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LEON, IOWA 50144, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019P.O. Box 580, 111 NW. 2nd, Leon, IA 50144


Understanding the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy The Central Decatur Community School District Board of Directors has determined it necessary to ask district residents to consider a $1.34 Voter-Approved Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) as the $2.93 Debt Service Levy expires. When district residents consider the PPEL on September 10, the measure on the ballot will read as follows: Shall the Board of Directors of the Central Decatur Community School District in the County of Decatur, State of Iowa, be authorized for a period of ten (10) years, to levy and impose a voter approved physical plant and equipment tax not to exceed one dollar and thirty-four cents ($1.34) per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district, and be authorized annually, in combination, as determined by the board, to levy a physical plant and equipment property tax upon all the taxable property within the school district commencing with the levy of property taxes for collection in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, and to impose a physical plant and equipment income surtax upon the state individual income tax of each individual income taxpayer resident in the school district on December 31 for each calendar year commencing with the 2020 calendar year, or each year thereafter, (the percent of income surtax not to exceed twenty percent (20%) to be determined by the board each year), to be used for the purposes permitted by Iowa law? As written in the measure, the voter-approved PPEL consists of two sources that will fund the $1.34 levy - income surtax and property tax. Reviewing what each tax is helps clarify the impact of the PPEL. Income surtax is a surtax on the amount of state tax liability and may not exceed 20 percent from all taxing entities. It is NOT a tax on an individual’s income, but rather a percentage of the Iowa income tax they pay the state of Iowa. For example, if a district has a 10 percent income surtax and an individual earns $40,000 annually and owes $200 in state income tax, the district would receive $20 (10 percent times $200) as a result of the income surtax. NOT, for example, 10 percent times their $40,000 income. Income surtax is received a year behind the payment schedule for property taxes. An income surtax would be levied ONLY if an individual owed state income taxes. Income surtax is paid only on individual income taxes, and is not paid on corporate income taxes. The surtax is a method for school districts to spread the taxing burden, especially in those areas that have significant agricultural valuation or have lower property tax valuation and hence higher property tax rates. Income surtaxes instead of property taxes also benefit lower income senior citizens in their homes who would otherwise pay property taxes, but pay little or no income tax since much of their social security income is tax exempt. Income surtaxes also spread the burden, providing a mechanism for apartment dwellers who rent to contribute via income surtax to the school district. An income surtax is assessed on Iowa income taxes based on district of residence. If a person works in Leon, but lives somewhere outside the district boundaries, that individual does not pay Central Decatur School District taxes. They pay school district taxes where they live. The same is true if a person lives in the Central Decatur School District and works in a different school district. The income surtax remains tied to the residential address and the school district associated with that address. Property tax is the second component of the voter approved PPEL. Property tax is primarily a tax on “real property,” which is mostly land, buildings, structures, and other improvements that are constructed on or in the land, attached to the land, or placed upon a foundation. Typical improvements include a building, house or mobile home, fences, and paving. The following six classes of real property are evaluated: ● Residential ● Agricultural ● Multiresidential ● Commercial ● Industrial ● Utilities/railroad [This class is assessed at the state level.] The primary recipients of property taxes levied include: ● K-12 Schools ● Cities ● Counties ● Hospitals ● Assessors ● Townships, and ● Agricultural Extension Districts The two scenarios below illustrate the impact of a voter-approved PPEL on property taxes: ● If a person owns a home with an assessed value of $100,000, the actual taxable value of that home is $56,918 due to the county residential rollback established at 56.9180%. This school year, the school district property tax levy has been established at a $17.07 per thousand valuation, meaning $971.59 would be levied in school district property taxes. With the Debt Service Levy expiring and the passage of a voted PPEL, the school district property tax levy would be $881.09, or a person would see a decrease of (continued on page 10)

New Floor Design for CD Gym When students arrive for school next Friday, they will begin to see the new design on the high school gym floor unfold. The above articst conception photo shows a new light wood, tri-tone design with the CD logo fashioned at center court. The free throw lanes will be done in a dark red stain, with lighter stains moving outward. Phillips Floors out of Indianola will be handling the project and were scheduled to start Tuesday. According to Zach Clark, Activities Director, the sanding and painting takes a week or so and then it will have to sit for two weeks. Therefore, the gym will be closed until approximately September 2. Clark went on to indicate that he believes the floor was last re-done for the 2005-2006 school year. The design of the floor has changed a few times since the school was built in 1983.

Head to Grand River this Weekend for Two Days of Rodeo Action It’s Grand River Rodeo time! The 38th annual Grand River Lion’s Club Championship Rodeo will be held this Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17 at 8:00 p.m. each night. The rodeo ground is located ½ mile west and ½ mile south of Grand River. The twoday event will feature 9 championship events that include: Bareback Riding, Calf Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Steer

Wrestling, Team Roping, Brahma Bull Riding, Over 40 Calf Roping, and Break-Away Roping. The stock contractor for the event is Grand River Rodeo Company. Admission to the event is $8 for adults, kids ages 5-12 is $4, and under age 5 is free. Advance tickets are still available for $6 and $3, respectively, and are available at Great Western Bank in Leon, Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri in Leon,

BTC Bank in Lamoni, and City State Bank in Mt. Ayr. Both nights of the rodeo will feature Steer Riding, Muttin Bustin (ages 7 and under) and a Chicken Chase for ages 5-10. Following the rodeo each night will be the sounds of DJ Shining Star Shellie Adams. Enjoy some good ole family fun time at the Grand River Rodeo. Reminder: The road (R-15) coming into Grand River from the north is closed. There is a detour, but taking a different route might be the best option.

AK Garage Opens - A Dream that Became a Reality

Church of Christ All Day Meeting

Church of Christ all day meeting to be held on Saturday, August 17, at the Davis City Community Center, beginning at 10:00 a.m, featuring Brad Harrub, Ph. D. The theme is “Is Your Family on the Boat or are They Drowning in the Flood?” Lunch will be provided at noon. Friday a bonfire will be held with singing and devotions will be at the church building. Sunday Services will be held at the church building with a Bible Class beginning at 10:00 a.m., Worship at 11:00 a.m., a potluck lunch at noon followed by another Worship at 1:30 p.m. Refer to ad.

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Loving Chapel United Methdoist Church in Leon is hostAK Garage is the tire business, open no strangers to the ing their annual parknew place in town. As of Monday through Fri- community of Leon. ing lot/basement sale July 11, Alan and Katie day from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 They have been raising on Saturday, August Jensen have been the p.m. and Saturdays by their family here and 24, from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 new proud owners of appointment. They can are the proud parents p.m. FREE WILL doAK Garage, located at be reached at 641-446- of a daughter Lexi, age nation. 303 NW Church Street 6628 or akgarage6628@ 14 and a son Austin, age 12. Alan also is the in Leon (previously The Jensens also son of Tom and Connie Notice Pierson Automotive). The couple purchased want to be sure to Jensen of Leon and is The Leon Journalthe building from Bran- get the word out that a 2002 Central Decatur Reporter is not a drop AK Garage is a fam- graduate. The family off point for UPS packdon Pierson. owned/operated has been involved in ages, nor does it have a Alan has 20 years ily of mechanical experi- business here to ser- the community in vari- Facebook page. ence as well as years of vice your mechanical ous activites, including Apparently, Google as volunteers for the has somehow tied the racing/mechanic back- needs. “This is a dream Leon Rodeo. ground. Alan previnewspaper address to A Grand Opening is a UPS drop off point. ously drove a semi for J becoming a reality,” Bar G Trucking out of stated Alan. “I have scheduled for Septem- If you search for a UPS wanted a shop for some ber 27, so watch The drop off point on the inMercer, Missouri. Leon Journal-Reporter ternet, sure enough the AK Garage is a full time.” Alan and Katie are for additional details. service mechanic and Leon Journal-Reporter is listed. This is not the case and it seems we are unable to remove this. With regards to the Facebook page, after several callers said they got the phone number for the office on this site, we searched and sure enough a Facebook page under the Leon Journal-Reporter heading popped up. However, the staff at the newspaper did not create this, nor authorize this. Besides, there is incorrect information listed, one being the phone number and another is the address. So do not believe all what you see on the Internet. Thank you, Corey Alan and Katie Jensen are the new owners of AK Garage - Tire and Auto, located at 303 NW Church Street in Leon.


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DEATH NOTICE KYNER, Virginia Viola, 92, of LeRoy, Iowa, died on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, surrounded by her family. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at LeRoy Presbyterian Church, LeRoy, Iowa. Interment was held in the Garden Grove Cemetery, Garden Grove, Iowa. Arrangements were through the SladeO’Donnell Funeral Home, Leon, Iowa. Memorials may be given to the LeRoy Presbyterian Church or the Corydon Karl LeCompte Library. RING, Fred, 57, of Seymour, Iowa, died on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa, after a brief illness. Per Fred’s request, cremation has been accorded and a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are through the Thomas Funeral Home of Corydon, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the Wayne County Hospital.


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FRED RING Fred Ring, 57, of Seymour, Iowa, passed away at the Wayne County Hospital on August 3, 2019, after a brief illness. Fred was born in Butte, Montana on October 4, 1961, to William and Helen (Eliason) Ring. Fred attended high school in Missoula, Montana and moved to Centerville in the late 1980s. He worked at Curwood Manufacturing Company for several years before relocating back to Montana until his father’s passing. Fred then moved to Seymour to be closer to his family. In his spare time, Fred enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with family (especially spoiling his grandchildren). He was also a wonderful carpenter and master jokester. Fred is survived by his mother, Helen; daughters: Shelby (Travis) Jellison and Malacy Ring (Ryan Bratz); sister, Nancy (Jim) Andrew; brother, Randy Ring; grandchildren: Zane, Holdyn, Sutton and Remington Jellison and Declan Ring. He is survived by numerous extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, William and his sister, Judy Fogarty. Per Fred’s request, cremation has been accorded and a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Wayne County Hospital and online condolences may be shared at www.

