster issued a statement, which read in part: "On Saturday, Jan. 21, it was brought to my attention that there might have been an incident between a staff

member and a student on Friday evening, Jan. 20. I immediately began investigating this incident and the West Harrison Community Schools responded to the allegations in an appropriate manner." Jonna Wyant, Merriman's mother, said Loftin pulled Callie's pants down in front of both the girls and boys teams. "There are a lot of witnesses," she said. Attempts to reach possible witnesses Thursday were unsuccessful. Along with phone messages that went unreturned, one mother who answered declined to comment. - Andrew J. Nelson of the World-Herald News Service contributed to this report.


February 1, 2012

The Woodbine Twiner

WCS celebrates National Digital Learning Day From DIGITAL Page 1 they are creating a website, Actually, a WebQuest. A Web-Quest is defined as: An inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the internet, optionally supplemented with videoconferencing. There are at least two levels of WebQuests. “I’ve used WebQuests before, as a learning tool for the students,” Harris said. “They really go indepth on a focused topic. But I’ve never actually ‘done’ one – just used other peoples’ that they created.” So she paired fifth graders with fifth graders and sixth graders with sixth graders in groups of two and three and sent them on a WebQuest mission: Fifth grade groups are designing their

WebQuest on the Civil War; sixth graders are focused on World War II. And these fifth and sixth grade students are creating live WebQuests websites that will go live on the Woodbine Community School’s website in two weeks. “The students have to write up an introduction and complete a ‘quest,’” Harris said. “The quest can be anything; a scavenger hunt, word search, crossword puzzle, whatever they’d like. Then, they create a rubric – which is like an evaluation. These WebQuests give them directions and they use the rubric to know what they’ll be graded on. The whole thing ends with a conclusion, which basically summarizes their introduction. Then, they’re done.” Harris makes it sound

simple, but her students have plenty of questions. Hands fill the air during her fifth and sixth grade technology class, which she first encourages them to work with their peers before asking her. Often times, they can answer each other’s questions. And it’s that moment that she loves. “It’s watching that ‘AHA’ in their eyes. Just the ‘Aha!’ when they figure it out,” she said. But, she makes herself more than easily accessible – both during the class and outside of it. The young students often work on these projects before and after school, and during study halls. And … at home, if they have access to a computer. “The kids ‘share’ me on their WebQuest as a partial owner. So if they have

a problem, they can email me what it is, I can access their project, then respond in an email,” she said. “But if they don’t have a computer at home and want to come in, they can get one-on-one time before and after school.” Her enthusiasm for technology and technology projects is contagious. “Technology is fun, exciting and not boring,” sixth grade student Joseph McHugh emailed to her. “It lets me do what I do best, type. And everything we do is awesome.” “I think technology is a new world to express yourself in different ways, and talk to people in a new language,” Sixth Grade Student Emily Colwell said. “Technology gives you the things you want with the click of a button. But what I don’t like about the website is that it’s a lot

of work. But the good part about it is … it’s worth it when you are done.” Fellow sixth grader Hope Sherer made a simple analogy: “Technology means a great future and thinking the impossible.” Harris has even spread her contagious enthusiasm on about the WebQuests, despite the setbacks and learning curves they face. “WebQuest gets stressful, but I know, in the end, it is WORTH IT,” Fifth Grader Nasia Collier typed in an email to Harris. The students’ projects will be available for public viewing on https://sites. around the second week of February. As a class, the students will celebrate the completion of

the project with a small, inclass party including popcorn and watching their projects on a large, dropdown screen in the Technology Lab. So to celebrate the first Digital Learning Day on Feb. 1, Harris and her students will keep doing what they’ve been doing: Working on their technology projects. “What we’re doing is innovative and creative. We really try to think outside of the box,” Harris said. After all, the national awareness campaign, Digital Learning Day, is designed to celebrate innovative teachers and highlight instructional practices that strengthen and personalize learning for all students. Exactly what Harris, and her students, do. Every day.

Farmland: The next speculative financial bubble? From BUBBLE Page 1 strong sales.” One of those strong sales includes Randy Pryor Real Estate and Auction’s Jan. 4, 32-acre tract along the Boyer River bottom. The land, with a corn sustainability rating (CSR) of 85, went for $12,500 per acre. CSR is an index that rates soil types based on their productivity for row-crop production, with an index high of 100. The price of the 85 CSR tract is one Pryor believes might be the highest in the history of Harrison County, even though it didn’t surprise him. “Even with today’s lofty levels, there’s still a three to five percent return on farmland investments. And CD rates at the bank aren’t even at one percent, so if you have the funds, it makes more sense to have the farmland than to have money just sitting in the bank,” 35 year farmland auction veteran Pryor said. “I thought this tract of land would bring in around 10 ($10,000 per acre), and I knew there were some neighbors interested in it. It was just above the range, so it was not com-

pletely extravagant. It was a small surprise, but I wasn’t shocked.” It’s the rate increase in 2011 and those high dollar amounts such as Pryor’s auction that has led to concerns of farmland being the next speculative bubble at the state and national levels. “Some people feel farmers are setting themselves up for a fall similar to the 1980s,” Duffy said. “Without a doubt, it’s an interesting time and something to watch.” One thing to watch is the gross yield per acres on that farmland. As prices per bushel increase, so will the farmland value in conjunction. For example, in 2005, corn prices averaged $1.94 per bushel in Iowa and the estimated price in November, 2011, is $6.05 per bushel. That taken into consideration, the 32 acre tract Pryor sold with the 85 CSR would be highly desirable land. Harrison County’s average CSR is 54.4. And, according to Pryor, an auction was the only way to find out just how desirable the land is. “Auctions have become more prevalent

the past 10 years. Ninetyfive percent of our land is sold by the auction method because we keep setting new highs,” Pryor said. “The only way to get top prices, is to bid for them. Think about it: Anything that is a rare commodity is auctioned whether it’s oil paintings, antiques or rare cars, because no one really knows what they’re worth. The only way to determine the value, is to let people raise their bids in a competitive manner. It’s called ‘true price discovery.’” According to ISU Extension, it might just be the auction method that is aiding in the alltime record high value. There appears to be a rapid increase in the use of the auction method as preliminary analysis of 2011 sales data shows an increase in price by utilizing an auction. One respondent said: “Economics may get the person to the auction, but emotion often leads to the purchase.” This is a point Pryor agrees with. “We always start the bidding low because the end value has nothing to do with the beginning. But farmland will always

