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The Official Newspaper of Woodbine, Harrison County, Iowa January 19, 2011

Volume 133, Issue 3


Alegent ByWays of Excellence recipients named SHORT

Velma Oliver

H.E. “Whitey” Mensching

Scott Hinkel

Charlie Wolford

School board approves baseball and softball contratcts Board puts teacher contract negotiations on hold and discusses school safety policy

The Alegent Health Community Memorial Hospital Foundation will hold its Byways of Excellence banquet Feb. 19 at Shadow Valley Country Club in Woodbine. A tradition since 2004, the event salutes four members of the Harrison County community for their professional and/or personal contributions. Those to be honored this year include: Velma Oliver (Health and Medicine); the late H.E. (Whitey) Mensching (Business); Charlie Wolford (Education and Civic Leadership); and Scott Hinkel (Youth). Velma Oliver Oliver was born in 1932 in rural Woodbine and attended rural country school until fifth

grade. She graduated from Woodbine Public High School. Oliver is married to Bob and is the mother of five children, Bill, Larry, Steve, Atoya and Tanya. She has 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Velma took EMT classes through Iowa Western Community College and in 1977 became a member of the Woodbine rescue squad. She later took classes to become an

Flipping over GYMNASTICS NIKKI DAVIS Editor Bryn Koke, 10, and Kaitlyn Neligh, 9, have both been competing in USA Gymnastics for what seems like a long time … to them. Bryn began with Platinum Gymnastics in Missouri Valley when they opened their doors in 2007 and Kaitlyn followed in fall of 2008. The reasons were fairly simple. “I wanted to do it because it sounded fun,” Bryn said. “My sister did it, and she’s 13.” “I thought it’d be cool. My mom and me used to watch the Olympics and stuff all the time and I liked it,” Kaitlyn added. As USAG gymnasts, the two girls are required to compete on all four, Olympic, women’s events, namely vault, parallel uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise.

LOIS ANDERSEN For the Twiner The Woodbine School Board approved Jeff Powers for head baseball coach and Rita Melby for head softball coach for the upcoming 2011 season, during their routine January meeting, with an assistant softball coaching contract going to Becky Melby. Both coaches were offered $3,633 and the assistant wage was set at $2,543. The board also offered a part-time contract to Brittney McDonald as a special educations associate. Noel Sherer presented a request to the board to consider an option for an athletic exemption for a student from physical education in order to be able to take an academic class in place of P.E. The board later discussed the option and will look into the policy. Elementary Principal Kathy Waite reported money was received for the school attaining the See BOARD Page 6

instructor and now teaches emergency medical services and AHA first aid and CPR for IWCC. Oliver enjoys being able to help others and sharing her knowledge. She has always felt though, that she was a mother and grandmother first and responder was just an extra reward to get to help people. Oliver has been a Sunday school teacher, seamstress, babysitter and foster care provider along with Avon representative and retail store clerk. She states that community involveSee BYWAYS Page 6

The defense wants to suppress statements by the pickup driver and breath test results. An attorney for the man accused in the crash that killed four motorcyclists said he expects his client’s trial, to be delayed because of a motion he has filed. Steve Lefler of Omaha, Neb., one of the lawyers representing


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Andrew Schlichtemeier, has asked that the breath-alcohol test results and any statements that Schlichtemeier made to investigators be suppressed because Schlichtemeier “was not competent to voluntarily waive any of his rights,” according to the motion. Schlichtemeier, then 21, was the driver of the Chevrolet Colorado pickup that, according to authorities, struck the

After approximately three years in a new gym, working on all four events, both girls completed their competition season Dec. 12, 2010 as level four out of 10 levels. They have now graduated to level five. They work hard at practice to maintain their competitiveness, both working out three hours a day, three days a week. The practice, to date, has paid off as they continue learning new skills they will need in order to keep moving up through the levels. “I can do cartwheels on beam and backhandsprings on floor,” Kaitlyn exclaimed excitedly. “I can actually do four in a row. And I can do front hip circles on bars and I almost had my kip the other night. I had it, but then I fell backwards and didn’t get up on the bar.” As a reference, a backhandspring is similar to a back flip, but a gymnasts’ hands touch the floor. The skill is competed on both floor and beam. A front hip circle on bars is when a gymnast pushes herself up on bars to a front support then falls forward, keeping her hips to the bar to complete a full circle, ending in the same position she started from. Kips are a difficult skill in gymnastics, one of the hardest to obtain, but eventually a staple skill on bars, where the gymnast glides under the bar, lifts her toes towards the bar and pivots to a front support. It’s a difficult skill to master for any gymnast See GYM Page 6

four motorcyclists on Aug. 9 in a two-lane construction zone on Interstate 29. The Iowa State Patrol has said his blood-alcohol level measured 0.373 percent after the crash, more than 4½ times the legal limit. Authorities later charged him with four counts of motor vehicle homicide. Schlichtemeier has pleaded not guilty and remains in the See TRIAL Page 6

Library feedback The Woodbine Public Library is looking for feedback from their patrons. Comment cards are now located in the library. The public is encouraged to fill out the comment card and drop it in the book drop or in the comment box at the front desk. Call Rita or Wendy with questions at 647-2750.

Harrison County Crime Stoppers will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Logan Public Library Meeting Room (in the basement). The meeting is open to the public.

Republicans to meet Jan. 20 The Harrrison County Republicans will meet Jan. 20 at Pizza A'mour, 118 Iowa St., Dunlap. Those eatting should arrive at 6:30 p.m. Meeting will convene at 7 p.m. N a t i o n a l Committeeman Steve Scheffler will speak. The election of officers will also be held. For further information contact Chairman Sheila Murphy at or 712-642-2849.

ServSafe classes ServSafe will be held March 14 and 21 at the ISU Extension Office, 304 E. Seventh St., Logan. Participants must attend both sessions.Anyone interested in preparing and serving safe food is welcome to attend. For cost, more information and registration forms, contact the Extension office at 712-644-2105. Registration required by March 7.

The Woodbine Optimists have opened an ice skating rink in Woodbine at 51 Sixth St. The rink is available to the public. Contact Glen Leaders with questions at 6478210. Andrew Schlictemeier

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Design Committee focuses on historic preservation


he Design Committee continues to pursue and direct many projects in the Woodbin Main Street District. Main Street Station (the historically renovated 1928 eyebrow gas station at the end of Walker Street) will soon be the new home for the Main Street Chamber office. It includes a meeting room that is already being used by the community for meetings and parties. Christmas Card Inserts were distributed to the public and mailed out with Woodbine residents’ annual Christmas cards, letting family and friends know of the progress Woodbine is making in public improvements. Many storefronts have been beautifully renovated and reopened due to the Façade Renovation and Master Plan funding received. The business inventory is almost complete, detailing the history and current status of businesses, buildings and lots currently and previously included in our main commercial district. The grain elevator has been donated to the City of Woodbine and the plan to restore it and turn it into a public art project is well underway. The unveiling will happen during alumni banquet weekend. The Design Committee has also seen a year of taking on additional roles and responsibilities. The former Historic Corridor Committee joined the design committee to form the new Main Street Design and Historic Committee. Thus this committee now oversees historical preservation. One of the tasks on this year’s agenda is to apply for a Certified Local Government status for Woodbine. This CLG designation must be in place to qualify the commercial district of Woodbine to become a National Historic District, enabling more grant funding to flow into our community. The design committee is taking on this role as well. It is an exciting time for Woodbine Main Street and we have been proud to play a small role in the progress. The Design Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at the NuStyle office 7 p.m. If you have an interest in historical preservation, streetscapes, green sustainable work, landscaping, and architecture, this is the committee for you…please come!

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.

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Funding the library’s new addition


on’t get excited. I really haven’t heard anything about the library adding on. But I have to admit, if they do, it’s going to be because I funded it! No, I didn’t “donate” money, per say. I think we’ll chalk this up to being lazy … Well, it’s not that I’m even lazy. Those that know me, know that’s far from the truth. I am currently balancing two jobs, a 19 month old and a part-time 13 year old. Not to mention balancing the bills. So not even lazy. I’d say I’m forgetful – and sometimes I am. But not usually. Most of the time, my “forgetfulness” goes hand in hand with poor communication with my subject. So here’s the deal – I love to read. I mean love, love, love to read. (Bet you would have never guessed that considering where I work, huh?) I usually have books scattered throughout the house – oh. And in the car. Last week I was reading Jodi Piccoult’s “House Rules” at home, but had “The Weight of Silence” by Heather Gudenkauf in my car. That way, if I get to job number two early, I can sneak in a chapter or two. AND, I had Tom Clancy’s “Dead or Alive” on audio book in my car. As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, I have become addicted to audio books. Thank goodness for the Woodbine Public Library. These little, handy, entertaining “creatures” are quite expensive. Some cost up to $50 a pop. And what do you do with it afterwards? Much more economical to check it out from the library. But, here’s the thing … no matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to get my audio books turned back in on time! I’m not talking that they’re three weeks late. I’ve never lost one. Never scratched one. (In fact, I usually take them home first, clean them with tooth-


paste, and return them in better shape than I got them.) Never ripped the box. Never ripped the sleeves. It’s not that I don’t get them “read.” I usually finish them up in about five days or so. (You must figure I have a 40-50 minute drive to and from Woodbine with the I-29 Modale bridge closed. Then I drive 40-50 minutes to Council Bluffs for job number two, two to three times a week. It’s a lot of time in the car!) But then they just sit there. I’m constantly reminded, every time I get in or out of my car, that the audio book is due. The yellow sticky note Rita Bantam affixes to them screams the reminder, too. But there they sit. And when I finally remember (or get my rear in gear) to turn them in, they’re a day or two late. That’s 25 cents for each day. And I’ve been checking these things out for about two years or so now. (I think I’ve “read” about all of their books, so I’m glad they’re always rotating and getting new ones.) But still …. At the rate I seem to be moving, I think I’m going to fund a new addition for the library! I guess that’s OK, though … then they can get even MORE audio books … And books … And magazines … And puzzles … And cake pans …

The Legacy of Loess E O S ay what you will, but the most interesting and dominant landform in all of Iowa is only found in the western border counties, namely the Loess Hills. Loess is wind-deposited dust that actually occurs to some degree wherever the wind blows on open land. In March and April when cropland is bare and we get strong winds sweeping across the land, dust is moved around and can pile up just like snow drifts. What happened here? Ice that was up to a mile thick slowly melted during the last glacial period and great volumes of meltwater had to go somewhere. Huge rivers carried the water from the ice away, the energy of the water carried ground up rock debris along. As the water moved, the flow varied and the rock debris was sorted into bigger stuff – sand and gravel, medium sized stuff, called silt and fines called clay. A relief map of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota shows that the Missouri River, which formed as the primary meltwater outlet from northern glaciers has a valley that significantly broadens around

Sioux City. South of Sioux City, this broad valley allowed the massive volumes of meltwater spread out and slow down. When flowing water slows, it progressively loses the energy to carry first gravel and then sand, then silt and finally clay. Effectively, the flood plain was turned into a soil-particle sorting machine. While every flood plain does that the Iowa and Nebraska Missouri River bottom is classic. Today sand lenses are remnants of a stream with fast water, and where the water spread out and stood during each cool winter when the ice to the north melted more slowly and the river level dropped, a vast plain of sorted fine clay was deposited. Those clayey deposits are today referred to by geologists as river back swamps, but locally we call them gumbo or other more choice words. During all the melt runoff there were frequent strong winds predominantly blowing from west to east that accessed the fresh and loose deposits left in the valley. Wind is able to pick up particles, especially the medium- and



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fine-sized ones, and clouds of dust blew, mostly moving to the east. At the edge of the valley, the slight rise caused the wind to lose energy and drop the silt first, and slowly a ridge built up. Throughout the centuries, we wound up with this geological snow fence effect that today we call the Loess Hills. My definition of the Loess Hills includes the Missouri River bottom. Let’s look at just a few of the legacies we have from that geologic drama of glacial melt water and strong winds on western Iowa. For one, the deposited silt largely originated from limestone rock. As much as 30 percent of the soil volume is lime, which means if you want to grow blueberries or azaleas, or other acidneeding plants, you have a problem. Also, loess is very uniform, and when wet those individual silt particles have trouble holding

together. As you drive around Harrison and neighboring counties, road cuts through the loess are nearly vertical, to keep them from getting soaked with rainfall. A sloped bare surface of loess saturates with water and loses strength, leading to dramatic erosion. Look no further than stream head gullies in the loess that can grow to over 100 feet deep. Add to it that the north-facing slopes have different summer exposure to the sun from south-facing slopes, with the southern exposures dryer, and you have different plant communities. Trees establish more readily on the north-facing slopes. These are at the core of the unique beauty that characterizes the hills and attracts tourists, hunters and scientists. For additional information, contact Rich Pope at the Harrison County Extension office at or 712-644-2105.


