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P.O. Box 580, 111 NW. 2nd, Leon, IA 50144 E-mail: JRNEWS@GRM.NET VOLUME 90 - NUMBER 50

School to put PPEL to a Vote The Decatur County Auditor’s Office has received notice from the Board of Directors of the Central Decatur Community School District requesting a special election solely regarding the question of a voter-approved physical plant and equipment levy to be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Central Decatur School District voters will vote at his/her general election polling

place, with polls open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Absentee voting will open on February 3. A request for an absentee ballot by mail must be received by the Auditor’s Office by February 21. Additional information about this special election, including the full text of the public measure, is available on the county’s website:

2020 Census Impacts Road Use Funds The Road Use Tax Fund (RUTF) is accumulated through motor vehicle registration fees, motor vehicle fuel taxes, an excise tax imposed on the rental of automobiles and a use tax on trailers. Cities receive funds through per capita distributions to pay for the construction, repair and maintenance of road infrastructure. The current population of Leon is 1,977 which was determined during the 2010 Census. Therefore, you can calculate the estimated amount of RUTF the city will receive during FY20 using the chart below: IDOT RUTF Per Capita Forecast Fiscal Year IDOT Per Capita Forecast 2020 $126.00 2021 $127.00 2022 $128.00 2023 $128.50 2024 $129.50 1977 x $126.00 = $249,102.00 for FY20 The $249,102.00 the city receives for FY20 is budgeted to be spent in the following manner: $105,025 employee wages, $9,500 city shop, $47,000 street/storm sewer maintenance, $30,805 street sweeper payment/potential equipment repairs, and $48,000 for the streetlight utility bill. The city set aside $93,000 from the LOST income for the culvert replacement payment on South (continued on page 10)

County Conservation Combines Efforts with Extension

From this to that in 24 Hours Early afternoon, January 9, local thermometers were registering 60 degrees. Yes, it’s January but this is Iowa! Anything can happen when it pertains to the weather. And change it did! Less than 24 hours later, Leon and the surrounding area were placed under a winter storm watch. School was letting out early with all basketball games and wrestling matches postponed and the D.O.T. was spreading brine on the highways. Late morning the rain started and very quickly it began to pour and then to freeze. Things were quickly covered in ice making trav-

Graceland University Announces Decatur County Promise Scholars Program Graceland University President Patricia H. Draves has announced the formation of Decatur County Promise Scholars, a scholarship program

Terrace Park Senior Living Receives National Recognition

Terrace Park Senior Living has received recognition by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living for its achievements in the quality of care provided. Pictured from left are Terrace Park staff members Jonda Petty, Manager, Megan Boswell and Sharon Kistler, full time Universal Workers. Terrace Park Senior Living in Leon was recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/ NCAL) for its achievements in the quality of care they provide. Terrace Park accomplished four of four national goals in areas including Staff Stability, Customer Satisfaction, Hospital readmissions, Antipsychotic use. “The entire team at Terrace Park is honored to be recognized for this incredible achievement,” said Jonda Petty, Administrator of Terrace Park. “We are proud to improve care for our patients and residents. Our commitment to quality will continue.” “Terrace Park is the only AL facility in Iowa to meet all four goals,” continued Petty. “We

were one of 11 facilities in the US to achieve this recognition.” AHCA/NCAL recognized long term care providers for their achievements through its Quality Initiative Recognition Program, which honors member facilities for their individual work in achieving AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative goals. “This achievement represents progress on important quality measures that will positively impact the lives of residents,” said Dr. David Gifford, Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at AHCA/NCAL. “We applaud these organizations for their hard work and dedication to this significant quality improvement effort.” Launched in 2012 by AHCA/NCAL, the Quality Initiative

el difficult. Then later came the snow, but not as much as predicted. The area received anywhere from 1-3 inches. With temperatures in the 20s, ice and snow stayed around all weekend. School was delayed Monday morning and with temperatures beginning to rise, the main roadways were clear but side streets and county gravel roads were pretty much normal winter driving conditions. Off and on through the week and into the weekend will be periods of rain, sunshine and snow followed by temperatures in the teens for the beginning of next week.

serves as a national effort to build upon the existing work of the long term and postacute care profession. The Initiative aims to further improve quality of care in skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities by challenging member facilities to meet measurable goals in areas such as hospital readmissions, off-label use of antipsychotics, and customer satisfaction. Learn more about the AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative Recognition Program on the webpages ahcancal. org. Terrace Park, along with other achievers from across the country, will be honored at AHCA/NCAL’s upcoming Quality Summit in Grapeville, TX, on March 10, 2020. Jonda Petty, Administrator will be attending this Quality Summit to receive the award.

aimed at investing back into the community it has called home for 125 years. In addition to Graceland, Decatur County, Iowa, is home to three high schools: Lamoni, Central Decatur and Mormon Trail. "We see a lot of promise in Decatur County," said Draves. "We believe in the people and the students of this area, and we are so fortunate to call this area home. This program is designed to shine a light on the talented students of Decatur County. It will invest in their future and the promising future of the community." The Decatur County Promise Scholars program will provide a full-tuition scholarship for any student who attends for two years and graduates from any of the eligible high schools, starting with the class of 2020. Qualifying students must meet Graceland's acceptance standards and live on Graceland's residential campus in Lamoni. School administrators in the area shared Graceland's excitement for the program. Superintendent of Mormon Trail Community School District Kerry Phillips said, "This program is a wonderful investment in the youth of Decatur County by Graceland. Mormon Trail Community School District views Graceland as a true partner in offering our students a quality education, and we look forward to working together." Superintendent of Central Decatur and Lamoni Community School Districts Chris Coffelt added, "The Decatur County Promise Scholars program provides a tremendous opportunity for our students, making college an affordable and real(continued on page 10)

Local Area Happenings Go APE Fundraisers

The Central Decatur Go APE (After Prom Entertainment) is hosting their annual dinner and silent auction fundraisers on Thursday, January 16 at the CD high school during the Mt. Ayr games. Serving of the Lasagna dinner (lasagna, breadsticks, salad and dessert) will begin at 5:00 p.m. until gone for $8.00 and the Silent Auction will begin at 5:00 p.m. through the boys' halftime.

Leon Chamber of Commerce Banquet Jan. 23

The Leon Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual chamber banquet on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Leon Golf and Country Club. Social will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a brisket, cheesy pota-

Join Decatur County ISU Extension and Decatur County Conservation in learning about the habitats and wildlife being affected in Australia and help make animal beds that will be donated to the many animals in need. COME AND GO anytime between 10:00 a.m. and Noon on Saturday, February 1. The Australian bushfires have destroyed more than 14.7 million acres of habitat and killed approx. 480 million animals. Thousands of animals are being rescued every day and here is your chance to help the rescued wildlife! This event is FREE! Materials and sewing machines will be provided. If possible, please bring 1 yard of polar fleece to help with this project. No sewing experience required! Snacks will also be provided. Can't make it, but would still like to help? They are accepting donations of polar fleece fabric or monetary donations (to purchase fabric) until February 1st. Please drop off donations at the ISU Extension Office 309 N Main St. Leon or the Decatur County Conservation Board Office 20401 NW Little River Rd. Leon before then. Questions? Contact the ISU Extension Office at (641) 4464723. toes, coleslaw and dessert dinner around 6:30 p.m. with the program to follow. The Citizen of the Year and Rising Star recognition will take place just prior to the dinner. The cost is $15.00 and you pay at the event.

Leon Dev. Group Meeting Jan. 21

Leon Economic Development Group will hold a regular meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, at the Leon City Hall.

Bell Wins CD Geography Bee

The National Honor Society Geography Bee was held last Tuesday, January 7, for the classroom winners from grades 4th thru 8th. Eighth grader Hadley Bell was the school winner and now will compete for a chance to go to state. Hadley will go on to take an online test to determine if she qualifies for state competition, reported Kimberly Elsberry, CD Jr.-Sr. High School Counselor. Other overall winners were 2nd place: Freemont Bevan and tied for 3rd place: Lola Helton and Ari Johnson. Refer to page 10 for photo of class winners.


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or higher on a 4.0 grade point average. The following student was named to the PresiGraceland Univer- dent's List: sity, Lamoni, Iowa, reLaura Barr, a junior cently announced the Fashion Design major, names of students who of Weldon. were graduates. LEON: Paul Brenizer, graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts (Art: Graphic Design). Sara Andrew, graduated Cum Laude with DALE, James Ree, 70, a Bachelor of Arts (El- died on Wednesday, ementary Education). December 11, 2019, Caitlyn Saxton, at Mercy One in Des graduated with a Bach- Moines, Iowa. Memoelor of Arts (Elementa- rial services will be held ry Education). at 10:00 a.m on SaturDECATUR: day, January 18, 2020 at Shelby Leahy, grad- the Barnum Commuuated Cum Laude with nity Center in Decatur, a Bachelor of Science Iowa. in Nursing (Nursing). LAMONI: HATFIELD, Sarah Brian Gavigan, Jane "Janie", 70, of near graduated with a Bach- Weldon, Iowa, died on elor of Arts (Elementa- Sunday, January 5, ry Education). 2020 at her home surCaitlyn Stupak, rounded by her famgraduated with a Bach- ily. Graveside services elor of Arts (Art: Stu- were held at 11:00 a.m. dio). on Thursday, January Jacob Torres, grad- 9, 2020 at Hebron Cemuated Cum Laude with etery. Arrangements a Bachelor of Arts (Art: were through Kale FuGraphic Design). neral Home, Osceola, Kiley Sellars, grad- Iowa. uated Cum Laude with Memorial contribua Bachelor of Arts (El- tions may be directed ementary Education). to the family. Shane Majerus, graduated Magna Cum JEANES, Helen Mae, Laude with a Bachelor 79, of Lamoni, Iowa, of Arts (History). died on Tuesday, JanuTyler Whittom, ary 7, 2020 at the Lagraduated with a Bach- moni Specialty Care in elor of Arts (Sport Lamoni, Iowa. Funeral Management). services were held at Teddy Palmer, 10:00 a.m. on Saturgraduated with a Bach- day, January 11, 2020, elor of Arts (Elementa- at the Slade-O'Donnell ry Education). Funeral Home in Leon, VAN WERT: Iowa, with Elders Donn Alyssa Jackson, and Peggy Henson ofgraduated Summa ficiating. Interment Cum Laude with a was held in the Rose Bachelor of Arts (Ac- Hill Cemetery, Lamoni, counting, Agricultural Iowa. Business and Business Administration). RICHARD, Sondra, --78, of Humeston, Iowa, Wartburg College, died on Saturday, JanWaverly, Iowa, recently uary 11, 2020 at her announced the names home. Funeral services of students named to will be held at 10:30 the Dean's List for the a.m. on Monday, JanuFall 2019 semester. To ary 20, 2020 at the Hube included on the meston Christian UnitDean's List, a student ed Methodist Church must attain a 3.5 or in Humeston, Iowa. above on a 4.0 grade Interment will be held point average. The fol- in the Humeston Cemlowing student was etery, Humeston, Iowa. named to the Dean's Visitation will be held List: on Sunday, January 19 Lora Bush, of at the church. ArrangeLeon. ments are through the --Slade-O'Donnell FuBob Jones Univer- neral Home of Leon, sity, Greenville, South Iowa. Carolina, recently announced the names THOMAS, James Daof students named to vid, 93, Lamoni, Iowa, the President's List for died on Thursday, Januthe Fall 2019 semester. ary 9, 2020, at the DecaTo be included on the tur County Hospital in President's List, a stu- Leon, Iowa. Memorial dent must attain a 3.75 services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Lamoni Community of Christ Church, Lamoni, Iowa. Arrangements are through the SladeO'Donnell Funeral Home, Leon, Iowa. SNETHEN, Earl Rex, 87, of Davis City, Iowa, died on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Clearview Home in

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Mount Ayr, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at the Slade – O'Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa with Pastor Ron Helton and Ron Gibson officiating. Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, Iowa.