first attract neighbors due to the convenience. A neighboring farmer will usually set the pace as this might be a once in a lifetime opportunity for them,” Pryor said. Just a few more reasons economists, such as Duffy, are watching the trend as a possible bubble, but even Duffy believes farmland values should remain strong for the next several months. Duffy believes there are certain components that might affect whether the farmland values will be able to maintain their current levels such as government policies, the performance of the overall economy, the amount of debt incurred and more. Another topic Pryor added to Duffy’s list is that of the first time buyer. “If you’re a first time buyer and borrowing money without assets or other land, you should take caution. But I don’t think that’s ever changed,” Pryor said. “A first time buyer, whether spending $2,000 or $10,000 per acre, will have their work cut out for them. I mean, if it was easy, everyone would do

it. Farmland is always a good investment if you can handle it.” However, it also is Pryor that is standing firm on his belief: “Farmland value is not a bubble.” He stated two reasons: 1. The main reason it’s not a bubble is that a lot of the high priced farmland is the result of the profit in which farms have been generating. Pryor pointed to older farmers who have owned certain land for multiple years. “There’s no place else to push to make your farm make more money,” he said. “It’s a good place to invest your profits.” And 2. Pryor believes the farm debt percentages aren’t as high as in the past. “Farmers aren’t as leveraged today as they were in the late 70s and early 80s,” he said. “I just don’t see an immediate crash, which is exactly what a ‘bubble’ can cause.” Pryor’s belief is land values will correct themselves, but they won’t crash. Instead, he believes it will lead to more buying opportunities, as opposed to a

crash. “I think people that foresee a bubble will see it when the next depression comes … which I’m guessing will be around 2050,” he said, chuckling. “If you want speculation on a bubble crash, that’s just what it is: Speculation. Land gets more expensive. History shows that. We just have interesting times ahead of us in agriculture because we are now a global market when it comes to food. And I really, really believe that.” Duffy’s outlook for potential farmland buyers is slightly more cautious. “Carefully evaluate the individual parcel of land,” Duffy said. “Evaluate how land fits into your portfolio. Don’t buy land based on what other people are saying or doing, but has to be based on your circumstances.” Caution might be worth heeding as nothing but time will tell where the farmland value trend will lead, only speculation: Whether it be the bubble, or Pryor’s predicted Depression of 2050.

Woodbine City Council reviews city ordinances, budget overview From COUNCIL Page 1 Accessible Lift at the Woodbine Swimming Pool. A new federal mandate requires all public swimming pools to have this equipment in place. Quotes for the work range from $5,200 to $5,700. The second request is for $800 for speakers to be housed at the Amphitheater/Community Room at Zell Millard Historic Preservation Park. The speakers would be available for public and community events in Woodbine. Amphitheater seating and picnic tables would be purchased if the third request is granted by the foundation. Both projects would increase the availability of events possible at the new facility. The final request was for $3,000 to replace worn or rotting windows at Merry Brook School. Five of the windows at the former one-room schoolhouse need to be replaced to maintain the historic integrity of the building. Gaa said the foundation has $120,000 available for this distribution making the city’s requests reasonable. The council approved the project requests with a motion from Council member Jim Andersen and second by Council member Brenda Loftus. The vote was unanimous. Next, the council heard an update from Gaa on the status of the City Code Revision work started

several months ago under contract with the Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO). In November, SWIPCO presented city staff with revisions much different in format and numbering than the city’s current Code of Ordinances. Gaa said he is working with SWIPCO on alternatives to that initial work up to and including maintaining the basic structure of the current codes. To move forward on the ordinance review, Gaa proposed two ordinances for council consideration. The first was Chapter 26 – a new code section to codify the position of city administrator. This chapter was drafted using the position job description approved by the council in November 2010. New Council member Randy Vandemark questioned the draft ordinance noting concern about authority and powers between the council and the administrator. “I’m concerned we are giving too much authority to the city administrator,” Vandemark said. “I’m concerned about who will have control over departments. What will be the job of the council and of the mayor? I’m just not comfortable with it.” Nancy Yarbrough, who was acting in her capacity as Mayor Pro-tem Jan. 23, asked Vandemark exactly what areas Vandemark had concerns. Vandemark said his

concerns are about the amount of control the city administrator would have of individual departments, such as the police. Council member Noel Sherer said the city administrator position was discussed in detail at several public meetings before the council voted on the job description used to recruit for the position. (The council replaced former City Clerk/ Administrator Bob Sullivan, who retired, with the full-time city administrator position and promoted Lois Surber from Deputy Clerk to fulltime City Clerk following its review). Vandemark was concerned the council was abdicating some of its authority to the city administrator under the proposed ordinance. However, other council members reassured him the council retains all of its authority – such as hiring and firing — with the city administrator managing the day-to-day issues and paperwork. “We (the council) changed who people report to but we did not change our form of government,” Sherer said. “The mayor appoints a person to hire and the council affirms it. That has not changed.” Gaa said he sees the city administrator role more as one of a delegation of responsibilities. “When I look at it (the

ordinance), it is less about authority and more about responsibility,” he said. “The council makes a direction to staff and the city administrator is to make that direction happen. It (the ordinance) is more about day to day priorities and followthru.” Discussion then moved to the second proposed ordinance – Chapter 27 – Historic Preservation Commission. This ordinance is required by law to maintain the integrity of historic buildings and districts. The commission will be charged with oversight to ensure improvements are being made and maintained over time and will open grant opportunities for future work. It was moved by Loftus, seconded by Sherer, to send the two draft ordinances to the city attorney for review. Vandemark was the only no vote to the motion with the motion carried. Following review by the city attorney, the two draft ordinances will come back to the council for another review. The council next reviewed the quarterly financial reports. The council briefly discussed the city’s airport facility and questioned if there are revenue opportunities to help offset the expenses of the facility. City staff will review the airport issues. Budget matters for the new fiscal year were next

