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Field and Stream Magazine Voted Little River Lake Top 50 Best Fishing Spots An article by Mark Modoski on May 15, 2018, in the Field and Stream Magazine, voted Little River Lake in Leon, Iowa, to it’s list of the “ 50 Best Fishing Spots in America”! We found the hottest new rivers, lakes, and streams—one for every state—to catch big bass, trout, walleye, catfish, and more. Road trip, anyone? The Field and Stream website states the fol-

Only 15.31 percent of the registered voters turned out at the Primary Election that was held last Tuesday, June 5. A total of 676 ballots were cast. The Decatur County Board of Supervisors were scheduled to canvass the results Monday. In the only contested race in the county, incumbent supervisor Robert G. Bell edged out contender Luke Helton by a mere four votes, 168 to 164. With this narrow victory, Bell secured a spot on November’s General Election ballot on the Republican ticket. The following are unofficial results from the election. REPUBLICANS US Representatives, Dist. 2 Christopher Peters 239 State Governor Kim Reynolds 307 Secretary of State Paul D. Pate 292 Auditor of State Mary Mosiman 277 Treasurer of State No Candidate Secretary of Agriculture Ray Gaesser 94 Chad Ingels 27 Craig Lang 63 Mike Naig 57 Dan Zumbach 29 Attorney General No candidate State Representative, Dist. 27 Joel Fry 300 County Board of Supervisors At-Large Robert G. Bell 168 Luke Helton 164 Country Treasurer Janet Pierson 300 County Recorder No candidate

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lowing about Little River Lake Targets: Bass, Bluegills, Walleyes, and Channel Catfish. Little River Watershed Lake has undergone recent renovations, and the improved structure and expanded access have helped establish it as one of the best lakes in Iowa. Massive bluegills, above-average bass, and trophy-class walleyes complement a population of lesser-known giant channel cats.

Bell Defeats Helton in Republican Supervisor Race County Attorney No candidate DEMOCRATS US Representative, Dist. 2 Dave Loebsack 294 State Governor Nate Boulton 11 Cathy Glasson 52 Fred Hubbell 191 Andrea Andy McGuire 22 John Norris 39 Secretary of State Deidre DeJear 113 Jim Mowrer 172 Auditor of State Rob Sand 251 Treasurer of State Michael L. Fitzgerald 279 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Gannon 257 Attorney General Tim Miller 281 State Representative, Dist. 27 Richard Foster 257 County Board of Supervisors At Large Gary “Bull” Evans 256 County Treasurer No Candidate County Recorder Gale Norman 277 County Attorney No Candidate

LIBERTARIAN US Representative, Dist. 2 No Candidate State Governor Marco Battaglia 2 Jake Porter 5 For Secretary of State, Auditor of State, Treasurer of State, Secretary of Agriculture, Attorney General, State Representative, Dist. 27, County Supervisors AtLarge, County Treasurer, County Recorder, and County Attorney, there were no candidates on the ballot.

Little Reid Chaillie cools off and checks out the water spouts at the Leon Pool. (photo by Maizee Lindsey)

Don’t Be a Bum, Enjoy the the Pool

Don’t be a bum. Go enjoy the sun at the Leon Swimming Pool. The pool is open and ready to take on the summer of 2018. Swimmers young and old anxiously awaited opening day which was over Memorial Day weekend. Lily Simon, manager, and her crew of lifeguards are prepared for a busy summer of lazy, crazy, wet days at the pool. After being closed a few days for the lifeguards to pass their requirement tests, the pool is now ready for morning swims, after hour pool parties, swimming lessons, and regular swimming time. Regular hours are 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. daily. Summer passes are available at the Leon City Hall, so don’t miss out on all the fun! Lifeguards are Lora Bush and Annalise Minnick as Head Guards, and Brooke Vecchio, Tori Kunze, Haden Leymaster, Michel Evertsen, Keaton Adams, Tate Hill and Taylor Beavers.

Sign Up for Decatur County Alert Iowa Notification Recently activated Alert Iowa Decatur County recently activated the Alert Iowa Mass Notification System. To sign up for emergency notifications and weather alerts, go the the website and click on the following link: wens.cfm. You will then be prompted to enter your prefered information to receive these alerts. Alerts can be received by telephone (both cell and land line), email, messaging, fax, TDD/TYY and social media. If you have questions call the Decatur County Emergency Management office at 641-446-7307. The link will take you to the sign up option for the WENS/Alert Iowa Alerts requesting the following information! In the event of an emergency, an alert will be sent to the phone