SARAH JANE “JANIE” HATFIELD Sarah Jane “Janie” Hatfield, daughter of William Virgil Stevens and Dorothy Rae McLaughlin Stevens was born December 17, 1949 in Columbus, Georgia and passed from this life Sunday, January 5, 2020 at her home near Weldon, Iowa surrounded by her family, at 70 years of age. Janie grew up in Georgia where she graduated from Bradwell Institute Hinesville, GA in 1967. She moved to Iowa in March of 1968 and was united in marriage to Jerry Dean Hatfield on June 22, 1968 in Leon, IA, and they were blessed with two children, Ben and Christy. Janie worked at Furnas Electric for many years. She then attended SWCC in 2003 and began working at SCICAP where she was the administrator of various programs within the organization. Janie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed the outdoors, softball, her flower gardens and having a big vegetable garden. Janie enjoyed going coyote hunting with Jerry and her family. Her greatest love was her grandkids and great grandkids. Those relatives who preceded Janie in death were her father, William Virgil Stevens, mother, Dorothy Rae Stevens, nephew, Kevin Stevens, nephew, Darin Hatfield, brother-inlaw, Gene Hatfield and brother-in-law, Bob Hatfield. Janie leaves to cherish her memory; husband, Jerry Dean Hatfield of Weldon, IA, son, Ben (Jenny) Hatfield of Murray, IA, daughter, Christy (Penny) Hatfield of Des Moines, IA, grandchildren, Nick (Emily) Hatfield of Des Moines, IA, Zoey (Brandon) Hatfield of Grand River, IA, Zeb (Sabrina) Hatfield of Van Wert, IA, Zabe (Grace) Hatfield of Osceola, IA, Zane (Melanie) Hatfield of Hopeville, IA and Zadie Hatfield of Osceola, IA. Also surviving are her brother, Mike (Theresa) Stevens of Hinesville, GA, brother, Ray Stevens of Hinesville, GA, Tammy Clements of Florida, good friend,

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death were her parents, Ray and Virginia Waddell; in-laws, Robert and Doris Jeanes; brothers-in-law, Donald Sams, Gill LaFaille, Merlin Matteson, David Smith, and Jack Jeanes; sister-in-law and best friend, Beth Waddell; nephew, Paul LaFaille; and niece, Brenda Cason. Survivors include her husband, Gary Jeanes; son, Doug and Laura Jeanes; daughter, Denise and Chuck Jennings; grandchildren, Bill Jennings, TyHELEN MAE JEANES ler and Hanna Jeanes, Helen Mae Jeanes, and Tiffany and Drew age 79, was born June Magstadt; great grand21, 1940, at Iowa City, child, Kambri Jeanes; Iowa to Ray Charles sisters, Wanda Sams and Virginia May and Laverna LaFaille; (Green) Waddell. She brothers, Don Waddell died at Lamoni Spe- and Charles and Judy cialty Care in Lamoni, Waddell; brother-inIowa on Tuesday, Janu- law, Casey and Maurita ary 7, 2020. Jeanes; sisters-in-law, Helen went to Donna Smith and Ann school in Grand River Matteson; and other and Beaconsfield, Iowa relatives and friends. through her junior year. She played basketball JAMES REE DALE for the Beaconsfield James Ree Dale, High School. She was 70, died at Mercy One always proud that she in Des Moines, Iowa, was part of the team on Wednesday, Decemthat played at the State ber 11, 2019. Tournament in 1956. He was preceded She graduated from in death by his mother Lamoni High School in and father and sister 1958. Linda (Dale) Hollis. She married her James is survived husband, Gary Jeanes, by his wife Janice, son on February 8, 1959. James D. Dale, brothThe happiest time of er Joe Dale, sister-inher life was having her law Jody Kehl, nieces, children, Doug and nephews and many Denise, at home. Helfriends. en loved being on the Memorial services farm with her family will be held at 10:00 where they raised beef a.m. on January 18, cattle. Her greatest 2020 at the Barnum joy was driving a John Community Center in Deere tractor, feeding Decatur, Iowa. bottle calves, and attending fairs to watch More obituaries her grandchildren. Her on page 3) favorite pet was a blue healer because he was a good watchdog. The biggest influences in If you have news Helen’s life came from please call the Journalher husband, Gary, and good friend, Beth. Reporter at 446-4151 Preceding her in

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JO ELLEN SCHMID Jo Ellen Schmid, age 72, the daughter of Charles Creston and Marie Josephine (Gilchrist) Quick, was born April 4, 1947, in Leon, Iowa. She died at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas on Friday, January 3, 2020. Jo grew up on a farm between Leon and Decatur, Iowa attending Lone Star Country School. After graduating from Leon High School in 1965, she moved to Florida for a while. She returned to Iowa. While attending secretarial school in Des Moines, Iowa, she met Jerry Mentzer. They moved to Jefferson, Iowa together and were blessed with two daughters, Jodi and Jina. She moved to Avoca, Iowa and worked at the Avoca Journal-Herald until 1987, when she moved to Artesia, New Mexico with Roland Schmid. They were married in 1988. She worked for the Artesia Daily Press for 27 years, retiring as the Society Editor. In 2011, Jo moved in with her daughter, Jodi, in San Antonio, Texas. When the Air Force transferred them to Germany, she moved to Dallas, Texas near daughter, Jina. Jo moved back to Jodi’s when they returned to Texas and then moved with them to Wichita, Kansas. In her free time, Jo

enjoyed working crossword puzzles, reading fiction romances, westerns, and biographies, and watching television. She loved the outdoors and nature, especially watching the birds. Preceding her in death were her parents; and four brothers, Eddy, Jerry, Kenneth, and John Dee “J.D.” Quick. Survivors include her children, Jodi and Mike Fridley

And just like that we went from 60 degree spring-like weather on Thursday to back into the freezer by Friday. Rain, freezing rain, cold winds, and snow through Saturday reminded all of us that Mother Nature still has the upper hand on this weather thing. Ha! I spent most of my day Friday spreading ice melt attempting to stay ahead of the frozen liquid. I don't know if I accomplished all that much but it got me out of the office a few times to get some fresh air. CD schools dismissed early at 1:00 p.m. and all activities for Friday night and Saturday were soon postponed. And to top that all off, the schools delayed 2 hours on Monday as another brief snow shower moved through Sunday evening and the country roads were still slick. oOo Once again I found out that I don't bounce like I used to. Mac and I were at the office Saturday continuing our "war" on the ice coated sidewalks.

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CD Featured Artists Mrs. Pedersen, the Central Decatur high school art teacher, has been randomly having a "Featured Artist" during this 2019-2020 school year. The artists featured this week are Mara Dykes and Hallee Hamilton. Mara Dykes is a sophomore at Central Decatur High School. She is involved in volleyball and basketball. Mara also enjoys playing sports and watching Disney Plus in her spare time. "She loves art and likes to use colored pencils and sometimes paint," stated Pedersen. "Mara is a talented young artist who enjoys drawing Disney characters and Zentangle designs." Hallee Hamilton is also a sophomore at Central Decatur High School. She is involved in basketball, volleyball, softball, track, I-Club, FFA, FBLA and FCA. Hallee enjoys sports and watching Netflix in her spare time. "She loves art and likes to use acrylic paints and colored pencils," stated Pedersen. "Hallee is a talented young artist who enjoys drawing Disney characters of food."

I was walking up to put some ice melt on the sidewalks where the former JR building stood when I found myself lying on my back. Yep I slipped real good. I righted myself, checked for broken bones (something I never used to worry about) and looked for my container of ice melt I was carrying. I found it ahead of me. It slid nearly a half of block. Geez! I managed to get to my feet and Mac was still behind me. He yelled, "Dad, did you fall?" "I sure did," came my reply and I laughed to myself at the "captain obvious" remark by my 10 year old. Ha! But you know what? I'm sore! Anyway, we got our job done the best we could. I welcomed the slight warm up in the weather Monday. Things were starting to es, milk. melt. Fri., Jan. 17 - HamUnitl the next burger/bun, cheese optime... tional, French fries, toSo Long! mato, lettuce, Jicama, Leon Community onion, carrots, peaches, milk. Meal Menu Mon., Jan. 20 - BBQ (Subject to Change) beef sandwich/bun, Reservations are baked beans, cheesy REQUIRED by hashbrowns, lettuce, 10:00 a.m. for next carrots, mandarin orday - 446-4433 anges, milk. Wed., Jan. 15 - Pot Tues., Jan. 21 roast, mashed pota- Tater tot casserole, toes/gravy, carrots, corn, peppers, lettuce, bread/butter, strawber- grape tomatoes, carry ice cream, milk. rots, fruit, toffee bar, Thur., Jan. 16 - Gar- milk. lic ranch chicken, roastWed., Jan. 22 ed potatoes, roasted Chicken nuggets, sweet asparagus, bread/but- potato fries, baked ter, Fig Newtons, milk. beans, lettuce, grape Fri., Jan. 17 - Ba- tomato, carrots, pears, con cheeseburger, fries, cutties, milk. corn, bread/butter, fruit, milk. Mon., Jan. 20 - Beef and noodles, mashed Scholarships potatoes, broccoli, din- Available Through ner roll, fruit, milk. Tues., Jan. 21 - GRM Networks® GRM Networks of Chicken strips, poPrinceton, MO, places tato skins, mixed veggreat importance on etables, bread/butter, the opportunity for cookie, milk. higher education. In an Wed., Jan. 22 - Po- effort to support local tato crusted cod, baked students who wish to potato, green beans, pursue further learning, bread/butter, brownies, GRM Networks offers a scholarship program milk. for high school seniors whose parents or legal Central Decatur guardians are members Menu of GRM Networks. (Subject to change) Numerous scholBREAKFAST arships are available Daily menu item through the program. or cereal and toast, 4 They include six GRM oz. juice or fruit choice, Networks scholarships as well as scholarships milk. the FoundaWed., Jan. 15 - Cin- from tion for Rural Service namon/sugar donut (FRS), the philanThur., Jan. 16 - Yothropic arm of NTCA – gurt parfait w/ granola Fri., Jan. 17 - Chicken and biscuits Mon., Jan. 20 French toast sticks Tues., Jan. 21 - Sausage roll-up Wed., Jan. 22 - Egg/ sausage/cheese biscuit LUNCH Wed., Jan. 15 - Mr. Rib/bun, Ranch diced potatoes, baked beans, veggies, mandarin oranges, milk. Thur., Jan. 16 Chicken taco/tortilla, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, salsa, carrots, mandarin orang-