for the council’s review. Street work is a continuing priority for the council. Gaa told the council quotes for street work are about $15,000 per block. He said the city should be able to have from $100,000 to $150,000 a year available for street work. “That would allow work on five to 10 blocks a year which will make a noticeable impact,” he said. “Our priorities are all in the city’s core – from First to 11th streets and from Walker to Park streets.” An option to refinance General Obligation bonds with the monies to be used for bridge replacement on Bus Brown Drive and the repair of Lincoln Way blocks 7 – 11 was disussed. Interest savings on refinancing could save the city $150,000 a year in interest payments. Gaa said some budget dollars for street work could also come from sewer and utility funds. “The goal is to get this work done without raising taxes,” Gaa said. Raises for city employees also were discussed Jan. 23. The council agreed to begin with a proposal by Gaa for a 4 percent cost of living adjustment. The council asked Gaa to check with what other area towns are proposing for raises this year but the council agreed 4 percent is a good starting point. The council then discussed the open Police Chief position. The coun-

cil could’ve gone into closed discussion but kept the meeting open. Gaa told the council the two candidates offered the position – Michael Ludwigs, Hawarden, and David Todd, Maryville, Mo. – have both declined. Gaa said both men said it is not the right time for them to relocate. Originally, five candidates applied for the position. The council interviewed two of the five. Gaa said the Public Safety Committee met Jan. 31 to review the reopening of the police chief position and to discuss possible solutions to the comp time and extra pay for the two remaining police officers. The consensus from the meeting will be brought to the council. It was during this discussion Interim Police Chief Alan Ronk announced his resignation as of Jan. 31 citing management and authority concerns for the department. “At the end of the month, I will be done,” he said. “It has been an adventure.” Gaa said the plan is for city staff to present model scenarios to the council Feb. 6 based on recommendations from the Jan. 31 meeting. The council adjourned at 6:45 p.m. The next Woodbine City Council meeting is at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, at Woodbine City Hall. Council meetings are open and the public is encouraged to attend.

February 1, 2012


Woodbine Twiner

Community Around and about at WCS: Reasons to Celebrate At left, Woodbine High School wrestling-related sports seniors honored their parents before the Jan. 24 dual. Pictured here, are seniors and their parents: front row, left to right, Cheerleader Sarah Probasco, Cheerleader Lauren Dubas, Wrestling Team Manager DeAnn Breeling, Wrestling Team Manager Chelsea Helwig, Wrestling Team Manager Justina Royer and Wrestling Team Senior Gavvon Shafer; back row, Dan Huckins, Nancy Huckins, Colette Dubas, Pat Dubas, Kevin Breeling, Janet Breeling, Wendy Helwig, Jayna Royer and Norma Shafer. Photo: Nikki Davis At right, Woodbine basketball-related sports seniors honored their parents between the boys and girls games Jan. 27. Pictured: Front row, left to right, Emily Schwery, Sarah Probasco, Lauren Dubas, Shelby Dick, Jay Radloff, Davis Hackman, Shelby Hall, Hayley Kerger and Emma Allen; back row, Steve Schwery, Sherri Schwery, Pat Dubas, Colette Dubas, Earl Dick, Jennifer Dick, Bob Radloff, Angie Radloff, Loren Hackman, Lisa Hackman, Gary Hall, Jenny Hall, Pam Kerger, Craig Kerger, Ed Allen and Maureen Allen. Photo: Nikki Davis

A small group of Woodbine Wrestling Team Boosters wanted to start a new tradition, recognizing each Woodbine High School graduate that earned 100 wins during their high school wrestling career. On Jan. 24, the Boosters provided 100 career win T-shirts to former 100 career wins earners and a certificate and plan to continue the tradition for the next five years. The Boosters hope their action will get some of the former community wrestlers reinvested in the program. Receiving the awards Jan. 24 were: Front row, left to right, Jenette Dickinson, representing Brian Dickinson, 1993-1997, record 112-50; Lorie Thompson, representing Shea Thompson, 1999-2003, record 105-35; Bob Thompson, representing Kane Thompson, 2002-2006, record 130-44; Jim Mullenix, representing Micah Mullenix, 1994-1998, record 140-26; Bob Sullivan, Sr., representing Zeb Sullivan, 1993-1997, record 124-35, and Zach Sullivan, 1994-1998, record 103-34; Peter Dunlop, representing Brent Dunlop, 1999-2003, record 148-37; and Roger Peterson, representing Dalton Peterson, 2008-2011, 161-28; second row, Doug Dickinson, 1990-1994, record 126-36; Bryce Mikels, 2002-2006, Adam Cox (wearing a T-shirt designed by Sandboth for the Woodbine High School Wrestling Team in 1994), representing Mike Sandbothe, 1992-1996, record 100-53; Tanner Hedstrom and Lucas Hedstrom, representing Austin Hedstrom, 2006-2010, record 112-51; Dillon Clark, 20042008, record 121-35; Alton Dickinson, representing Austin Dickinson, 20022006, record 120-40; and Todd Heistand representing Jason Johnsen, 1994-1998, record 116-51; and third row, Larry Dunlop, representing Clinton Dunlop, 1990-1994, record 131-26; Dillon Grossman, 2005-2009, record 131-52; Josh Dunn, 1995-1999, record 107-32; Andy Dickinson, 1995-1999, record 100-31; Alex Oliver, 1999-2003, record 118-56; Larry Oliver, representing Carter Oliver, 2006-2010, record 160-33; and Paul Fouts, representing Ryan Fouts, 2006-2010, record 127-54; in back, current Woodbine High School Wrestling Coach Matthew Mentink. Not pictured: Mason Mentink, representing family friend, Brett McMains, 2004-2008, record 113-36. Photo: Nikki Davis

Woodbine Wrestling Team Head Coach Matthew Mentink recently earned his 250th career dual win. He was presented with a certificate on Jan. 24. Photo: Nikki Davis

Woodbine Key Club students hosted a Fifth Quarter Black Light Dance after the boys’ basketball game, Jan. 27. DJ Rob Neligh, Woodbine, equipped the old gym with black lights, loud music and lazers. Fifth Quarter events are used as a fundraiser for the Key Club. Photo: Nikki Davis

Woodbine High School juniors served up chili, cheesey potatoe soup, cinnamon rolls and dessert items as part of an After Prom Soup Supper fundraiser on Jan. 27. Pictured here are servers, at left, Brittany Nelson, Megan Pauley and Jesse Dick, serving Annette Knott and Donn Alvis, at right. Photo: Nikki Davis

The Woodbine High School Drill Team performed at half time of the boys’ basketball game on Jan. 27. Caught here, front row, left to right, Emily Schwery, Sarah Probasco and Lauren Dubas; back row, Stevi Newton, Miah Coleman, Karlie Heffernan, Emma Probasco, Dashia Nuzum and Claire Probasco. Photo: Nikki Davis