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number(s) you provide and/or your email address. This is a free service provided by Decatur County, however, normal message fees may apply. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. Notifications are dependent upon external providers (phone carrier, cell phone, email). Decatur County cannot guarantee notifications will be received by the intended recipient. By registering, you will not receive unsolicited calls, and neither Decatur County, nor its system vendor sells the contact number database. In order to receive both text and voice alerts enter your cell phone number twice selecting the “text” option first and the “voice” option second. You may sign up for more than one option in a group. If you live in one community but work in another, or you would prefer to receive alerts for the community in which your family members reside. Check as many boxes (Continue to page 4)

Creston ONLY Released of Boil Your Water Alert from SIRWA As of a June 11, 2018 press release, ONLY THE CITY OF CRESTON has been released from the Drinking Water Advisory. The rural area around Creston and surrounding areas had not been released as of press time. If you pay your water bill to the Creston Water Works, you were released as of 6:30 P.M. on June 10. As of June 1, 2018, around 8:00 a.m. SIRWA issued a drinking water warning to all of their customers for a BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING. The Creston Water Treatment Plant was experiencing problems with the membrane filtration system. Due to these issues, there is an increased chance that the water may contain disease-causing organisms, therefore the Drinking Water Warning was put into effect. What Should You Do? *DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute and let it cool before using or use bottle water. Boiled or bottled water

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The old timers using horses and tractors pulling 2 and 4 row cultivators used to feel good if their fields were clear of weeds and the corn was knee high by the Fourth of July. With modern day technology and the use of herbicides and pesticides, today’s farmer’s corn is already as high as an elephant’s eye and reaching right up to the sky. Growing corn, bales of hay and gentle rains make for a beautiful morning in Decatur County. All though


In the last 10 years, there has been a turnover of 13 officers for the City of Leon Police Department. And within the last several weeks, the City of Leon is down two officers, with Chief Jason Weir handling the duties. This has prompted the City of Leon to look at alternative ways to continue to have effective law enforcement coverage for the town. With that, the City of Leon had contacted the Decatur County Board of Supervisors about a month ago in hopes of coming up with a solution. Several ideas were discussed at preliminary meetings and the consensus was to try to develop, in a sense, a county-wide department where the county would take over the law enforcement coverage of the City of Leon. Sheriff Ben Boswell has put together a proposal of how he sees this concept could work and has presented that to the City of Leon. “If the city decides to accept the county’s proposal, there are still several items that need to be discussed and worked out,” stated Sheriff Boswell. “If all this does work out, I figure it would be at least a two-month window to have it implemented.” The regular city council meeting was held Monday night and according to City Administrator Denise Simmons, this matter could be discussed in further detail. should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and food preparation until further notice. *Turbidity has no health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches. People with severely compromised immune systems, infants and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek ad(Continue to page 10)


Where in the world has the Leon Journal-Reporter moved to Now?

As of April 25, the Journal-Reporter is located at 111 NW 2nd Street, formerly Johnston Realty and in past years a plumbing shop under various owners. Following the collapse of the building across the alley from our old location, we moved to the former Beachy’s General Store also known as the old Ben Franklin Store. farmers had a somewhat late start to this year’s plant- Although not the “window” on Main Street as we would prefer, we are still pubing and growing season, field crops, hayfields, pas- lishing the newspaper that serves all Decatur County, informing our readers about tures, gardens and lawns all seem to be thriving with local news, society announcements, obituaries, legal notices, school happenings, plenty of rain and sunshine. advertisements, and more.



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memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Garden Grove CemeIowa State Univer- tery, Garden Grove, Iowa. sity, Ames, Iowa, recently submitted the students named to the Dean’s List for the SPRING 2018 semester. To be included on the Dean’s List, a student NANCY J. LEWIS must attain at least a 3.5 Nancy J. Lewis, 56, grade point average on a 4.0 scale while carrying at of North Liberty died least 12 hours of classes. Wednesday June 6, 2018 The following students at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. received this honor: Per Nancy’s request there Leon: Terrance Ray Fox, will be no visitation or sophomore, majoring in services. Iowa Cremation is in charge of arrangeGenetics (LAS). ments. Davis City: Survivors include two Adeline Elaine Frank, junior, majoring in Ac- sons Shaun (Nicole) of Oxford and Aron (Aucounting. tumn) of North Liberty; Grand River: Michaela Rose a brother Eric (Julie) O’Grady, senior, majoring Vandewater of North Libin Agricultural and Life erty and a sister Teddy (Jim) Gertsma of VerSciences Education. million, South Dakota. Lamoni: Amber Marie Boot- She is also survived by man, senior, majoring in four grandchildren Lerin, Child, Adult, and Family Maya, McKenna and Michael. She was preceded Services. Olivia C. Conrad, se- in death by her parents nior, majoring in Liberal and a sister Penny Vandewater. Studies. Nancy was born on December 18, 1961 in Leon the daughter of Willis Dale and Ida Jane Foreman Vandewater. She was a correctional officer at LEWIS, Nancy J. 56, of Oakdale Medical ClassifiNorth Liberty, Iowa, died cation Center for over 11 on Wednesday, June 6, years. Nancy enjoyed watch2018, at the University of ing old movies, the outIowa Hospitals in Iowa doors and time spent City, Iowa. Per Nancy’s request, there will be no with her beloved family services. Arrangements and many friends. She will are through Iowa Crema- forever be remembered as a loving and wondertion. Love, Debful mother, sister, grandHIBBS, Lawrence Thom- mother and friend who as “Tom,” 81, formerly of will be greatly missed by Leon, Iowa, died on Mon- all who knew and loved day, June 4, 2018. A Cel- her. Memorial donations ebration of Life service was held at 10:30 a.m. on may be given to the Cedar Thursday, June 7, 2018, at Valley Humane Society the Powers Funeral Home in Nancy’s name. Please in Afton, Iowa, with Tom leave a message or tribute Hagen officiating. Inter- to the Lewis family on our ment was held in the Old web page, www.iowacreWhite Cemetery in Oska- under Obituaries. loosa, Iowa.