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Ruth Ball Funeral services for Ruth Ball were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 11 at Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine. Rev. Michael Brown served as clergy. Musicians were Margaret Cotton and Dencil Hammack with selections “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.” Pall bearers were Matt Duncan, Vern Foutch, Scott Haner, John Pixley, Alan Ronk and Byron Vennink. Ruth Louise (Nichols) Ball died Jan. 7, 2011, at

Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine at the age of 91 years and four months. She was born on Sept. 7, 1919, in Easton, Mass. to Clarence and Hattie (Harlow) Nichols. She graduated from Oliver Ames High School with the class of 1938. Ruth studied music from Miss Marianna Lillie, and then became active as a church organist and choir director. She spent many years teaching classical and sacred piano and organ music to hundreds of students for nearly 50 years. In 1945 she moved to Iowa and then to Kansas and in 1965 she moved to Council Bluffs. Her interest in ham radios is what brought Ruth and her husband Wayne “Doc” Ball together. They were married Dec. 15, 1979, in Doc’s house in the radio room. The couple made their home in Woodbine. Ruth became a resident of Rose Vista in 2008. Ruth was a member of the First Christian

Church and Women’s Fellowship. She was also an active member of the Boyer Valley Amateur Radio Club. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Doc Ball on Dec. 13, 1996; brother, Roger Nichols; and sister, Mabel Magnuson. She is survived by her daughter, Alice and her husband Jerry Norris of Longmont, Colo.; son, Alan Clark of Council Bluffs; three granddaughters; six great grandchildren; sister, Priscilla Wheeler of Shinnston, W. Va.; three brothers, Paul Nichols of West Palm Beach, Fla., Earl Nichols of Carversville, Pa., Russell Nichols of Caldwell, N.J.; sister-in-law, Inez McElwain of Denison; and many other relatives and friends. Final resting place was Woodbine Cemetery in Woodbine. Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of the arrangements. Fouts Funeral Home

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Carmen Gage Funeral services for Carmen Gage were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine. Rev. Dr. J. Samuel Subramanian served as clergy. Musicians were Loie McElwain and Bill Hutcheson with selections “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.” Pall bearers were Joel Bean, Jared Cervantes, Brent Gage, Austin Reed, Kyle Ulmer and Steve Ulmer.

Carmen Lavane (Roundy) Gage died on Fri., Jan. 7, 2011, at the Memorial Community Care Center in Aurora, Neb. at the age of 103 years, two months and seven days. She was born Oct. 31, 1907, to George and Minnie (West) Roundy in Washington Township in Shelby County. She was raised in the Woodbine area. On July 12, 1927, Carmen married Leslie Howard Gage. The couple made their home in Woodbine. Carmen had worked at the Bolt Café and had done some housekeeping for people in the community. She moved to Aurora, Neb. in November of 2002 to be closer to her son Bill, and his family. She had been a resident of the Memorial Community Care in Aurora. Carmen was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Woodbine where she had been active in a women’s circle as well as the United Methodist

Women. She enjoyed quilting and celebrating her birthday on Halloween. Carmen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leslie on April 5, 1960; sister, Helen Boustead, and four brothers, Ralph, Duell, Dow and infant Earl Raymond Roundy. She is survived by her son, William Gage and his wife Patricia of Aurora, Neb.; daughter, Deanna and her husband Keith Ulmer of Sperry, Okla.; six grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; five great-great grand-children; special niece, LaVonne and her husband Glenn Thompson of Woodbine; and many other relatives and friends. Final resting place was Woodbine Cemetery in Woodbine. Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of the arrangements. Fouts Funeral Home 501 Normal St. • Woodbine Ph: 712-647-2221

Tim Sproul’s open house held Jan. 14 ILCC fall honors list President of Iowa Lakes Community College Valerie Newhouse has released the fall honors list of full-time students who have demonstrated academic excellence by earning a grade point average of 3.25 (based on a 4.00) or higher. Fall semester students who have achieved a 3.25 grade point average or better are recognized by inclusion on the dean’s list. Those with a 4.00 average are on the President’s list. Iowa Lakes Community College has campuses in Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer and Spirit Lake. Sean Monhan, Woodbine, has been named to the honor list and Stephanie Morrison has been named to the President’s list. Krista Utman, Modale, has been named to the honor list. After a 33 tenure as Director of the Harrison County Conservation Board, Tim Sproul announced his retirement. An open house was held in his honor on Jan. 14 at the Harrison County Conservation Headquarters located by Willow Lake. On the right, Sproul with Cindy Thompson from Pottawattamie County. On the left, several well wishers attended the event. Photos: Nikki Davis FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Rev. J. Samuel Subramanian, Ph.D. 647-2304 647-2347 Sunday 8 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Worship at 10:30 Tues., Thrift Shop 9 - 2, 5:30 7 p.m. Wed., 6 p.m. Prayer Group; 1 & 3 Thurs. 7 a.m. Weight Loss Group; 6:00 p.m. Tae Kwon Do. Ushers: John & Grace Shafer 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: Lloyd DeForest Elders: Cheryl Book & Lloyd DeForest. Deacons: Jamie & Lynee Metzger, Brent & Michele Watkins, Ronda & Kim Schramm Deaconess: Mary Lantz Song Leader: Karen Ryerson Greeters: Rod & Teresa Smith FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Pastor Steve Wiemeyer 46 Fifth St. Woodbine, IA Sun.: 10:30 a.m.,Worship. FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST 77 Fifth Street Woodbine, IA Church - 647-2006 Richard Tiffey, Jr. 644-3297 Sun., Early Worship 9:15 a.m. 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Worship Service 6:30 class.

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Wed. 7:00 p.m. prayer service SACRED HEART PARISH CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Howard Fitzgerald 647-2931 643-5808 Masses: Saturday, 4 p.m. in Woodbine,Woodbine 2nd & 4th Sunday 8:30 a.m. Dunlap 1st, 3rd, 5th Sunday 8:30 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturdays: 3:15-3:45 p.m., or any time by request. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST Noel Sherer, Pastor 647-2014 647-2695 Wed.: Zion’s League. Sun.: 9:30 a.m., Sunday School; 10:15 a.m., worship; 10:30 a.m., worship. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Logan, IA Jerry Firby, Pastor 644-2384 642-2842 Sun: Worship; 9 a.m. Fellowship; 10 - 10:15 a.m., Sunday School 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Adult Bible Study - 10:15 - 11 a.m. LIFELINE ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH Pastor Ray Sorenson Assoc. Pastor Hank Gruver 1207 Harrison St., Dunlap, IA - 643-5475 Sun.: 9:30 a.m., Sunday School; 10:30 a.m., Morning Worship; Thurs.: 7 p.m., Intercessory Prayer. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Logan, IA Vance Gardiner, Branch Pres. 644-3495 646-2310

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By Sheriff Pat Sears Jan. 6 • Deputy Cohrs took a report of suspicious activity on Salina Avenue. The area will be checked. Jan. 7 • Deputy Clemens responded to a domestic situation in Little Sioux. The caller had locked her husband out of the house. After some discussion the husband left the residence. No charges were filed. • Deputy Knickman is investigating phone harassment on 194th Street. • Deputy Knickman was advised that someone was using the dumpster outside the community building in Mondamin. The subject was located and told to remove what they had put in the dumpster or charges would be filed. • While assisting Omaha Police Department, a marijuana grow was discovered. A search warrant was obtained and evidence seized. Charges are pend-

ing. • Deputy Doiel stopped a vehicle in Mondamin for a traffic violation. An open container of beer was found in the car. The driver, Patricia Allmon of Mondamin, was arrested and transported to jail. Allmon was charged with OWI and open container of alcohol in a vehicle. Randy Hillman, a passenger in the car was cited for open container and released. Jan. 9 • Deputy Knickman responded to a report of suspicious activity on 286th Street. Nothing was found to be missing. It appears someone was trying to steal fuel. • Deputy Cohrs is investigating a residential burglary on Lima Trail. • Deputy Cohrs is checking on a report of animal neglect on Toledo Avenue. After talking to the owner, the animals will be checked again soon. • While on patrol on State Highway 127, Deputy Doiel stopped a

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vehicle for speeding. While talking to the driver it was determined the driver had been drinking. David Smith of Pisgah was arrested and transported to jail. Smith was charged with OWI and speeding. Jan. 10 • Deputy Knickman assisted with a reported credit car fraud. The credit card company’s fraud department will follow up. • Deputy Cohrs responded to an alarm on Quay Avenue. It was found that the owner had tripped the alarm. Jan. 11 • Deputy Doiel arrested Kevin Peasley of Little Sioux on outstanding arrest warrants. Peasley was transported to jail without incident. • To report Crime Stopper information, call 1-800-247-0592. • To report littering, call 1-888-665-4887. Any criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

MARRIAGES • Andrew Earl Dick, Woodbine and Julie Ann Hughes, Louisville, Neb. SMALL CLAIMS • Credit Management Services, Inc. vs Bob Erixon, Theresa Erixon, Missouri Valley • Credit Management Services, Inc. vs John Coddington, Shari Coddington, Missouri Valley • Credit Management Services, Inc. vs Myrna Dozier, Richard Dozier, Missouri Valley • Credit Management Services, Inc. vs Amy Congdon, Shelby • Merchants Credit Adjusters, Inc. vs Jerry Young Jr., Beth Youth, Missouri Valley • Merchants Credit Adjusters, Inc. vs Carole Gdowski, Edward Gdowski, Logan

• Danny Kenkel vs Minday L. Cryderman, Missouri Valley • Accredited Collection Service, Inc. vs Lisa Mann, Logan • Accredited Collection Service, Inc. vs Terry Spencer, Pisgah • Midland Funding LLC vs Michael Johnson, Missouri Valley • MM Finance LLC DBA EZ Money Ch. vs William Sick, Mondamin • Capital One Bank, N.A. vs Jennifer Clevenger, Missouri Valley • Media Solutions Inc. vs Lloyd Pryor, Logan SPEEDING • Wyatt Malone, Dunlap • Cindy Gearhart, Missouri Valley • Erik Stewart, Little Sioux • Ellis Jacobsen,