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Jan. 24 Home Double Dual Kingsley-Pierson Panthers Win, 60-12 The Woodbine Tigers Wrestling Squad opened its home double dual Jan. 24 right with a large win over the Kingsley-Pierson Panthers, 60-12. Five Tigers took pins on the night, with Lucas Hedstrom, 126, taking the shortest dual of the match with a 28 second pin. Other pins were delivered by: Gabe Shafer, 220, 1:17; Malachi Mentink, 138, 1:36; Josh Matusik, 152, 5:55; and Gavvon Shafer, 160, 1:04. Tanner Hedstrom, 132, defeated Isaac Reis with a 4-1 decision, and Cade Meeker, 120, took Adam Sitzman out with a 13-7 decision. Forfeit wins were handed to: Matt Monahan, 170; Montana Winther, 182; Alex Whiteing, 106; and Mason Mentink, 145. Ian Brown, 113, lost the Tiger’s only match of the night, by a 1:04 fall. Ridge View Raptors Loss, 42-40 The Tigers’ momentum didn’t continue into its second dual of the night against the Ridgeview Raptors. A back and forth dual ended with the Tigers on the losing side of the score, 42-40. The dual opened with a Tiger forfeit at 195, followed by a 30 fall by Gabe Shafer and another open Tiger weight class at heavyweight, jumping the Raptors ahead 18-0. Alex Whiteing, 106, began the fight for the Tigers, taking a 1:09 pin over Dylan Richard, but was followed by a fall from Ian Brown in 1:13, to push the Raptors ahead more at 24-6. Two more consecutive Tiger falls came from Cade Meeker, 120, and ,Lucas Hedstrom, 126, in 3:11 and 2:30 respectively, pushing the Raptors even farther ahead, 36-6. Tanner Hedstrom, 132, jumped the score for Woodbine up by six after a 31 second pin over Preston Schmidt. He was followed by a Tiger winning streak. Malachi Mentink, 138, won with an 11-2 major decision. His match was followed by four, Tiger pins: Mason Mentink, 145, 1:26; Josh Matusik, 152, 3:36; Gavvon Shafer, 160, 50 seconds; and Matthew Monahan, 170, 1:50. The streak left the Tigers ahead 4036, as Montana Winther, 182, walked onto the mat with Henry Sippel. An exciting first period had fans leaning forward as it closed tied, 3-3. The second period proved back and forth, and was tied 7 all, until Winther was disqualified for locking his hands, giving the six point win to Sippel, and the dual win to Ridge View by two points, 42-40. Jan. 28 Woodbury Central Tournament The Woodbine Tigers faced some fierce competitors Jan. 28 in Moville, and the scores reflected it with the Tigers winning one, lone dual of five on the day. A tough day was made tougher by injured wrestler Darin Peterson sitting out at 182 and, in the third dual against Des Moines Roosevelt, Lucas Hedstrom, 120/126, suffered a broken collarbone and is now also out for the season. Head Coach Matthew Mentink cited Mason Mentink, 145, as pushing himself to the next level, going 5-0 on the day. Josh Matusik, 152, managed a noteworthy 4-1. Matt Monahan, 170, was also mentioned by the coach, with dynamic duals on the day, but lost three to tough competitors, and Malachi Mentink, 138, saw a decent day, going 3-2. Adrian, Minn. Loss, 57-15 Winners of the match included: Malachi Mentink, 138, 5-0 decision; Josh Matusik, 152, 8-2 decision; Matthew Monahan, 170, 4-3 decision.

Mason Mentink, 145, won by forfeit. Other grapplers included: Tanner Hedstrom, 132, 1:20 fall; Gavvon Shafer, 160, 4-3 decision loss; Montana Winther, 182, 3:04 fall; Blake Barnum, 196, 2:43 fall; Gabe Shafer, 220, 1:17 fall; Alex Whiteing, 106, 1:42 fall; Ian Brown, 113, 50 second fall; Lucas Hedstrom, 120, 4:55 fall. Bennington, Neb. Loss, 52-23 Winners for Woodbine in the Bennington, Neb., dual included: Mason Mentink, 16-0 technical fall; Matusik, 1:26 pin; and Lucas Hedstrom, 1:36 pin. Other competitors: Malachi Mentink, 11-3, major decision loss; Nate Rudd, 160, 1:40 fall; Monahan, 2:29 fall; Winther, 22 second fall; Barnum, 1:120 fall; Whiteing, 1:20 fall; and Brown, 1:08 fall. Des Moines Roosevelt Loss, 54-22 Woodbine winners in the Des Moines Roosevelt dual included: Malachi Mentink, 15-2 major decision; Mason Mentink, 7-6 decision; Matusik, 14-8 decision; Rudd, 3:34 pin. Other grapplers included: Monahan, 2:45 fall; Winther, 1:12 fall; Gabe Shafer, 2:46 fall; Whiteing, 4:25 fall; Brown, 20 second fall; L. Hedstrom, 32 fall; and T. Hedstrom, 53 second fall. Sioux City North Loss, 52-19 The Woodine grapplers finished its fourth dual of the day with its fourth loss on the day. Five Tigers took wins during the dual, including: Mason Mentink, 1:04 pin; Matusik, 13-3 major decision; Monahan, 6-2 decision; T. Hedstrom, 10-7 decision; and Malachi Mentink, 64 decision. Other Woodbine wrestlers included: Rudd, 1:11 fall; Barnum, 1:20 fall; Gabe Shafer, 20-9 major decision loss; Whiteing, 37 fall; and Brown, 48 second fall. Friend, Neb. Win, 36-21 The Woodbine Tigers took its only dual win of the day against a largely open Friend, Neb. team, with a 36-21 victory. Tiger losses came from: Matusik, 3-2 decision; Rudd, 2:18 fall; Monahan, 3:22 fall; and Malachi Mentink, 2:34 fall. Fortunately for Woodbine, Friend was open at 195, 220, 106, 113, 132 and 145, allotting forfeit wins and six points a piece for Barnum, Gabe Shafer, Whiteing, Brown, T. Hedstrom and Mason Mentink. “We got thrown a bone the last dual with Friend only having four wrestlers. This allowed us to manage a 500 dual season, finishing 14-14 in duals this year. I know there was tough competition, but I believe that if our guys would wrestle and do what we are telling them to do, we could have been in each match. At least two of them, we should have been able to get besides the one we did,” Coach Matthew Mentink said. “We went open at 120, Cade Meeker was out injured, and we had a replacement in at 182 for injured wrestler Darin Peterson and two weeks ago we lost our heavyweight to a family move. Then, we lost Lucas to a broken collarbone.” Mentink realizes Sectionals will be difficult on Feb. 4, but knows what his team needs to do. “To get through Sectionals, we have to do more things right, like we are being coached. We have to stop thinking we have things in a match, and stop pausing when we think we have them,” Mentink said. “We have to finish and keep moving and improving position. Most of us need to have our best, full day and best performances of the season, which I know we could, and then we will have a chance of making it through.”