the only child of Florence Mozelle Ashby and Ralph Lawrence Hibbs. Celebration of Life Service was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Powers Funeral Home 612 N. Dodge in Afton. Tom Hagen officiated. Burial was in the Old White Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Online condolences may be given at Tom spent his early childhood years in Columbus Junction, Iowa where his father was the superintendent of schools. In 1944 the family moved to Leon, Iowa. Tom graduated from Leon High School in 1955 after an outstanding career in sports, especially football and basketball. Tom attended Iowa State University and later transferred to the University of Iowa, graduating in 1960, with a degree in Civil Engineering. He pursued his engineering career in Creston and Sidney, Iowa. His next venture was in the restaurant business. Tom operated a bar and grill in Afton, Iowa for 25 years. Upon retirement, Tom moved to a lakeside home near Pollock, South Dakota where he enjoyed many years of fishing and gardening. Tom was joined in marriage with Betty Marie Carlson on August 17, 1958. They were later divorced. They were blessed with one daughter and one son. They were further blessed with one grandson and one great grandson. Tom was preceded in death by his parents. Tom leaves these family members to cherish his memory. A daughter, Amy Marie Gabel of Waco, Texas, a son, Ralph Lawrence Hibbs II and son-in-law, Hector Crawford of San Francisco, California, and a grandson, Corey James Gabel and great-grandson Oliver James Gabel of Oskaloosa, Iowa.

BOLES, Robert Larry, 66, of Osceola, Iowa, died on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, Iowa. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018, at the SladeO’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa, with Pastor Rick Hawkins officiating. Interment was held in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni, Iowa. CREES, Eugene C., 70, of Lakeland, Florida, died on Friday, March 2, 2018, in hospice in Lakeland, Florida. Graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Garden Grove Cemetery, Garden Grove, Iowa. CREES, Janet S., 66, of Grimes, Iowa, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in her apartment. Graveside

Ermal (Mendenhall) Boles in Osceola, Iowa. He passed away peacefully on June 5, 2018, at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. Bob grew up north of Grand River, Iowa and graduated from Grand Valley High School in 1970. He was always interested in ag-business and was in FFA and 4-H as a teenager. Bob married June Ann Jackson on June 24, 1972. They were blessed with three children, Aaron, Crystal, and Alex. Bob was always very supportive of his family and attended activities of his children, his nieces and nephews, and other family members. On his 21st birthday, he opened Boles Implement Company in Lamoni, Iowa, after having worked at the Used Equipment Center in Colo, Iowa before that. Bob knew every kind and model of farm equipment and loved to share his knowledge with others. He won lots of sales goal trips and went to Branson, Missouri for several years taking Boles Implement employees and spouses. Boles Implement sponsored slow pitch softball teams for both men and women over the years. He enjoyed tractor pulling and shared his love of it with his oldest brother, Richard, and his nephews. He was president of the Lamoni Fair Board and a member of the Lamoni School Board. He also volunteered on the fire department. After 16 years, the family left Lamoni and moved to Jackson, Minnesota where Bob was National Parts Distribution Manager at Ag-Chem. They lived there for 17 years before moving to Osceola in 2005. Preceding him in death were his parents; infant son, Aaron, in 1974; and brother, Richard Boles, in

2001. Survivors include his wife, June Boles, of Osceola; daughter, Crystal Cleary and husband, John, of Golden Valley, Minnesota; son, Alex Boles of Lubbock, Texas; two grandchildren, Cullen and Samantha Cleary; brothers, Ron “Ripper” Boles and wife, JoAnn, of Grand River and Rod Boles and wife, Brenda Osborn, of Lamoni; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. (More obituaries on page 3)


The Leon Journal-Reporter 60 cents per copy Farmer’s Market Vouchers Distribution Date Change The Farmer’s Market Voucher Distribution in Leon has been changed to June 28, from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. on the Courthouse lawn.