VIRGINIA VIOLA KYNER Virginia Viola (McKeeman) Kyner, 92, recently gained status as the oldest person in her immediate family. Sometimes known as “Ginny”, she passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Oldest child/daughter of Melvin James (1904-1993) and Edna Ethel Elwell (1908-1986) McKeeman, was born July 15, 1927, in Leon, Iowa at the home of her grandparents, Louis William (1871-1955) and Josephine Mahala Martin (1878-1967) Elwell. Virginia met Kenneth Dale Kyner in high school during a basketball game at LeRoy. They dated two years, then married on January 6, 1946, at her birth location. Kenneth continued to serve in the United States Navy for six months after their marriage. Five children were born in eight years to this union, Donna, Janice, Nile, Daryl, and Gloria. Virginia and Kenneth felt fortunate to make their home north of LeRoy in March 1947, on a Kyner family century farm. They moved south of LeRoy in February 1955, on a Calhoun family century farm. They built their new home in 1989; she lived there till her passing. Virginia and Kenneth always knew they were blessed and frequently remarked about it. Multiple family albums feature picture after picture of them together during a lifetime of events. Virginia graduated from LeRoy Consolidated High School in 1945, (a good six on six basketball player in junior high and high school), attended Simpson College Normal Training then began teaching at Franklin Country classroom in Decatur County the

fall of 1945. She later substituted at LeRoy Elementary. She was a farmer’s wife, a mother, a homemaker, and a good cook…always keeping the cookie jar filled. She was accomplished in sewing and needlework - embroidery, knitting, needlepoint, and especially crocheting and quilting. This creative woman taught herself crocheting the fall of 1972; a gifted seamstress, she repaired family items and blessed many people with her creations over the years. She crocheted afghans and made quilts for her children and grandchildren. A sack full of crocheted doilies, kitchen cloths, hot pads are ready for 2019 LeRoy Harvest Festival. She crocheted many prayer shawls for the sick and elderly, made quilts or crocheted baby blankets, and hundreds of caps for newborns. Virginia loved reading books of various interests, was keeper of family genealogy, a bird watcher, a collector of used stamps and old sayings also known as wives’ tales, and a weather watcher (due to arthritis she was also a weather forecaster). She enjoyed all sorts of inside and outside flowers and plants. She would have liked to learn the Internet; she did enjoy typing her newspaper articles, personal and Christmas letters, and playing solitaire on her computer. There is a family saying, “If we didn’t grow it, we didn’t eat it.” We raised cattle, hogs, chickens, and sheep (pets-didn’t eat them), milked cows, and sold milk, cream, and eggs. Every year the family prepared and planted a huge garden…canning and freezing quart after quart of vegetables and fruits, making pickles, pies, and cobblers. Both Virginia and Kenneth continued this tradition working together even into their 90’s. Virginia’s canned meats were in demand at LeRoy Harvest Festival auctions. She especially liked hosting birthdays, 4th of July and Labor Day BBQ’s, and Christmas gatherings. Virginia was a lifetime member of the LeRoy Presbyterian Church (often representing the congregation at Presbytery). She was presented Award of Special Elder Recognition the fall of 2012, was a Bible and Sunday school teacher, and Harvest Festival and Christmas Program planner. She wrote the LeRoy community news for the Humeston New Era and the Leon Journal Reporter newspapers for over 50 years. She was

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a 4-H assistant to Decatur County girls club in 1947, and 4-H leader to Decatur County LeRoy Merry Makers girls for four years during the mid-late 60’s. She was an American Legion Auxiliary member from 1948, till LeRoy transferred to Garden Grove, disbanding in 2013, the LeRoy Garden Club, and a Progressive Homemaker member, retiring after 50 years. Joys were her grandchildren (caring for them when needed) and her great grandchildren. She enjoyed Facebook pictures on an electronic photo frame or printed off to keep up with extended family activities. She loved FaceTime visits with the grands and the greats. She taught work ethic and financial responsibility. Family was important…her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren’s visits continued until her death. All of the grandchildren and some great grandchildren visited her May-July. Virginia had a sharp, amazing memory of stored data, rarely referencing calendars or journals. People and family often called her for information or verification of dates/names in their families or community/area news, and events. An example, who lived where years ago or who was related to whom? She retained birth dates/ anniversaries of family, neighbors, and friends. Her very active community involvement was curtailed due to a full leg brace in early 2000, then two hiatal hernia surgeries in 2014, outliving medical predictions by six years. Mostly housebound using a walker, she loved visitors and phone calls; maintained her love of handwork, reading, and TV game shows. Every year she sent Christmas greetings with updates of current family and farm happenings, even at age 91. As her health changed, Kenneth took over more household duties and care of Virginia with assistance of daughters, Donna, Janice, and Gloria, allowing her to stay in her home on the farm. More memories include, square-baling hay, walking corn/bean fields, snacks (chocolate cake and ice tea or Kool-Aid) in the field, raising and dressing chickens, gardening and prepping fruits/ vegetables for canning or freezing, fishing setting bamboo poles, fried bread, cornbread with ham and navy beans, the BBQ’s, 4th of July fireworks, birthday lamb cakes, hunting hickory and walnuts, picking them out in the winter while watching TV, hand shelling popcorn, and car trips to

western Nebraska to visit great grandparents, leaving at 4 a.m., stopping for meals and exercise in the parks on the way. Iowa State Fair trips the Sunday before school started to see events (evening races) that were available that day, taking and eating fried chicken, sliced tomatoes, and potato salad for lunch, food was rarely purchased at the fair except for cotton candy or snow cones, and riding the Old Mill before leaving for the day. Also, viewing collected childhood/family picture albums for each child and family, and hectic 4-H County Fair days – making, taking, and loading projects to the Decatur County Fair Grounds. The farm dogs were Andy and Gunsmoke, but Dad’s favorite 4-legged companion was Rascal. To distinguish two Grandma Kyners by the number of their dogs, Grandma Virginia Kyner was known as “Grandma with the one dog”. Those surviving are husband, Kenneth; children, Donna Morgan, Janice (Ray) Coffey, and Nile Kyner; son-inlaw, Randy Searby, 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, step grandchildren; brother, Oren Melvin (1928- ) McKeeman; nieces and nephews; and friends. Deceased are parents; son, Daryl Dean Kyner (1954-2019); daughter, Gloria Ann Kyner Searby (19572018); son-in-law, Jerry Lee Morgan (19491998); grandsons, Travis Searby (1984) and Marcus Kyner (19781991); great grandsons, Spencer Bourgeois (1999-2001) and Cody Coffey (2004); sister and brother-in-law, Delores Edna McKeeman (1930-1987) and Oliver Franklin “Frank” (1924-1983) Clark; sister-in-law, Phyllis Henry (1936-1992) McKeeman then later Oren’s friend, Della Wahal, deceased 2011; parents-in-law, John Edward (1892-1969) and Nora Elizabeth Calhoun (1898-1995) Kyner; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wilburne Eugene (19161997) and Helen Leone Heaton (1915-1993) Kyner; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Letha Marie Kyner (19182003) and Glen Edward (1915-1969) Hitt. Hers was a life well lived. In lieu of flowers, please send them to someone you love or who loves them, too, or if you would like to make a donation to honor the life of Virginia, please consider the LeRoy Presbyterian Church or the Karl LeCompte Library, Corydon, Iowa. She read 809 books since late 2014 from this library.

Thank You

The Clio Festival committee would like to thank everyone that came and supported the Clio Festival! It was a great day had by everyone. It takes so many people to put on the festival and we could not have done it without the volunteers and support of our community. We look forward to seeing everyone next year on August 1, 2020

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A big thank you to ALL the golfers. We hope you enjoyed your day and will join us again next year.

Thank You Thank you to Smith Feeder Supply and BTC Bank for buying my rabbits at the Decatur County Fair. Thank you to the Lamoni Merchants and Lamoni Livestock for buying my lambs at the Decatur County Fair. We appreciate the communities support.

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The Leon Journal-Reporter, Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Local IRHA Achievements

Family Reunions Butcher-Norman Reunion

Ridge Harger The IRHA recently held a weekend of shows in Afton, Iowa. Weekend High Point Winners in 5 divisions were sponsored by Long Creek Outfitters of Leon. Ridge Harger (pictured above) is the son of Stephanie and Dustin Clements and Lexi Harger was crowned the 2019 Iowa Ranch Horse Association (IRHA) Queen. Lexi also was the Senior Youth High Point Winner at the IRHS recently held in Afton. Lexi Harger is the 15 year old daughter of Stephanie and Dustin Clements of Pickering, Missouri and the granddaughter of Butch and Cindy Stiles of Leon, Iowa. Lexi will be a sophomore at North Nodaway High School where she is currently active in her high school FFA, class secretary, student council and basketball. Lexi has been an active member of the Iowa Ranch Horse Association for 5 years and is currently the youth director. She has held multiple titles within the IRHA including Junior Youth Champion on QT Chickalena owned by Hatfield Paints and Quarter Horses of Leon. Lexi started her


DCH Corner

It’s National Immunization Awareness Month! Is Your Family Up to Date on Vaccines? August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases like

the grandson of Butch and Cindy Stiles. Ridge received the Junior Youth Honor while riding Hickorys Socks, owned by Hatfield Paints and Quarter Horses, competing in Cutting, Ranch Cutting, Boxing, Ranch Riding, Roping, Plea-

The Butcher-Norman Reunion was held at the Davis City Community Center Sunday, August 4, 2019. Attending were the following: Doyle and Ruth Butcher, Michelle Rhenport, Gale and Kathy Norman, Duane Pace and Pam, Arnold and Shari Norman, Riley, Asher and Kynzer Norman, Lindsey and Kacyn Porter, Mitch and Tasha Pace, Gentry, Karlie, Jordan and sure and Trail. Haydon, all from Leon. Other High Point Retha Hewitt and Winners were Jane Curtis of Des Moines; Hatfield of Leon in the Lance and Danielle Open Division, Amy Norman, Molly and Hanrahan of Winterset Landon, all from Grand in the Amateur Division River; Mark Graham and Dennis Kaisand of from Bondurant; RonNewton in the Novice nie and Shannon Craig, Amateur Division. Frank and Paula Howell, all from Davis City; Frank and Sarah Howell, Meredith and Natalie, all from Lamoni; Wade and Mindy Hamilton, Carlee, Hallee and Oaklie Schuldt, all from Van Wert; Lonnie and Valerie Norman from Ellston; Mickey and Delores Norman, Bob Hampton, Dawson Kernen, Amy McClaran, Gayla Norman, Ronald and Helen Norman, all from Decatur.


Lexi Harger love of horses when she was very young by participating in youth rodeos. Eventually she ended up falling in love with competing in the IRHA after Forrest Hatfield bought her first membership as a birthday present. Lexi feels the IRHA is a close group of competitors that encourag-

es each other at every show. She loves that the IRHA gives her opportunities to challenge her and showcase skills that show diversity in horse and rider as a team, such as cutting, reining and trail class. Lexi is excited to represent the IRHA as the 2019 Queen.

whooping cough, cancers caused by HPV, and pneumonia, with vaccines. During NIAM, Decatur County Hospital encourages you talk to your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional to ensure you, your child(ren), and your other familymembers are up to date on recommended vaccines. We also encourage you to visit CDC’s Interactive Vaccine Guide (https://www. vaccines/growing/), which provides information on the vaccines recommended during pregnancy and throughout your child’s life. As your children head back to school this fall, make sure vaccination is at the top of your checklist. August is also a key time to make sure you are up to date on all the vaccines you need to stay healthy.