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TWICE TOLD TALES 20 YEARS AGO (January 12, 2000) Decatur County Hospital's first baby of the new year was Chase Andrew Miner, who was born at 1:39 p.m. on January 3, to Lisa and Fred Miner of Leon. He weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Jim Andrew took the eye test as one of the first clients in the new driver's license station located in the Decatur County Treasurer's Office. Helping Jim were Treasurer Mary Andrew and Deputy Beth Andrew. Decatur County's county-wide recycling project was underway. Drop-off schedule for the rotating containers were: on Mondays one for Davis City/ Pleasanton located at the Davis City maintenance building and one in Lamoni at the county's motor grader lot east of Rose Hill Cemetery; on Tuesdays one in Decatur east of public park and one in Leon at the county yards maintenance lot; Wednesdays one for Garden Grove/ LeRoy behind Garden Grove City Hall and one at Grand River on city lot south of City Hall; and Thursdays one in Van Wert north of City Hall and one in Weldon behind Country Club. The Leon Chamber of Commerce new 2000 officers were Darlene Fuller, president; Diane Hill, vice president; Glenna Waugh, secretary and Corey Lindsey, treasurer. Gail and Donna Duerr, owners of Pumps +, presented a check for $525 to Leon Park and Pool Board member Darlene Fuller for the new swimming pool fund. The Duerrs donated one cent from every gallon of gasoline sold in December toward the new pool. 50 Years Ago (January 15, 1970) At the regular meeting of the Leon Chamber of Commerce, Olin Rippey received the 1969 Outstanding Citizen of the Year award from Ham Graves, the 1968 winner. Sheriff Slim Houck urged farmers and livestock raisers to check on the number of livestock they have at regular intervals. Ten head of hogs were stolen from a farm southwest of Lamoni during day light hours. The citizens of Humeston were taking part in a fundraising for $50,000 to construct a nursing home in their town. Members of the Leon Lions Club were guests of the Leon Business and Professional Women's Club at a joint meeting at the Red Wing Cafe. AFS student, May Hinds, presented the program. May was from the Barbados and stayed with the

Lee Elson family. Local Boy Scout Troop 102 was observing the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scout movement in the United States. The Decatur County Clerk of Court published the following vital statistics for 1969: Marriages - 84; Deaths - 177; Births 125 and Divorces - 19. Mrs. Alice (Carl) Coffey was featured with her quilting hobby. She made her first quilt soon after she was married and estimated she had made 50 at the time of the article. Mikes' TV was celebrating 20 years in the TV business. They were promoting Motorola Electronics. The business was owned by Pat and Mike (Junior) Michael. Ron and Mary Jane Ivins were having a closing out sale at the farm located 4 ½ miles south of Leon on the Leon Pleasanton Road. The 1969 American Red Cross campaign for the town of Grand River, Richland and Grand River Townships totaled $116.20. Helping with the campaign were Helen Van Laar, Floyd Binning, Francis Hewlett, Irene Schwalbe, Edith Gibson, Russell Vanderflught, Grover Crees, Jim Overholtzer, Ruth Young, Robert Phillips, Matt McDowell and Emery Burchett. 75 YEARS AGO (January 12, 1945) "Nubbins" To Recover Says Specialist – "Nubbins", who was Forrest Hoffman, three year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall F. Hoffman of Cheyenne, Wyo, recovered from a gall bladder ailment that had been considered to be fatal, and lived a normal life. Throughout the nation "Nubbins" had become famous because of his ailment. An operation for the ailment was performed which had given the hope of his recovery. One Yank Killed; Two Others Injured – Pvt. Harold Ayers, 26, brother of Mrs. Merle Moreland, was killed in Luxemburg, according to a telegram received from the war department. Sgt. Woodrow W. Zimmerman was wounded by shrapnel in Germany. Pvt. Francis Smith was wounded in action. Those inducted into the Navy were Melvin Maxwell Dyner, Lineville; into the Army, Earl Glen Parson, Leon; Richard Lee Green, Lamoni; Oliver Faye Hendrix, Leon; Arthur Edward Parker, Lamoni; Charles Sidney Elston, Davis City; Eugene Edelbert Bissell, Lamoni. Jean Adair and Gene Thompson, exchanged nuptial vows at the Puget Sound

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Rodger’s Recollections by Rodger Gatton I don’t usually mix facebook posts with the stories I tell in my newspaper column, but this time I’m making an exception. This tale started as a recent facebook post; now I’ve decided I’d like to share with a larger audience than just my facebook friends. Well, technically it started back, I’m guessing, around my junior year in high school, when I sat down one day and composed the lyrics to a song, in response to a run-in I had in the upper hall of good old Central Community School, in Leon. Not long ago, I mentioned writing this song to some friends, probably the Lunch Bunch, a group of schoolmates with whom I meet up about once a month for lunch. On a recent evening, as I was thumbing through some old photographs and other mementos in a small box, I came upon my original hand written words, scratched out in pencil on two sheets of paper from a yellow legal tablet. First, a bit of background information. When I was a kid in high school, I had a bad case of hay fever that would come ‘round every spring. I had the usual symptoms; some sneezing, watering eyes, lots of nose blowing. I tried helping with haying at my grandfather’s farm a time or two, but ended up actually being sick, with chills, maybe an actual fever, upset stomach and vomiting. I spent some hours in bed because of it. I’m not sure why my mom did not share her Benadryl with me, but she didn’t. One morning, in math class, my hay fever was so bad and I had blown my nose so much that my handkerchief was very wet, saturated. I had a clean handkerchief or two in my locker, but the administration had recently clamped down on students going to their lockers during class time. It was forbidden. Risking a reprimand himself, Mr. Watters allowed me to go to get a clean handkerchief. My locker was not far from the principal’s office and Mr. Bartlett just happened to come out into the hall, as I was unlocking it. He gave me a stern lecture, sent me back to class, and didn't even let me get the handkerchief. Hence, the following song, written not long afterward. It is to be sung to the tune of Jimmy Dean's hit, “Big Bad John”. I hope you’ll participate by actually singing the chorus after reading each verse.

Every mornin' at the office you could see him arrive. He stood five feet four and weighed 135. Kinda broad at the mouth and narrow at the head, And everyone knew there was nothing said, To Big Bart. Chorus: Big Bart, Big Baa-art, Big Bad Bart. Nobody seemed to know how Bart came to be, 'Cause he was quite different from you and me. When around him you were quiet and shy. It was a very brave student who even said “Hi”, To Big Bart. Repeat Chorus

Navy chapel. Gerata McGahuey and Carol Kirk were married at Kirk Manor. Katherine Coon was married to Pfc. Chester L. Foster. Marguerite Eastin and her sister, Freda, enjoyed a holiday visit with her parents and brother, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Eastin and Farrell near Weldon. Janice Irene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Faunce of Lamoni, was the first baby born in the new year in the county. James, the little 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Housh, suffered a broken right arm above the wrist and several bad cuts and bruises when he was sliding down a hill and went off in the ditch. Charles Quayle Lloyd Coffin, Melvin and Frank Worden of the Popcorn school neighborhood, were business visitors in Leon. 100 YEARS AGO (January 15, 1920) Hand Caught in Clothes Wringer – Erema Woolman, who attended high school in Leon some years ago, was painfully injured while engaged in washing at her home east of Woodland. Her left hand was caught in a wringer which was being operated by a gasoline engine. Her hand was run

through the wringer to the wrist before she could disconnect the wringer power. Former Leon Man Died in Kansas City – Mrs. F.B. Sigler received notice of the death of Warren Cole at his home in Kansas City. Mr. Cole many years ago conducted a lumber yard in Leon and was well known to the older residents of the city. Frank N. Hansell succeeded George T. Ogilvie as cashier of the Leon Savings Bank. Mr. Hansell went into the duties of his new position with great energy and he without doubt made a doubly good banker.

Somebody said he came from another school, Where he got into a fight over a broken rule. And in the cafeteria, a little ninth grader, Hit him on the bean with a hot potater. Big Bart. Repeat Chorus Then came the day in the middle of the hall, When the paddle cracked and a kid started to bawl. His mom came up later that day. You should have heard the things that woman did say, To Big Bart. Repeat Chorus She told him he was nuts, by cracky. She even said he was a little whacky. She wondered why he ever came here. We could do without him, year after year. Big Bart. Repeat Chorus Then he started to chase her down the hall, But she hid in a corner, next to the wall. Around the corner Big Bart came a sailin'. Now not a single kid is failin', 'Cause of Bart. Repeat Chorus He came around the corner, slipped on a paper. From what we hear, he cut quite a caper. Flipped head over heels, landed on a bone. Now he's at the graveyard, under a stone. Big Bart. Repeat Chorus Big Bart's death kinda cleared the air. Now all that's left is a stone out there. These few words are written on that stone, At the bottom of this grave lies a pile of bone.Big Bart. Repeat Chorus, one last time. Good job! I didn’t think it would be disrespectful to his memory to share this writing. K. K. Bartlett passed away in January, 42 years ago. I’m pretty sure that inscription from my song is NOT on his tombstone. I would like to share a little more about Mr. Bartlett though. In April of 1969, I was hired to finish out the school year, teaching science in the classroom where I had been a student six years previous. Mr. Bartlett gave me a short orientation and we went down and looked over my classroom. It being my very first teaching assignment, I guess he thought I could use some guidance, so he told me this: You’ll start on Monday and you can expect the students will all behave themselves for the first few days, maybe even the first week. Then one day, some student is going to try and see how much you will tolerate, by not following your instructions. The first time that happens, I want you to walk over to the intercom, push the button, and say “Mrs. Kindred, (student name) is on his way up to see Mr. Bartlett”. I will take care of it and you’ll likely have no more trouble. Sure enough, it happened just as he said. About a week into my term, a young man was talking to a girl at his table, when he was supposed to be working on the lesson I assigned. I asked him to stop, and get back to work. I think I asked him a second time. Third time he was talking, I followed Mr. Bartlett’s instructions. The young man came back after awhile, behaved himself the rest of the term, and so did everyone else, not only in that class, but in all of them. Thanks, Big Bart!

Marriage Licenses – Garland C. Craig and Pearl O. Dale; Lawson A. Gray and Blanche Wood; Harry Dean Hale and Myrtle May Phipps; Ruby Leeper and Lelah Moore; Leonard Sanders and Sylvia M. Ashford. Davis City was still suffering from a shortage of coal. However, a car load came in, which helped considerably and they have the promise of more coming in the week. Down near Woodland on Christmas Day the neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Will Morton gave them a surprise by gathering at their home and chopping

and sawing up their wood. Twenty-nine men were there and they cut and sawed up thirty cords of wood. Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Ridgway who had been visiting here with relatives and friends returned to their home at Miller, S. D. Miss Clara Price, who had been visiting here for a few days at the home of her brother, G.B. Price, and wife, returned to Albany, Mo. Mrs. Merle Cornett, who had been visiting here at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Perkins, returned to Pleasanton.

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Grand River

MELINDA MACKEY The storm predicted for Friday was everything that was predicted and more. It seems as though the storm system moved through Ringgold County and right into Grand River. The result was the cancellation of meals that day and the postponement of the Blood Drive at the Lions Hall, which will now be held on Friday, February 7th. Thankfully I was able to go home early from work in Creston-a big thank you to Terry Boles for calling the station with the announcements and letting me know what it was like at home. The roads were fine all the way to Sun Valley and then there was a tremendous difference! Meals coming up at the community center will be Friday the 17th; lasagna, lettuce, garlic bread and apple cobbler. On Tuesday the 21st it will be chili, grilled cheese sandwich, relish tray and mixed fruit. Cal 7735436 for delivery information and any other questions. And for announcements on events, do join our Grand River Facebook page as well as tune into KSIB. Have a great week!