CORRECTION PLEASE: It was brought to the attention of the JR, that in the story about the Junior High Rodeo that appeared last week, it should have listed the parents of Junior Oesch as Glenn and Brandi Oesch.

Thank You

I want to thank my kids and grandkids for the fantastic card shower and dinner. Also thanks to all those that sent cards, phoned, or spoke in person; it was overwhelming! A special thanks to Chris Coffelt, Joy Evertsen and staff at CD for their surprise part. Mary Wells

TOM HIBBS ROBERT LARRY Lawrence Thomas BOLES “Tom” Hibbs was born Robert Larry Boles, July 20, 1936, and passed age 66, of Osceola, Iowa, away on June 4, 2018 at was born January 2, 1952, the age of 81. Tom was to Russel Doyle and Mary

Thank You

The Family of Larry D. Owens would like to thank the Decatur County Hospital and staff and Hospice for the excellent care he received during his illness. We would also like to thank the Decatur Assembly of God Church, family and friends for their prayers, well wishes, and cards. Thank you and God Bless You The Owens Family

Love, Deb

Thank You


The family of Allen Houchins would like to express their thankfulness for the support, prayers, kind words, and caring concerns. A big thank you to those attending the funeral, visitation, flowers, cards, and memorials. Thank you to Kale’s Funeral Home staff for their professional and considerate handling of the service. A special thank you to our Woodburn Community and Bethel Chapel Church family for serving a delicious lunch for family and friends. Our gratitude to Bryan Arzani for his comforting words and beautiful service. We were very appreciative of all the kindness shown to us. Sara, James, Dallas Houchins Nancy & Doc Swartz Family Wiley & Cindy Houchins Family Scott & Janie Houchins Family

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Social News


Farewell Open House

The Friends and Family of

Virginia Webb

The Family of

Ruth Beasley Would like to honor her

102nd Birthday with a Card Shower on WednesDay, June 20, 2018. Cards may be sent to:


HAROLD EUGENE NORRIS Harold Eugene Norris, age 71, was born in Leon, Iowa to Harold Wallace and Lois Elizabeth (Stephens) Norris, on March 26, 1947. He passed from this life on May 30, 2018, at Westview Acres in Leon, Iowa. Eugene, as he was known, was the oldest of five children and attended Central Decatur Schools all grades. After graduation, he and his best friend, Archie Owens, went to California and worked for a bottled water company making home deliveries. After returning to Leon, he worked various jobs over the years. He married Marianne (Blake) Davis. To this union, one son was born, Mathew Shane. They were later divorced. Eugene turned his life over to God and was baptized in early May of 2018. He enjoyed country

Would like to honor her with a

Farewell Open House Saturday, June 23 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Leon Bible Church located at 407 SE Idaho