Use CDC’s adult vaccine assessment tool ( nip/ adultimmsched/) to see which vaccines might be right for you. During NIAM, DCH will be sharing information and resources on social media to highlight the importance of vaccines. Help us spread the word! Follow the conversation on Facebook @DecaturCounty HospitalIowa, and use #ivax2protect to share why you choose to vaccinate. One of the most important steps in getting vaccinated is keeping track of what vaccines have been received. Decatur County Hospital has partnered with Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa, Decatur County Public Health, and South Central Home Health Care to provide free medical record cards. You can use these cards to record your vaccinations, and also keep a list of your current medications. You should keep this card with you at all times in case you have an emergency and healthcare staff need to know your information. To get one of these free cards, visit Decatur County Hospital, Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa in Leon or Lamoni, or Decatur County Public Health. To learn more about Decatur County Hospital and our available services, please visit, or follow us on Facebook @DecaturCounty HospitalIowa.

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Showers Reunion

The decedents of William and Rosie Showers held a reunion on July 28, 2019 at the Davis City Community Center. A potluck was held along with visiting with family members. The following people attended: Larry and Pat Chapman, Tim Chapman, Clifford and Linda Chapman, Brian and Tammy Harrah, Hudson Ice, Karson Ice and Don Showers, all of Leon. Tara Morris of Creston; Lorene Warden, Laverne and Margarette Prickett, Rachel and Hubert Conrad, all of Indianola; Judy Patton, Ashley and Ruby Toney, of Des Moines; Terry Chapman of Bethany, MO; Wayne and Debbie Showers of Oskaloosa; and Amanda, Kiera, Chelsea and Gage Greer and David Pare, all of Stanberry, MO.

Loebsack Rep. to Hold Office Hours

Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in southern Iowa for open office hours. Dien Judge, Loebsack’s District Representative, will be in Leon on Tuesday, August 20 at the Decatur County Courthouse from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Decatur County Retired School Personnel The Decatur County Unit of the Iowa Retired School Personnel Association began with the “Pledge Of Allegiance” at 9 a.m. on August 5, 2019 at the Park View meeting room. Hostess was Becky Helton. A delicious brunch of an egg casserole was prepared and served by member Delaine Ploessel. The meeting was called to order by President Jan Chambers. All twelve members of the group responded to the Roll Call of “This Summer I Treasure”. Minutes of the July meeting were read by secretary Joan Bolon. Leonore Coffelt gave the Treasurer’s Report. Leonore has sent in the State Dues to IRSPA;

Leon Community Meal Menu

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and she has made arrangements with the Leon Public Library for the purchase of a memorial book/books for Gretchen Miller. It was also decided that the brunch money from this meeting would be sent as the group’s donation to The Ronald McDonald House. Old Business: The State meeting of IRSPA is October 2-3 — in Denison. Jan Chambers will be driving; and has room for 4 people to go. Joan Bolon volunteered to go. Others are welcome to contact Jan. Becky Helton contacted all members for the number of hours they have volunteered in the community since September, 2018. She turned in a report of 4030 total hours. These are divided into two categories: Youth and Education, (continued on page 10) onion rings, cucumber/ radish, salad, pears with blueberries, milk. Monday, August 19 - Garlic ranch chicken, baby bakers, roasted carrots, bread/butter, peaches with strawberries, milk. Tuesday, August 20 - Pork loin, scalloped potatoes, green beans, bread/butter, pineapple tidbits, milk. Wednesday, August 21 - Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, cheesy zucchini, bread/ butter, fruited gelatin, milk.

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TWICE TOLD TALES 20 YEARS AGO (August 11, 1999) The annual Davis City Daze in the Park was celebrated on August 14 with the Main Street Parade followed by a hog roast, stage entertainment and dance planned for the evening. Two Davis City groups were the recipients of $1,000 awards from the Iowa Network Services Charity Grant Program. Checks were presented to Mayor Lewis Hamilton representing Community Center Board which the funds were used on the building along with Fire Chief Jim DeLong, representing the Davis City Volunteer Fire Department and EMS with the funds used for new pagers. Roy White assumed his new duties July 19 as the administrator of the Decatur County Hospital. The second annual Decatur County Cattlemen’s Feedlot Tour was held on August 14. The activities began with a lunch at the fairgrounds followed by tours to the Hat Ranch Cow/Calf Herd, Mendenhall Farms, Circle “A” Angus Ranch, Petty Custom Cattle Feeding, Clark Feed Yards, Rio Baca Ranch, Gary Schwab Cow/Calf, and Jim Schwab Grass Cattle. The day concluded with a steak supper at the fairgrounds. Brian Green of Green Construction and Jared Rouse, son of Jim and Diane Rouse, worked together to put final touches on the newly poured concrete at Decatur Elementary. This project was completely funded through a DEKKO grant. Brooke Neubauer, 17 year old daughter of Richard and Linda Neubauer, rural Lineville, sang the American National Anthem during the National High School Finals Rodeo performance held at Gillette, WY Alan and Tina Hill celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on August 17, 1999. Through the efforts of Brad Swartz, Renee Vasey, a host of workers, groups and car and truck enthusiasts, the Little River Car Show filled the Leon square around the courthouse and side streets with top custom vehicles and even an airplane built by Roy Havens.

of Garden Grove won the one-half pig given by the Decatur County Farm Bureau at the county fair. The pig weighed 144 pounds and Mrs. Stripe was the only person out of 1,369 who guessed the weight. Leon’s Crazy Day costume winners were Eldon Simpson, Sheila Swartz and Evelyn Helton. Central Decatur Schools were scheduled to open for the 1969-70 school year on Monday, August 25. Approximately 1,000 students were expected. John Van Laar of Grand River was appointed to serve on the FHA county committee for Decatur County. Marriage Licenses: Joseph Schoch and Carma Leta Ivins, both of Leon; Gary Bolon, 26, Davis City and Joan Manchester, 22, Davis City; and John Flanagan, 20, and Rebecca Gilbert, 20, both of Leon. Friends and relatives helped John Barrett observe his 96th birthday at his Leon home on August 10. The Leon City Council approved the following budget for 1970 after a public hearing with no objections: General - $13,150.00; Street - $26,750.00; Public Safety - $14,550.00; Sanitation - $24,600.00; Municipal Enterprises - $12,900.00; Recreation - $10,050.00; Utilities $57,050.00; Debt Service - $17,750.00.; Road Use Tax - $27.000.00; Liquor Profit - $12,000.00; Sewer Rental - $6,000.00; and Water Revenue (included in utilities) $10,098.00.

75 YEARS AGO (August 11, 1944) Many Thousands of Turkeys were Raised in the County – Several turkey farms were in operation in the territory near Grand River. Several of the farms had been in operation in the past years but gradually grew until they were among the largest in the state. Griffin Andrew started the season with 5,000 of the birds, George Wight had 4,000 and R.E. Hughes opened the year’s activities with 2,000. Chester Hinds, son of Elizabeth Hinds, of Leon was instantly killed while at work on his regular BooneOmaha run as a brakeman for the Chicago 50 Years Ago and Northwestern Rail(August 14, 1969) road Company. Chet Pyfer’s Super Valu was inspecting some Store in Leon was one of the “hot boxes” on of 250 stores to receive the wheels as his train the 1969 Outstanding moved slowly while Merchandising award waiting for a mainline from Super Valu. Gene to pass. It was beFry, Dick Huntsman lieved that the suction and Dennis Jenkins of the fast moving train were shown receiving caused the accident. the award. Don Akes got his Mrs. Millard Stripe right hand against the

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power saw at the Leon Lumber Company yard and the first finger on that hand was badly lacerated. For a time it was feared the finger might have to be amputated, but it was yielding to treatment. J.R. Jennings of the state department of health was in Leon conferring with Mayor Perkins and others concerning the establishment of a milk inspection district that would serve several towns. Marriage Licenses – Jason Kent and Zona Hagen and Dennis E. Swift and Lucile Helms, Lurl Thayer Daniels and Phyllis Campbell and Arvid Miller and Gwendolyn A. Penniwell. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hamilton were the parents of a son. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clark were the parents of a baby boy. Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Spencer of near Pleasanton were in Leon on business. Frank Redman of the Grand River neighborhood was a business visitor in the county seat. Mr. and Mrs. Loren Vandel of Davis City were in Leon. T.J. Thompson of Lineville was in Leon visiting friends.

Triathlon Held at Slips Bluff

Outdoors Adventure 4-H Club sponsored their second triathlon at Slips Bluff county park August 10th. Teams consisted of 4 youths. One youth started the race at the park entrance and biked to the boat ramp, 2nd and 3rd canoed across the lake to the dam, 4th person ran the nature trail to the finish line. The 1st place team of Emaleigh Pierschbacher, Caylie Phelps, Breece Cornett, and Jaymie Tull had a time of 14 min 46 sec. The 2nd place team of Wyatt Eakes, Dylan Stanfill, Mackenzie Howard, and Riley Benda had a time of 17 min 84 seconds and the 3rd place team of Wyatt Hamaker, Emily Petty, Isaiah Davis, and Elijah Davis turned in a time of 22 min 25 seconds. The kids that participated indicated that they had a lot of fun and would like to participate again next year.

ents of a son. Mr. and Mrs. George Bethards were the parents of a daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn LaFollette were the parents of a baby boy. Mr. and Mrs. Artie I. Trisler were the parents of a son. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Luse were here from Garden Grove. Mrs. Guy Davis of Pleasanton was in 100 YEARS AGO Leon. (August 14, 1919) Prof. Fetty of Davis Arm Broken by City, who returned from Horse’s Kick – Sylvesservice in the army, was ter Manchester of near in Leon. Leon was kicked on the Nelson Driskill of right arm by a horse at Lamoni was in Leon on his farm and three fracbusiness. tures of the bone sustained. The X-ray was used in making examinations of the fractures which received the attention of physicians. Two airplanes owned by the Morrison Taxi Cab Line of Des Moines landed north To the Editor: of Leon on the Sherm On a quiet, sunRumley farm and took ny morning 74 years passengers on rides. ago a single airplane Ray Robertson was the dropped a single bomb first to go up. Others vaporizing Hiroshima, who took the ride were Japan, introducing the Sam Garber, Sherm world to atomic warRumley, Leon Leeper, fare. Three days later, R.W. Hamilton, Ralph a single bomb vaporStewart and Robert ized Nagasaki, demonPearson. The planes strating a willingness were en route to the to continue destroying Davis City Reunion. whole cities instantly. Opened Electrical No more cities have Shop – O.F. Eaton rent- been vaporized since ed the room in the War- 1945, but every time an ner block just south of American administrathe C.A. Cherrington tion declares to their drug store and opened opponent, “All options a general electrical are on the table”, they shop. He had Lalley are using atomic weapelectric lighting and ons exactly like a perpower apparatus for son who points a gun farm use, also electrical at you and says, “Do equipment and fixtures as I say or I’ll blow you of various kinds. away!” Mike Sullivan had Today, thousands his right arm badly of nuclear devices, hunburned when he at- dreds of times more tempted to carry a gas- powerful, have proliferoline stove out of the ated around the world house when it blazed ready to be used on a up in a dangerous man- moment’s notice. If ner. The flames caught even a few cities were the arm but he got the incinerated as Hirostove out of the house shima, the whole world before damage could would darken in “Nube done to the build- clear Winter”. There ing. will be no winners in Marriage Licenses a nuclear war. It will – C.R. Davis and Sarah be mutually assured McCordel and Fred Ko- destruction (M.A.D.), pley and Lena Irving. yet our government Mr. and Mrs. M.M. marches on, spending Emmack were the par- billion$ on weapons we