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LINDA BOOTHE On Thursday, I got out to run my errands in 60 degree weather. On Friday, it’s gloomy, 19 degrees and a horrible forecast predicted. By noon the announcement that school is letting out early, all activities cancelled and we’re hoping that everyone gets home safely. This song comes to mind.. “What a difference a day makes. 24 little hours….”. It’s officially winter in Iowa! So 23 more snows to go, as I’m writing this. Actually, this is more ice than snow which makes it more dangerous to me. More snow

in the forecast, though, so proceed cautiously, please! No news reported so guess I’ll have to make something up. Watching TV, I’ve noted these helpful hints this week. THE HOW TO NOT DIET DIET suggests some simple facts. Like, eat an apple with the peel or another 100 calorie food prior to your meal so you eat less. Add 2 teaspoons of vinegar to your daily diet, along with, 1/4 teaspoon garlic, 1/2 t. turmeric, 1/4 t. Ground ginger, 1/2 t cayenne pepper and 3 cups of green tea daily. And don’t eat after 7 pm, which means my new bedtime is 7:05 pm. These are some basics we can use to improve our health but what about all the new technology? Personally, technology is a little scary to me. Here are some gadgets we can probably live without. There’s the new SnooSmart bassinet for only $1300 to rock your baby to sleep, the facial recognition shower head (WHAT??), the Poopal Robot that brings you a roll of toilet tissue on command, plant based bacon and the robots that plant and harvest our crops in an indoor farming situation? Well, here are some of my old fashioned suggestions to replace the New Gadgets. Hold, soothe, rock and cuddle your baby to sleep and put the $1300 in their college fund. Facial recognition in the shower? Just toooo invasive for me. Let’s stick with what we have. A robot to retrieve toilet tissue….why do we have kids? Yell at them to bring you a new roll! No plant based bacon for this Chick. I like the favor of the grease so just eat bacon in moderation! Robot crops planted indoors? I think NOT! This is Decatur County folks! We love our farmers! Let’s be old fashioned for a while longer and enjoy the simple life….it is really the BEST! We do have some actual facts for next week. These folks will all have a birthday and should celebrate accordingly. Becky Ellis, Machelle Clark, Ryan Tharp, Kelly Hinds, Missy Boothe, Jody Kuster, and Mark Graham. Best wishes to all! Got news? PLEASE share! Need to rent the DC Community Center? Do you want to add birthdays to the Birthday Calendar? Contact me at 4423595. Later…. Linda

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MARGARET GIBSON Hope everyone survived the snow and ice safely. It was a little slippery out there, and it sounds like more is on the way. Great news in the neighborhood this week! The population will be increasing by one in May. Little Axel Lynn Lane will be getting a baby brother! Congratulations Cassie Dalekse, Andrew Lane, and Axel! Philinda Snethen traveled to Corydon to visit her sister Faye Andrew. Faye is still not well and in need of prayers. Please keep her and her family in your prayers. Ivan Lane stayed around the house this past week. Good place to be in this kind of weather. Wednesday Philinda Snethen traveled to Des Moines to have her car looked at. Car issues are a pain! Benson Parkhurst enjoyed spending his Sunday with Grandma Traci and Papa Lonny while Mom and Dad, Holly and Dylan Parkhurst, went to the Chiefs’ game. And what a game it was! Chiefs came out on top 51-31 after trailing 24-0 in the first quarter. Go Chiefs! All the way to the Super Bowl! Liz Carpenter did not do much this past week except work at school and chores at home. Have a good week, be kind to each other, and get your popcorn and snacks ready for another great game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, January 19th at 2:05PM in Kansas City!

In the Library Loop MARY STONER

Here is our Giving Tree donors for 2019: Kathy Steinberg, Jo Ann Buckner, Russ LaRue, Sande Barr, and the Kauffman family. The books these donors have purchased, on behalf of the library, will be available to check out this week! Still interested in purchasing a book in honor or memory

high tech action in rural iowa congressman ro khanna A Solon, Iowa native with a health-care background earned a $25,000 “pitch-day” check for his business venture after persuading a panel of entrepreneurs at Accenture’s Forge in Jefferson that his speech-improving mobile phone application — Speeko — has business takeoff potential. The app uses artificial intelligence to provide feedback on people’s speaking styles with advice on pacing and filler words, speed of speech and other elements of communication, all aimed at turning Speeko users into more dynamic speakers. Greg Sands, the founder and managing partner of Costonoa Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in startups, launched the competition in Jefferson, Iowa because of his connections to U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-California. Khanna is involved in developing tech jobs in rural America and has made Jefferson a focal point of his efforts. “I’m here because of Ro,” Sands said.

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of someone? We have several book ideas remaining. See Mary at the Children's desk for more information. We have recently received another large donation of Danielle Steel books that have been added to our library sale. There is also a large selection of paperback romance, fiction, and children's books, as well. Beginning in February, you can enjoy a 'Blind Date with a Book.' Stop in to select a covered book containing a brief description of its contents. You will be unaware what book you are selecting, however, until you return home to unwrap it. This is a fun way to experience authors/genres/topics you otherwise may not pick out on your own. You may just surprise yourself with the types of books you enjoy. Participants can enter to win a prize at the end of February. The library may be closed during inclement weather. Please check our Facebook page (Leon Public Library), our website, or call at 641-446-6332 to verify. We are looking to fill upcoming vacancies on our library board of trustees. Trustees serve a 6 year term and meet the second Tuesday of each month. Contact John at 641-446-6332 for more information. Join our Cribbage games, every Tuesday at 10:30AM. All levels of experience welcome and assistance available to new players. Little Tots Storytime is 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!


KATHY MASON HISTORY Jonathan N. Williams and Bertha Tabler were married Jan. 24, 1890, in Clarke County, Iowa and began their married life on a farm located 1 ½ miles north of Weldon. This farm was settled in 1850 by Jonathan S. and Louvisa Williams, parents of J.N. Williams. Jonathan and Bertha lived around Weldon most of their lives. They had four children, triplets who died in infancy and a daughter Marie Pauline, who married Glen A. LaFollette, son of Charles and Hattie LaFollette of Weldon. Jonathan was a member of Jacinth Lodge AF & AM of Weldon. Jonathan died in the year 1939. Bertha

passed away in the year 1948. Marie Pauline and Glen LaFollette moved to Detroit, Michigan. Years later they had a daughter, Ruth. Marie passed away when Ruth was very small and so she lived with her grandmother. Glen remarried to Ann and they had a son, Bobbie and also a daughter, Pat. They stayed in Detroit. Glen was a policeman and also dealt in cars. Ruth was married to Emil (Rindy) Rinderspacher and they had 2 boys, Eddie and Emil and a daughter, Marie. Eddie married to Kelly and they live in West Branch, Iowa. Emil and his wife live in Iowa City. Marie is divorced and lives in Nebraska. Glen passed away and is buried at Green Bay Cemetery. Bobbie had a son, Bobbie Jr. and he's in Detroit. His dad Bob passed away. Pat married Royce Paqquette and they had lots of daughters. They lived in Detroit also. Both Royce and Pat are deceased.

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sis and treatment of many ailments dealing with brain function. The DCH Outpatient Clinic offers Neurology services five days each month, during the third week of the month. Our provider, Dr. Loutfi, offers the following services at DCH: Treatment of multiple sclerosis. Diagnosis and treatment of migraines. Botox for Migraines. Parkinson’s treatment. Dementia diagnosis and guidance. Stroke support. Neuropathy diagnosis and care. General neurology study, diagnosis, and care. Epilepsy care. Maintenance of other seizure disorders. Nerve conduction studies / EMG tests. Dr. Maher Loutfi received his medical degree from Damascus University, completed neurology residency at University of South Alabama and fellowship in Neurophysiology at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Loutfi has been practicing neurology for over a decade. He specializes in Neurophysiology and Nerve Conduction Studies (EMG). For exceptional specialty health care, close to home, schedule an appointment with Dr. Loutfi in our Outpatient Clinic. Call 641-446-2285, or visit http://www.decaturcounty specialty-clinics/ to learn more and see Dr. Loutfi’s schedule.

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E-Cigarettes are Risky Business

According to the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey, there are over 5 million youth who are currently using e-cigarettes. From 2018 to 2019, e-cigarette use increased from 20.8% to 27.5% among high school students and 4.9% to 10.5% among middle school students. Decatur County Public Health reminds residents that JUULs, vapes, ecigarettes, electronic smoking devices, whatever you call them – are not harmless. According to the CDC, 99% of e-cigarettes contain nicotine and many youth are unaware of this – they think vaping is a safe alternative to "regular" cigarettes. Vaping is not safe. Nicotine is highly addictive and young people can become addicted to e-cigarettes as easily as traditional cigarettes. Nicotine has been shown to harm adolescent brain development, which continues until the age of 25. "Parents need to talk to their kids about e-cigarettes and make

it clear they are not safe," said Decatur County Public Health Nurse, Lindsey Campbell. "The ‘fun' flavors and availability of ecigarettes leaves the impression they are safe for kids. They are not." Decatur County teens can take advantage of the My Life My Quit program that is dedicated to helping teens quit vaping and tobacco use. Teens can text "Start My Quit" to 855-891-9989, or they can visit for real-time coaching. Through the program, teens work with a youth coach who listens and understands their unique needs, provides personalized support, and helps them build a quit plan to become free from nicotine addiction. My Life My Quit provides youth access to tailored resources for quitting, including: * Free and confidential help from a quit coach specially trained to listen to teens, help teens navigate social situations that involve (continued on page 10)


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Cardinals Add Another Tally Mark in the Win Column

Alaina Applegate picks up one of her five blocks against Wayne. In addition she finished with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. The Cardinals added another conference win last Tuesday, January 7, hosting the Wayne Lady Falcons, 60-20, while moving up the rankings from #15 to #13, according to the state for 1A IGHSAU rankings from January 9. The Cardinals opened the first quarter grabbing a quick 6-0 lead less than 2 minutes into the game with Riley Bell grabbing the first back to back baskets followed by Alaina Applegate on an assist by Hallee Hamilton. A minute later, Maizee Lindsey buried a shot from behind the arc. Seconds later Lyndsey Dale stole the ball before driving for another hoop, 11-2. During the final 3 minutes, Applegate executed both shots from the charity stripe for the 13-6 lead. The Cardinals continued to dominate the floor, both offensive

and defensive, adding 17 more points while holding the Falcons to 4. Dale jump started the second quarter driving the floor before dishing to Mara Dykes. Applegate followed the lead with a basket. Lauren Martin joined the action on a cut for the basket on an assist by Applegate. Applegate worked in a blocked shot before the Falcons were able to add 2. In the remaining 5:20, the Cardinals held the Falcons scoreless with the exception of 2 from the charity stripe while almost doubling their score for the second quarter. Martin added another basket off the rebound. Applegate was hot hitting back to back baskets from behind the arc. Hamilton held her ground pulling a charge followed by Bell denying a shot with her

block along with the team's solid defense forcing a Falcon timeout before losing the ball. Dale finished the scoring for the Cardinals with her own shot from behind the arc. Cards lead 30-10. Returning from the locker room, Bell drove to the basket before popping the ball back out to Hamilton who nailed the shot from behind the arc. The defense returned as brawny forcing another Falcon time-out. The Cardinals added another 8 points with Dale assisting Applegate on a basket followed by Bell earning a hoop, 2 from the charity stripe and strong post move for the final 6. The Cardinals lead 41-14. The Cardinals finished the final 8 minutes in control outscoring the Falcons 19-6. (continued on page 10)

Cardinals Battle Bedford/Lenox to the End, Couldn't Find Answers against Winterset

William Gillis (120) rolls Chance Valenzuela of Bedford/Lenox over and prepares for the pin. Gillis won the match by fall in 2:29.