Missouri Valley VIOLATIONS • Jonathan D. Freihage, Pisgah, possess/purchase of alcohol by person under 21 • Michael Hinkel, Logan, fail to maintain control • Herman Bierwirth, Missouri Valley, fail to obey stop sign and yield right of way • Matthew Hotz, Logan, fail to obey stop sign and yield right of way • Matthew Kunkee, Modale, dark window/windshield • Kyle Brosamle, Dow City, careless driving • Shirley Weedin, Mondamin, operation without registration • Victoria Chamberlain, Missouri Valley, operation without registration

Windschitl sworn into the Iowa House

WHIP applications Harr. Co. teens arrested Jan. 1 now available The USDA’s Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program has been allocated funds to spend in Iowa. WHIP helps landowners enhance, protect and develop wildlife habitat on their property. “WHIP is a great program to help landowners improve habitat on their properties. It provides cost share for approved practices. Landowners can actually get paid to improve the habitat themselves or hire a contractor to do the work,” Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologist Matt Allen said. Contracts last between five and 10 years, depending on the practices and are limited to a maximum of $25,000. Eligible WHIP practices include brush management, native grass seeding, edge feathering, forest stand improvement, legume food plots, tree and shrub establishment, prescribed burning and much more. The deadline for applications to be ranked is Jan. 21. “Applying for WHIP is easy. First you work with your local wildlife specialist to plan the habitat practices that are right for you and the wildlife you wish to attract. Next you fill out an application. The wildlife specialist will make sure your application is ranked and will contact you if your application is funded. At that time you sign the contract and begin your habitat work,” Allen said. “Applications will be competitively ranked based on various factors and if your application ranks high enough you will be eligible to receive cost-share.” To sign up, go in to your local USDA-NRCS office and for more information on WHIP or other programs available for wildlife habitat development call Matt Allen at 712-644-2210, extension 119.

MIKE BROWNLEE For The Twiner Two juvenile boys have been charged with felony criminal mischief in Harrison County after a series of dangerous acts. According to Harrison County Sheriff Patrick Sears, the boys were caught at an overpass near Mondamin throwing construction cones and other objects at cars driving on Interstate 29 in the early morning hours of Jan. 1. Sears said the boys, a 16-year-old from Missouri Valley and a 17year-old from Mondamin, were involved in three separate incidents. On the evening of Dec. 25, they threw objects onto I-29 from a gravel overpass, while in the early morning hours of Dec. 31 they did the same from an overpass near Missouri Valley. Sears said the juveniles admitted to throwing a bicycle frame on one excursion and water bottles as well. At least two vehicles were damaged, Sears said. In addition to the felony, the boys were also charged with disorderly conduct.

Rep. Matt Windschitl (R-Missouri Valley) is seen here signing his oath of office in the Iowa House chamber as the 84th General Assembly kicked off Jan. 10. Photo: Submitted Rep. Matt Windschitl (R-Missouri Valley) signed his oath of office in the Iowa House chamber as the 84th General Assembly kicked off Jan. 10 at the Capitol. Windschitl was re-elected on Nov. 2, 2010. During the session, Rep. Windschitl can be reached at or through the House switchboard at 515281-3221.

The swearing in ceremony of all 100 state representatives begins a week full of ceremonies, including the condition of the state address by the governor, and the condition of the judiciary address by the Iowa Supreme Court chief justice. A full slate of committee work begins as well, as bills begin the process it takes to get them to the House floor for full debate. The legislative session is slated to last 110 days, ending April 29.

Woodbine school lunch menu Wed., Jan. 19: Chicken and noodles, fruit, broccoli/cauliflower, yogurt, sandwich. Thurs., Jan. 20: Taco salad, corn, fruit, muffin, sandwich. Fri., Jan. 21: Tri-tater, shrimp poppers, peas, fruit, sandwich.

Mon., Jan. 24: Chicken, sandwich, potato wedges, broccoli with cheese, fruit. Tues., Jan. 25: Burrito, green beans, fruit, Oreo dessert, fruit. Wed., Jan. 26: Country fried steak, corn, potato and gravy, fruit, sandwich.

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Community Additional petit jurors named for first quarter Additional petit jurors for Harrison County for the first quarter of 2011 have been added to the jury pool. They do not need to appear unless they receive a summons from the Clerk of Court. They will serve from Feb. 1 through March 31. DUNLAP: Janice Allen, Jordan Androy, Shannon Fouts, Kathleen Granger, Michael Gunia, Thelma Heaps, Laura Heller, Larry Kenkel, Mary Kirk, Karen Kline, Jeff Lehan, John Mefferd, Paula Riester, Martin Smith, Perry Staley. LITTLE SIOUX: Marilyn Abbey, Erin Brown, Michaela Carritt, Jeannie Chlupacek, Victor Crowder, Robert Goodrich, Shirley Harl,

Samuel Holland, Jerry Hussing, Kenneth Kuhns. LOGAN: Harley Bertelsen, Kimberly Boehler, Clifford Brewster, Luanne Burkhart, Jeffrey Clark, Donald Cooper, Lorie Darr, Cami Ettleman, Jason Fisher, Janice Griffith, Christopher Hahn, Calvin Harris, Jerry Jensen, Marlyn Jordan, Shirley Kersten, Jenelle Kline, Charles Lesline, Paula Lewis, Rebecca Loftus, Kimberly Mann, Jami Monico, Linda Moon, Steven North, Norma Oviatt, Eric Rider, Tonya Roberts, Garrett Schwery, Jerry Sherer, Rebecca Sipp, Tana Stephens, Lori Straight, Jolene Whitmore, Adam

Wilson, Kala Wingert, Ryan Wohlers. MAGNOLIA: David Blasnitz, Ralph Ellsworth. MISSOURI VALLEY: Janet Anderson, Nathan Bertelson, Debra Brinkman, Myrna Britton, Bruce Burnham, Kevin Christensen, Marlyn Clifton, Jill Custer, Jean DeWaele, John Doty, Ronald Duncan, Lawrence Faylor, Robert Fernside, Amber Finken, Kenneth Fisher, Clayton Foreman, Michelle Foreman, Dawn Foutch, JoEllen Fouts, Peggy Gilmore, Margaet Gravett, Kimberly Hatcher, Christina Heinen, Tracy Hiles, Lisa Hoersch, Chad Hopkins, Clarence Huffman,

Pamela Imperato, John Isbell, Teresa Jantzon, Faith Jensen, David Jones, Richard Kelly, Karen Lanctot, James Long, Nanette Love, Jane Lytten, Troy Maasen, Elliot Marshall, Donna McDunn, Cynthia McGrath, Taylor McKee, Timothy Meade, Michael Miller, Sarah Muell, Jennifer Neill, Elaine Nielsen, Ben Norris, Valerie Nuzum, Beth Oloff, Carla Page, Kathy Preston, Jo Ann Ragan, Barbara Rains, Cynthia Reichart, Lori Sanchez, Karen Schnackenberg, Casey Sisson, Steven Smith, Thelma Smith, David Stueve, Lauella Thacker, Larry Theisen, Karen Voss, Merle Waples, Lesa Wilson, Pearl Wilson.

MODALE: Todd Boesch, Melanie Dekruif, James Herman, Jordan Pettid, Patrick Stevens. MONDAMIN: Victoria Allmon, Larry Armstrong, Patty Booher, Nikolas Glennie, Pamela Gochenour, Robert Harris, Andrew Jedlicka, Joseph Litel, Cheri Mensching, Lois Patterson, Ruth Shaffer, Sharon Shelton. PERSIA: Kristina Brich, Gregory Crozier, Donald Divelbess, Deanna Huebner, Judy Iwen, Diane Johansen, Colin Parsons, Ralph Paul, Lacinda Sibert. PISGAH: Susan McColley, Arron Cleaver-McWilliams, Kristina Dyer, Carl Gore. SHELBY: Weston

Dittmer, Haley Peterson. WOODBINE: Nathan Barry, Jeanna Baxter, Taylor Blum, Lowell Boe, Heath Brunow, Donna Clark, Lauren Cox, Ilene Davidson, Richard Dinovo, Jessie Ehlert, Mark Esser, Clinton Fitchhorn, Lynn Goodrich, Rusty Gosch, Graham Harper, Gregory Herbrandt, Dennis Julfs, Teri Kirby, Jacalyn Leaders, Alice Lee, James Lenz, Mary Marsh, Cheryl Moores, Harold Navrude, Tahlia Nelson, Keith Oliver, Dana Pruess, Darcy Quick, Arthella Sanders, Sherry Sneed, Dean Stephany, Miriam Thiele, Frank Tozser, Sara Trierweiler, Jerene Valles, Jimmie Vandemark.

Requests for gun permits surge in the area MIKE BROWNLEE CHAD NATION For The Twiner If you pass it, they will come. Perhaps that should be “shall” come. In the wake of a new law that requires Iowa sheriffs to issue permits to carry concealed weapons under most circumstances - area sheriffs have reported high numbers of requests for the permits in the first week. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker said 60 permit applications were accepted at this office Jan. 3, the first day his office was open after the new law went into effect on Jan. 1. “That’s a lot for us,” Danker said, although he did not have numbers to compare it to last year. “I don’t know what it was last year, but this is definitely a lot more.” Jan. 3 and 4 followed similar trends, with 34 and 38 applications respectively, and as of 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5, 13 applicants had already visited the sheriff’s office. “From the other sheriffs I have talked to and the e-mails I have received, I think everybody has had quite a lot more people coming in,” Danker said. Iowa Sheriffs’ discretion in issuing concealed weapons permits disappeared last March when the Legislature overhauled the way concealed weapons permits are issued. The “shall issue” law went into effect Jan. 1.

The bill changed the “may issue” status in Iowa - under which sheriffs had wide latitude to issue permits to carry concealed weapons - to a “shall issue” state, where a reason must be given for denying a permit. While sheriffs still make the decision whether to issue a permit, there are guidelines that must be followed; and a decision to deny a permit must be explained in writing. The measure also includes an expedited appeals process when a permit is denied and expands the current annual renewal of the permits to renewal every five years. Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren said his office received 45 new permit requests on Jan. 3 through Wednesday of the week, which he described as, “a lot.” McLaren said there’s about 400 concealed permits issued in the county and that the sheriff’s office averages about two new permit requests or renewal requests a day - meaning the 15-requests-perday clip in 2011 is huge. “I wasn’t surprised. With all the publicity I knew more people would come in,” McLaren said. In Harrison County, permits are issued after prospective gun owners take a safety class offered monthly, which was last held on Dec. 30. Sheriff Patrick Sears said 92 people attended the class, though he didn’t know how many attendees were

hoping for a new permit or a renewal. After the class, prospective gun owners must stop by the sheriff’s office to purchase a permit. Sears said “we’re looking to be pretty busy this year,” but as of yet he hasn’t seen an increase in requests. “We’re pretty early in the year, though,” he added. There are more than 600 concealed permits issued in Harrison County, Sears said. To the south in Mills County, Mary King with the sheriff’s office said she’s seen an increase in permit requests, though she didn’t have any numbers. Sheriff Eugene Goos was unavailable. Danker said under the previous law, a statement of justification had to be provided on the permit application. Danker said he would issue concealed weapons permits as long as the applicant had a reasonable justification. The new applications do not have a justification statement on the form. “Anyone can come in and apply for (a permit), and, unless the background check prohibits them from it, they automatically get a permit,” Danker said. Also, applicants no longer are required to take a shooting test. A firearms safety class is the only required training to obtain a concealed weapons permit. Sears expressed con-

cern about the change in the concealed permit law. “A permit is a lot simpler to get, a lot less work,” he said. “I think we’ve lowered our standards to a point to where it could be dangerous.” He lamented the change away from requiring a four-hour safety class and proficiency test at a firing range. “Now it’s a one-hour safety class. That’s it,” he said. Danker said he was not overly concerned that permit applicants do not have to pass a live-fire test, because for a number of years, there was no shooting qualification. However, he would prefer that permit applicants be required to pass a live-fire qualification. “I think it’s better if people are qualified,” he said. Danker also taught a shooting class for a number of years as a deputy. He said he still would encourage people to be familiar with the gun they intend to buy, load and carry. “I don’t think a lot of people understand that you can’t defend yourself with a gun (that) you’re not able to shoot,” he added.