can’t rationally use. Only by God’s grace has the world been spared nuclear war, yet today, “All options are on the table!”. All patriots must come to the aide of their country, even the world. Call on our president to declare, “No Nuke First Use!” R.B. Trembly 2801 Lineville Road Lineville, Iowa

hospitals, delaying or disrupting care. Additionally, the IPI would introduce governmentchosen middlemen that would introduce formularies to create additional difficulties in the patient-physician relationship. After studying the proposal, Grassley was able to see that it would be detrimental to innovation, and spoke out against it this sumTo the Editor: mer. The Senator’s colSenator Grassley leagues in Washington and the US Congress should join to oppose have been working this proposal. alongside the DepartCharles Coffey ment of Human Ser102 N Kellogg St. vices to figure out new Garden Grove, IA ways to solve the Medicare and healthcare To the Editor: mess. As a conservaJohn Dunsdon is tive, I’m excited to see the director of the Leon new ideas coming from Public Library. The liWashington on this, brary has volumes of but with many multi- books. It has films, faceted issues like this, tapes, videos, DVDs, not every potential so- coloring books and the lution is good. And we Internet. should thank Senator Our library needs Grassley for speaking to be expanded and out against one in par- made handicap accesticular. sible. Late last year, a Every rural area proposal was produced should have a library. by the Centers for There are nice peoMedicare and Medic- ple at the library ready aid Services with the to help you. Books are hopes of minimizing not for sale at the licosts called the Inter- brary. national Price Index Bring a friend and (IPI) and it would af- visit our library. If you fect Medicare Part B have a problem findtreatments. This would ing a friend, bring your tie a government price wife. control to physician’s Imagine being born reimbursements for blind then later being medications to a rate able to see and read for based on around 15 the first time. foreign countries. The Knowledge is imissue with this is that portant. Reading is the vast majority of fun! Many people need these countries have eye glasses to be able completely socialized to read. healthcare that use George Kemmerer, red-tape and market a nice person, answers distorting policies and the phone and checks subsidies. the books in and out If the proposal test and puts covers on the run for IPI were to go books. into effect, this would There are many likely exacerbate situa- programs for all ages tions where financially- and activities. strapped smaller clinMarjorie J. Hackler ics would have to send 900 NW School St. patients to larger city Leon, IA 50144

The Leon Journal-Reporter, Wednesday, August 14, 2019 sion, jam session, talent show, 5K walk/run/ bike, silent auction, family worship service, and pork lunch. The Raymond and Nancy Brenizer family enjoyed a visit from Sam Brenizer and Mr.and Mrs. Reb Hulett and their two sons, all on leave from the Air Force. Sam is currently stationed in Kansas the Hulett’s in Grand River and Texas. MELINDA MACKEY We need to send Meals at the Grand belated birthday wishRiver Community Cenes to Caitlin Clark, ter for the week will be Dustin Nall, Roy WadFriday, Aug 16th maid dell, John Omer, Addie rites, baked beans, poFrank, Ellie Boswell, tato salad and cherry and Mike Boswell, who cobbler. On Tue. Aug celebrated this week. 20th a choice of liver “Be the reason and onions or pork, someone smiles today.” baked potato, carrots and pudding. If you Week of Aug 4 - Aug 10 would like to order or I enjoyed a birthhave questions please day luncheon with call 773-5436. some of my favorite Also coming up people on Monday this weekend ROAR at a local restaurant. VBS (Trinity ChrisCurtis’ family treated tian Church in Decatur me to lunch, birthday City) will be Saturday, wishes, and some very August 17 from 2-6. A special birthday hugs. celebration begins at We missed Carter and 5:00 followed by a speChris’ family but I cial family meal with throughly enjoyed my a bonfire cookout and old self. On Tuesday, I S’Mores at 5:30. dined out with friends, The Unbeatable Alta Graham and Carol Game Night begins at Benedict to continue 6:00! Preschoolers, elmy birthday celebraementary kids, and the tion. whole family can form Many continued a team and take on prayers for the citizens challengers who come of Dayton, Ohio, and El ready to win. Parents, Paso, TX, as they recovtake this opportunity er from the devastation to either join your kids of the mass shootings. as a team, or compete Is there a solution? I against them. It’s your believe much of it starts risk. Come and show us in the home. Be aware what you’ve got! The of any mental health event ends at 7:00 pm. concerns of your famThe rodeo is also ily and friends. Address this weekend so don’t the concerns and refer forget that north of to medical attention, if town the road is closed you feel it is necessary. for those traveling into Mostly, let everyone town from the north. know they are loved The Hopeville muand cared about. Let’s sic reunion is coming all do our part to show up on September 8th. the love, stop discrimiHave a great week! nation and hatred. Birthday boys and girls the week of Aug 4-Aug10th were Melba Davis City Smith, Linda Boothe, LINDA BOOTHE The Annual Home- Melissa (Witt) Cory, made Ice Cream So- Russell Gardener, and cial was well attended Shelby Cozad. Charlie on Sat, Aug 3rd at the and Judy Waddell had Davis City Community an anniversary on the Center. The Social is 7th, along with Curtis an annual event spon- and Missy Boothe. Best sored by the Davis City wishes to all! It’s nice to be imMethodist Church. Many came out to portant but it’s much enjoy some good ole more IMPORTANT to fashioned ice cream, be NICE! Call me at 442-3595 deliciously baked pastries and sandwiches. with any and all local Thanks to ALL that news you would like to attended and enjoyed share. Later….. the fellowship and yummy goodies we had to offer. The 81st Snethen Family Reunion was held at Graceland University’s Shaw Center and various sites in Lamoni August 3-5. Out of the more than 600 living descendants of James Doyle and Prudence Flanagan Andover Snethen, 175 regis- MARGARET GIBSON tered for this year’s Nice little shower event. The weekend on Sunday and Monactivities included a day. Thank you Mother golf tournament, pony Nature! rides, pizza party, quiltAxel Lynn Lane is ing circle, yard games having a birthday on and walking tacos, Thursday the 15th! potluck supper bonfire Time sure flies when and storytelling, gene- you’re having fun and alogy workshop, make he and his folks Anand take jewelry ses- drew Lane and Cassie


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Daleske have had lots of fun since Axel arrived. His folks are taking him to the Kansas City Zoo for a familyfun outing! Axel loves animals and will have an absolute blast! Cassie says Axel is really growing and learning a lot of new words! His favorites are “Scooby Doo” and “Stop it”. He’s also pretty fond of his “mama”. Smart boy there! Axel’s age is the first prime number. Happy Birthday, Axel! Last Monday evening Liz Carpenter helped Deb Silver with horseback riding lessons. Cassie Daleske reports they have added some kitties to their kitty pack. One of their kitties has an obsession with live fish! She loves to catch them! Cassie reports it’s kind of funny to watch. Sounds like a great subject for a Facebook or YouTube video! Dylan, Holly, and little Benson Parkhurst traveled to Lebanon, Missouri, Friday morning for vacation with Grandpa Larry, Grandma Traci and Papa Lonny. They did some trout fishing at Bennett Springs and returned home on Monday after having lots of fun. They returned home in time for little Benson to start attending daycare on Tuesday! Thursday night Cotton and Coy Osborn stayed all night with Grandpa Gary and Grandma Sandy Osborn. Saturday they went to Sandy’s niece’s auction in Bethany then visited Ruby Osborn with a stop after that to see Sandy’s sister Belinda and John McQuinns at Eagleville. Philinda Snethen’s grandson Kyle Booth was in town to visit his grandma this past week. Liz Carpenter traveled back and forth to Creston, Iowa, last week for four days of professional development. After the meeting on Thursday, Liz left Creston and headed to Des Moines where she had maintenance work completed on her car and then met up with her friend Julie Elliott for supper, visiting, and a bit of shopping. Saturday night Gary and Sandy Osborn visited Larry and Joyce Francis. Visitors of Doris Lane this past week were Connie and Dana Wilcoxson and Andrew Lane. Andover Community of Christ Church had their family campout Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning. There were twenty folks in attendance (thirteen adults and seven kids) and two four legged friends. They enjoyed games at the church Saturday afternoon, crafts, setting up their tents, and then a couple of hours of swimming and canoeing at Liz Carpenter’s pond. After the activities at the pond, they returned to the church for supper, a puppet show led by Kay Herring, and campfire activities and songs led by Katie Hensley. Sunday morning the tents made it down before the lovely rain shower started. Everyone had a great time and are looking forward to the next Andover family event. Have a good week, be kind to each other, and what a great Saturday for Kansas City sports fans with wins by both the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs! Go Royals! Go Chiefs!

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Our Summer Reading Program wrapped up last Friday night with a Pizza and Pool Party to celebrate the over 88 young people who met their July goals. Some of the highlight’s from this summer’s program include: 3,470.5 hours of reading (a new record!), 2,687 books checked out (a new record!), 37% of participants in June and 33% of participants in July met their reading goals (a new record!), and an average of over 41 attendees per program (a new record!). Congratulations Super Readers! We announced the winners of our big ticket items at Friday’s pool party. Jayden Ackland and Gabe Leahy are winners of a family four pack of passes to SkyZone. Baily Myers, Ann Swartz, and Emma Tharp are winners of a Kindle Fire Tablet, and Alena Fowler is the winner of a George Foreman Grill. Our SkyZone winners were drawn from those who read 6 hours+/10 hours+ beyond their monthly goal. Kindle/ Grill winners were part of our Teen-Adult program and read 10+ hours. Our program would not be possible without the generous donations of our community partners: Main Street Brick House for cones, SCIT for movie passes, rodeo tickets from CD Schools, and book bags from Karen Lynch. We are also grateful for Blank Park Zoo and Skyzone donating passes. Thursday, August 8th we said goodbye to our AmeriCorps Member Jack Strub. Besides directing Into the Woods as part of the Community Theatre, Jack became a part of our library team this summer. If you visited the library over the past 10 weeks, you may have seen him leading activity or story times, interacting with youth, guiding families in finding materials, or handing out some of the many, many prizes that were earned this summer. We are grateful to Jack and the AmeriCorps program for helping to make this summer’s program a success. Little Tots Storytime has resumed on Thursdays at 10:30. Stop in with your little ones for fun with books and songs. Do you have a job/skill/talent that would be of interest to little people? Stop in and talk with Mary about being a special guest! Due to budget constraints this fiscal year, we are not able to purchase as many new ma-

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KATHY MASON HISTORY Weldon School by Glayne Fletcher Adamson: I remember the free school chicken pox vaccinations that were given as we lined up out of doors at the school’s east door; jumping on the train for a cold drink and sitting top the mail bags on the cart for a ride back to the Post Office (Cash Garton was Postmaster); moving into four houses; being janitor for the Chris-


tian Church; the outof-door movies in the town park; the many friends and their parents. Glayne Adamson now lives in an apartment in Osceola now as she lost her husband and son. Glayne is a caring person. She works as a volunteer at North Thrift Store and enjoys people. LOCAL NEWS Entertainment in Weldon on the band stand in August and September on Saturdays from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., weather permitting. Musicians are welcome. Contact Elaine at 1-830-613-5529 with questions. August birthdays: Pete McVey’s birthday the 15, Kathy Mason 23, Marty McVey 25. Nancy McKnight and Vickie Baldright’s were August 2. Farmers Market is held at the Weldon Depot on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Dances are held at the Van Wert Community Center on Thursdays from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Letha Nish’s sister, Linda Newell from California will be here for a week for a visit. Larry Nish is still on the mend. Lots of back trouble yet. Everyone is welcome to call Kathy at 641-445-5213 with any news.