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the Cardinals went on an 11-3 run. Leymaster added another basket on an assist by Evertsen followed by hot hands Evertsen going on a 3 for 3 run from behind the arc for the 44-20. Returning from a Falcon time-out, Wayne added their own shot from behind the arc but Evertsen answered back with his 4th in a row. In the final 1:57, the Cardinals held the Falcons scoreless while adding 2 of their own on a drive by Evertsen,

leading 49-23. The Cardinals continued to dominate with the 22-10 point spread in the final 8 minutes. In the first minute, Leymaster lit up to the boards again with the first basket from behind the arc followed by Pedersen adding another 2 points on the out of bounds assist pass by Evertsen. A minute later the Falcons added a hoop but the Cardinals answered right back with an alley-oop assist pass by Boothe to Pedersen (continued on page 10)

Michel Evertsen went on a 4 for 4 run from behind the arc against Wayne finishing with 29 points.

The Cardinal wrestlers started the second half of the season last Thursday night with their final home meet of the season. CD dropped both duals to Bedford/Lenox 42-39 and to Winterset 71-3. Beginning at 106 pound weight class, Bedford/Lenox jumped out to an early 12-0 lead as Chase Crawford (106) and Cody Morgan (113) were pinned. William Gillis got the Cardinals on the board with a pin over Valenzuela in 2:29. However, Bedford/Lenox surged ahead after Adams lost by fall to Fitzgerald in 5:14 and CD was open at 132. The score was now 24-6 midway through the dual. Logan Jones (138) and Colton Barnes (145) were able to narrow the gap with a pair of victories. Jones pinned Riedel in 3:26, while Barnes took a 4-1 decision from Daly. From here it was back and forth until the Cardinals went on a late 18-0 run. David Walker (152) lost by fall to Cox in 5:28, Zander Reed (160) pinned Weaver in 4:30 and Jesse Niebauer was pinned by Venteicher in 1:38 before the run started. The Cardinals trailed at this point 36-21. Dakota Boswell (182) pinned Lawson in 59 seconds while Tegan Carson (195) and Austin Long (220) picked up forfeit wins to take the lead 3936 with one match to go. Unfortunately, CD was open at 285, which allowed Bedford/Lenox to score the go-ahead points and to win the dual. In the second dual of the night, the Cardinals couldn’t find any answers against powerhouse Winterset. Carson (195) became the only wrestler to pick up a win against this tough team. He decisioned Forsyth 6-1. Other results: 120 Carson Rhoads (Winterset) over William Gillis (Central Decatur) (continued on page 10)

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The Cardinals added another conference win last Tuesday, January 7, hosting the Wayne Falcons, 71-33. Seconds into the game, Haden Leymaster buried the first basket from behind the arc. In the next 3 ½ minutes the Falcons were quick to steal the momentum taking the 8-3 lead. During the next minute, the Cardinals were able to re-group and answer back with their own 7 points with Michel Evertsen adding his first shot from behind the arc followed by back to back baskets by Cole Pedersen for the 10-8 lead. The remaining 2:46, the Cardinals held the momentum with Boothe adding a basket plus one and a shot from behind the arc followed by an assist to Tyke Hullinger under the basket. Evertsen ended the quarter with his second of seven baskets from behind the arc for the 21-11 lead. The defense controlled the second quarter with the 7-2 point spread. The Falcons added their only basket with 3:32 remaining on the clock followed by Pedersen with a basket for the Cardinals. Evertsen had a strong fast break to the basket for 2 on an assist by Boothe. Then on a last second shot Evertsen swished another three for the 2813 half-time lead. The first 90 seconds, the game was a 5-4 run with Evertsen shooting a jumper along with Boothe adding another shot from behind the arc. The next 4 minutes

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STATE OF IOWA Iowa District Court for Decatur County Court Case EQCV006895 SPECIAL EXECUTION United States of America Acting through Rural Housing Service; United States Department of Agricutlure Plaintiffs VS West, Cody - in rem West, Tricia - in rem Parties in Possession - in rem Defendants As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of Decatur County. The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) rights, title, and interest in Real Estate Property to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: Lots 3 & 4, Block 31, Leffler’s Addition to Leon, Decatur County, Iowa. Street Address: 500 SE Hill St, Leon, IA 50144 This sale not subject to redemption. Property exemption: Certain money or property may be exempt. Contact your attorney promptly to review specific provisions of the law and file appropriate notice, if applicable. Judgement amount $61,931.63 Costs NONE, Accruing Costs $11,211.41, Interest $9,493. The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale Time of Sale February 24, 2020 1:00 p.m. Place of Sale Sheriff’s Office 203 NE Idaho Street, Leon, IA 50144 Dated: November 7, 2019. Sheriff Ben Boswell Decatur County, Iowa Attorney Cray Law Firm, PLC 1t50 Jan. 15, 2020 1t1 Feb. 5, 2020


January 8, 2020 Minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board during the next scheduled meeting. A meeting of the WayneRinggold-Decatur County Solid Waste Management Commission was held on the 8h day of January 2020, at 6:00 p.m., at the Landfill in Grand River, Iowa. Commissioners and staff present were Kraig Pennington, Ken Robertson, Jim Fulton, David Dotts, Jonathan Erb, Larry Jarred, Doug Collier and Sheila Caldwell. Also present was Jeff Phillips of Barker Lemar Engineering Consultants. Unless otherwise noted, all motions carried unanimously. Kraig Pennington, Board Chair, opened the meeting at 6:01 p.m. Dotts made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Fulton. A motion to approve the minutes from the November 13, 2019 meeting was made by Robertson, seconded by Erb. Scott Phillips reviewed the Comprehensive Plan Update and discussed possible improvements, taking suggestions and ideas about possible changes. Phillips also discussed the new cell construction to be completed in the spring of this year, including advertisement for bids, bid deadlines, pre-bid meeting, and liability insurance requirements. The budget for the fiscal year was discussed. A proposed budget will be prepared for the Board’s review. This will be reviewed and adjusted, if necessary, at the March board meeting. The budget will be presented for approval at the May 13 board meeting. It was agreed that in the future, the full commission meeting will be held at the May meeting and that the By-Laws should be amended to reflect that change. The list of claims paid in December was reviewed by the Board. Fulton made a motion to approve the claims paid, seconded by Robertson. The Board discussed the contract for hauling leachate expiring on March 14, 2020. It was agreed that a notice should be placed in the county newspapers to advertise for bids to haul leachate starting March 14, 2020 through March 14, 2021 on an as-needed basis. Fulton made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Dotts. The next board meeting to consider bids for construction of new cell is scheduled

for February 11, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m. Kraig Pennington Chair Sheila Caldwell Secretary 1t50 Jan. 15, 2020

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Time and Place for Filing Sealed Proposals. Sealed bids for the work comprising the improvement as stated below must be filed before 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 at the Wayne-Ringgold-Decatur County Sanitary Landfill, 21377 125th Ave #3, Grand River, IA 50108 (phone: (641) 773-5229) at which time they will be opened and tabulated. Faxed and electronic bids will not be accepted. Time and Place Sealed Proposals will be Considered. The OWNER will consider the bids by February 28, 2020. The OWNER reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Time for Commencement and Completion of Work. Work on the improvement shall commence in the Spring of 2020 upon award by the OWNER. The OWNER requires the project be substantially complete, including seeding, by June 30, 2020, and up to a maximum of 45 working days. If the work is not substantially complete in the time frames above, liquidated damages of Seven-Hundred Fifty and no /100ths dollars ($750.00) per calendar day or working day, whichever is larger, will be assessed. Further, if the project is not complete within 30 days after substantial completion, liquidated damages of TwoHundred Fifty and 00/100 dollars ($250.00) per calendar day will be assessed. The liquidated damages amount has been calculated as a percentage of the additional engineering costs, administrative costs, legal fees, revenue losses, or regulatory fines that the OWNER may incur as a result of exceeding the completion deadline. Bid Security. The bid security must be a minimum amount of 5% of the total project cost. Each bidder shall accompany its bid with bid security as defined in Iowa Code Section 26.8, as security that the successful bidder will enter into a Contract for the work bid upon and will furnish within 10 days after the award of Contract a corporate surety bond, on the form in the Project Manual, for the faithful performance of the Contract, in an amount equal to 100% of the amount of the Contract. The bidder’s security shall be in the form of a cashier’s check or a certified check drawn on an FDIC-insured bank in Iowa or on an FDIC-insured bank chartered under the laws of the United States; or a certified share draft drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United States; or a bid bond on the form provided in the Project Manual with corpo-

rate surety satisfactory to the OWNER. The bid shall contain no condition except as provided in the Project Manual. Contract Documents. Copies of the Contract Documents, including the plans and specifications, will be on file at the Wayne-Ringgold-Decatur County Sanitary Landfill, 21377 125th Ave #3, Grand River, IA 50108, and Barker Lemar Engineering Consultants, 1801 Industrial Circle, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265 starting January 6, 2020. Electronic copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained for no cost at http:// under the lettings button. Paper Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained for this project by request via email to Matthew Corry ( at Barker Lemar Engineering Consultants. When requesting paper copies, include company name, contact, address, phone number, and e-mail, at a minimum. The initial set is free of charge to prospective bidders, i.e. qualified general contractors. A fee of $75 per set will apply to additional sets and to bidding documents requested by other than prospective bidders. This fee is refundable, provided the following conditions are met: 1) The plans and specifications are returned complete and in good usable condition, and 2) they are returned within fourteen (14) calendar days after the award of the project. Pre-Bid Meeting. A voluntary pre-bid meeting will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, January 27th, 2020 to discuss the project, answer questions, and tour the site. The meeting will be held at the Wayne-Ringgold-Decatur County Sanitary Landfill, 21377 125th Ave #3, Grand River, IA 50108. Preference of Products and Labor. By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa, and to Iowa domestic labor, to the extent lawfully required under Iowa statutes. In accordance with Iowa statutes, a resident bidder shall be allowed a preference against a nonresident bidder from a state or foreign country if that state or foreign country gives or requires any preference to bidders from that state or foreign country, including but not limited to any preference to bidders, the imposition of any type of labor force preference, or any other form of preferential treatment to bidders or laborers from that state or foreign country. The preference allowed shall be equal to the preference given or required by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident. In the instance of a resident labor force preference, a nonresident bidder shall apply the same resident labor force preference to a public improvement in this state as would be required in the construction of a public improvement by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident. General Nature of Public Improvement. The Phase