Malachi Mentink, 138, works on pinning Kingsley-Pierson’s Zach Lieber Jan. 24 at a home double dual. Mentink earned the pin in 1:36. Photo: Nikki Davis

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Legals Students named to ISU Dean’s List More than 5,908 Iowa State University undergraduates were recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the 2011 fall semester Dean’s List. Students named to the Dean’s List must earn a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale, while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work. Local area students earning the honor were: Katherine Claire Oliver, Woodbine, Elementary Education; Alisha Steele, Dunlap, Elementary Education; Macy Cohrs, Logan, Elementary Education; Sarah Swenson, Missouri Valley, Family Finance, Housing and Policy; William Marshall, Modale, Agricultural Engineering; Megan Dollen, Persia, Kinesiology and Health; Hannah Green, Pisgah, Early Childhood Education.

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Northwest Iowa Community College Scholarship winners included: Front row, left to right, Colton Koster, Rob Kramer and Matt Donald; back row, Gary Morris (instructor), Colton Stephens, Steve Collen (instructor), Chris Miller, Zacharie Eagle, Andrew Lounsberry, Lincoln Schrock, Jacolby Ehlert, Scott Meinecke (instructor) and Aaron Dvorak (instructor). Photo: Submitted Students in the Powerline program at Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, have received scholarships based on academic achievement and leadership qualities. The Mel Marcotte Memorial Powerline Scholarship was established in memory of Mel Marcotte, an instructor at NCC for more than 23 years. Marcotte

was instrumental in creating the Powerline Program at NCC. An endowment has been set up for scholarship purposes through funds from Marcotte’s children, former students, industry leaders, current Powerline instructors, and Powerline program funds. This year’s recipient of the Mel Marcotte Memorial Powerline Scholarship is Jacolby Ehlert, Woodbine.

Boyer River Arts Boyer River Arts, still in its first year, has begun to look at program planning for two years ahead. Programming for the arts will include visual arts, music, architecture, poetry and literature and theater. Members agree it is important to plan ahead. A committee of interested persons to help with this is being formed. Anyone who would like to be a part of the planning committee is asked to telephone Norma Coret, 647-2239. BRA’s Board consists of Don Doumakes, Chair; Misty Bush, Lou Waite, Dianne Walker and Sue Lary. The Executive Committee includes: Jan Creasman, Chair; Virgil Lary, ViceChair; Norma Coret, Secretary; and Fonda Allen, Treasurer. An upcoming meeting is planned for Feb. 2, at 209 Ely St., Woodbine.

Legals PUBLIC NOTICE WOODBINE CITY COUNCIL January 23, 2012 Minutes Mayor Pro-tem Nancy Yarbrough called the Woodbine City Council into session Monday, January 23, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the City conference room. Council Members Brenda Loftus, Jim Andersen, Randy Vandemark, Noel Sherer, and Nancy Yarbrough answered roll call. Others in attendance included Kevin Brown, Alan Ronk, Noah Schilling, Paul Marshall, Joe Gaa and Lois Surber. Moved by Loftus, seconded by Andersen, to approve the consent agenda which included January 9 Minutes, January Bills, December 2011 Receipts, and Class C Native Wine liquor license for The Flower Shoppe (Everything Ellen). 5 ayes. City Administrator Joe Gaa presented four applications for city related projects to be submitted for the spring round of the Harrison County Foundation Endowment. 1) Accessible Lift at Woodbine Swimming Pool-a new federal regulation mandates public swimming pools have accessible (ADA) lifts; 2) Amphitheater/Community Room Speakers-speakers needed to support community events at the Zell Millard Historic Preservation Park;

3) Amphitheater Seating and Picnic Tables – the seating is needed to make this area more usable; 4) Merry Brook School Window Repair – the one-room school house has five windows showing signs of wear/rot and need replaced to help maintain the historic integrity of the building. Moved by Andersen, seconded by Loftus, to approve submitting the four grants to the Harrison County Foundation Endowment. 5 ayes. Gaa updated the Council on the City Code Revision. Several months ago the Council agreed to enlist the services of Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) to conduct a revision of the City Code of Ordinances. A draft revision was completed in November that revealed a drastic change in the format. The City Administrator has discussed looking at alternatives with a representative from SWIPCO, which would include the possibility of maintaining the current format. Gaa introduced two new ordinances for the Council’s review: 1) Chapter 26 – City Administrator: this ordinance was drafted using the position description approved by the Council in 2010; 2) Chapter 27 – Historic Preservation Commission: this ordinance is a requirement to become a certified local government as it relates to his-

toric buildings and district, plus offering opportunities for grants and financial incentives for the City and property owners. The Commission will provide oversight to ensure that the improvements being made downtown are maintained overtime. Moved by Loftus, seconded by Sherer, to send the two ordinances to the City Attorney for review. Loftus, Andersen, Sherer, Yarbrough ayes. Vandemark nay. The quarterly financial report was reviewed. A lengthy discussion was held on the FY2013 budget overview. Included in the discussion were refinancing options on the GO bonds – funding to be used for bridge on Bus Brown Drive and repair Lincoln Way (blocks 7-11); Streets study from JEO has been completed with a presentation to the Council forthcoming at a later date, consensus was to do a traffic count on streets; Salaries – will use 4% increase for preliminary budget planning – the Council asked the City Administrator to check salaries and potential wage increases from surrounding towns and use a cost analysis on benefits. The general consensus of the council while discussing these issues will help shape the departmental budgets that will be reviewed with the Council at the February 6 meeting.