Rodger’s Recollections by Rodger Gatton Doodlebugs do not always ride together as a team of four. In fact, we rarely ride together as a team of four. If we start out all together, it usually doesn’t last long. Sometimes, we split two and two, other times three and one. At one point on this year’s RAGBRAI, we were all separated from one another. I spend a good deal of time riding alone. I don’t mind that my teammates want to go faster than I do, because there are about 9,999 other riders around me. I learned years ago to pace myself, so that I still have some energy left to complete the last miles of the ride. On Wednesday, cousin Dixie and I had started out together from Indianola, on our 84-mile day, and were still together when we reached Lake Ahquabi. Dave helped Denny ready the camper for the day’s journey, so was starting out behind us, planning to catch up. At some point Dixie and I separated, but then I caught up with her as she stopped to talk to some members of Team Flamingo. She happened to be wearing a pink jersey

that day, so when Dave caught up with us, he went sailing right on by, since she blended in with the Flamingos’ outfits, as they stood along the roadside. We were approaching Liberty Center right about then, and planned to rendezvous at Lacona. That particular stretch of road, between Liberty Center and Lacona, provided what I believe was the BEST riding I’ve ever had on a bike. The temperature was tolerable for summertime, hills were gently rolling, other bicycle traffic was light at that time, and the scenery was spectacular. A wonderfully blue sky held some fluffy white clouds that occasionally blocked the intense sunlight, fields were planted with corn and beans, or hay bales freshly made. I spotted a house that was falling in, but looked like it had been a classic in its time, with several sections, and roof lines like a barn. I wanted to share these moments with someone, but I was riding alone. What I really wanted was to go back to Liberty (continued on page 8)

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PUBLIC NOTICE DATE: JULY 8, 2019 The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is proposing to approve an application for issuance of an NPDES permit for the discharges described below: Discharger Name And Address: Grand River Cattle Company, LLC 12011 205th St Grand River, Iowa 50108 Discharge location: SE 1/4 of Section 29, SW 1/4 of Section 28, N 1/2 of NE 1/4 of Section 32, T69N, R27W, Grand River Township, Decatur County, Iowa Discharge Whenever Precipitation Events Cause an Overflow Would Be To: West Elk Creek The Receiving Stream Is: West Elk Creek which is designated as a presumed Class “A1, B{WW-1)”. Class A1 waters are primary contact recreational use waters in which recreational or other uses may result in prolonged and direct contact with the water, involving considerable risks of ingesting water in quantities sufficient to pose a health hazard. Such activities would include, but not be limited to, swimming, diving, water skiing, and water contact recreational canoeing. Waters designated Class B{WW1) are those in which temperature, flow and other habitat characteristics are suitable to maintain warm water game fish populations along with a resident aquatic community that includes a variety of native nongame fish and invertebrates species. These waters generally include border rivers, large interior rivers, and the lower segments of medium-size tributary streams. Description Of Discharge Area: The applicant currently operates an existing beef cattle open feedlot with a total maximum animal capacity of 8500 head. Three earthen settled open feedlot effluent basins (SOFEB) operated as a System 4 will have a runoff storage capacity of approximately 32,082,646 gallons. The permitted SOFEB will serve a total feedlot area of 67.5 acres and a total drainage area of 142.0 acres. State and Federal rules require that the operation have a NPDES permit and that there be no discharge except when precipitation events greater than the 25-year, 24-hour rainfall event (6.14 inches) causes an overflow of the production area, that is designed, constructed, operated and maintained to contain manure, open feedlot effluent, settled open feedlot effluent, settleable solids or process wastewater. Generated manure and effluent must be land applied according to the DNR approved nutrient management plan (NMP). Basis For limitations In Permit: Federal Effluent Guidelines Anyone wishing to comment on or object to the proposed issuance of this permit must do so in writing within forty-five (45) days of the date shown at the top of this notice. All comments received may be considered in the final determination. If no objections are received within forty-five (45) days, the Department will issue a final permit. Anyone desiring a public hearing should cite their specific reasons and a proposed list of topics to cover. Comments, objections, and requests for hearings may be submitted online using the Wastewater Permit Information Exchange (WWPIE)system at https://programs.iowadnr. gov/wwpie/ and may also be addressed to the: Iowa Department of Natural Resources, NPDES Section, 502 East 9th Street, DesMoines, IA 50319. Copies of the proposed permit and other information may be viewed on WWPIE at the web address noted above or from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday at the above street address. In addition, copies of this information may be requested by calling (515) 725-8410. 4t26 July 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 2019


Minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board during the following week’s meeting. For previous minutes and other information, please visit the county’s website: August 5, 2019 The Decatur County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the Decatur County Courthouse. Present: Dan Chris-

tensen, Bob Bell and Jim Fulton. Also present was Stephanie Daughton, County Auditor. Unless otherwise noted, all motions carried unanimously. Motion Fulton/Bell to approve the agenda. Motion carried. Motion Fulton/Bell to approve the minutes of the July 29, 2019, regular session. Motion carried. The Board then relocated to the Courtroom so that the Board Room could be used by courthouse staff for new software training. Assistant County Engineer Dillon Davenport and Assistant to the County Engineer Noah Thomas discussed departmental matters with the Board. Loring Miller met with the Board and shared that the tentative date and time for the Jefferson Highway Heritage Byway dedication would be September 20 at 2:00 p.m. The following claims approved by the Board were paid: 1st Ayd Corporation Shop Supp/Brake Cleaner $481.46 Access Systems Monthly IT Svcs - Aug 1,001.41 Access Systems Leasing Phones Lease - Sept 688.87 Access Systems Leasing Equipment Lease -Aug 134.12 Agriland FS Inc. Diesel Fuel 3,023.86 Agrivision Equipment Group Repair Parts 1,229.78 Alliant Energy Electrical Service 1,043.39 American State Bank Bldg Pmt 671.62 Appanoose Comm’y Care Svcs HCA Training 44.00 Bell, Robert Mileage Reimb 115.00 C.J. Cooper & Associates Inc. Pre Empl Drug Test 35.00 Calhoun Burns & Assoc Inc Bridge Design/ Rtg/Insp 25,378.63 Campbell, Lindsey Mileage 11.70 Capital Sanitary Supply Custodial Supplies 189.15 Cardmember Service Supplies 483.96 Cathy’s Body Shop Plow Truck Repairs 502.92 Central Iowa Detention @Mh Transport -Juv 840.00 Centurylink Telephone 229.94 CFI Tire Service Tires/Tubes/ Discs 4,019.00 Chariton Valley Plng & Dev Ann Fee -Transport’n Plng 4,511.44 Christensen, Dan Mileage 110.00 Cintas First Aid & Supply Shop/First Aid Supplies 81.17 City Of Van Wert City Utilities 99.00 Decker, Kathleen Mileage 82.50 Dish Network Wellness Center 27.66 Dollar General Office/Nutrition Supplies 22.25 Echo Group Inc Light/Fixture 32.89 Electronic Engineering Dispatch Console Maint 231.00 Galls Uniforms 77.39 Gilbert Home Comfort Gas Line Maint 171.20 Gilbert True Value Home Ctr Supplies 40.97 Great Western Bank Cust Supp/Stamps/ Toolbox 171.10 GRM Networks Phone/Internet/ Fax 1,543.64 GRM Networks Telephone 308.48 GRM Networks Telephone 150.98 Henry M Adkins & Son Inc 9/10/19 Cd Csd Spcl Election 1,218.27 Hewlett’s Quality Lawn Care Pest Control 50.00 Hiland Dairy Food & Provisions 268.62 Hill’s Automotive Recycling Truck Maint 161.57 Hill’s Automotive Tire Repair 17.00 Holdsworth, Barbara Mileage 8.50 Housby Mack Inc. Truck Parts 187.93 HyVee Pharmacy Prescriptions 47.06 Ideal Ready Mix Co. Flowable Mortar 896.00 Iowa Prison Industries Signs 2,850.64 Iowa St Assoc Of Counties Isac Annual Conf 210.00 Issda Jail School 125.00 John Deere Credit Annual Tractor Payment 7,792.62 Lane, Christopher Hose Reel 58.65 Lawson Products Inc. Heat Sealbutt Connector 158.55 Leon Automotive Car Repair 60.00

Leon Hardware & Appl Gloves/Pvc Plug 13.47 Leon Hardware & Appl Custodial Supplies 3.04 Leon Journal Reporter Semi-Annual Report 119.00 Leon Journal Reporter BOS Proc/Fy19 Salaries 674.98 Leon Journal Reporter Annual Subscription 33.00 Leon Plmbg Htg & Clg AC Install 3rd Fl 17,694.00 Lucas Co Sec Roads Mileage Reimb 120.96 Martin’s Flag Co Flags 410.61 Mediacom Phone-Internet -Fax 260.38 MFA Agri Services Posts 35.38 Modern Marketing Drug Test Pouch Tests 481.13 Myron Corp Calendars For Vet Outreach 439.06 Norman, Ryan Temp Constr Esmt/ Borrow Dirt 680.00 Norris Quarries. Rock 12,994.55 North Lumber & Home Ctr Steel Door 1,081.02 Northern Tool & Equipment Tools 73.47 Powerplan Labor/Parts Hoe Repair 11,857.45 Rash Holly Mileage 140.00 Schildberg Construction Rock/Road Rock 2,321.07 Smith Feeder Supply Inc. Wood Posts/ Weld Supp 300.50 Southwest Iowa REC Repair For Damaged Pole 1,151.53 Stark, Brenda Mileage 81.00 The Master’s Touch Est Pstg-2019 Tax Stmts 2,281.20 Thiel, Doug Reimb-Cash Exp 10.83 Time Keeping Systems 1yr Support Guard1 Plus 295.00 Tyler Technologies Fy20 Software Maint. 52,607.35 Tyler Technologies Eag. Rec-Data Conversion 2,750.00 Tyler Technologies Incode Vx Config 656.25 Tyler Technologies Eag. Rec-Fund’als Rev. 250.00 United States Cellular Telephone 778.82 United States Cellular Telephone 319.18 United States Cellular Hot Spot Service 3 Units 186.36 W.W. Repair Llc Weld Hitch/Steel 65.00 Watson Auto Parts Shop Supplies 935.12 Youth & Shelter Services @Shelter Care -June 279.90 Ziegler Inc. Labor/Parts -Repair Work 15,305.31 Total $189,581.81 With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m. SIGNED: Dan Christensen Chair, Board of Supervisors ATTEST: Stephanie Daughton County Auditor 1t28 Aug. 14, 2019