$31,237.50 $30,270.91 $17,640.74 $27,896.38 $19,605.31 $3,555.00 $1,875.00 $57,804.24 $39,459.03 $13,149.94 $16,883.75 $9,862.50 $9,367.50 $57,855.07 $36,742.35 $43,870.17 $22,218.84 $33,811.08 $31,755.60 $30,613.98 $7,988.63 $1,321.88 $4,590.00 $3,483.66 $20,832.25 $8,005.95 $10,008.27 $2,104.39 $1,540.00 $160.00 $30.00 $130.00 $160.00 $150.00 $1,312.51 $1,618.57 $964.26 $2,178.76 $1,464.50 $910.65 $1,213.40 $1,421.00 $1,665.02 $1,299.39 $1,769.01 $2,220.32 $1,065.76 $2,079.76 $20,000.00 $20,898.19 $13,539.68 $1,272.00 $672,872.70 1t50 Jan. 15, 2020

4 cell (approximately 2.2 acres) construction project at the Wayne-Ringgold-Decatur County Sanitary Landfill shall include: General Fill; Compacted Clay Fill; Groundwater Piezometer abandonment; Flexible Membrane Liner (FML) purchase, shipping, and installation; High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Piping purchase, shipping, and installation; Aggregate (washed sand and river gravel) purchase, shipping, and installation; Erosion stone purchase, shipping, and installation; Geotextile purchase, shipping, and installation; CMP Culvert purchase, shipping, and installation; Silt fence purchase, shipping, and installation; Seeding, Mulching, and Fertilizing; Construction Staking; and other miscellaneous work. Bids may be held by the OWNER for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of the opening of Bids for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders, prior to awarding the Contract. The OWNER reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities in the bids. Except where the OWNER exercises the right reserved herein to act otherwise, the Contract will be awarded by the OWNER to the lowest responsive, responsible Bidder who has submitted the lowest Base Bid, including Alternate Bid Items. Each proposal shall be made on the furnished form, and no bidder may withdraw his proposal for a period of thirty (30) days from and after the date set for opening of bids. 1t50 Jan. 15, 2020


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: January 6, 2020 The Decatur County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Monday, January 6, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the Decatur County Courthouse. Present: Dan Christensen, Jim Fulton and Bob Bell. Also present was Stephanie Daughton, County Auditor. Unless otherwise noted, all motions carried unanimously. Motion Fulton/Christensen to approve the agenda. Motion carried. Motion Fulton/Christensen to approve the minutes of

the January 2, 2020, organizational/special session. Motion carried. Assistant County Engineer Dillon Davenport and Assistant to the County Engineer Noah Thomas discussed departmental matters with the Board. The Board conducted a work session for the FY21 budget. The following claims approved by the Board were paid: A.C.K. Enterprises Starter and Alternator $427.00 Access Systems Monthly IT Svcs-Jan 1,001.41 Access Systems Leasing Phones Lease -Feb 688.87 Agriland Fs Inc. Diesel/Gas 18,403.59 Agrivision Equipment Group Hardware/Prsr Sensor 91.91 Alliant Energy Electricity 1,560.26 Alliant Energy Electrical Service 1,744.14 Alliant Energy Utilities 1,086.39 Alliant Energy Electrical Service 389.40 Alliant Energy Tower Rent 120.00 Aramark Uniform Services Custodial Supplies 62.56 Boswell, Carrie Cleaning 160.00 Boyce, JennIfer Mileage 84.50 C.J. Cooper & Associates 4th Qtr Random Drug Screens 105.00 Calhoun Burns & Assoc Prelim Design/ Bridge Insp/ Rtngs 18,092.50 Campbell, Lindsey Mileage 18.72 Capital Sanitary Supply Custodial Supplies 527.98 Cardmember Service General 263.24 Carquest Of Lamoni Repair Parts 12.18 Centurylink Telephone 272.01 Centurylink Telephone 48.28 Centurylink Phone Maint Agrmts 12,324.06 Cintas First Aid & Supply Shop Safety Supplies 45.48 City Of Leon Utilities 152.82 City Of Leon City Utilities 89.61 City Of Ottumwa Hazmat 3rd Quarter 1,816.24 Community Hlth Ctr Of Sou Office Visit 234.00 Contech Engineered Sol Bridge Planks & Supplies 22,200.00 Contractor Solutions Trailer Lock For Hitch 45.38 Cottingham & Butler


Broker Fee -Jan 1,666.67 County Treasurer Fuel 1,561.82 County Treasurer Fuel 25.25 Decatur Co Developmt Corp Qtly Contrib -DCDC 4,544.50 Decatur Co Developmt Corp Qtrly Contrib - Leon Meal Site 2,500.00 Decatur Co Hist Society Quarterly Contrib 778.25 Decatur Co Land Improvemt Hauling Rip Rap 24,635.00 Decatur County Hospital ER Visit 1,676.00 Decatur County Hospital Supplies 126.97 Decker, Kathleen Mileage 69.50 Des Moines Stamp Mfg Notary Stamp (2) 64.80 Dish Network TV Service 27.66 Dollar General Ofc/Cust Supp/Food/Prov 241.35 Dollar General Supplies 61.49 Doug Vanhouwelingen Hauling Rip Rap 12,687.50 Electronic Engineering Dispatch Console Main 231.00 Galls, An Aramark Company Uniforms 223.37 Garden Grove Public Library Quarterly Contrib 341.50 Gilbert True Value Hardware 169.90 Grand River Meal Site Quarterly Contrib 300.00 Great Western Bank Gear Box 836.02 Great Western Bank Supplies 107.31 GRM Networks Phone/Internet/ Fax 1,658.38 GRM Networks Telephone 921.70 GRM Networks Telephone 277.31 Harrison Truck Centers Brake Light Switch/Parts 257.87 Hy-Vee Food/Provisions 276.23 Hy-Vee Food/Prov 1,260.48 Hy-Vee Custodial Supplies 54.12 Hy-Vee Pharmacy Rxs 117.58 IA Law Enforcement Academy Training 150.00 Iowa Negotiation Services 25% Negot/ Consult Hr Q3 450.00 Iowa Secretary Of State Notary Stamp Renewal 30.00 Iowa St University Culvert/Bridge Workshop 50.00 Jp Cooke Co Recorder Stamp 85.20 Lamoni Municipal Util.

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PUBLIC NOTICES DECATUR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS (continued from page 7) City Utilities 42.10 Lamoni Public Library Quarterly Contrib 1,537.75 Leon Hardware & Appliances Repair/Maint 60.96 Leon Hardware & Appliances Hardware/ Propane 111.62 Leon Journal Reporter BOS Proc/ Amdmt Ntc 494.03 Leon Journal Reporter Publications 68.67 Leon Public Library Quarterly Contrib 1,537.75 Lucas Co Sec Roads Mileage 120.96 Mail Services Llc Jan Registrn Renewals 348.92 MFA Agri Services Wood Post 32.65 MFA Oil Company Fuel 159.36 Midwest Wheel Companies Hose Fittings 20.16 Mocic 2020 M’ship Fee 100.00 Norris Quarries Road Rock 7,504.09 Oden Enterprises Inc. Sheet/H Pile For Bridge Work 39,602.98 O’Halloran International Gasket And Seal 79.19 Powerplan Seal/Thermostat/ Parts 170.50 Quill Corporation Office Supplies 318.06 Quill Corporation Office Supplies 47.57 Rash Holly Mileage 22.00 Ringgold Co Sheriff Room/Board 1,200.00 S’ern Iowa Bldg Center Hardware 18.79 Southern Iowa Trolley Quarterly Contrib 2,229.00 Stark, Brenda Mileage 27.50 Total Truck Underbed Toolbox 825.00 U.S. Cellular Telephone 332.04 U.S. Cellular Hot Spot 2 Months 3 Units 229.02 U.S. Cellular Cell Phone Service 28.43 Union County Auditor Juv Ct Ofc Exp -July-Dec ‘19 677.71 W.R.D. Landfill Quarterly Contrib 7,222.50 Watch Guard Equipment 81.00 Watson Auto Parts Shop Supplies 705.41 Windstream Lakedale, Inc. Data Proc Svc 3.19 Written Word Llc BOS Proc-Oct 170.78 Written Word Llc Budget Amdmt Ntc 62.50 Ziegler Inc. Repair Parts 239.97 Total $206,964.42 The following claims approved by the Conservation Board were paid: Great Western Bank Supplies $136.03 GRM Networks Telephone Service 109.22 U.S. Cellular Cell Phone Service 180.11 Total $425.36 With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m. 1t50 Jan. 15, 2020

THE COURTHOUSE REPORT Decatur County Sheriff's Report Jan. 4 - 10, 2020


1/5: The SO arrested Edwin Ventura Regalado, 18, of Osceola on a charge of possession of marijuana. Ventura Regalado was booked into jail and held. The SO and Lamoni PD responded to a report of a transient sleeping outside an area business in Lamoni. 1/6: Theresa McBroom, 53, of Garden Grove turned herself into the SO on an outstanding District Court warrant for failure to appear. McBroom was booked