Around the state, several sheriffs’ offices reported receiving 10 to 20 times as many applications on Jan. 3 as they do most days. In Polk County, 308 people applied for permits or renewals. Officials said they typically had handed out about 300 applications in a month. In Story County, there were 52 applications, while 83 people applied in Jasper County. In both cases, it was far more than normal. “You’re seeing just pent-up demand,” said John Pierce, co-founder of, a national Internet advocate for laws that let people carry weapons openly. “What you have is a lot of citizens who knew the sheriff could turn them down for any reason or no reason at all,” he said. Polk County Deputy Sheriff Jana Rooker said publicity about the new law may have contributed to the run on the permit window. Jasper County Sheriff Michael Balmer said the new law changes the way he issues permits.

“We denied people a permit in the past if their only reason was that they wanted to carry a gun,” he said. “If they couldn’t come up with a reason, I wouldn’t issue one.” Balmer said under the new law, he’s concerned people with short tempers are going to start waving guns instead of fists. “The biggest problem with making this consistent from county to county is they threw out all the good training requirements,” he said. “It is now possible to complete a handgun class and never pull a trigger. Someone who has never pulled the trigger on a handgun will now be able to carry one.” -The Associated Press contributed to this story. News Editor Chad Nation can be reached at 712-3255738 or by e-mail at cnation(at)

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Given the economic climate we’re in, you may one day be faced with a downsizing or otherwise forced to retire earlier than you had planned. But even if that happens, you can still maintain control of your financial future — if you make the right moves. Unfortunately, many of us are ill prepared for events such as forced early retirement. In 2009, more people filed for Social Security than any year in history, with a big increase in the number receiving reduced benefits because they filed before their full retirement age. And they paid a heavy price, too — 62-year-old workers who filed for benefits early lost about 25 percent of their monthly benefits over waiting until their “full” retirement age of 66, according to the Social Security Administration. Of course, if you are forced to take an early retirement, you, too, may need to tap into your Social Security earlier than you planned. But that’s just the beginning — you might also need to start withdrawals from your IRA and your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan, even though you had planned on leaving those accounts intact for a few more years. And that’s why you won’t want to wait until early

retirement is thrust upon you before taking action. While you’re still working, consider these steps: • Boost your contributions to retirement plans. Put as much as you can possibly afford into your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored plan. Every time your salary goes up, try to increase the amount you contribute to your retirement plan. Also, contribute regularly to your traditional or Roth IRA. • Be prepared to rebalance your portfolio. If you’re facing a forced early retirement, or even if you think it’s a possibility, you may want to rebalance your portfolio to provide more opportunities for income. Talk to your financial advisor about income strategies appropriate for your particular situation. • Build up cash accounts. Even during “normal” times, it’s a good idea to keep an emergency fund, in cash or other liquid vehicles, containing six to 12 months’ worth of living expenses. If you suspect a forced early retirement is heading your way, try to beef up your cash holdings as much as possible. • Repay any 401(k) loans. Once you’ve left your employer, you may be forced to repay a 401(k) loan within two

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months — an obvious hardship during a stressful time. • Work part-time. Even if you were forced to retire from one job, it doesn’t mean you couldn’t find another. This might be the perfect time to take a part-time job in an area in which you’ve always wanted to work. • Get some help. By consulting with a professional financial advisor, you may find that you actually can afford to retire early. A financial advisor can help you develop those income and spending strategies that are appropriate for your situation. And the earlier you get this type of help, the more options you ultimately may have. You may not be able to avert an unwanted, early retirement, but by preparing for it, as far in advance as possible, you can improve your chances of maintaining the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.


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Alegent ByWays of Excellence recipients named From BYWAYS Page 1 ment allows her to give back to the community. “I feel that volunteering is a good way to help others and give back to my community and make a positive difference.” H.E. (Whitey) Mensching (posthumously) Whitey Mensching was born Aug. 11, 1925 in the Pisgah area. He worked the family farm until graduating from Magnolia High School in 1942. He married Fran Dec. 1, 1946 when he was still in the military. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1947. During his military service he was a forward observer and Quartermaster, along with being a chauffeur for a colonel and general.

After he and Fran were married, he farmed for a year and then joined the Iowa Highway Patrol. He was with the patrol for three years and then sold cemetery lots in Illinois and Wisconsin until 1953. Mensching then became chief of police in Storm Lake for three years and later returned to sales for an engineering firm in Storm Lake. That led to selling equipment in water and waste treatment. In 1975 Mensching began Vulcan Industries Inc., in Magnolia with three employees. Vulcan would soon become one of the leading manufacturers of wastewater treatment equipment and high-quality process equipment. Mensching retired from Vulcan in 1999 and sold the company. He and Fran had

nearly 64 years together and traveled around the world. They had six children, Gary, Ron, Scott, Debra, Lisa and Gayla; 24 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Mensching passed away Nov. 13, 2010 at Immanuel Medical Center from complications due to pneumonia. He was 85. Charlie Wolford Wolford was born in Omaha, Neb. Sept. 9, 1926 and went to Holy Name High School. He went to war and later finished his high school education at the age of 20. Wolford attended Creighton University and completed telegraph school through the railroad. He was employed in Omaha, Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley from 1963 to 1986 when he retired from the railroad. He was the centralized traffic controller,

under the direction of the dispatcher. He was married to Gurina on May 1, 1954 and they were married for 50 years. Together they had six children, Joseph, Mary, Thomas, AnnMarie, William and Mark. Wolford has helped with senior meals and was the manager of the senior center in Missouri Valley. He has served on the board at Kovar Court, is a chaplain for Alegent Health Community Memorial Hospital, is a certified nursing assistant and activity caregiver in the Alzheimer’s Unit at Longview Home. Wolford was ordained as a deacon for St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Missouri Valley in October 1993. Wolford said, “Some of the most memorable moments of my life have

been working and building the community and watching the fruit of my labor help improve the community.” Scott Hinkel Scott is a senior at Missouri Valley High School. He was born in Omaha, Neb., Feb. 13, 1993 to Kay Hinkel and Henry Hinkel II. Scott has grown up in Missouri Valley being active in many school and extra curricular activities. He will graduate in May and plans to pursue a nursing degree. Scott has been involved in many school and community youth groups including swim team, youth bowler, First Lutheran Church, Key Club, cross country and

HOSA. He has received the following awards: Western Iowa Conference AllAcademic Award, Wendy’s Heisman High School Award Winner 2010; academic letters, Kohl’s Kids Who Care, Vice-President Iowa HOSA 2010, Key Club Member of the Year. He currently works at Valley Drug in Missouri Valley along with being a lifeguard at the Blair YMCA and Missouri Valley Aquatic Center. Among colleges he is considering attending are Midlands University, University of NebraskaOmaha, Northwest Missouri State University or Briar Cliff.

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Kaitlyn Neligh performs a scale on the balance Bryn Koke completes a mill circle on the uneven beam. Photo: Submitted parrallel bars. Photo: Submitted From GYM Page 1 but becomes a staple in higher levels. Bryn is excited by her workouts and accomplishments. “I can do backhandsprings on floor, squat ons and front hipcircles on bars and cartwheels and handstands on beam,” she said. While both are proud of the skills they’ve learned, there is a slight difference in events the

Woodbine gymnasts like. Bryn likes to spend her time on vault and bars. “I like to run,” she said, explaining why she likes vault. “And I like to do squat ons on bars.” Kaitlyn will give a different answer. She enjoys beam and bars. “I don’t like running, I feel like I’m going to trip over the spring board,” Kaitlyn said. “But I like

Schlictemeier trial may be delayed From TRIAL Page 1 Harrison County Jail on $200,000 bail, awaiting trial. The Iowa State Patrol has said that Schlichtemeier was given and failed a breath test after the crash. He then consented to a blood test. The motion mentions only the breath test, but Lefler said he will ask for results of the blood test to be suppressed as well. Such motions are normal in cases involving allegations of drunken driving, said Robert Rigg, director of the criminal defense program at the Drake University Law School. “Are they typical motions? Yes,” Rigg said. “Are they typically granted? No.” If such a motion were granted, it could dramatically affect the prosecution’s case but not necessarily ruin it, he said. “It depends on the other facts and evidence they have available to them,” Rigg said. Lefler would not elaborate on the motion, which he filed along with attorney Bill Bracker of Council Bluffs, who also represents Schlichtemeier. “We think it speaks for itself,” Lefler said. Geoff Greenwood, spokesman for the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, which is prosecuting the case, said the office would respond in court. Lefler said he expects a hearing on the motion to take place the week of Jan. 17, meaning the trial would have to be postponed to accommodate the motion. A possible new trial date is Feb. 9, he said. The trial date has already been changed once. The trial was initially scheduled to start Dec. 7 but was rescheduled because Lefler said he needed more time to sort through the evidence. Such continuances are routine. Suzie Bock, sister of Jay Bock, one of the motorcyclists who died, said she wasn’t surprised. “I think it’s what his attorney has to do,” she said. “I guess, for me, I’d rather have his attorney do what his attorney should do for him because I don’t want any appeals. ... I want it to be done and over when it’s done and over.” The crash near Little Sioux, killed Bock of Omaha, Neb.; Steven Benscoter of Pacific Junction; and Dale Aspedon and Dennis Chaney, both of Glenwood. The four were returning from Sturgis, S.D.

to beam because you get to balance and have fun. And I like bars. I like doing kips and I almost made it. And squat ons.” One thing the duo agrees on undoubtedly, is their least favorite part of the their three hour practice. Conditioning. The girls spend between 10 and 30 minutes with strength and endurance exercises. “Conditioning,” they both said in unison

when asked what they least liked. “That’s totally it,” Bryn said. “I hate it.” The pushups, single leg jumps and frog jumps are a few of their least favorite conditioning skills. But both realize they need the strength to learn those new skills and the endurance to make it through a high-energy two minute floor routine including leaps, flips,

turns and more. And they know they’ll need it in order to reach their goals. “I want to go to the Olympics,” Bryn said, Kaitlyn shaking her head in agreement before adding, “And I want to compete in college.” And they’re on their way. Kaitlyn managed fourth in the all around at a Siouxland meet. Throughout the year she has earned 30 medals and nine trophies. Bryn has earned herself 25 medals and nine trophies. At the USAG state meet on Dec. 12, Kaitlyn took seventh in the all around and Bryn, 13th. In order to keep improving their scores and moving up the ranks, the gym the girls attend needs some attention, which will hopefully be coming soon. The gym is scheduled to build at a new location in Logan this spring. The Woodbine gymnasts can’t wait. “We’re excited because we’ll get a pit and pit bar and every-

thing and a real vault,” Kaitlyn said. “And a spring floor,” Bryn added. “We’re really excited.” In order to help with the cost of the new gym and equipment, the team members fundraise in the spring by selling cookie dough, pretzels and cheese cake. They anticipate some additional fundraising in 2011 to aid in the building costs and supplies of their new gym. If interested in donating to the cost of new equipment and building supplies, checks may be made out to Platinum Gymnastics and mailed to: Platinum Gymnastics, 404 E. Erie, Missouri Valley, IA 51555, or dropped off at Natural Creations for Bev Neligh. Whether their new gym becomes a reality or not, will not deter the two, hopeful, future Woodbine Olympians. “It’s fun,” they both said. “Gymnastics is my future,” Bryn exclaimed, persistently.