Ruth Beasley 111 East 1st Virginia has taught piano lessons in this community Leon, IA 50144 for 40+ years along with teaching Bible studies in her home as well as ministering in several area churches. If you are unable to attend, western music and pick- send cards to: Virginia Webb ing around on his guitar. PO Box 347 He also enjoyed collectLeon, IA 50144 ing stamps, guns, hunting knives, and watching old westerns. Preceding him in death worked for them for many Vendal and Elaine Crees; were his parents, Haryears. Heritage took him brother Eugene Crees; old and Lois Norris and many places working as and many uncles, aunts sister, Charlotte Smith. a manager in Granby, and relatives. Survivors include his son, Colorado as well as Fort She is survived by Matt Norris and Jessica Worth, Texas. Gene lived nephews: Mike Boy and Escobedo of Fort Dodge, throughout the United wife Krys and children Iowa; grandsons, Cobi, States from the West Kagen and Cody of LoveDomanick, and Kameryn; Coast to the Midwest be- land, Colorado, Charles sisters, Elaine Simmerfore his final residence in Crees of Garden Grove, man of Murray, Iowa and Lakeland, Florida. Iowa, Sean Crees and Judy and Gregg HenderGene was married wife Casey and children son of Leon; brother, Fartwice. His first marriage Timmy, Morgan, Ashley, old and Mary Norris of to Martina Boy who he Mason, and Natalie of Des Moines, Iowa; many met in Germany while Panora, Iowa, and Ethan nieces and nephews; and in the military. Two sons Crees of Lakeland, Florilife long friend, Charlie were born, Michael Boy da; cousins: Linda McKSage. and Charles Crees. His inney of Derby, Iowa, Larsecond marriage was to ry Crees and wife Barb of EUGENE C. CREES Jane Masear. Two sons Ankeny, Iowa, and Netha Eugene C. Crees was came from that marriage, Pipho and husband Richborn October 6, 1947 in Sean Crees and Ethan ard of Grimes, Iowa. Osceola, Iowa, son of Ven- Crees. Graveside memodal( Slick ) and Elaine Gene was preceded in rial will be held at 11:00 Crees. He passed away death by his parents Ven- A.M. at the Garden Grove on March 2, 2018 in hos- dal and Elaine Crees and Cemetery on June 16, pice in Lakeland, Florida many uncles, aunts and 2018. A Celebration of where he resided. relatives. Life luncheon will be held Gene grew up on He is survived by his right after the services at farms in Decatur and sons: Mike Boy and wife the Garden Grove ComWayne Counties as a boy. Krys, and grandchildren munity Center. Everyone After all the chores were Kagen and Cody of Love- is invited to join the famdone, he enjoyed hunting land, Colorado, Charles ily. and fishing in his leisure Crees of Garden Grove, time. Gene attended Mor- Iowa, Sean Crees and wife mon Trail schools until he Casey, and grandchildren graduated in 1965. Timothy, Morgan, AshAfter graduation, he ley, Mason and Natalie of joined the army. He was in Panora, Iowa, and Ethan the military for six years Crees of Lakeland, Florspending time overseas ida; sister Janet Crees in Germany and also the (who has since died on United States. After the May 15, 2018); and many military, he moved back relatives and friends. to Iowa and worked in Graveside memothe Des Moines area. He rial will be held at 11:00 then got a job with Heri- A.M. at the Garden Grove tage Cablevision shortly Cemetery on June 16, after they got started and 2018. A Celebration of Life luncheon will be held right after the services at the Garden Grove Community Center. Everyone is invited to join the family. JANET S. CREES Janet S. Crees was born on October 25, 1951, in Osceola, Iowa, the daughter of Vendal (Slick) and Elaine Crees. She was found passed away on May 15, 2018 in her apartment in Grimes IA. Janet grew up on farms in Decatur and Wayne counties and she loved all the animals on the farm especially her horse Buck. Janet attended Mormon Trail schools and graduated in 1969. After graduation, she attended the Iowa School of Beauty in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduating, she worked in salons in Des Moines, Iowa and around Illinois. She lived most of her early adulthood in Garden Grove, Iowa, later moving to the Des Moines area and finally residing in Grimes, Iowa, for the last years of her life. Janet was preceded in death by her parents

Five Generations

Baby Jaxson Fredrick Cox is pleased to announce that he is the newest member of the Eloise and the late Clifford Cox’s family. Pictured standing are father Justin Fredrick (left) and grandfather Jason Fredrick. Sitting are great-great grandmother Eloise Cox holding baby Jaxson and great grandfather Fred Cox.

FAMILY REUNION Dale-Smith Family Reunion The DALE - SMITH Family Reunion will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Davis City Community Center, Davis City, IA. Any descendants or other relatives of Samuel and Julia Dale or Charles and Eliza Smith and their families are invited to attend. A potluck dinner is planned beginning at 12:00 NOON with table service and drinks provided. The Center will be open at 10:00 a.m. Come and enjoy the fellowship and good food!!

Leon Community Meal Menu

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Thursday, June 14 Pork and potato casserole, peas and carrots, bread/ butter, strawberry shortcake, milk. Friday, June 15 - Bacon cheeseburger sidewinder, potatoes, mixed vegetables, applesauce, milk. Monday, June 18 Swedish meatballs, egg noodles, California blend vegetables, dinner roll, mixed fruit, milk. Tuesday, June 19 - Liver and onions, fried potatoes and onions, zucchini and tomatoes, bread/butter, chocolate pudding, strawberry fan, milk. Wednesday, June 20 - Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, mushroom green beans, dinner roll, lemon meringue pie, milk.