Crown Asset Management, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. David McPherson, into jail and held. The following real Defendant. Petition Leon PD arrested estate transactions were Filed. Dalton Hutchison, 22, filed in the office of the Decatur County Recordof Grand River on a MAGISTRATE er, Gale Norman. Stamps charge of driving while William Gregobarred. Hutchison was ry Harrison Quick, represent financial conbooked into jail and Leawood, KS, speed- sideration of the transaction. Stamps are 80 cents held. ing over 55 zone (1 thru per $500 in property value Ringgold Coun- 5 over). Total $87.00. with the first $500 worth ty SO arrested Tina Randy Paul Snow, of property exempt. Thomas, 54, of Keller- Humeston, IA, speedHullinger Trucking, ton on an outstanding ing 55 or under zone Inc. to Kevin D. HullDecatur County Dis- (11 thru 15 over). Total inger, as trustee of the Lois I. Hullinger Trust, trict Court warrant for $168.00. under agreement dated a probation violation. Kami Renee Ed- November 7, 2014 - All Thomas was transport- munds, Osceola, IA, that portion of Burlington ed to the county line speeding 55 or under Northern RR Company's and turned over to De- zone (6 thru 10 over). 100' wide St. Joseph, Miscatur County Deputy, Total $114.00. souri to Humeston, Iowa, transported to the jail, James Lee Sherley, Branch Line ROW, now booked and held. Woodward, IA, failure discontinued, being 50' wide on each side of the 1/7: to maintain or use safemain track centerline as The SO responded ty belts. Total $127.50. originally located and conto a domestic dispute Cherrie F. Williams, structed situated in the N at a residence in Wel- Bethany, MO, operat- 1/2 NE 1/4 and NW 1/4 SW don. ing non-registered ve- 1/4 NE 1/4 of Section 2, T 1/8: 67 N, R 26 W of the 5th hicle. Total $127.50. The SO responded Shauna Lynn Reit- P.M., Davis City, Decatur to a report of a suspi- an, Manning, IA, speed- County, Iowa, bounded on cious person and ac- ing over 55 zone (1 thru the N by the centerline of Clark Street, also being tivity by a residence in 5 over). Total $87.00. the N line of said Section Van Wert. Isaiah Anthony 2, and bounded on the S Leon PD and FD Daniels, Kansas City, by the W extension of the responded to a camper MO, speeding over 55 S line of S Street, also: All on fire on NE 7th St. zone (1 thru 5 over). that portion of Burlington RR Company's station The SO responded Total $87.00. Darla Fern Stoltz- ground property in the to a report of an assault fus, Leon, IA, speeding City of Davis City situated in Davis City. The SO transport- 55 or under zone (1 thru in the N 1/2 NE 1/4 of said Section 2 described as foled Michael Griffin, 43, 5 over). Total $87.00. lows: Beginning at a point Linda R. Chastain, 181.2' S ... to POB; subject, of Leon from the Clarke County jail to the De- Leon, IA, speeding however, to all existing incatur County jail to be over 55 zone (11 thru 15 terests, including but not limited to all reservations, held on a parole viola- over). Total $168.00. Hunter T. Barnes, ROW and easements of tion. The SO responded Lombard, IL, speeding record or otherwise; AND to a report of criminal over 55 zone (6 thru 10 The NW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 2, T 67 , R 26, W of the mischief at an address over). Total $114.00. Rachelle A. Hower, 5th P.M., Decatur County, on 289th St. where a Iowa; AND SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Salina, KS, speeding NE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section mailbox was knocked over 55 zone (6 thru 10 2, T 67, R 26 W of the 5th over. over). Total $114.00. P.M., Decatur County, 1/9: Alta Nichole Pin- Iowa, containing 80 acres, The Wayne County SO arrested Jennifer egar, Blockton, IA, more or less; AND ComNickell, 48, of Aller- speeding 55 or under mencing at a point 18 rods W of the SE corner of the ton on an outstanding zone (1 thru 5 over). NE 1/4 NE 1/4 of Section 2, Total $87.00. Decatur County SO Kirby Wayne Welch, T 67 N, R 26, W of the 5th warrant for 1st degree P.M., thence N ... to POB. Bedford, IA, speeding No transfer stamps. theft. Nickell was transKevin D. Hullinger, as ported to the Decatur over 55 zone (1 thru 5 trustee of the Lois L. HullCounty jail, booked in over). Total $87.00. Tia Marie Bauer, inger Trust, under agreeand posted bond and Chariton, IA, operating ment dated November 7, released a short time non-registered vehicle. 2014 to Hullinger Farms, later. LLC - All that portion of Total $127.50. Grand River FD reSurya Agrawal, Burlington Northern Railsponded to a grass fire Overland Park, KS, road Company's 100' wide in Richland Township. St. Joseph, Missouri to speeding over 55 zone Humeston, Iowa Branch 1/10: (1 thru 5 over). Total Line ROW, now disconThe SO responded $87.00. tinued, being 50' wide on to a report of a prowler Tessa Lynn Otto, each side of the main track outside a residence in Murray, IA, speeding 55 centerline as originally loVan Wert. or under zone (11 thru cated and constructed The SO, EMS, Res15 over). Total $173.00. situated in the N 1/2 NE cue and State Patrol reJacqueline M. Wry- 1/4 and NW 1/4 SW 1/4 NE sponded to a personal cza, West Allis, WI, dark 1/4 of Section 2, T 67 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., Dainjury accident on I-35 window or windshield. vis City, Decatur County, at the 15 mile marker Total $127.50. Iowa bounded on the N north bound. Joel Levi Kropf, Lamoni FD and La- Lorimor, IA, dark win- by the centerline of Clark Street, also being the N moni PD responded to dow or windshield. To- line of said Section 2, and a report of a vehicle on tal $127.50. bounded on the s by the W fire on West Main St. Kenneth John extension of the S line of S The SO, State Pa- Agey, Des Moines, IA, Street. Also; All that portrol and other agencies dark window or wind- tion of Burlington Northern Railroad Company's responded to numer- shield. Total $127.50. station ground property ous calls to assist moJoshua Ray Matorists due to weather honey, Lawrence, KS, in the City of Davis City situated in the N 1/2 NE conditions. speeding over 55 zone 1/4 of said Section 2 de(11 thru 15 over). Total scribed as follows: Beginning at a point 181.2' S ... $168.00. City of Leon Cornelious Anto- to POB. Subject, however, Weekly Call Log nio Bell, Johnston, IA, to all existing interests, Jan. 1 – 9, 2020 speeding 55 or under including but not limited to all reservations, ROW 1 Arrest zone (6 thru 10 over). and easements of record 4 Cases Filed By Total $176.25. or otherwise. AND The 01/05 Animal at Caitlin McKee Cur- NW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section Large rent, Ames, IA, speed- 2, T 67, R 26 W of the 5th 01/06 Barred Driver ing 55 or under zone P.M., Decatur County, 01/07 DHS Case (1 thru 5 over). Total Iowa. AND SE 1/4 NE 1/4 01/08 Weapon Of- $125.63. NE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section fense Gregory Alan 2, T 67, R 26 W of the 5th The Department Draper, Garden Grove, P.M., Decatur County, responded to the fol- IA, failure to maintain Iowa, containing 80 acres lowing 77 calls (Does or use safety belt. Total more or less; AND Commencing at a point 18 rods not include business $161.25. W of the Se corner of the or vehicle checks) for Mickey Lynn Gill, NE 1/4 NE 1/4 of Section 2, service and 54 business Centerville, IA, failure T 67 N, R 26 W of the 5th checks and 3 vehicle to maintain or use safe- P.M., thence N ... to POB. No transfer stamps. equipment checks: ty belt. Total $201.56. Cassandra Jo Carter 10 Administrative Stacie Michelle 4 Agency Assisted Johnson, Lamoni, IA, and Matthew E.T. Barnes Sheriff's Dept dark window or wind- to P-Comm, Inc. - Lot 2, block 1, Nicholson's addi2 Animal Call shield. Total $201.56. tion to the City of Lamoni, 3 Case Follow Up Daniel Timothy Iowa. No transfer stamps. 1 Domestic Assault Posey, Annawan, IL, Janet Pierson, Decaspeeding 55 or under tur County Treasurer, Tax 2 Escort zone (6 thru 10 over). Sale to All Star Capital, 8 Extra Patrol LLC - E 28' of lot 13 and E Total $141.00. 1 Fire Call Savali P. Taamva, 28' of the S 44.5' of lot 14, 1 Medical Call 2 Parking Violation Lamoni, IA, speeding block 7, original town of 55 or under zone (11 Lamoni, Decatur County, 3 Phone Calls Iowa. No transfer stamps. thru 15 over). Total 3 Public Assists Richard Vaughn Slade $299.70. 3 Report Writing aka Richard V. Slade aka Kelsey A. Tull, La- Richard Slade and Connie 2 Suspicious Permoni, IA, speeding in Lynn Slade aka Connie L. sons work zones (21 or over). Slade aka Connie Slade 1 Theft to Richard Vaughn Slade 19 Traffic contacts Total $1,485.00. William Joe Walker, and Connie Lynn Slade, 6 Training Osceola, IA, no valid co-trustees, or their suc1 Trespass drivers license. Total cessors, of The Richard 2 Warrant Check and Connie Slade Family $412.50. Trust, u/a dated June 14, Brandon Christo- 2017 - That portion of a If you have news pher Phillips, Leon, IA, 16.5' alley located between please call the Journal- speeding 55 or under lots 2 and 3, block 2, HeasReporter at 446-4151 zone (6 thru 10 over). ton's addition to the City of Leon, Decatur County, Total $133.75. Iowa. No transfer stamps.

Gene Eldon Binning and Norma Binning to Richard Binning and Ronnie Binning - Life Estate in: The NW 1/4 of Section 14 and the E 1/2 SW 1/4 of Section 14, T 69 N, R 27 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Danny Dale to Nicholas David Boyce and Jennifer Jo Boyce - Commencing 425' W of the SE corner of the NE 1/4 of Section 25, T 68 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, thence N ... Transfer stamps $47.20. Melvin D. Ramsey and Jayce A. Ramsey to Melanie Dee Ramsey and Stacey Lynn Ramsey - N 70 acres of the W 1/2 SE 1/4 of Section 9; SW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 10; and W 1/2 NW 1/4 NW 1/4 of Section 15; All in T 70 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Linda J. Buckingham to DWB Rentals, LLC Lots 13, 14 and 15, block 12 of Smith's addition to Leon, Decatur County, Iowa. Transfer stamps $15.20. Lester L. Stevenson and W. Joyce Stevenson, as trustees of the Lester L. Stevenson and W. Joyce Stevenson Trust Dated 07/07/09 and Lester L. Stevenson and W. Joyce Stevenson to Larry Heltenberg and Elizabeth Heltenberg - Tract I:Commencing 863' S and 381' E of the NW corner of the NW 1/4 SW 1/4 of Section 11, T 67 N, R 27 W of the 5th P.M., thence E ... to POB. (Being lot 30, Condit's Subdivision No. 2, an unofficial plat filed without certificate in office of Recorder, Decatur County, Iowa on 1/6/77.) Tract II: The W 1/2 of the following described property: Commencing 863' S and 481' E of the NW corner of the NW 1/4 NW 1/4 of Section 11, T 67 N, R 27 W of the 5th P.M., thence E ... to POB. (Also described as lot 29, Condit's subdivision, an unofficial plat filed without certificate in the office of Recorder on 1/6/77.) No transfer stamps. George Dempsey and Muriel A. Dempsey and Matthew Dempsey to Apostolos Pozios and Stacey Pozios, aka Athanasia Pozios - W 1/2 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 lying N of County Road in Section 2, T 70 N, R 27 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Jean M. Liggitt and Lonnie R. Liggitt to Jean M. Liggitt, Trustee or any successors in trust under

Letters to the Editor To the editor: I’m old, born with the Manhattan Project, lived in war and Cold War, tended Polaris submarines, each one more devastating than all the bombs of WW1. Thankfully, none ever fired in anger but such a high price for our ”peace and security”. ”Boomer’s” America has grown to be the richest, most powerful nation in history but every year half of our taxes go into war, preparation for war and repairing the damage from war. Seventy years of this economic, technological and social effort have warped us. We ask our soldiers

the Houston Family Revocable Trust dated September 21, 2007 and any amendments thereto - E 1/2 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 and the E 1/2 NE 1/4 SE 1/4; all in Section 1, T 70 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Steve H. Hofmann, aka Steve Hofmann and Nancy M. Hofmann, aka Nancy Mae Hofmann to Steve H. Hofmann and Nancy M. Hofmann, Trustees of the Steve H. Hofmann and Nancy M. Hofmann Revocable Trust dated November 22, 2019 All that part of the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 of section 21, T 67 N, R 27 W, lying S and W of a diagonal line commencing at the SE corner of the NE 1/4 SW 1/4 and continuing in a SE direction to the SE corner of the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 at the terminus thereof; AND Lot 1 in fractional Section 28 and the W 21.72 acres of lot 4 in fractional Section 27, all in T 67 N, R 27 W of the 5th P.M.; AND Lot 2, Section 28, T 67, R 27 W of the 5th P.M., also described as the W 1/2 NE 1/4 of fractional Section 28, T 67, R 27 W of the 5th P.M., all in Decatur County, Iowa; AND The SW 1/4 SW 1/4 and the SE 1/4 SW 1/4 in Section 21, T 67 N, R 27 W of the 5th P.M.; and also lot 3 of the NE 1/4 NW 1/4 of Section 28; and lot 4 of the NW 1/4 NW 1/4 of Section 28, all in T 67 N, R 27 W of the 5th P.M. No transfer stamps. Michael D. Quick and Roxie M. Quick to Michael D. Quick and Roxie M. Quick, Trustees of the Michael D. Quick and Roxie M. Quick Revocable Trust dated November 22, 2019 - The E 69.56 rods of the N 46 rods of the NE 1/4 of Section 24, T 67 N, R 27 W of the 5th P.M., in Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Ivan Stoltzfus and Darla Stoltzfus to Michael J. Yutzy and Juanita J. Yutzy - Parcel "G": in that part of the NW 1/4 SW 1/4 of Section 26, T 69 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, as shown in Plat of Survey filed October 21, 2019, as Instrument Number 2019-1309, described as follows: Commencing at the SW corner of said NW 1/4 SW 1/4; thence N ... to POB, having an area of 1.98 acres including 0.29 acres of Iowa Highway 2 Road Easement. Transfer stamps $4.00. Robert J. Rehm and Peggy E. Rehm to Teresa L. Stoll - Lots 3 and 4 in (continued on page 9)

to stand in harm’s way in remote countries. Today we face the consequences of our President secretly deciding to assassinate another nation’s leader on a third nation’s soil. Trump‘s “high crime” is an impeachable violation of the Constitution! Only Congress can declare war! Additionally, it extends the Mid East war now being fought by some who were not born when it started in 2001. “Regime change wars” are hemorrhaging our youth and treasure for profits of warmongers, speeding our Empire’s downfall, the Petrodollar’s collapse, polluting our planet, impoverishing our people. R.B. Trembly 28104 Lineville Rd. Lineville, Iowa 50147