Jan. 13 school board meeting covers wide array of topics: Coaching to safety to LEGO League From BOARD Page 1 4-star quality day care rating, and that ITBS tests would be coming up. In light of the recent out of state shootings, Waite also reported the committee met to review the school’s safety policy and they would be trying a new system of locking doors. Information will be sent out in the Cub News reminding parents which doors to use. Discussion followed on various different security systems and possibly keeping all doors locked during the day. High School Principal Rick Shanks reviewed the upcoming high school activities taking place, and went over the CPR requirements that will be coming mandatory in school systems. Superintendent Tom Vint noted in his report to the board the general fund is still being watched closely even though it is sitting more favorable than the last four years. Vint then went over the results of the Jan. 5 meeting with the WEA on negotiations. The board had counter proposed a current salary freeze, keeping the base pay at $25,950, keeping the current language on sick leave, personal leave, emergency leave and teacher evaluation, and would like to see

added “If funding for Teacher Quality is not provided from the state for any reason, the funds will be rolled out of the salary schedule to reflect any funds not received. The board also proposed raising the insurance deductible to $1,000 to $1,500. Vint said the negotiations would be put on hold until health insurance quotes came in, and the legislature set the percentage of allowable growth. The possibility of a 0 percent growth rate would affect money the school district receives. Vint encouraged those in attendance to contact their state legislators on the issues being addressed this year including Iowa Core Funding and preschool funding. The spotlight then turned to the fourth through sixth grade, along with teacher Don Groff, as the students presented their Lego League projects. One group was selected to compete in Ames this month, and Groff asked the board to consider letting the other group of students compete in a Nebraska competition. Neither group got to go to the Sioux City main competition due to the December ice storm. The board turned to their action items for the

The fourth through sixth grade students presented their LEGO League projects to the school board. Here, Abby Nelson holds one of the LEGO robots while Joey Wolf and Garrett Reisz look on. Photo: Lois Andersen night, approving the up the Robert and driver education instruc- Dorothy White Family tor fee of $160 per stu- Scholarship fund, which dent for 2011. The driver will be awarded to one education student fee female and one male senhad previously been set ior recipient. Vint at $175. Vint recom- thanked the White famimended approving ly for this generous board policy 802.4 scholarship. Capital Assets to the five Board President members present. The Joanna Shaw read a federal regulation deals thank you note from with how school boards music teacher Mary Beth handle capital assets and Gergen and students for was suggested by IASB allowing the choir robes as an accounting require- to be cleaned. The meetment for auditors. ing adjourned with the Approval and apprecia- next regular meeting set tion was given next to the for 7 p.m., Feb. 10 in the White family for setting board room.


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January 19, 2011

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Entry Deadline, February 9, 2011 by 5 p.m. OFFICIAL RULES No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Official entry forms are printed in the Logan Herald-Observer and The Woodbine Twiner. Only these forms will be permitted. No electronic duplication of these forms will be allowed. One entry per person. Entry forms must be turned in at The Logan HeraldObserver or Woodbine Twiner office before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 9, 2011. The winner shall be the person who correctly predicts on the Entry Form the total snowfall from December 22, 2010 through March 31, 2011 in Logan, IA. The total snowfall will be determined by the National Weather Service Station responsible for Logan, IA. The prize shall be subject to such additional terms, conditions and restrictions (including but not limited to, expiration dates.) In the event of a tie, a random drawing will be held at the Woodbine Twiner office. The prize will consist of an Eden Pure infrared heater valued at $299.00 or they may choose $100.00 in Logan or Woodbine Dollars. The winner will be notified promptly after the drawing. Employees and family members of The Logan Herald-Observer and The Woodbine Twiner are not eligible for this contest. Copies of the official rules are available at the offices of The Woodbine Twiner and Logan Herald Observer.

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Sports Woodbine grapplers tighten gap against the Trojans Kingsley-Pierson Quadrangular The Woodbine Tigers wrestling squad faced a tough night Jan. 6 at a Kingsley-Pierson Quadrangular, going 1-2 on the night. The Tigers first faced the Tri-Center Trojans, closing the 42-24 loss from last week, to a 39-28 loss on Jan. 6. Lucas Hedstrom (112) delivered the first pin for the Tigers in 3:16, following a fall by Alex Whiteing (103) in the first match. Tanner Hedstrom (119) kept the momentum going with a 9-2 decision to put the Tigers up 9-6. A 12-7 loss from Malachi Mentink (125) tied the match 9-9 and the Tigers were Mason Mentink works for the pin Jan. 13 against his Tri-Center opponent at Guthrie Center. Photo: Kristi Mentink never on top again. Nick Klein (130) fell in 1:57 and an open weight took an 8-2 win and second and Tanner ond pin and a 7-0 win class for Woodbine at 135 Malachi Mentink took a Hedstrom lost a 7-1 before a 9-1 loss to left the score 21-9 in 5-4 win while Dalton match. OABCIG’s Brent favor of the Trojans. Peterson earned a forfeit Western Valley Stickrod in the champiMason Mentink (140) win to gain the team’s Conference Tournament onships and Lucas took a pin in 2:43, but it only 18 points of the The Tigers didn’t fair Hedstrom (112) manwas followed by a fall dual. Monahan lost in a as well as head coach aged third after a 4:58 from Matt Monahan major decision and Matthew Mentink had pin then an 11-8 loss (145) in the third period, Shafer in 5-3 decision. hoped, but injuries and bumped him out of pushing the score 27-15. Remaining team mem- illnesses plagued the champion contention. Gavvon Shafer (152) bers were pinned in the team on the day of the Hedstrom wrestled beck, won a close one at 1-0 first period with excep- Western Valley earning an 18-3 technical and Josh Matusik (160) tions going to Tanner Conference Tournament fall and defeating KP’s lost a close one at 7-4. Hedstrom who fell in the Jan. 15. The Tigers fin- Clint Donaldson with a Matusik’s loss was fol- second and Mason ished sixth with 118.50, 2:48 pin for the bronze. lowed by Darin Peterson Mentink who fell in the behind Lo-Ma (296), Malachi Mentink (171) taking a 9-0 major third. OABCIG (143), MVAO (125) and Mason decision and Dalton Wanting to make a (137.50), Woodbury Mentink (135) both finPeterson’s (189) quick 12 comeback from two, Central (137) and Ridge ished fourth and heavysecond pin to leave the tough dual losses, the View (120), with the help weight Spencer Ball finscore close, 30-28, in Tigers made short work of three open weight ished fifth. Four sixth favor of Tri-Center. The of Riverside in a 57-21 classes at 140, 171 and place finishes were last two matches did not dual. 215. earned by Alex Whiteing go well for Woodbine, Pins were delivered Senior Dalton (103), Tanner Hedstrom Kyle Kuhlman tries to break free during the Jan. 13 with Kyle Kuhlman (215) by: Mason Mentink in Peterson (189) earned (119), Nick Klein (130) double dual at Guthrie Center. Photo: Kristi Mentink losing a close 5-2 and 1:21; Shafer, 1:39; Dalton bragging rights at the and Josh Matusik (160). Spencer Ball (heavy- Peterson, 4:39; and Lucas tourney, claiming Also wrestling for weight) falling in the Hedstrom, 2:29. Wins Woodbine’s only confer- Woodbine was Matt first period to leave Tri- came from Malachi ence champion after pin- Monahan (145) who was Center as the champs at Mentink in a 15-0 techni- ning OABCIG’s Dustin bumped out of con39-28. cal fall and Matusik in a Bengford in 2:22 and tention in his first two Guthrie Center then 9-1 major decision. defeating Woodbury matches. took the Tigers down 56- Forfeit wins where given Central’s Jared McCoy in The Woodbine Tigers 18 in the next dual. Lucas to Kuhlman, Ball a narrow 2-1 decision. will take on Underwood Hedstrom earned the Monahan and Darin Gavvon Shafer (152) and Treynor in a 6 p.m. team’s only pin of the Peterson. Joe Grady and saw a good tourney, tak- double dual in Treynor dual in 1:48. Matusik Whiteing both fell in the ing second after a 28 sec- on Jan. 20.

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January 19, 2011

Legals PUBLIC NOTICE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES WOODBINE MUNICIPAL LIGHT & POWER DECEMBER 13, 2010 The Woodbine Municipal Light & Power Board of Trustees met in regular session December 13, 2010 at 12:00 noon in the conference room. Present were board chairman Donald Kenkel, board trustees Duane Mann and Charles Warner Jr., Superintendent Christ Waite, office manager Theresa Corrin. Also in attendance, City Administrator Joe Gaa. Motion by Man, seconded by Warner with all in favor to approve the agenda. Motion by Mann, seconded by Warner to approve the minutes of the November 11, 2010 regular meeting. All were in favor. The following bills were presented and approved for payment by a motion from Warner and a second from Mann. All were in favor. November checks signed after meeting: MBMECA, transmission Service ........................4,435.09 MRES, Supplemental Power ........................38,505.74 WAPA, WAPA power ......24,392.56 Employees, payroll .........11,470.96 Collection Services Center Payroll deduction............218.50 Vandemark Heating & Cooling Financing.....................1,840.50 Vandemark Heating & Cooling Financing.....................1,989.00 Walker’s Service Truck fuel........................344.15 Wellmark, insurance ........4,084.70 Woodbine, City of Misc. expenses.................22.00 Iowa One Call, locates..........28.80 Moores, Lora, lights ..............64.07 Surber, Lois, rebate ..............21.00 Internal Revenue Service Payroll tax....................3,607.68 IPERS, retirement tax ......1,795.79 Treas. State of Iowa State WHH .....................662.00 Whitmore, Anita Contract labor.................475.00 Woodbine Main Street Chamber Employee recognition.....750.00 Collection Services Center Payroll deduction............218.50 December checks: Ameripride, mats...................36.42 Bill’s Water Conditioning Supplies ...........................21.00 Border States Electric Supply Materials......................5,618.10 Corrin, Theresa, Co-insurance..................855.80 Echo Group Inc., supplies...132.06 Everything Ellen, plant ..........25.00 First Bankcard, charges...2,351.58 Harrison County Recorder Lien fees...........................14.00 IA Dept. of Public Safety Training...........................375.00 Kriz-Davis, tools ..................784.14 Loganet, service ...................39.95 Mann, Duane, mileage........122.50 Matt Parrott & Sons Co. Supplies ......................1,177.73 Peterson, Jason Co-insurance..................149.46 Pryor’s L & K Parts Truck expense ....................6.44 Schraeder Electric, contract Labor ..............................110.00 Skarshaug Testing Laboratory Contract labor.................211.46 Treas. State of Iowa Sales tax .....................2,164.00 Walker’s Service, truck fuel.232.50 Wesco, material ...............3,308.73 Woodbine Twiner, ads & Publishing.......................252.73 Woodbine, City of Misc. expenses...............130.44 The monthly operating reports were reviewed and discussed. Motion by Warner, seconded by Mann to approve the reports as presented. All were in favor. November’s revenues were $89,744.74 and expenses were $113,146.36. Motion by Warner, seconded by Mann to approve the bad debt write-off list as presented to the board. The electric revenue only affects our budget and a copy will be given to the city and gas department for their information. All were in favor. The salaries for 2011 were discussed and a motion was made by Mann and seconded by Warner to approve a 3 percent increase to the base salaries of Corrin, Moores, Michel and Peterson setting the salaries for the year as follows: Theresa Corrin, $39,140.00; Lora Moores, part time, to be paid $14.64 per hour; Ryan Michel, $33,990.00; Jason Peterson, $43,260.00. All were in favor. The 2011 American Public Power Association’s legislative rally was discussed again. Waite is not able to attend as planned. The next regular meeting will be January 13th at 12:00 noon. There being no further business, a motion was made by Mann and seconded by Warner with all in favor to adjourn at 12:57 p.m. Donald Kenkel, Chairman ATTEST: Theresa Corrin, Secretary 3-1