THE COURTHOUSE REPORT Decatur County Sheriff’s Report Aug. 3 - 9, 2019


8/3: Leon FD, Lamoni FD, Leon PD, SO and EMS responded to a house fire at SE 2nd and Poplar St. Leon PD and the SO responded to a property damage accident at 1st and Main St. in Leon. The SO and Lamoni PD responded to a driving complaint on Highway 69. 8/4: Lamoni PD responded to a report of a prowler in the 300 block of East 4th St. The SO responded to a report of harassment at a residence in Center Township. 8/5: The SO was notified of a possible animal neglect case in Pleasanton. Appanoose County SO arrested Anthony Lancial, 25, of Centerville on an outstanding Decatur County District Court warrant


for a probation viola1 Noise Complaint over). Total $114.00. Madelynn Anne Rench, tion. Lancial was trans2 Nuisance AbatePleasant Hill, IA, speedported back to Decatur ment ing over 55 zone (1 thru 5 County, booked into 6 Other over). Total $87.00. jail and held. 2 PBX Mandy Lynn Gambarin, Pflugerville, TX, speeding 8/6: 6 Public Assist Leon PD respond4 Suspicious Per- in road work zone (11 thru 20 over). Total $465.00. ed to a property dam- sons/Activity Clifford Irville Snyder, age accident in the 1 Theft III, Lineville, IA, failure clinic parking lot. 2 Traffic Cite to maintain or use safety belts. Total $127.50. The SO responded 6 Traffic Warning Fuechai Vang, Brookto a report of stolen 26 Business lyn Park, MN, speeding 55 livestock equipment Checks or under zone (6 thru 10 from a farm on J-20 over). Total $114.00. near Garden Grove. Celia Mackenzie Rose, Phoenix, AZ, speeding 55 Leon PD respond- DISSOLUTION or under zone (6 thru 10 ed to a possible tres- OF MARRIAGE Travis Dale over). Total $114.00. pass call on SE Q St. Cathy Jo Bernholtz, Lamoni PD re- Downey, petitioner, vs. Kearney, MO, speeding sponded to a report Chelsea K. Bucking- 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 of suspicious activity ham, respondent. De- over). Total $87.00. James M Coulson, south of the Sale Barn. cree Granted. Bethany, MO, speeding 55 Kasey Leigh WatOfficers checked the or under zone (11 thru 15 son, plaintiff, vs. area and everything over). Total $168.00. Mathew Alexander was OK. Tina Marie HoogenakThe SO was noti- Nernes, defendant. De- ker, Camarillo, CA, speeding 55 or under zone (6 thru fied of a runaway juve- cree Granted. Billie Clarence 10 over). Total $114.00. nile in Franklin TownMichael Dane Burgess, Rumley, plaintiff, vs. III, Carlisle, IA, speeding 55 ship. Trudy Rumley, respon- or under zone (6 thru 10 8/7: The SO responded dent. Decree Granted. over). Total $119.00. Nicholas John Irlmeier, to a neighbor dispute Waukee, IA, speeding 55 in Eden Township. COURT CASES or under zone (6 thru 10 8/8: Farm Credit Ser- over). Total $114.00. Lamoni PD and vices of America, PCA, Anne Marie Hellwege, the SO responded to plaintiff, vs. Ricky J. St. Louis, MO, speeding a report of a possible Hinds and Tommie over 55 zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. prowler in the area of Hinds. Petition Filed. Tommie Brown, Jr., South State St. Coralville, IA, no valid drivThe SO responded MAGISTRATE ers license. Total $330.00. Tommie Brown, Jr., to a report of someJordan Thomas Bobone prowling around a bett, Perry, IA, speeding Coralville, IA, speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over 55 zone (16 thru 20 property in Van Wert. over). Total $181.50. over). Total $454.69. 8/9: Jody Marion Pruitt, Lara Louise Clasen, Leon PD and the Princeton, MO, speeding Newalla, OK, speeding 55 SO responded to a do- in road work zone (11 thru or under zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. mestic dispute in the 20 over). Total $465.00. Perry Michael Kallio, James Charles Graff, 300 block of NW School Huxley, IA, speeding in Carlisle, IA, speeding 55 St. or under zone (11 thru 15 road work zone (11 thru 20 Lamoni PD and over). Total $168.00. over). Total $465.00. Timothy Carson the SO responded to Jerry James McAna domestic dispute at drews, Bethany, MO, Chambers, Kansas City, Crown Colony in La- speeding in road work zone MO, speeding over 55 zone (11 thru 20 over). Total (16 thru 20 over). Total moni. $181.50. $500.00. The SO arrested Jason Allen Clanton, Alissa Louise McCurRobert Jones, 39, of ley, Chicago, IL, speeding Grand Prairie, TX, hours Osceola on outstand- over 55 zone (1 thru 5 of service violation. Total $127.50. ing Iowa City PD war- over). Total $120.96. Jason Allen Clanton, Erica Lynn Robinson, rants for multiple trafGrand Prairie, TX, no valid St. Joe, MO, speeding over fic offences. Jones was 55 zone (11 thru 15 over). commercial drivers license. Total $330.00. booked into jail and Total $210.00. David J. Weinand, held for Iowa City PD. Krista M. Tilley, Enid, Norman, OK, speeding in Leon PD respond- OK, speeding over 55 road work zone (1 thru 10 zone (1 thru 5 over). Total ed to a harassment over). Total $262.50. $100.50. complaint. Cassandra Lynn Alley, Khusnuddin Umarov, Leon PD respond- Balltimore, MD, speeding Davis City, IA, speeding ed to a noise complaint in road work zone (6 thru 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. on SW Mindi and Lor- 10 over). Total $262.50. Welder Alfred Bernal Vincent Neal Mumraine St. Hernandez, Riverdale, MD, mau, Strawberry Point, IA, failure to comply with speeding 55 or under zone

City of Leon Weekly Call Log

July 28 – Aug. 3, 2019 0 Arrests 3 Cases Filed By 7/29 Non – Reportable Accident (Information Exchange) 8/3 Property Damage Accident 8/3 Fire at Abandoned City Property 8/3 Driver Re-Examination The Department responded to the following 50 calls for service: 1 Agency Assist (Sheriff’s Office) 4 Animal Calls 6 Case Follow Up 2 Extra Patrol Requests 7 Other 2 Nuisance Abatement Checks 1 Parking Violation 5 Public Assist 3 Suspicious Persons/Activity 2 Traffic Accidents 3 Traffic Citations 2 Traffic Complaint 11 Traffic Warnings 1 Welfare Check 39 Business Checks

City of Leon Weekly Call Log

Aug. 4 - 10, 2019 0 Arrests 7 Cases Filed By 8/3 Vehicle Accident 8/3 Fire 8/3 Driver Re-Exam 8/6 10-50 private property over $1000 exchange 8/7 Animal at large 8/9 Harassment/ Possible Child Pornography Investigation 8/10 Theft The Department responded to the following 43 calls for service: 2 Agency Assist (Lamoni) 4 Agency Assist (Sheriff’s Office) 1 Animal Call 4 Case Follow Up 1 Juvenile Related 1 Medical Call

safety regulations. Total $127.50. Vincent Neal Mummau, Strawberry Point, IA, failure to comply with safety regulations. Total $127.50. Vincent Neal Mummau, Strawberry Point, IA, failure to comply with safety regulations. Total $127.50. Vincent Neal Mummau, Strawberry Point, IA, failure to comply with safety regulations. Total $127.50. Kimberly Lynn Roberts, Ottumwa, IA, speeding 55 or under zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. Craig Allan Wik, Lineville, IA, speeding 55 or under zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. Pon Souththisom, Springdale, AR, speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Skyler Alan Harris, Basehor, KS, speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Shelby Nicole Leckington, Valley Center, KS, speeding over 55 zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Kimalee N. Carroll, Kansas City, MO, use electronic communication device - age 18. Total $100.50. Duanette Simone Baker, Valley Falls, KS, speeding over 55 zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Joshua M. Harris, Olathe, KS, speeding 55 or under zone (6 thru 10

(16 thru 20 over). Total $181.50. Emily Jean York, Madison, WI, speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Norman A. Stiteler, Corrales, NM, speeding 55 or under zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. Robert Scott Hamaker, Lineville, IA, speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Richard Glasser, Oklahoma City, OK, speeding 55 or under zone (16 thru 20 over). Total $181.50. Thomas M. Jensen, Kansas City, MO, speeding 55 or under zone (16 thru 20 over). Total $181.50. Steffen Ray Heins, Grimes, IA, angling laws under minimum length or weight. Total $87.00. Matthew Enos Byler, Pattensburg, MO, failure to maintain or use safety belts. Total $127.50. Matthew Enos Byler, Pattensburg, MO, failure to comply with safety regulations. Total $127.50. Matthew Enos Byler, Pattensburg, MO, hours of service violation. Total $127.50. Martin Dela Pothier, Roseville, MN, speeding 55 or under zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. Edward C. Schindlbeck, Geneva, IL, speeding 55 or under zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. Sierra Lynn Emrich, Kellerton, IA, special speed zones 35 MPH speed zones. Total $168.00.


The Leon Journal-Reporter, Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Leon Chamber Monthly Memo

(continued from Aug. 7) Quick News! Jefferson Highway - Iowa DOT Scenic Byway signs have been installed in our community and the county designating the official route of the Jefferson Highway, also known as the Pine to Palm Highway. As displayed in The Leon Journal Reporter August 7, 2019 issue, the Jefferson Highway mural is installed/painted on the north side of the US Cellular/State Farm building in Leon (right across from Sally the Seasonal Elephant). Community News & Notes Read The Leon Journal Reporter and look for additional information regarding these upcoming community issues and activities: *September 10: Central Decatur Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) Community Referendum *November 5: City of Leon Hotel/Motel Tax and Central Decatur Board of Education Elections Southwestern Community College, Decatur County Development, Leon Chamber of Commerce and Central Decatur Schools are once again partnering to build a new house within Leon. This house will be built by students in the Construction Trades Academy, enabling them to earn high school and college credit, as well as engage in a project that contributes to our community. Have you paid your dues? Member dues directly benefit businesses and our community through the organization of community events, support of economic development projects and coordination with Decatur County Development and City of Leon initiatives. Checks can be given to Shane Akers, Leon Chamber Treasurer, at the Farmer’s Bank of Northern Missouri branch in Leon.