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TWICE TOLD TALES 20 YEARS AGO (June 10, 1998) “It Now Occurs To Me,” by Margaret Lindsey, “It’s easy to tell when you’ve found a bargain. It doesn’t fit!” Central Decatur junior, Jamie Stanford, high jumped his way to third place in Class 1A of the Iowa State High School Track Meet held at Drake University, May 29 and 30, 1998. His leap of 6’0” tied him with another jumper. Stanford also took 11th in the 3200 meter and 13th overall in the 1600 meter races. Stanford had jumped 6’3” earlier in the season and had made jumps in early attempts at State higher than his final qualifying jump. The M.N. Viner Endowment Fund had been established by the Friends of the Leon Public Library through the South Central Iowa Community Foundation. A memorial check by her daughter, Mary Johnston, helped establish this endowment. A pass through endowment fund was also established at this time to be used for specific projects at the library. The cafe at Grand River had a new owner and a new look. Wendy Fisher, a native of California, purchased Billie’s Cafe and opened April 8 after extensive renovation under the name of the Grand River Cafe. John Untiedt had posthumously been designated a Paul Harris Fellow by The Rotary Foundation. The award was presented to Untiedt’s widow Sherry and children Brad and Kelli. The children of Mary and Larry Blake invited friends and relatives to help their parents celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary with a Card Shower and casual potluck at Slip Bluff Park on June 14. The family of Garth and Marjorie Mitchell invited relatives and friends to honor them with a Card Shower in celebration of their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary on June 20. In the Citizens Bank ad, Sharon South knew the value of carrying the Citizens Bank SHAZAMChek Card as she made

a purchase from Naida Hill at Hill’s Emporium in Leon. CD Softball team under Coach Alan Hill and Assistant Coach Stacie Rockhold were Amy Novak, Jill Toney, Kristen Denny, Jill Parsons, Sam Smith, Steph Williams, Emily Novak, Annie Brogden, Amy Stone, Jill Olsen, Bridget O’Brien, Holly Boyd, Callie Chastain, Amanda Hinds, Andrea Frost, Wendi Norris, Kaylyn Probasco, Nicki Webb, Abbie Mounsdon, Tina Hamblen and Kiley Higdon. 50 Years Ago (June 13, 1968) Jim Zabel, WHO radio and TV sportscaster, planned to tape interviews during the Claim Stock Car Races at the Decatur County Speedway near Decatur. He also planned to do some announcing of the different races. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Webster on South Mill Street was struck by lightning in the late afternoon. A hole was burned in the roof, living room floor and nylon carpeting and wiring and electrical appliances were considerably damaged throughout the house. The children reported that fire danced around in the rooms they were in. Janet Griffith of Lamoni and Judy Fierce of Van Wert were named as candidates for state 4-H awards. Their records were submitted in the areas of Food Preservation and Citizenship. An added attraction for the Decatur County Fair was to be a pony pulling contest held on the last day of the fair. Clair Howell of Leon was pictured with a large rhubarb leaf which measured 49 inches in width and 39 inches high. The stalk measured 21 inches in length. The Leon Methodist, Christian and Presbyterian churches combined two week Bible School had approximately 100 children, teachers and helpers participating. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Smith of Earlham announced the engage-

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ment of their daughter, Barbara Jean, to Darwin Snook, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Snook Sr., of Grand River. A July 6 wedding was planned. Showing at the 2 and 65 Drive-In was “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” starring Clint Eastwood. Bruce Hopkins of Iowa City was filling in as the pharmacist at Hopkins Rexall Drug while Jan and Phil Metcalf were on vacation. Specials at Pyfers Super Valu: Kraft Miracle Whip - quart jar - 39¢; 3 Jumbo Cantaloupes for $1.00; Del Monte corn or peas - 4 cans for 89¢; and Flavorite White Bread - 5 for $1.00.