PUBLIC NOTICE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES WOODBINE MUNICIPAL LIGHT & POWER DECEMBER 29, 2010 The Woodbine Municipal Light & Power Board of Trustees met in special session December 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the conference room. Present were board chairman Donald Kenkel, board trustees Duane Mann, board trustee Chuck Warner and office manager Theresa Corrin. Also in attendance Jason Peterson and Ryan Michel. Motion by Mann, seconded by Warner with all in favor to approve the agenda. The Board went into closed session with Jason Peterson and Ryan Michel at 11:01 a.m. at the request of Board Chairman Donald Kenkel. There being no further business, a motion was made by Warner and seconded by Mann with all in favor to adjourn at 11:45 a.m. Donald Kenkel, Chairmen

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PUBLIC NOTICE HARRISON COUNTY SUPERVISORS PROCEEDINGS November 4, 2010 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. Visitor: Walter Utman Grover Avenue Larry and Nancy Meyer and Kent Beebe were present to discuss last week’s public hearing on vacating part of Grover Ave. described as: A roadway known as Grover Avenue beginning at point on the north right of way of US Highway 30 in Section 24-78-45; thence continuing northerly on Grover Avenue along the west line of said Section to a point 1300 feet south of the CL/CL intersection with 305th Street. Union Pacific is planning on adding another track and is requesting closing the railroad crossing on Grover Ave. According to UP representative, Mike Blackley, the railroad will go thru with this project and expect 60-70 trains a day, which would block the Grover Ave. crossing most of the time. Mr. Meyer will contact Mr. Blackley again to see if it would be possible to have a farm crossing at the location. Motion to table action until November 9 on a motion by King, second by Smith. Unanimous approval. Engineer’s Employment Contract Tom Stoner requested a oneyear extension of his current employment contract set to expire on 10/28/2012. Only salary and contract expiration date changed. Motion to approve by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. New expiration date will be 11/3/2013. Handwritten Warrant A handwritten warrant to US Bank in the amount of $1,606.04 was approved on a motion by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. Claims Claims, as presented, were approved for payment. With business of the day completed, the Board adjourned on a motion by King, second by Smith. Unanimous approval. ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Gaylord Pitt, Chairman November 9, 2010 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. Grover Avenue Larry Meyer and Dennis Osborn met with the Board regarding the vacation of a portion of Grover Avenue. Mr. Meyer said that he had spoken to Mike Blackley and keeping a farm crossing is not an option. The Board won’t vacate the County’s easement and crossing until at such time as the sub-grade is at final elevation for all new track locations through the Grover Avenue crossing. Motion to approve by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. General Election The General Election results were presented to the Board for canvassing. Abstracts and certificates were signed. Motion to approve by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. Mental Health Annual Report The annual report for Harrison, Shelby, Monona Counties for MH/MR/DD services for FY2010 was presented to the Board. Harrison County served 206 consumers. There were no appeals during the year and the waiting list for services that was enacted as of July 1, 2009 was discontinued as of July 1, 2010. The Board accepted the report as presented. Soldier Valley Annual Permits Assistant County Attorney, Ashley West, discussed Solider Valley’s annual permits with Harrison County REC and NIPCO. Both companies are refusing to sign the agreements for their in-ground lines that cross the drainage ditch. All other owners of lines have signed agreements. The Board told Ms. West to send another letter to both companies. Jewel Ave. Drainage Charlie Wisecup, George (Buck) Winther and John Tornkvist met with the Board to discuss drainage on Jewell Avenue. Mr. Wisecup said that there had been a road tube located just north of 2893 Jewell Avenue that had been nonfunctioning for a very long time. A few years ago, the landowner requested the road department to replace the tube and they did. However, now water is draining on to these gentlemen’s land. Mr. Tornkvist remembers having signed a petition against replacing the tube and thought the new tube was bigger than the replaced one. Mr. Stoner will review the situation and get back to everyone. With business of the day completed, the Board adjourned on a motion by Smith, second by King. Unanimous approval. ATTEST: Susan Bonham, Auditor Gaylord Pitt, Chairman November 18, 2010 The Board of Supervisors met in session with all members present except King. The current agenda was approved on a motion by Smith, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Visitor: Walter Utman Jail Over Time Hours Motion to approve by Smith, second by Pitt to approve overtime hours for Patty Hazen that were earned in 2009. Unanimous approval. Handwritten Warrant A handwritten warrant to US Bank in the amount of $2,456.70 was approved on a motion by Smith, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Mobile Home Abatement Taxes Motion to approve by Smith, second by Pitt to abate the taxes on a mobile home owned by Forrest and Elisabeth Love. Unanimous

approval. Harrison County Fair John Straight stopped in to have the board endorse over a check from the Harrison County Community Foundation for the Fair Board. Fair Board will be using the money to air condition Grooms Hall. Also, looking into building a horse barn. Tax Sale Assignment Motion by Smith, second by Pitt to assign tax sale certificate #201000241 on parcel #442002051500000 to Delta Investments. Unanimous approval. Zoning Hearing Zoning public hearings were held as advertised. 1. Roger Barry requested rezoning from A-1 Agricultural to R-1 Rural Residential on approximately 2.31 acres located in the SE1/4SW1/4 of Section 15-80-42. 2. Shawn Pieper requested rezoning from A-1 Agricultural to R-1 Rural Residential on approximately 2 acres located in the NE1/4SE1/4 of Section 2-81-41 with an amendment that the property must meet 2 acre minimum. No comments from the public were heard. Motion to close the public hearings was made by Smith, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Motion to approve requests as presented was made by Smith, second by Pitt. Unanimous approval. Auditor Staffing Renee Hack presented information on behalf of Susan Bonham and Renee King on staffing. Hack informed the board that King has hired Heather Edney as a backup driver’s license employee beginning January 3, 2011. Bonham has agreed to pay Edney’s salary out of the Auditor’s budget for Edney to go to another county for training during the month of December. The board agreed with the hiring of Heather Edney. Solider Valley A letter from Mumm Law Firm to the Harrison County REC was approved on a motion by Smith, second by Pitt. The letter informed the Harrison County REC that if they did not verify locations and sign a permit with the District, the District would assume that they did not have any lines within the rightof-way of the District and that the District would not be held responsible for any unintentional damage. Approval for a petition with Genee Godden which was approved on September 9, 2010 was revised to state that all costs regarding the crossing would be borne by Ms. Godden. The original minutes stated that after the crossing was put in, the District would maintain the crossing thereafter. The District only maintains outlets for drainage not crossings for access. The change was approved on a motion by Smith, second by Pitt. Ms. Godden will be sent a letter. With business of the day completed, the Board adjourned until December 2. ATTEST: Kris Pauley, Deputy Gaylord Pitt, Chairman 3-1

PUBLIC NOTICE WOODBINE CITY COUNCIL Minutes January 10, 2011 Mayor William H. Hutcheson called the Woodbine City Council into session Monday, January 10. 2011, at 5:00 p.m., in the City conference room. Council members Nancy Yarbrough, Brenda Loftus, Jim Andersen, Bob Stephany and Noel Sherer answered roll call. Others in attendance included Bill Yarbrough, Andy Arndt, Joseph Gaa and Lois Surber. Mayor Hutcheson recommended amending the agenda to add appointment of Lois Surber as City Clerk. Moved by Stephany, seconded by Andersen, to approve the amended agenda with the addition of appointment of City Clerk to action items. 5 ayes. Moved by Stephany, seconded by Yarbrough, to approve the minutes of the December 6 and December 20 meetings. 5 ayes. Moved by Stephany, seconded by Sherer, to approve the December b ills. 5 ayes. Bill Yarbrough addressed the group concerning the new snow emergency ordinance and parking regulations during the snow emergency. City Administrator Joe Gaa and Police Chief Andy Arndt explained the ordinance regulations. The City crew work zone is midnight through noon of the next day. During this time vehicles are to be parked on an even/odd policy. On odd days vehicles are to be parked on the side of the street with addresses of residences or buildings bearing odd numbers, and even days vehicles must be parked on the side of the street with the addresses of residences or buildings bearing even numbers. Between the hours of noon to midnight parking will follow normal parking restrictions allowing either side parking only where not otherwise restricted by ordinance. Moved by Stephany, seconded by Andersen, to approve Resolution 11-1-1 setting guidelines for preparation and distribution of agendas for Woodbine City Council meetings, and establishing new agenda format for City Council meetings. Among the changes are deadline for submitting items for preliminary agenda will be the end of the business day on Tuesday prior to City Council meeting; and preliminary agenda and supporting materials shall be prepared and distributed to the Mayor and Council on the Friday prior to a City Council meeting. 5 ayes. The City had $40,000.00 in the budget for a new utility pickup and body. The purchase of a 2010 Ford F250 was approved at the August 2, 2010 council meeting. The cost of the pickup was $22,967.00. The city recently received bids for a utility body with low bid of $10,831.00 from ABM Equipment.