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS The following real estate transactions were filed in the office of the Decatur County Recorder, Gale Norman. Stamps represent financial consideration of the transaction. Stamps are 80 cents per $500 in property value with the first $500 worth of property exempt. Walter M. Frost and Peggy A. Frost, Trustees of the Frost Revocable Trust U/A/D December 15, 2014 to Watson Auto Parts, LLC - Lots 10, 11 and the W 14 feet of lot 12, block 13, original town of Leon, Decatur County, Iowa. Transfer stamps $159.20. Bradley J. Vogel and Stacy Dawn Vogel to Jeff McIntyre and Antionette Kern - NE 1/4 NW 1/4 of Section 10, T 67 N, R 24 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa AND All that part of the NW 1/4 NW 1/4 of Section 10, T 67 N, R

24 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, which lies E of the public highway running in a N and S direction through said 40 acres. Transfer stamps $396.80. Gary Lynn Bethards, Trustee of The Gary L. Bethards Living Trust u/a dated October 26, 2015 to Grand River Valley Farms, LLC - NE 1/4 NW 1/4 in Section 24, T 70 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa. Transfer stamps $415.20. Todd A. Byerly and Ashley Byerly to Jacob Allen - Commencing at a point 172’ W and 22 1/2’ N of the SE corner of the SE 1/4 NE 1/4 of Section 29, T 69 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, thence N ... to beginning. Transfer stamps $52.00. Gary Lynn Bethards, Trustee, or his successor in trust, of The Gary L. Bethards Living Trust u/a dated October 26, 2015 to Cody L. Schuldt and Katlynn R. Schuldt - A part of the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 of section 23, T 70 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, more particularly described as: Beginning at the NE corner of SW 1/4 SE 1/4 of said section thence W ... to POB. No transfer stamps. Jeff A. Murphy to Adam Crees - Beginning at the SE corner of lot 7, S addition to Garden Grove, Iowa, thence W ... to beginning. No transfer stamps. City of Leon to Cody Lindsey and Maggie Lindsey - Smiths lots 1 thru 3, block 2 and also 16’ alley between lots 1-3 and lot 12, block 2 also known as tax parcel no. 0728333004 and Smiths lots 30’ lot 11, block 2 and all lot 12, block 2 also known as tax parcel no. 072833301. No transfer stamps. P. Diane Loney to Thomas D. Loney - E 20 acres of SE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 8, T 70 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Duane E. Holub and Patricia M. Holub to Duane E. Holub, co-trustee and Patricia M. Holub, co-trustee of the “Holub Trust dated 4/10/19” - The S 56’ of the W 1/2 of lot 1 and the N 64’ of the W 1/2 of lot 2, block 4, Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Lavonne J. Miller to Mark Miller, Joan Palmer and John Miller - E 1/2 SE 1/4 of section 16; SW 1/4; W 1/2 E 1/2 SE 1/4 SE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 15, T 69 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., all in Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Hawkeye Acres, LLC to Todd M. Juhlin, an undivided 1/3 interest, Kurt Walderbach, an undivided 1/3 interest, and Bradley T. Hagarty, an undivided 1/3 interest - All that part of the S 1/2 NW 1/4 lying S and W of Public Road; All that part of the NW 1/4 SW 1/4 lying N of Public Road, Section 5; NE 1/4; E 1/2 SW 1/4 EXCEPT the NW 1/4 NE 1/4 SE 1/4, Section 6; E 1/2 NE 1/4 of Section 7; All in T 67 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa; E 1/2 SE 1/4; E 1/2 SW 1/4 SE 1/4; SW 1/4 SW 1/4 SE 1/4; All in Section 31, T 68 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Tim Phillips and Shannon Phillips to Francis Paul Galati, III - Parcel “B” located in that part of the E 1/2 SE 1/4 of Section 23, T 69 N, R 24 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, as shown in Plat of Survey filed March 4, 2019 in Book 2019 Page 0233, described as follows: Beginning at the SE corner of said Section 23; thence S ... to POB, having an area of 52.08 acres including 0.67 acres of Decatur County Road Easement. Transfer stamps $274.40. Douglas McCool, Jr. to Steven D. Rollins and Joyce A. Rollins - The W 80’ of the N 170’ of lot 7 (no block numbers), Eastern addition to the town of Lamoni, Iowa. Transfer stamps $11.20. Lamoni Development Corporation to Taylor Fencing, LLC - Parcel P located in that part of Parcel B, re-


Public Works

The City of Leon will be accepting applications for a Public Works position. The individual will need knowledge and experience in street, storm sewer, cemetery, parks maintenance, etc. The individual will be required to obtain a CDL. The individual will be rquired to work after normal work hours, holidays, and weekends as needed. Starting wage will be based upon experience and qualifications.

Applications may be picked up at Leon City Hall, 104 W 1st St. Leon, IA or by calling 641-446-6221. Accepting applications until position is filled. EOE

corded in Book C, Page 2, in the SW 1/4 SW 1/4 of Section 6, T 67 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., described as follows: Commencing at the SW corner of said Section 6; thence N ... to POB, having an area of 4.79 acres. Transfer stamps $31.20. Jaimy N. Klever to Austin R. Boswell - Lots 1, 2, 3, block 2, Thomason’s addition to the City of Davis City, Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. James F. Motis and Natalie Motis to Ajay Anderson and Kerry Anne Anderson NW 1/4 SW 1/4 of Section 3, T 68 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, EXCEPT that part deeded to the State of Iowa for Interstate 35 and recorded in Book 323 Page 499. Transfer stamps $160.80. Southern Iowa Unlimited, LLC to Ajay Anderson and Kerry Anne Anderson - Parcel “B” in the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 11, T 67 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, as shown in Plat of Survey filed June 6, 2014, in Book 2014 at Page 0737, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the S 1/4 corner of Section 11, T 67 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, thence N ... to POB, containing 16.11 acres, including 0.02 acres of County Road ROW. Transfer stamps $127.20. Edward Schnurr and Tammy Elizondo aka Tammy Schnurr to Ajay Anderson and Kerry Anne Anderson - the E 9 acres of the NE 1/4 NW 1/4 in Section 33, T 69 N, R 24 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa. Transfer stamps $84.80. Michael G. Madden and Joyce S. Madden to Victoria A. Smith, Lisa A. Smith and James M. Madden - Lots 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, in block 22; and a 66’ strip between block 21 and 22, all in Leffler’s 1st addition to the town of Leon, Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Monty L. Hamilton and Dianne L. Hamilton to Southern Iowa Unlimited, LLC Commencing at a stone 1/4 mile N of the SE corner of section 25, T 68 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, thence N ... to POB, EXCEPT that part lying S and E of Old Highway #69. Transfer stamps $383.20. Luke Yutzy, Vicki Yutzy and Caleb Yutzy to Richard D. Dickinson and Kathleen A. Dickinson - Beginning on the N side of the Public Highway and street running E and W along the N side of block 2 in Branscomb’s first addition to Van Wert, Decatur County, Iowa, at a point directly N of the NE corner of block 2, thence N ... to POB, all in Section 12, T 70 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa. Transfer stamps $87.20. Turkey Hill, LLC, Buck Run Farms, LLC and Central Iowa Concrete Construction, Inc. to Kevin M. Keeling Revocable Trust dated April 20, 2007 - SE 1/4 NW 1/4 of Section 10, T 67 N, R 24 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, EXCEPT beginning at the center of said Section 10, thence N ... to POB. Said parcel contains 5.219 acres; N 1/2 SW 1/4 of Section 10, T 67 N, R 24 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa; AND Beginning at the center of said Section 10, T 67 N, R 24 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 of section 10, T 67 N, R 24 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, thence S ... to POB. Said parcel contains 6.660 acres; AND conveying a permanent easement 30’ wide, from the NE corner of this tract, E to Public Highway. Transfer stamps $776.80. Larry Eugene Kuster, II to Jerry Kuster, Jr. - Lots 1 and 2, block 4, Referee’s addition to the City of Davis City, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Vonda Lauraine Kuster to Larry Eugene Kuster, Jr. - Lots 1 and 2, block 4, Referee’s addition to the City of Davis City, Iowa AND E 1/2 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 in Section 32, T 68 N, R 24 W of the 5th P.M. (contains 19.99 acres, more or less). No transfer stamps. Larry Eugene Kuster, Jr. to Larry Eugene Kuster, Jr. and Vallie Kuster - E 1/2 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 in Section 32, T 68 N, R 24 W of the 5th P.M. (Contains 19.99 acres, more or less). No transfer stamps. Bruce Brown to Mark A. French and Mary French - Parcel “G” located in a portion of the NE 1/4 SW 1/4 of

Section 6, T 67 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., described as: Commencing at a 1/2 inch iron pin on the NW corner of the NE 1/4 SW 1/4 of said Section 6; thence S ... to POB, containing 0.73 acres. Transfer stamps $64.80. Richard Licht to Gary Garrels and Vickie Garrels Lots 8, 9 and 10, block 5, referee’s addition to town of Davis City, Iowa. No transfer stamps. William E. Dudek to Franklyn Finks and Georgia Finks - Commencing at the SE corner of the NE 1/4 of Section 10, T 67 N, R 27 W of the 5th P.M., thence W ... to POB, EXCEPT the E 233’ thereof. Transfer stamps $471.20. Margie Cannon to Michael Otto - Commencing at the N 1/4 corner of Section 19, T 70 N, R 24 W of the 5th P.M., thence N ... to POB. Said parcel contains 0.759 acres including 0.128 acres of public road ROW. Transfer stamps $119.20. Russell Arthur Edwards and Tammy Marie Edwards to Tammy Marie Edwards Lot 1, block 23, in the original town of Leon, Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Stephen C. Kyner and Laura L. Valentine, Trustees of the Stephen C. Kyner Revocable Trust dated October 27, 2011 to Mamie Marie Roberts Estate and John Lee Roberts Testamentary Trust - The N 16’ of the NE 1/4 NW 1/4 of Section 8, T 70 N, R 24 W of the 5th P.M. in Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Nanette Shields, aka Nanette Durega Shields, surviving spouse of Howard Shields, and Howard Shields, deceased to Nanette Shields - The S 1/2 SE 1/4 of Section 20; the S 1/2 SW 1/4 of Section 21; the NE 1/4 NE 1/4 of Section 29; all in T 70 N, R 27 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Decatur County Treasurer, Janet Pierson, TAX SALE to Steven Hitt - All of alley in block 39 and the S 1/2 of the alley in block 40, original town of Leroy, Decatur County, Iowa and beginning at the SE corner of lot 8, block 40 of the original town of Leroy, Decatur County, Iowa, thence E ... to POB. No transfer stamps. Decatur County Treasurer, Janet Pierson, TAX SALE to Everett Ray Graham - Commencing at a point 9 rods E and 18 degrees S of corner of Davis Street, and Bridge Street, Town of Davis City, Iowa; thence on N ... to POB; being in the SE 1/4 SW 1/4 of Section 35, T 68 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., in Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Decatur County Treasurer, Janet Pierson, TAX SALE to Jeff A. Murphy Beginning at the sE corner of lot 7, S addition to Garden Grove, Iowa, thence W ... to beginning. No transfer stamps. Decatur County Treasurer, Janet Pierson, TAX SALE to Steven Hitt - The S 1/2 of the alley in block 40, original town of Leroy, Decatur County, Iowa, and beginning at the SE corner of lot 8, block 40, of the original town of Leroy, Decatur County, Iowa, thence E ... to beginning. No transfer stamps. Larry R. Simmerman, Trustee of the John Lee Roberts Testamentary Trust to Michael R. Rasmussen and Arlene K. Rasmussen - The E 1/2 NW 1/4 W 1/2 NE 1/4 of Section 8, T 70 N, R 24 W of the 5th P.M., in Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Larry Simmerman, Executor of the Estate of Mamie Marie Roberts, deceased to Michael R. Rasmussen and Arlene K. Rasmussen The E 1/2 NW 1/4 W 1/2 NE 1/4 of Section 8, T 70 N, R 24 W of the 5th P.M., in Decatur County, Iowa. Transfer stamps $903.20. William Hallmark to Daniell Dyer - A strip of land 11’ wide off the N side of the S 1/2 of lot 7; S 10’ of lot 7; N 16’ of lot 8; all ijn block 14, original plat of Decatur, Iowa. Transfer stamps $4.00. Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortgage Association to Sarah E. Wintrone and Michael K. Luther - A parcel of land located in a portion of the N 25 acres of the SE 1/4 NW 1/4 of Section 13, T 70 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., in Decatur County, Iowa, more particularly described as: commencing at a RR spike on the NE corner of the SE 1/4 NW 1/4 of said section 13, thence S ... to the POB, EXCEPT lot 1 of