Class of 1963 Reunion

The Class of 1963 held their 55th class reunion, Saturday, May 26, at the Leon Golf and Country Club. Twenty two classmates, along with spouses, met at noon for lunch and visiting. Pictured above are back row (l-r): Rodger Gatton, Leon; Steve Ruble, Corydon; Randall Smith, Garden Grove; Bill Lewellen, Midland, TX; Ron Nussbaum, Des Moines; Rosalie (Redman) Meyer, West Des Moines; Mike Madden, Leon; Robert Redman, Leon; Donna (Wooderson)Moore, St. Louis, MO. Middle row (l-r): Linda (German) Wright, Des Moines; Joyce (Andrew) Binning, Van Wert; Connie Bene75 YEARS AGO dict, Creston; Susan (Driskill) Lane, Leon; Betty (Hart) Newel, Newton; Carolyn (June 10, 1943) Made Leon their (Wiley) Stewart, Chicago, IL. Front row (l-r): Charles McDaniel, Leon; Ron DobHome -Mr. and Mrs. El- son, Ankeny; Frank Binning, Van Wert; Irene (Meacham) Francis, Creston; Judi don Cain arrived in Leon (Showers) Patton, Des Moines. Attending but left before the pictures were taken from Forth Worth, Tex. were: Dee (Keller) Lukenbill and Peggy (Hill) Brown. to again make Leon their home. Eldon resigned his atre – The owners of the position with the ConsoliIdle Hour Theatre, Dr. dated Aircraft CorporaF.H. Penniwell and Will tion to assist his father, Lindsey, purchased the E.L. Cain, in the operaNew Theatre in this city, tion of the Cain Garage and took possession of and Machine Shop. Mr. the theatre. They now and Mrs. Cain moved to own and plan to operate one of the apartments in both theatres in Leon. C. the Cherrington duplex Campen will continue in on North Church Street. charge of the New TheThrough the alertness atre until they take over of a Lamoni farmer, two possession. sixteen-year olds have The cause of the trouended a crime career. The ble on the high lines of the youths, Ralph Anderson Iowa Southern Utilities of Chicago and Eugene Company was traced to a Lewis of Mystic, stopped piece of barbed wire that at the Cecil Reese farm someone over west of Deand wanted something catur had thrown upon to eat. As they were eatthe transmission line, ing breakfast, Mr. Reese causing a short. William called the sheriff and kept Crawford and Chet Smith, them there by mowing local linemen, found the the lawn and raking it to piece of wire causing the pay for their breakfast. short. Took New Position Marriage Licenses – – Merle Cornett, son-inRecently New-2-U made a donation in the amount Arthur B. Church and Cilaw of Mayor Henry Perof $7,500 to the Leon Volunteer Fire Department. Sue cely Ida Case. kins, who had been in the Mr. and Mrs. William Kelly, New-2-U board member presented the check garage business in Des Cole were the parents of to Cody Lindsey, member of the fire department. The Moines, became the mana daughter. Dr. and Mrs. money will go towards the purchase of an updated ager of the Hiland Potato C.E. Lovett were the par- grass truck. Chip company in that city. ents of a son. Frank Stoneburner of Mr. Cornett, formerly of Lamoni was in Leon. John Kyner of Huthis county, is a son of Mr. J.N. Estes of near Davis City was in Leon on meston was in Leon on and Mrs. Charles Cornett Pleasanton, visited his business. business. of Pleasanton. son, Orel, in Leon. Sherm Reynolds of Bob Pearson and Jack Scott, both of Leon, departed for Ames where tral Decatur, Lamoni, they entered Iowa State Mormon Trail, AND/OR college for a course in Graceland University. the electrical engineering *Select any optional department. Bob is the will be according to your weather alerts you would son of Mr. and Mrs. Rob- (Continued from page 1) selection of how you pre- like to receive: Blizzard ert Pearson and Jack is fer to receive the alert Warning, Flash Flood the son of Major and Mrs. which apply to your situWarning, Severe Storm message: C.D. Scott. ation. Phone 1: Text and/or Warning, Tornado WarnMr. and Mrs. Merrill Alerts sent from Deing, AND/OR Ice Storm Voice Lovett were the parents catur County Public NoWarning. Email 1: of a daughter. tification System will The following selecG.W. Adams of near originate from 69310 for tions you choose will de- Loebsack Rep. to Pleasanton was in Leon. text messages and (641) termine which alerts you Daisy Griffin of Deca- 555-5555 for voice notifiHold Office Hours prefer to receive: tur visited at the Letha cations. Please be sure to Congressman Dave *Select which comSt. John home. save these in your phone. Loebsack will have a munities you would like William Wright of ***Message and Data member of his staff in to receive alerts for: Davis Morgan township was in rates may apply. City, Decatur City, Gar- southern Iowa for open Leon on business. ***Text “HELP” to den Grove, Grand River, office hours. Dien Judge, Loretta Hullinger, 69310 for help. Lamoni, LeRoy, Leon, Loebsack’s District Repwho had employment in First and Last Name Pleasanton, Van Wert, resentative, will be in Nebraska, spent a week are required boxes to Leon on Tuesday, June AND/OR Weldon. with her parents, Mr. and complete. *Select any school 26 at the Decatur County Mrs. Milo Hullinger of The following other districts you would like courthouse from 1:00 p.m. near Leon. information requested to receive alerts for: Cen- - 2:00 p.m. Malcom Baker and wife of near Ottumwa visited in Leon with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith on their way home from Des Moines.