Councilmember Yarbrough gave consent to move forward to purchase the utility body for $10,831.00. The council reviewed an agreement between City of Woodbine an Dina Corbett to establish parameters for scope of work and funding plan for energy efficiency improvements to the Woodbine Foodland store. The scope of work is urethane insulation and silicone coating of roof, and attic and wall insulation. The projected costs are between $41,614 - $52,194. Funding would be $35,000 from Iowa Department of Economic Development; 0% interest loan in amount of $3,000 from both Electric and Gas Utilities ($6,000 total); balance from property owner. Moved by Andersen, seconded by Sherer, to move forward and complete development of agreement. 5 ayes. The Mayor appointed Lois Surber as City Clerk through June 30, 2012. Moved by Yarbrough, seconded by Loftus, to approve the mayoral appointment. 5 ayes. Meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m. The next council meeting is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. January 24. WOODBINE CITY COUNCIL Bills December —- 2010 Clayton Energy Corp., Gas commodity/reserve..$33,131.33 Crown View Development, LLC, I-Jobs grant reimb. $100,000.00 Scott Rutz Brand Solution, website redesign .......................$495.00 Home Town Hardware, batteries Wrench, supp ...................34.64 Iowa Treasury, sales tax...1,938.00 Acco Unlimited Corp. chemical Pumps, adaptors, supp2,551.51 Agriland FS, Inc. Chemicals/park ..............814.91 Ameripride Linen, mats.........64.20 Bonsall TV & Appliance Cord speaker system .........4.95 Boyer Township Cemetery ’10 half-net expenses ..8,818.50 Counsel Office & Document Copier/toner ...................179.69 Brown Supply Co. Road flare kit..................257.82 Casey’s General Store Fuel, supp ......................898.02 Central Iowa Distributing Degreaser ...................1,156.00 Moores Plumbing/Well Ser., 1009 Park/waterheater contract .........................900.00 Mary Jane Foutch Clerical ...........................144.00 Hach Company, water Testing supp. ..................129.89 Harlan Municipal Utilities Spam filter ........................50.00 Harr. Co. Drainage Clerk Upper Boyer ...................183.75 Harr. Co. Landfill Assessment.................3,108.00 Harr. Co. REC, service ........216.24 Heartland Technology Solutions Computer tech serv........373.75 IA. Assoc. Mun. Utilties Regul, insp WCISA Dues, grant..................5,679.62 Iowa Telecom, service.........421.22 Jeff Johnsen, shop rent ......250.00 Bank of the West (Visa)

Training, postage............348.43 Mangold Environmental Testing............................355.00 Duane & Janice Mann, Brookview TIF pmt. .....6,459.55 Ron Meeker Well Co. Test well installation ....2,965.10 Mether Spray Foam, insul. Firehall ceiling .............5,650.00 The Office Stop, office Supplies .........................144.54 Pryors L & K Repair Oil/filter .............................75.32 Shaw’s Family Kitchen Council mtg. .....................49.00 Smith Project Management Grants management ...4,428.75 DBA/Sonderman Cleaning Air fresheners...................34.00 Southwest IA ECI, wage/hr Workshop .........................25.00 Bob Sullivan, furnace Contract.......................1,944.00 United Western Coop, fuel Additive.............................26.04 Vandemark Htg, AC, Plg. Furnace contract 53,-9th. .........1,260.00 Veenstra & Kimm, Inc., 806 Pk Alley consultation ...........835.00 Verizon Wireless, Police cell .......................108.49 Walker Service, fuel Tire repair.......................618.00 Horizon Equipment, tractor Repairs, supp. ................578.58 Anita Whitmore, cleaning ....375.00 Woodbine Twiner, Nov./Dec. Adv. & pub. .....................542.75 Joe Gaa, cell phone Allowance .........................50.00 L & M Electronics, radio Installation ......................266.00 Woodbine Mun. Utilities, supp Transfer, service ..........6,077.77 Lois Surber, overtime, mtg. Mileage reimb.................127.00 William H. Hutcheson, Mayor Reimburse ......................239.65 Noel E. Sherer, council .........40.00 Nancy Yarbrough, council .....40.00 Jim Andersen, council...........20.00 Robert Stephany, council ......20.00 Brenda Loftus........................40.00 Balance ........................195,534.01 WOODBINE CITY COUNCIL RECEIPTS December –2010— Utilities, gas efficiency ...48,768.63 Contracts.....................1,784.45 Water.........................16,527.48 Sewer ..........................8,944.52 Landfill.........................3,682.92 Total ...............................79,708.00 State of Iowa, local option6,564.05 State of Iowa, road use..11,440.96 State of Iowa, I-Jobs grant ............100,000.00 State of Iowa, liquor license Corn Palace ...................617.50 Harr. Co. Treasurer, debt Service $398.82 ..........1,692.76 Moores Plumbing & Well Coupling .........................179.90 Woodbine Mun. Light & Power Supplies .........................152.44 Malibu Sunrooms, Building permit .................42.00 Marvin Kelley, building Permit .............................240.00 Felicia’s Day Care Fence permit ....................25.00 Rose City Canopy Co., Inc. Sign permit.......................50.00 United States Treasury

Overpayment refund ...1,105.98 EMC Insurance Co., reports, Workman comp refund1,485.77 Metropolitan Reporting Bureau Reports ............................15.00 LexisNexis, reports ...............15.00 PNC Bank, N.A., reports.........8.00 Miscellaneous, tickets, Peddler’s permit ...............50.00 Bank of the West, interest.....47.75 BALANCE ....................203,440.11 3-1

PUBLIC NOTICE WOODBINE COMMUNITY SCHOOL JANUARY CLAIMS OPERATING FUNDS Academic Superstars, Software license .....18,528.93 Agriland FS, bus fuel/oil 5,530.55 Alegent Health Physical expense.........148.00 Boyer Valley Schools Supt. Salary 1st sem.39,907.45 C & H Hauling Garbage hauling ..........204.50 Capital Sanitary Supply Janitorial supplies ........610.00 Cpw Government, Inc. Projector ...................1,799.00 Central Iowa Distributing Janitorial supplies ........297.00 Cintas, cleaning supp. ........55.37 Counsel Office & Document Copies ...........................78.37 Drees Heating & Plumbing Electrical work .............263.67 Eby Drug, FPI Pens .........155.90 Ecan Supply Co. Janitorial supp .............857.08 Everything Ellen, Memorial........................25.00 Frehse Manufacturing Sheet metal ...................32.50 Harlan Community Schools Open enrollment .......5,768.00 Hometown Hardware Misc. supplies ................78.36 IA Division of Criminal InvestigaTion, background checks21.00 Iowa Assoc. of School Boards Bus driver training .........42.00 Iowa Communications network ICN fees.........................91.47 Iowa Western Comm. College Dual credit tuition......1,249.50 J. W. Pepper Co. Musical selections .......110.84 Jaymar Business Forms, Inc. W-2’s/envelopes ............76.49 John’s Body Repair Windshield replacement 75.00 Loftus Heating, Inc. Boiler repairs .................57.70 Logan-Magnolia School Open 4enrollment ...40,376.00 Metal Doors & Hardware Keys...............................41.00 Missouri Valley Comm. School Open enrollment .......4,326.00 MNJ Technologies Direct, Inc. Smart board switch......480.55 Moore’s Plumbing Plumbing expense .......447.82 Mundt, Franck & Schumacher Legal fees ......................25.00 Nebraska Air Filter, roof top Air filters ......................432.72 Nolte, Cornman & Johnson P.C. Auditors ....................2,850.00

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LEGALS Cont. from Pg. 10 Oriental Trading Co. Supplies.........................47.87 Principal financial group, flex Insurance fee.................90.00 Pryor L & K Repair Bus parts .....................130.80 Quill Corp., storage ............51.25 School bus sales Bus repairs ..................466.63 Verizon Wireless, Cell phone fee ...............25.12 Waterlink, water Treatment.....................300.00 Wells Fargo Master Card, FCS supplies sped supp......116.82 West Harr. Comm. School Tech/open enrollment6,364.90 Woodbine Mun. Utilities, gas Elec., water.............15,490.22 Woodbine Post Office Stamps, postage..........289.50 Woodbine Twiner, pub. .....205.32 FUND TOTAL.............149,461.24 PHYSICAL PLANT & EQUP. Ed M. Feld Equip. Emergency lighting ......832.00 FUND TOTAL....................832.00 CHK. ACCT. TOTAL ...150,293.24 HOT LUNCH ACCOUNT C & H Hauling, Garbage hauling ..........100.00 Ed M. Feld Equip. Food inspection ...........100.00 Farner-Bocken Co. Food & supp ................936.06 Grote, Liane, Supply reimbursement...11.58 Interstate Brand Bread products ............205.75 Martin Bros. Food & supplies........5,654.89 Roberts Dairy, Milk products ............1,392.95 Young’s tables ...............2,766.19 FUND TOTAL...............11,147.42 CHK ACCT TOTAL ......11,147.42 ACTIVITY BILLS JANUARY 13, 2011 Carlos Bradford, var. basketball

Official ¼ .......................80.00 Brooklyn Publishers Royalty...........................15.00 Ray Carpenter, Var. BB Official 1/8/11 ................80.00 Complete Music, deposit For Prom DJ ................150.00 Coyote Jazz Festival Entry fee ......................110.00 Andre Davis, Deposit for DJ..............100.00 Kevin Dunn, Var. basketball Official 1/4 ....................80.00 Elkhorn S. High School Quiz Bowl Entry.............40.00 Everything Ellen, flowers, parents Night, winter sp..............96.85 Ken Ford, JV BB tourney Official 1/8/11 ..............160.00 Ken Ford, JV Basketball Official 1/4 ....................60.00 Nolan Ford, Jr. Hi. Girls BB official 12/16 ............55.00 Nolan Ford, Jr. Hi. Girls BB Official 12/14 .................55.00 Scott Ford, JV, BB Tourney Official 1/8/11 ..............160.00 Scott Ford, JV Basketball Official 1/4 ....................60.00 Scott Ford, JV. Hi. & JV BB Official 12/13 ...............115.00 Scott Ford, Jr. HI. Girls BB Official 12/14............55.00 Scott Ford, Jr. Hi Girls BB Official 12/16............55.00 Jon Garrett, Var. Basketball Official 1/4 ....................80.00 Gateway Hotel, room For track clinic .............105.28 Glidden Ralston HS, Dist. Football medals .............16.00 Doug Harvey, JV & Var. Girls BB Official 12/14............90.00 Bill Herman, JV BB Tourney Official 1/8/11 ..............160.00 IHSAA, wrestling tickets ...245.00 IHSMA, piano solo Entry fee ........................40.00 IHSSA, large group Speech entries ............167.00 Larry Janis, JV & Var. Girls BB

Official 12/14 .................90.00 Bob Johnsen, Var. BB Official 1/8/11.............................80.00 Skip Kennedy, Var. BB Official 1/8/11 ................80.00 Steve Lefeber, HS Wrestling Official .........110.00 LoMa High School JV wrestling Tourney 1/8....................60.00 Midbell, band supplies........17.08 Midbell, band supplies........97.43 Paul Nerz, HS basketball Official 12/17 .................80.00 Pepsi, vending pop...........468.82 Mike Plewa, JV BB tourney Official 1/8/11 ..............160.00 Mike Plewa, Jr. Hi. & JV BB Official 12/13..........115.00 Portaphone, Off Season Repairs ..........................58.45 Roberts Dairy, Kindergarten milk ........136.20 Shaw’s Screenprinting Softball shirs (resale)...270.00 Shaw’s Screenprinting Wrestling shirts (resale)372.00 Shaw’s Screenprinting Wrestling shirts (resale)583.00 Myron Sojka, HS Wrestling Official..........................110.00 Jon Sorensen, HS Basketball Official 12/17 .................80.00 Jim Tokheim, HS Basketball Official 12/17 .................80.00 Tri-Center High School, Var. Wrestling tourney1/8/11-75.00 University of NE. – 4H Lego tournament ...........50.00 UPS, package pickup .........10.37 Wells Fargo Master Card Ice..................................18.45 Woodbine School Elementary petty cash...21.14 TOTAL ...........................6,003.07 3-1