Rodger’s Recollections (continued from page 5)

Center and ride those same miles over again. Endorphins, or whatever you call those pleasurable chemical compounds that surge through your body when you’re very happy, were flowing in my brain. Yes, moments like this were why I was riding on RAGBRAI. After catching up with Dixie and Dave in Lacona, we found our way to a small Catholic cemetery at the north edge of town and located the grave of Dixie’s sister, Patty, who passed away in 1974. As we enjoyed the scenery in the valley below, I remarked to my teammates, “I bet if Patty were alive today, she’d be a Doodlebug”. In the middle of RAGBRAI week, my cousin Nick informed us that his mother, my Aunt Darlene, had passed away. She was also the mother of Dixie, and Denny, and grandmother of Sherri, so was near and dear to the hearts of all our team. We wouldn’t have had to stop because of that news, but we each had our own other reason for wanting to end the ride early. Sherri had sat out on the 84mile day because she felt she had been overbaked by the sun on the previous two days. I was planning to sit out the day after the 84-mile ride, because I felt my bottom end was not going to be able to take another 60 miles on my bike seat. Denny was tired of driving. Dixie and Dave seemed to be doing OK, but as Thursday morning arrived, they and Sherri decided to ride only the last 2/3 of the ride, and then we all agreed to end, two days early. Sherri and I have ridden enough in our home state to be totally familiar with the Iowa landscape. Dave and Dixie’s usual rides are in Washington, where they have some beautiful mountain views. I was interested to know their impressions of RAGBRAI, and especially Dave’s impressions of Iowa. So, here’s what they had to say. Dave’s impressions: I was impressed by how well-coordinated the overall event was. Thinking back to my CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) experiences, it’s easy to see how such coordination can be applied to a community’s emergency response plan. The selected communities got an opportunity to put

in action large “needy crowd” management! I thought they did a pretty good job overall. Additionally, I was impressed by how well the riders got along, how respectful they were with each other, and the efforts made to keep themselves and others safe. You heard shouts of “rider on”, “car up”, “car back”, “on your left”, and “rider off”. For a person new at this, quite impressive! Also from Dave: To say it was like a rolling “frat” party would probably give a poor connotation. Kind of like that, but also like a really long gleeful chain dance. The variety of music played along the ride was interesting. Some uplifting and encouraging, some loud and annoying. If you’re on a long grade, stuck behind an ice chestsized boom box, bass on max, the artist blaring out a message of anger and disdain for society that you aren’t really in tune with; kinda makes you peddle faster to get around such a slug! Dave also thought about Aunt Darlene from time to time, finding some comparisons between her long life, with its ups and downs, to our trek across Iowa on RAGBRAI. He also noticed the RAGBRAI tradition of placing colorful beads on the roadkill we encountered. I thought the best one was where one of the critters also cradled an empty beer can under his arm, as if that might have contributed to his demise. Though she was once an Iowan, Dixie is still impressed with its natural beauty, the crops, the rural homes with their large manicured lawns, and ditches mowed in both directions. Both she and I noticed a number of cattle cooling themselves in ponds. She and I also noticed how, after stopping to hydrate (quench our thirst), and getting back on to ride again, we would feel all cotton-mouthed almost as soon as we started. She also made a great memory when stopping at a stand touting award-winning State Fair recipe cinnamon rolls, made with mashed potatoes. The woman who won the contest had made 1000 cinnamon rolls for RAGBRAI. Dixie had a good visit with them about the recipe, which her mom had sent her from the newspaper, and she had actually made some herself.

parcel C as shown in plat of survey filed November 15, 2013 in book 2013 page 1597. No transfer stamps. Draper Gold, LLC to Nathan Lambert and Amy Lambert - Lots 1 and 2, block 1, original town of Lamoni, Iowa. Transfer stamps $98.40. Gary L. Boswell, by his attorney in fact, Mary L. Boswell and Mary L. Boswell

to Genady V. Gorskikh and Svetlana Gorskikh - Parcel “N” in the SW 1/4 SW 1/4 of Section 6, T 67 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, as shown in Plat of Survey filed 9/28/19 in book 2018, page 1173, more particularly described as follows: commencing at the SW corner of said Section 6, thence N ... to POB, have an area of 0.85 acres. Transfer stamps $59.20.

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Snap Shots from the Iowa State Fair

Understanding the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (continued from page 1) $90.50 in school district property taxes. ● If a person owned 100 acres with an assessed value of $3,000 an acre, then the total assessed value would be $300,000. The actual taxable value on that property is $168,397.20, since agricultural land has a 56.1324% rollback established by the county. This year, that property owner would be assessed $2,874 in school district property taxes since the district levy is established at $17.07 per thousand valuation. Again, when the Debt Service Levy expires and if a voter-approved PPEL were in place, a landowner would be assessed $2,606.79 in school district property taxes, or $267.20 less annually. In next week’s article, potential uses and projects for PPEL funds will be detailed in order to illustrate the importance of these funds in ensuring the District maintains a safe, supportive and engaging learning environment for students now and in the years to come.

Hadley Bell performs her dance routine during the senior division of the Bill Riley contest, Sunday, August 11, at the Iowa State Fair. (contributed photo) (above)Landi Leeper performs her dance routine during the sprouts division of the Bill Riley contest, Saturday, August 10, during the Iowa State Fair. (Photo Courtesy of the Iowa State Fair)

(at left)Decatur County Fair Queen Alyssa Rhum is escorted on stage at the Iowa State Fair as she was introduced during the State Fair’s Queen Contest, Saturday evening August 10. Hannah Koellner of Mahaska County was crowned the 2019 State Fair Queen. (Photo Courtesy of the Iowa State Fair)

Decatur County Retired School Personnel (continued from page 3) and Community. The state organization requests this report from local units in order to gain benefits for applying for grants. New Business: The new program booklets for 2019-2020 were handed out. A short discussion was held to clarify the duties of

hostess. These duties were amended by a motion made at the July meeting. The next meeting will be September 9, 2019 (The group will not meet on Labor Day). The hostess will be Jan Chambers. Roll call will be: “Name a Summer Bird”. A donation will be collected for the Ronald McDonald House. After adjournment Barbara Skinner gave a history of the organization. This group began

Church of Christ

ALL DAY MEETING Saturday, Aug. 17 Davis City Community Center

Is your Family on the Boat or are they Drowning in the Flood? Theme:

SATURDAY 10:00 a.m. Invasion: How Wordliness has Infected Christian Homes 11:00 a.m. Trials Teens are Facing - And how to Help Them Avoid Drowning in the Flood LUNCH PROVIDED 12:00 NOON 1:30 p.m. Why Me God? - The Stumbling Block of Evil, Pain, and Suffering 2:30 p.m. Noah’s Flood - Are you on the Boat? SUNDAY SERVICES WILL BE AT THE CHURCH BUILDING 10:00 a.m. Bible Class: Lukewarm Christianity 11:00 a.m. Worship: A Medical Examination of the Crucifixion POTLUCK LUNCH 1:30 p.m. Worship: Issues Facing the Church Today with Brad Harrub, Ph.D, Executive Director of Focus Press, Inc. and the Executive Editor of Think Magazine.

Bonfire at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16. Singing & Devo will be at the Church Building

with a meeting at the home of Himena Hoffman in 1964. Charter members were: Edith Ball, Kathryn Bentz, Edith Chambers, Eva Curry, Himena Hoffman, Margaret Meek, Louva Negley, and Edna Young. It was called the Decatur County Teacher’s Club. The group affiliated with the Iowa Retired Teachers Association (which had organized in 1951). In 1992 when the Iowa Retired Teachers Association became the Iowa Retired School Personnel Association, the name of the local group also changed accordingly. Since that time any retired school employee is encouraged to join the group.

Past presidents of the local group have been: Edna Young, Imogene Cherry, Ellen Jans, Naomi Bowen, Betty Redman, Gertie Green, Eldon Cowles, and Helen Flummer. The current president (Jan Chambers) is a 3rd generation member. Her great-aunt was a charter member, and her mother (Iroline Chambers) belonged from 1975 until her passing in 2012. The motto of this group is: “The projects we do are not merely for the present day, but for the good of those who follow us. Each of us in an asset in the progress and advancement of our association. In unity there is strength.”

Leon Library to Hold Job Fair The Leon Public Library will be holding a job fair on Thursday, August 22 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the library, where interested persons may come to the library and have assistance applying for some of the 103 positions open in Decatur County. CENSUS JOBS! $15.00 - $16.50 per hour. You can earn extra income while helping your community. The Census is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisors. Pay rates are $15.00 - $16.50 per hour. Apply for one of thousands of temporary #2020CensusJobs. Census results determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as how funds are spent on roads, schools and hospitals. Apply online at www.2020census. gov/jobs. #ApplyToday #2020Census.

Museum Accepting Memberships and Donations Donations and or pledges can be mailed to: Decatur County Historical Museum, Attn: Bob Bixby, 21875 Pleasanton Road, Leon, Iowa, 50144. Contacts for dona-

tions or information: Corey Lindsey, 641446-4151; Loring Miller, 641-344-0105; Chet Redman, 641-442-5796; or Bob Bixby, 515-2382903.


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