Both Police Chief finalists turned down the position. The Public Safety Committee scheduled a meeting for 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 31, to discuss police department operations. The committee will hear staff suggestions regarding options for the Police Department operations for the next three to six months. Model scenario(s) will be drafted for presentation to the City Council at the February 6 meeting. Moved by Loftus, seconded by Andersen to adjourn at 6:45 p.m. 5 ayes. Nancy Yarbrough, Mayor Pro-tem ATTEST: Lois Surber, City clerk 5-1

PUBLIC NOTICE WOODBINE CITY COUNCIL January 2011 Bills Clayton Energy Corp., gas Commodity/reserve 33,870.35 BC’s Ampride Truck Plaza Unit 6 repairs ............1,204.68 Counsel Office & Document Copier ............................39.55 Central Iowa Distributing Lift station degreaser1,360.00 Tyler Technologies, 20% Subscription fees .........941.90 Cornhusker International Light/spring Unit 6 .......121.07

Fox Valley Marking Sys. Marking paint...............111.42 Joseph Gaa, cell phone Allowance ......................50.00 Hach Company, water Testing supplies ...........372.93 Harr. Co. Drainage Clerk Upper Boyer ................183.75 Harr. Co. REC, service .....492.40 Home Town Hardware, Paint, shovels, batteries, etc..152.03 Echo Group Inc., heating Cable/park restroom ....124.03 IA. Assoc. Mun. Utilities Energy efficiency plan .150.00 IA Mun. Finance Office IMFOA dues ..................30.00 Keast Auto center, align front End police pickup ..........61.55 Paul Marshall, meal/cell phone Allowance ......................57.33 Pryor’s K & L Parts, sockets Wire brushes .................25.78 St. Luke’s Drug Testing, membership dues, hearing Testing .........................234.75 Salvo, Deren, Schenck & Lauterbach, police consult, Personnel issues .........400.00 R. S. Stove company Gas regulator...............777.39 Verizon Wireless, police Cell service....................83.41 Woodbine Auto, replace tire/ Rotate police vehicle ...586.08 Woodbine Farm Supply Exhaust fan, etc. Fire hall.....................1,017.86 Woodbine Fire Dept., ins. Refund/principal......11,256.50 Woodbine Mun. Utilities Insurance refund.......1,886.50 Woodbine Public Library Insurance refund..........207.00 Ameripride Linen, mats ......68.04 Border States Electric 18” pipe wrench .............75.00 Denny’s Welding & Fabricating Repair snow plow ..........40.00 Energy Economics, Inc. Meters & connections3,046.26 US Hwy 30 Coalition Iowa Dues ..............................50.00 Woodbine Mun. Utilities 2011 street lights ....18,068.96 Iowa Natural Gas Assoc.,

Dues ..............................32.28 Woodbine Mun. Utilities Utilities ......................2,949.49 Balance .......................80,128.29 General Fund ..............37,917.43 Water .............................1,932.43 Sewer ............................1,770.23 Gas..............................38,508.20 Total.............................80,128.29

PUBLIC NOTICE WOODBINE CITY COUNCIL December 2011 Receipts Utilities, gas efficiency.51,777.38 Contracts .......................2,056.99 Water ...........................16,622.06 Sewer ............................8,713.71 Landfill ...........................3,643.65 Misc. ...................................10.00 Total.............................82,823.79 State of Iowa, road use .................10,709.18 State of Iowa, Local option ..............7,845.95 Iowa Finance Authority I-Jobs fire hall grant..........39,718.30 Harr. Co. Treasurer, debt Service 2,911.37 ....12,068.57 Northern Natural Gas, customer Construc. Support ....1,261.85 Municipal Light & Power, supply Reimbursements .........203.04 Harr. Co. Clerk of Court Restitution....................200.00 Konda Slagle, furnace Contract .........................26.95 Carl Beers, accessory Bldg. permit ...................25.00 Arnold Park, demo permit ..25.00 Leigh Meeker, 2012 pool pass .....................100.00 Paul Marshall, gas Grill supp. ......................19.93 Dale Nelsen, furnace Contract payoff ............290.00 Chief Supply Co. Reimbursement .............32.19 Lewis Kidd, furnace Contract .........................51.00 Miscellaneous, fines ...........10.00 Bank of West, interest ........17.49 Balance .....................155,428.24 5-1

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Classifieds What’s new at the Youth Library Lady Tigers fall to Ar-We-Va Jan. 24 BOOK BLURBS WENDY DOYEL WOODBINE YOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARIAN We’ve got Cabin Fever! The book that is! “Diary Of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever,” by Jeff Kinney is here at the Woodbine Youth Library. And there’s a good chance it’s not staying in long, so you might want to add your name to the list now. But I have to say … it’s well worth the wait! We’ve also got the new “39 Clues Cahills vs. Vespers Book 2: A King’s Ransom,” by Jude Watson. For

those of you unfamiliar with this series, it combines reading, online gaming AND card collecting. The total series consists of 11 books that follow siblings Amy and Dan Cahill as they try to beat the “other” Cahills to collect 39 clues. Those 39 clues will make the finder the most powerful and influential person on the planet. In “A King’s Ransom,” 13 of Amy and Dan’s family members are kidnapped by an evil

organization known as the Vespers, and the sibling pair won’t stop until they bring the hostages home. When the ransom comes in for the hostages’ release, it’s obvious the Vespers are asking for the impossible … or not? Through Amy and Dan’s search, they are confronted by spies, a mad king, Nazis and some dirty secrets hidden in history. On a lighter note, and just in time for Valentine’s Day, we also received “Pinkalicious: Pink of Hearts” by Victoria Kann. As a side note, the first reader to come in and check out this book, will also get a Pink-ali-

cious surprise! As if the book wasn’t exciting enough! Another popular check out we can’t seem to keep on the shelf is James Patterson’s new book, “Witch & Wizard: The Fire.” After all, there’s nothing like an exciting book to get your blood pumping when it gets chilly. And how could it not as Whit and Wisty battle the ban of all they love: books, music, art and imagination. Wisty knows what she has to do … face The One Who Is The One. This will lead to the stunning climax of the epic Witch & Wizard series … with high stakes and consequences sure to change everything as Wisty and Whit know it! Those are just a few of the books the Youth Library has received this month. For the complete list, check us out on Facebook, on our website, or check our blog