January 13, 2011 —- 7:00 p.m. The regular meeting of the Woodbine Community School Board was held Thursday, January 13, 2011 with the following people present: President Joanna Shaw, Directors, Amy Sherer, Todd Heistand, Mike Staben and Amber Nelson. Others present were Supt. Tom Vint, Principals Kathy Waite and Rick Shanks, along with Board Secretary Connie Waite. Visitors: Lois Andersen, Barbie and Tom Schafer, Susie Schultz, Noel Sherer, Karen Lantz. Item 1. Call To Order. The meeting was called to order by President Joanna Shaw in the Board Room at 7:00 p.m. Roll was taken with five members present and establishing a quorum. Item 2 & 3. Amended the Agenda. No action taken. Item 4. Approval; of the Consent Items. It was move dby Heistand and seconded by Staben to approve the following items in the consent agenda: a. Minutes of the previous meeting, payment of bills, audited by Amber Nelson, General Fund $149,461.24, PPEL Fund $832.00, Activity - $6,003.07, Hot Lunch - $11,147.42 c. All financial reports and the Agenda. d. Contract to Jeff Powers for Head Baseball Coach for the summer of 2011 at $3,633. e. Part time contract to Brittney McDonald as a SPED Associate. f. Contract to Rita Melby as Head Softball Coach for the summer of 2011 at $3,633. g. Contract to Becky Melby as Assist. Softball Coach for the summer of 2011 at $2,543. No objections. Motion carried 5-0. Item 5. Open Forum – Noel Sherer requested that the Board to

look into waiving mandatory P.E. for those students who participate in athletics. Mr. Sherer noted that if a student is involved in band and vocal and has to take P. E. on a daily basis, it doesn’t leave any time in the student’s schedule to take an academic class other than the required subjects. By waiving the P. E. class the student’s schedule would have a period during the day to take another class. Item 6. Administrative Reports: Principal Kathy Waite reported that the District did receive the $1,600 from QRS for obtaining a Level 4 rating in Tiger Tots/Latchkey. Ms. Waite informed the Board that the Administration and the safety Committee has decided to secure the buildings during the day by having all exterior doors locked. Information will go out to the parents and community with instructions on how to gain entry to the school. Principal Rick Shanks updated the Board on the upcoming activities and reported that the Army has volunteered to teach the CPR classes to our students at no expense to the District. Supt. Vint reported on the month’s finances, noting that the General Fund balance is improving. Mr. Vint informed the Board of the district’s counter offer to the WEA. The District’s counter offer was to freeze the schedule and put all other areas on hold until the State sets the allowable growth and the insurance notifies us of any increases. Item 7. Focus on Education = Don Groff’s Lego League presented their projects to the Board. The group consists of 4th, 5th & 6th grade science students. The groups will be competing in Ames, IA and at the SAC Museum in Nebraska.

Item 8. consent Agenda items pulled for discussion there were none. Item 9. Action Items: It was moved by Sherer and seconded by Heistand to approve the Driver’s Ed. Instructor fees for 2011 at $160 per student. This is the same as last year. Discussion. Motion carried 5-0. It was moved by Heistand and seconded by Sherer to approve the Board Policy 802.4 Intangible Assets. Discussion. Motion carried 5-0. It was moved by Staben and seconded by Sherer to approve a Junior High Wrestling sharing agreement with the Boyer Valley Community School District. Discussion. Motion carried 5-0. It was moved by Sherer and seconded by Nelson to approve the acceptance and conditions of the Robert and Dorothy A. White Family Scholarship. Discussion. Motion carried 5-0. Item 10. Board Discussion. The Board held a brief discussion on the Lego League competition being held across state lines to Nebraska. The Board agreed to allow the trip. A “Thank You” from the vocal students was read. The students along with instructor, Mary Beth Gergen were thanking the Board for allowing the expense of cleaning all the choir robes. The next regular meeting will be February 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room. There being no further business President Shaw adjourned the meeting at 8:18 p.m. These minutes are as recorded by the board secretary and subject to approval at the next regular board meeting. Connie Waite Board Secretary/Treasurer 3-1


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January 19, 2011

Sports Basketball teams fall to Boyer Valley Bulldogs JEFF POWERS For The Twiner Boyer Valley, 65: Woodbine, 35 The Tiger men welcomed longtime rival Boyer Valley to Woodbine last Friday night for the only game of the week. It was senior parent’s night for three players, Jacolby Ehlert, Ethan Lenz, Alex Klein and their parents. Seniors honored their parents between games with roses. The Tigers knew they had to play a near perfect game to upend a one loss class 1A foe. Solid defense, getting good shots, limiting turnovers, rebounding and stopping the Bulldogs leading scorer Kyle Brosamle were the keys to finding victory. The Tigers would hold Brosamle to 1-13 shooting. The rest of the Bulldog team would shoot 56 percent from the field going 25-45. Even with Brosamle’s 1-13, the Bulldogs still shot 45 percent compared to the Tigers 25 percent shooting. It would be a difficult feat for any basketball team to overcome that difference in shooting percentages. The Bulldogs would dominate the Tigers in most every aspect of the game. The first six minutes of the game put the Tigers in a position of playing an uphill battle, which they would not overcome. With several turnovers, the Tigers fell behind 9-0 before they scored their first

points with two minutes left in the quarter. The second quarter the Bulldogs would dominate the boards getting several second shots on offense to extend the lead. By halftime, the Tigers were on the short end of a 31-14 score. The Tigers fought hard in the third quarter trying to overcome the Bulldogs 17 point lead. The Bulldogs only extended their lead by 2 points as the Tigers played their best ball of the night. In the fourth quarter the bulldogs would again dominate outscoring the Tigers 20-9 making the final score 65-35. The Tigers were outplayed in all aspects. They were out rebounded 38-30, went to the free throw line only 5 times, committed 19 turnovers and though the shot selection wasn’t bad, the Tigers just couldn’t get shots to fall. Statistically Ethan Lenz led all scores with 14 points followed by Jameson Delaney with 10, Jacolby Ehlert with 4, Drew Radloff and AlexKlein with 3 each and Davis Hackman with 1 point. Ehlert led the team in rebounding with 10 followed by Lenz with 6 and Klein with 5. Hackman led with 3 steals and Sam Powers led with 3 assists. The boys and girls will have three games next week. Ar-We-Va and Riverside will visit Woodbine on Monday night and Saturday afternoon. The Tigers will go on the road Tuesday night to

Woodbine’s Paige Hackman, right, fights Boyer Valley’s Shelby Houston for possession of the ball. Photo: Dawn Powers face Charter-Oak. The boys’ record is now 3-7. Lady Bulldogs, 53: Lady Tigers, 26 The Lady Tigers welcomed the Bulldogs of Boyer Valley to Woodbine on Friday night. It was senior parent’s night for the ladies as they honored one, lone senior on the team. Rebekka Boer and her parents were honored after the girls game with roses. The Lady Tigers played good aggressive defense the whole game. The biggest problems the Tigers faced was just getting the ball through the hoop and giving up to many offensive rebounds to the Bulldogs. In the first quarter the Tigers didn’t score until there was 2:53 left in the quarter. The freshmen would score all 8 of the

Tiger points in the second quarter led by Shelby Behrendt with 6 points and Lydia Payne with 2 points. Again in the second, the Tigers didn’t get the scoring going till there was 4:28 left to play. Though both teams spent the second quarter in foul trouble, Woodbine didn’t convert and Boyer Valley did. The Lady Tigers were on the short end of the halftime score of 31-14. In the second half the ladies would continue to play solid defense, but scoring 4 points in the third and 8 in the fourth, would not allow the Tigers a comeback. They would lose the game 53-26. There are no official statistics available at this time. The Lady Tiger’s record is now 1-10. They will have the same schedule as the boys next week.

Sam Powers is flanked by Boyer Valley opponents Jan. 14 during a home game. Photo: Dawn Powers

Honoring parents on Parents’ Night

NOTICE There will be no basketball game on Jan. 20 in Elkhorn as stated in the Black and Gold Calendar. However, a home junior varsity game will take place beginning at 6 p.m.

Feb. 1 grant deadline for Harrison County nonprofits Chair of the Harrison County Community Foundation Greg L. Christiansen, reminds Harrison County nonprofit organizations two weeks remain for grant applications. The deadline is Feb. 1 and this year the new online form simplifies the application process. Detailed application procedures and fact sheets can be obtained online at Contact any board member for additional information. Please contact Dennis Nissen or Denise Cardos at 800-794-3458 with grant application-specific questions. Only organizations providing charitable services in Harrison County are eligible. They must be able to demonstrate broad community/county support and supply a copy of their 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter. Requests for general operational funds will not be considered. Board members of the Harrison County Community Foundation are Chair, Greg L. Christiansen of Missouri Valley, 712-642-2761; Vice Chair, Nancy Cohen of Persia, 712-488-6185; Secretary/Treasurer, Treva Block of Dunlap, 712-643-5442; Alan J. Anderson, Esq. of Logan, 644-2485; Susan Bonham of Logan, 712-644-2401; and Cindy Pryor of Woodbine, 647-2741.

Senior Woodbine boys basketball players and lone girl basketball player and cheerleader honored their parents during Parents’ Night Jan. 14. Pictured here, front row, left to right, are seniors Alex Klein, Jacolby Ehlert, Ethan Lenz, Rebekka Boer and Chantel Schwery. Back row are parents Tammy Klein, Mark Klein, Roberta Klaahsen, Liz Lenz, Jim Lenz, Bob Boer, Joan Boer, Tina Schwery and Louis Schwery. Photo: Dawn Powers

Harr. Co. FIRST LEGO League Jamboree Jan. 26 The public is invited to a FIRST LEGO League Jamboree scheduled from 3-5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Logan Community Center, 108 W. Fourth St., Logan. The Harrison County Extension Service is conducting the program, which is open to the public free of charge. FLL is an international competition designed to challenge youth to work collaboratively to solve challenges that address real-world problems. Each team of six to 10 youth works on a predetermined set of topical

challenges under the mentorship of volunteer adults in the community. Each team prepares within four competitive areas that are each judged at regional and state competitions. The first is an interview of the team by a panel of judges to measure teamwork. The second involves building a LEGO-based robot that is designed and appropriately programmed to complete a set of tasks. The third area involves team research of a topic within the overall theme complete with a presenta-


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tion to demonstrate both problem solving and communication abilities, and finally, the designed robots enter competition to complete prescribed tasks. Eight teams from five Harrison County communities have worked since September honing their problem-solving skills to answer the challenge program. This year’s program is “Body Forward,” about biomedical engineering skills. There are seven “core” values that are keys throughout the program: share the experience with others; display gracious professionalism; do work to find solutions with guidance from mentors and coaches; what is discovered is more important than what is won; work as a team; honor the spirit of friendly competition; and have fun. This year, Harrison County FLL teams learned another value, namely adversity often leads to creativity. The December statequalifying regional competition in Sioux City was cancelled because of a

blizzard. In lieu of the qualifying, regional representatives to the Iowa state competition in Ames on Jan. 15 was accomplished by drawing lots, and three local teams were drawn, two from Logan and one from Woodbine. In addition, because there were openings in the Nebraska state competition, the teams from West Harrison Community and a second team from Woodbine, were selected and will travel to Ashland, Neb. in February. Because of the cancellation of the regional contest, the Extension office pushed to hold this local event to reward teams for their effort, but more importantly to provide a venue to display teams’ creative solutions to both sponsors and the public. Special thanks to the local sponsors of FLL in Harrison County, Bill Cunard of Culligan Water Conditioning, Missouri Valley; Logan Do it Best Hardware; Logan Kiwanis, Cogdill Farm Supply, Woodbine Kiwanis, the Hoffman Agency of Dunlap, and Missouri Valley Kiwanis.

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Harrison County Crime Stoppers will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Logan Public Library Meeting Room (in the basement). The meeting is open t...