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(continued from page 8) block 2, Kling & Ewing's addition to the Town of Davis City, Iowa. Transfer stamps $79.20. Teresa L. Stoll to Te-

resa L. Stoll and Christopher Byron Stoll - Lots 3 and 4, in block 2, Kling and Ewing's addition to the Town of Davis City, Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Scott Fulkerson and Tammy Fulkerson to PSW, LLC - A parcel of land located in the SE 1/4 NE 1/4

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Central Decatur Geography Bee Held

Annual K of C Free Throw Contest Planned

(NOTE: First round to be held in Osceola NOT Leon.)

sters from Decatur, Wayne and Ringgold County are encouraged to enter, as in the past. Age on January 1, 2020 will determine participant's age for the contest. Registration and warm-up will begin at 1:00 p.m. and the contest starts at 1:30 p.m. Boys and girls will shoot against their same age and gender. Winners of each group will advance to the district contest in February. All twelve winners will be recognized and receive certificates at an awards ceremony following the contest. If you have any questions, please call Gary Hayworth, 641572-0550.

The annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest for 2020 will be held at Pictured above are the classroom winners from the school geography bee that was held on Janu- the Clarke Community ary 7. From left to right back row: Breegan Lindsey (6th), Zoey Hamilton (6th), Lola Helton (5th), High School in Osceola Hadley Bell (8th), Ari Johnson (7th), Sam Boothe (8th), and Nash Bishop (7th). From left to right INSTEAD OF LEON, on Sunday, January 19. front row: Freemont Bevan (4th), Braeden Thomas (5th), and Waylon Buckingham (4th). Boys and Girls ages 9 through 14 may enter (Winterset) over Da- ter 2 a piece and Daw- shots along with Maswith consent of parent kota Boswell (Central son Kernen, Smith and ters, Bell and Bethards or guardian. No entry Decatur) (Fall 3:15) Cauy Masters 1 each. with 1 a piece. fee is involved. Young195 Tegan Carson The team record(continued from (Central Decatur) over ed 20 assists lead by page 6) Kade Forsyth (Winter- Boothe with 5, Evertsen set) (Dec 6-1) 3, Pedersen, Tyke Hull(MD 17-8) 220 Henry Tromba inger, Trey Hullinger, 126 Keegan Jensen (Winterset) over Devin (Winterset) over Aus- Hewlett and Dawson Adams (Central Deca- tin Long (Central De- with 2 a piece, and (continued from making sure everyone catur) (Fall 0:52) Smith and Leymaster tur) (MD 10-2) page 1) is accounted for in your 285 Dugan Tolley 1 each. 132 Carter McMur(continued from household. (Winterset) over UnEvertsen was ry (Winterset) over UnMain and preliminary page 1) There are three known (For.) strong on defense grabknown (For.) roads engineering ways to respond to the 106 Travis Allen bing 4 steals along with 138 Kruise Kiburz istic option. Through work. census which include (Winterset) over Logan (Winterset) over Chase Tyke Hullinger, Hewl- this program, GraceThe response to completing the packet Crawford (Central Deett and Boothe with 2 a Jones (Central Decaland University is in ef- the 2020 Census will set you receive in the mail, catur) (Fall 0:30) piece and Pedersen 1. tur) (Fall 3:14) fect saying to students the new population for an online questionnaire 113 Zeke Hoven Leymaster re145 Jack West and families: 'because Leon which will affect (Winterset) over Col- (Winterset) over Cody corded 2 solid blocked you have invested in the amount of RUTF or by phone, all the information that you ton Barnes (Central Morgan (Central Deca- shots. Decatur County, Grace- that the city receives submit is kept private. tur) (Fall 0:53) Decatur) (Fall 1:24) land is committed to per fiscal year for the If you need assisThe Cardinals were 152 Tyler Brown you.' This commitment next 10 years. tance completing the (Winterset) over David to travel to the Prairie If the population is a win for students census in the next 90 Walker (Central Deca- City Monroe Tournaand families who at- drops by 100 people days, please feel free to ment Saturday, but intur) (Fall 1:25) tend Lamoni and Cen- that reduces the RUTF come to Leon City Hall (continued from 160 Kael For- clement winter weathapproximately tral Decatur school by page 6) or the Leon Public Lisyth (Winterset) over er canceled the event. districts, as well as $12,600 per fiscal year, brary as this is imporZander Reed (Central They were scheduled Bell started the run Graceland University, possibly more. tant to the city road to compete at ColfaxDecatur) (Dec 5-4) You as a citizen can with a shot from be- and provides a unique 170 Brady Barrin- Mingo Tuesday night hind the arc followed opportunity for post- help by responding to use funds in the future. ger (Winterset) over and will participate in by Applegate execut- secondary education in the 2020 Census and Jesse Niebauer (Cen- the Mount Ayr 2-day ing both from the char- Decatur County that is tral Decatur) (Fall Dual tournament this ity stripe. not found in many ruE-Cigarettes are registration to get teens Friday and Saturday. 0:31) Dale followed the ral areas of Iowa or the to a coach quicker 182 Riley Hoven lead with her second region." Risky Business * Dedicated teen "I love the fact that basket from behind the website at mylifemysome quick shots." this opportunity is bearc. with online (continued from "We were able to During the final ing offered to youth enrollment, live chat page 5) get back on track of2:34, the Cardinals add- from our own backwith a coach, informafensively in the second ed another 11 points yard. This program will tobacco or vaping, and tion about vaping and (continued from half by putting up 43 while holding the Fal- remove barriers to op- find healthy ways to tobacco, and activities page 6) points. Our defense was cons scoreless. Ham- portunity, which, in the cope with stress to support quitting and for 2. outstanding all night long term, will benefit * Five coaching stress relief During the next long. We gave them dif- ilton added 2 points us all." said Graceland sessions via live text * On-going text 2 minutes, Evertsen ferent looks and we did joined by Layni MasDean of Undergraduate messaging or by phone messages for encourters with 1 point and drove to the basket a great job transitionAdmissions Deb Skin- on a dedicated tollfree agement throughout and pulled up for an- ing from one defense to Carson Bethards with ner, a Decatur County number (855-891-9989) the quit process 2 points. On a basket other jumper followed another. Michel Evertsresident of 25 years. or online chat * Certificate of proby Pedersen with 2 and en had a great night by Kylee Rockhold, "Our faculty, staff and * Simplified online the continuous clock gram completion Trey Hullinger with a shooting 7/10 from the their families live near- and mobile program basket from behind the 3 point line and scoring finished the final 1:06. Martin added a shot by and believe in the arc, 63-29. 29 points. As a team, community as we do." The Cardinals con- we shot 12/20 from 3, from behind the arc to Students qualifytinued their forces in which is as good of a close out the game, 60ing for Graceland's De20. the next 3 minutes performance from 3 Begins at "We really came out catur County Promise with Leymaster adding as we've had in a long Scholars program will strong and executed 5:00 p.m. another 2 points and time." well against their man," not only receive the full Gunnar Smith with 2. Evertsen lead the tuition benefit to atWith 52.3 seconds scoring with 29 points stated Coach Curtis tend Graceland, they Boothe. "Alaina shot remaining, a basket by including 7 shots from will also have opporthe ball well, and our Logan Coon started behind the arc. Pedertunities to give back defense was strong the the continuous clock sen followed with 12, Thursday, January 16 through service learnwhole night. It's nice for the remainder of Leymaster 10 (going 2 ing and community CD High School Commons the game. While the de- for 2 from behind the seeing Maizee get back service. Graceland beon the court and hit a fense held the Falcons arc), respectively, along During High School lieves that investing in scoreless, Smith added with Boothe 9, Smith 4, three." Basketball Games vs the students in its local "Lyndsey did a nice another 2 for the 71-33 Trey Hullinger 3, and job with 6 assists. Our community will make per plate Mount Ayr Cardinal win. Tyke Hullinger and the county and the guards played great "We did a good job Coon 2 a piece. Lasagna dinner served until gone and stronger, defense on their best community Auction through half time of the boy’s game of building a ten point Pedersen and and will make Graceguard. Riley and Alaina lead after the first Boothe lead the re� All proceeds go to the After Prom Event. land stronger as well. quarter," stated Coach bounding with 6 and are controlling the reZach Clark. "The sec- 5, respectively, joined bounding. I liked how ond quarter was kind of by Evertsen with 3, Eily and Carson got slow as we missed some Trey Hullinger, Kolby in the game and were easy shots and took Hewlett, and Leymas- physical on the boards. It was another good conference win." Applegate and Bell lead the scoring with 16 and 13, respectively. Dale followed with 8 points joined by Martin with 7, Hamilton 5, Main Street - Leon, Iowa - (641) 446-7444 Lindsey and Rockhold 3 a piece, Dykes and Friday and Saturday 7:00 p.m. Bethards 2 each and Sunday 5:00 p.m. Masters 1. The team recordJanuary 17, 18 and 19. ed 35 rebounds lead by Applegate with 7, Bell 6, Rockhold and Bethards 4 a piece, Martin and Dale 3 each, Eily Hall and Dykes 2 a piece, and Hamilton PG-13 and Masters 1 each. 2 hrs. 22 mins. Dale lead with 6 The surviving members assists joined by Apof the resistance face plegate with 4, Hamthe First Order once ilton and Masters 2 a again, and the legendary piece, and Martin, Lauconflict between the ren Saxton and Bell 1 Jedi and the Sith each. reaches its peak bringing The seniors Lindthe Skywalker saga to sey, Bell and Applegate its end. lead the defense with Coming January 24: 3 steals a piece along Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker (held over) with Dale and Martin with 2 each and HamMOVIE Admission ilton, Saxton, Masters Adults $5 -- Children & Students $3 and Rockhold 1 each. Applegate was a solid wall with 5 blocked

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