Jan. 24 Western Valley Conference Ar-We-Va: 20, 26, 25, 14: 82 Woodbine: 2, 7, 13, 11: 33 The Woodbine Girls Bas-ketball Squad opened Conference Tournament play with a large loss to the Ar-We-Va Rockets, 8233, Jan. 24. “I was really surprised with how we came out to play,” Woodbine Head Coach Ryan Coenen said. “We had just wrapped a really strong practice session and everything looked like it was heading in the right direction. Our girls learned a valuable lesson: It doesn’t matter how well you prepare if you don’t believe in your preparation. We need to see more commitment to the game plan if we want to see any success against top tier teams like Ar-We-Va.” Despite the score, Coenen was pleased with the performance of Alyssa Blum, stating she had a career night. Blum earned more than half the team’s points with 17 of the 33, hit two shots from behind the key and added two steals and three rebounds. “She was feeling a little under the weather coming into the game, but she shot lights out all night and really did everything she could to lift the team up,” Coenen said. Coenen also mentioned Shelby Hall’s willingness to find open teammates with six assists and Shelby Behrendt and Melissa Sherer each scored more points than shots attempted from the field. Allison Lee,

Behrendt and Hall were solid for the Tiger defense, Lee blocking two shots with Behrendt and Hall deemed as top “ballhawks.” According to Coenen, Ar-WeVa’s pressure is what lopsided the score. “They came out and pressured us from the get-go, and we didn’t adjust very well,” he said. “We had a very difficult time finding open teammates and putting them in good opportunities to score. We woke up a little in the second half, but the gap was too big.”

Woodbine’s Megan Maaske drives for the hoop, Jan. 27, in a home game against the West Harrison Hawkeyes. Photo: Nikki Davis

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February 1, 2012

The Woodbine Twiner

Sports Lady Tigers take two Tigers defeat Rockets and Hawkeyes

West Harrison’s Marissa Knott, left, battles Woodbine’s Shelby Behrendt, right, for the ball Jan. 27. Photo: Nikki Davis Jan. 26 Western Valley Conference Woodbine: 10, 16, 19, 11: 56 West Harrison: 11, 13, 5, 11: 40 It was hard to tell from how the first quarter ended with the West Harrison Hawkeyes up a single point over the Lady Tigers in Woodbine’s second game of Western Valley Conference play, but the Lady Tigers were not going to be held back. By half, the Black and Gold had only a two point lead, but the Lady Tigers pulled ahead in the second half and never paused to look back. “We talked a lot about pace and intensity during half time, and the girls did a great job responding with one of our most complete quarters to date,” Woodbine Head Coach Coenen said. “We went on a big 19-5 run during that third quarter where you saw West Harrison dig themselves into deeper foul trouble, our girls knocked in crucial free throws. It was great to see our girls really go out there and execute a game plan, just like we practiced. We always love seeing our reserves go in there and get a chance to get after it and every player on our team got a chance to get in there and show what they’ve been working hard to get better at.” Coenen cited the game as one of the best team efforts on the offensive side of the ball, with Woodbine Senior Shelby Hall leading in points with 17. She was followed by: Alyssa Blu, 11; Allison Lee, nine; Shelby Behrednt, seven; Megan Maaske, six; Bailee Meyer, three; Paige Hackman, two; and Melissa Sherer, one. Blum and Hall each nailed a three-pointer. The team went 20-of-35 from the free throw line. “We had a very balanced scoring attack and did a very nice job not turning the ball over,” Coenen said. After half time, the team stepped up its defense. Blum managed nine steals for the Lady Tigers. Sherer was on the assists with six throughout the game. Both Blum and Sherer ended the game with eight rebounds, as well as Behrendt. “Alyssa just played superb all night. She definitely played her most complete game all year at

a time we really need it. Melissa did a wonderful job keeping West Harrison’ best scorer out of rhythm all night,” Coenen said. When the game was over, Coenen was pleasantly surprised. “I didn’t know how long we could sustain the level of energy we played with during that third quarter. It was very exciting to see that we could count on so many of our girls to step up and execute at a high level for an extended period of time,” he said. “They did a great job of taking care of a lead, and knocking down free throws when it counted.” Jan. 27 Woodbine: 10, 11, 5, 20: 46 West Harrison: 9, 10, 16, 9: 44 It was certainly not de ja vous for the Lady Tigers as they faced the West Harrison Hawkeyes for the second night in a row on Jan. 27. A could-havebeen heartbreaking game turned out victorious for Woodbine, as they squeaked out a two point victory over the Hawkeyes, 46-44. “Unlike the night before, the scoring attack wasn’t quite as balanced on Friday night. We made the decision after the third quarter to play eight minutes of solid, team basketball. I think whatever nerves we’d been playing with finally left and we were able to just go out there and play basketball,” Woodbine Head Coach Ryan Coenen said. The Tigers were ahead by a mere point after the first, and only up by two at half. The third quarter was almost devastating when West Harrison put up 16 points to the Woodbine’s five, pulling ahead of the Tigers, 35-26. But the Lady Tigers refused to roll over. “I can’t say enough about Shelby Hall’s leadership and how she literally took the team on her shoulders and said, ‘I can get us through this.’ The girls got it done playing solid, full-court defense, knocking down free throws. Two things we hope to become the calling card of Tiger Basketball in the future,” Coenen said. Woodbine rallied, and trailed by two with 2:30 left in the game, 39-37. Fifteen seconds later, the score was tied, 39 all. The Hawkeyes pulled back ahead 15 more seconds later, 41-39, but the Lady

Jan. 23 Boyer Valley: 22, 21, 15, 12: 70 Woodbine: 12, 17, 15, 8: 52 The number 6 ceded Woodbine Tigers travelled to Dunlap to face the third ceded Boyer Valley Bulldogs to kick off the 2012 Boys Basketball Conference Tournament. The game ended in favor of the Bulldogs, 70-52. Half of the Tigers’ points came from a single player, who scored a season game high, Jameson Delaney. Delaney showed up to play, knocking down 31 points for the team. “Jameson had another outstanding, offensive night,” Woodbine Head Coach Kyle Bartels said. “The last two games, he is getting some great looks and knocking down some big shots.” Davis Hackman followed Delaney in points with eight. “Davis also played hard on offense, attacking Boyer Valley and getting some fouls and leading the team with six assists,” Bartels said. Despite Delaney’s and Hackman’s efforts, the team’s field goal percentage was under 50 percent, tallying 36 percent sinking 14 of 30 shots, as well as 36 percent behind the threepoint line, sinking only five of 14. Other points contributors included: Drew Radloff, four; Levi Brown, three; Jay Radloff, Colton Jensen, two; and Sam Powers, Seth Willis, one. Defensively, D. Radloff led in rebounds with five, followed closely by Hackman, Powers and Jensen with four. According to Bartels, the Tiger defense was not at its best at the Conference game. “Defenseivly, we didn’t play a very good game. Our press gave Boyer Valley some problems, and we got some turnover there. But when it came to defending shooters, we just didn’t do that well. For the first time all year, we let a team beat us with long range shots,” Bartels said. And that’s what surprised the Woodbine coach about the opposing team: Boyer Valley’s shooters. “Last time we played Boyer Valley, they beat us with their big, post players,” he said. “This time around, they couldn’t miss a shot from outside. That

was a big surprise.” The Tigers next Conference game will be Feb. 3 at Holstein against Ridgeview. Other games include Feb. 7 at AHST against Avoca and Feb. 9 at home against Missouri Valley. Jan. 27 Woodbine: 19, 16, 21, 14: 70 West Harrison: 11, 17, 18, 20: 66 It was a nail biter for the Woodbine Boys Basketball team on Jan. 27 at home, despite the seven point lead they had heading into the fourth quarter. The score board flashed 35-28, heading into the second half, and the third quarter ended with a 10 point lead for the Tigers, 56-46, but a poor fourth quarter almost turned the tables for the team. West Harrison began closing the gap with two minutes left to play. By the time the clock showed 48 seconds left, the Hawkeyes were down by seven, 6861. A nail biting moment to the fans, the score flashed 68-66, in favor of Woodbine, with 23 seconds left and the ball changing hands multiple times … until Davis Hackman was fouled, allowing a chance for Woodbine to pull ahead by four. It was a chance Hackman took to heart, sinking both baskets, putting Woodbine on top by four, 70-66, where the game ended. “The thing that surprised me the most was our rebounding. We didn’t rebound very well,” Woodbine Head Coach Kyle Bartels said. “I’m not sure why, and we are going to be working on it to get better.” Leading in points for Woodbine were: Hackman and Jameson Delaney, 19; Sam Powers, 15; Jay Radloff, six; Drew Radloff, five; Seth Willis, four; and Colton Jensen, two. Sam Powers went 7for-I from the free throw line during the night. D. Radloff led in rebounds with eight, while Hackman led in steals with four, followed by J. Radloff with three. D. Radloff and Hackman each managed one block for the Tigers. “I thought all of our guys played well on offense tonight. We are starting to see the floor as a team and starting to get comfortable with our

offense,” Bartels said. “Our defense was great up until the last four minutes of the game when it matter most. I think we got a little tired during the game, and started committing some fouls we shouldn’t have. Overall, I thought the two seniors, Davis and Jay, played well on defense.” Jan. 28 Western Valley Conference Woodbine: 14, 13, 18, 13: 58 Ar-We-Va: 10, 24, 4, 17: 55 Woodbine’s consistent play payed off over Ar-WeVa’s eratic scoring at a Western Valley Conference game Jan. 28 at Westside. The Tigers kept its scoring fairly consistent throughout all four quarters, compared to Ar-WeVa’s second quarter high of 24 and third quarter low of four. “Jay Radloff had a breakout game for us on Saturday, tying a team high 14 points, and a season high 14 points for him,” Woodbine Head Coach Kyle Bartels said. “We had three players score 14. We didn’t have a quarter on offense where we didn’t score … or struggle.” Davis Hackman, Jameson Delaney and Jay Radloff split the team points, with 14 each, followed by Drew Radloff, who added 10 of his own. Sam Powers, Seth Willis and Colton Jensen also remained consistent, each adding two to the board. J. Radloff led in rebounds with seven and Delaney in steals, with five. Bartels cited a night and day difference be-tween the first half to the second half defense. “We went into the locker room down seven points at half time, and came out and held Ar-WeVa to four points in the third quarter. It was, by far, one of the best defensive efforts we have seen from this team so far this year.” Overall, Bartels is glad to see the growth the team exhibited between Friday and Saturday. “At the end of the game when we struggled, we made the right decisions and kept the control of the game in our hands,” Bartels said. “The guys are learning every game. We had the same situation on Friday night, and we handled it better on Saturday. I’m very happy to see that we are still learning.”

Tigers answered back with a 41-all score 12 seconds later. West Harrison went up by three with 1:22 left, 44-41, but made the mistake of fouling Hall. At the free throw line, Hall took the score 44-42 … and another foul left the score 44-43, the Tigers trailing by one with 49 seconds remaining. A two-point bucket with 40 seconds left, wedged Woodbine ahead, 45-44, with Hall at the free throw line once again. with seven seconds left of play on the clock, Hall nailed a free throw to push Woodbine ahead 4644. Just when it appeared to be over, a referee meeting left fans and players wondering. Unfortunately for the Hawkeyes, the meeting ended with just two seconds going back on the clock – not enough time to tie up the game, leaving Woodbine the victors for the second night in a row. “We talked a lot with the girls about preparing themselves for a four quarter battle, as we knew West Harrison would have revenge on their minds. It’s always tough beating the same team twice in the same week, let alone on back-to-back nights,” Coenen said. “It was evident from the beginning of the game that this one would have a different tone to it and that West Harrison wasn’t going to let this one slip away. Shelby had a career night for us, fittingly on her Senior Night. I don’t think you can say enough about her commitment to our program and everything she’s given to us throughout the years. Everyone in the gym on Friday night got to see a lot of the hard work and determination pay off when we needed it most. She had the go-ahead steal and breakaway layup with 27 seconds to go, and sunk a crucial free throw. You have to go back 10 years to Jamie Tremel to find a game-line with more individual points.” Hall put up 30 of the team’s 46 points, had two steals, two blocks, two assists and six rebounds on the night. Other points earners were: Alyssa Blum, Allison Lee, Shelby Behrendt, three; Megan Maaske, Melissa Sherer, Dashia Nuzum, two; Bailee Meyer, one. Behrendt led in steals with four. Sherer, Behrendt and Mayer led in rebounds Woodbine’s Drew Radloff, left, prevents West Harrison’s Max Honig, right, from rebounding after a missed Hawekeye shot. Photo: Nikki Davis with seven.

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