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100 YEARS AGO (June 13, 1918) Ran Into Telephone Wire – Orr Stout of the Leon Bus and Transfer Line had an encounter with a telephone wire and came out second best. He was driving the big bus to the early train and when passing the Sigler residence on lower Main street, the bus struck a telephone wire that had dropped across the street. It smashed the upper part of the windshield and struck Mr. Stout across the left cheek and the upper part of his nose, lacerating the flesh. Mart Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith of near Leon, and Harold Carey, son of Wm. Carey, who had made his home for some years with Frank Lewis and family, both had been promoted to the rank of corporal. Their promotion was pleasing to their many Decatur county friends. Buy the New The-

The Leon Journal-Reporter, Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Grand River

MELINDA MACKEY A tiny bit of trivia today: Who had the first car with lights in Grand River? The city of Grand River, along with all of SIRWA will hopefully be out of the boil advisory this week. As of today, Monday the 11th we are still under the advisory. On Friday, Hy-Vee partnered with their Pepsi supplier to get bottled water to Grand River and water was distributed to people in the community. All of this does take time to complete, especially with a boil advisory that had affected such a large area. Not everyone received a notification about the advisory, some were late. If you did not get the recording from SIRWA about the advisory, check the phone number they have listed for you. Also, if you’re not signed up to get county alerts concerning the weather you can do that online at https:// decatur.municipalcms. com. The bridge north of town is complete, R15 is now finally open. J20 will now be closed for repairs between Grand River and the interstate. Meals at the Community Center for the following week will be Friday, June 15th; ham, baked potatoes, creamed peas, rolls and applesauce. On Tuesday, June 19th it will be your choice of liver, lasagna or maid rites as well as broccoli/cauliflower salad and Jell-O cake. If you have any questions or would like to order call 773-5436. The answer: Frank Bone had the first car with lights in Grand River, A Metz with carbide lights. Have a great week!

He will be greatly missed. Please keep Vicki and the family in your prayers. Last week Doris Lane visited her daughter Marcia Bohall in Wellington, Missouri. Liz Carpenter and her friend Julie McElroy traveled to Des Moines on Tuesday to get Liz’s car checked out. One of the dash lights came on unexpectedly. Everything turned out just fine. While there they ate at a local restaurant that was serving free burgers for teachers. Luckily they are both teachers! Bill Weable came down to Liz Carpenter’s farm on Friday afternoon and helped her get some mowing equipment running. Liz appreciates Bill’s help! Gary and Sandy Osborn’s nephew Jeremiah Parkhurst from Maryville, Missouri, visited them this past week. On Thursday Liz Carpenter helped Deb Silver with horse back riding lessons. Tom and Joy Moore of Joplin, Missouri, stopped by for a couple of hours on Thursday to visit Margaret “Teeny” Gibson and her son Grant Gibson. Gary Osborn attended the Parkhurst reunion at Eagleville on Saturday. Margaret “Teeny” Gibson and Grant Gibson traveled to Blue Spring, Missouri, over the weekend to visit Teeny’s sister Ina Lou Myrick. Connie Wilcoxson had dinner with her mother Doris Lane on Sunday And now the news we have been waiting for all week. Axel Lane is excited. He is going to have a little neighbor boy to play with. Holly and Dylan Parkhurst are expecting a little boy this fall. Congratulations, Holly and Dylan! We look forward to meeting the little fella. Have a good week, be kind to each other, and let’s all keep our country and the world in our prayers. Lots of things happening this week and I hope and pray it all works out for the best.

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MARGARET GIBSON Well, I don’t know what is going on with the Kansas City Royals. They are sure struggling. Maybe we all need to cheer a little louder. I’m very sorry to report the passing of Dennis Briggs. Dennis was a good man and helped many people near and far.

Join us today at 2PM at the Community Center for a special visit from the Blank Park Zoo. All ages are encouraged to attend! We had a great crowd for our first youth Activity Time on June 6th. Be sure to join us again on June 20th for astronautthemed fun! Each Activity Time is full of books, songs, crafts, and a snack! All ages are welcome to all programs; however, the Wednesday Activity Times are best suited for

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K-6 age children. Those bringing children under 7 years old are encouraged to remain with their child. The library continues to host Card Parties every Tuesday at 10:30AM. We are currently playing Cribbage with additional games in the future. Players with a range of experience (or none!) are encouraged to attend. Did you know that we automatically receive books from over 35 top authors like James Patterson, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, and Stuart Woods? These bestsellers are purchased on behalf of the library by our generous local ‘adopters,’ who have taken on their favorite author(s) and have first dibs on reading the book when it arrives. Interested in becoming an adopter and adding a new author to the list? Stop in or give us a call at 641 446 6332.

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Senior Life Solutions

Aging brings many joys – more time with family and freedom in retirement – but our older years can also bring difficult life transitions including the loss of loved ones and stresses of agerelated health concerns. Decatur County Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program, an intensive outpatient group therapy program, is designed to meet the unique needs of senior adults struggling with depression and anxiety often related to aging. Individuals may benefit from the Senior Life Solutions program if they are experiencing any of the following common indicators or triggers: • Recently experienced a traumatic event • Lost a spouse or close family member • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities • Changes in appetite • Difficulty sleeping • Loss of energy • Feelings of sadness or grief lasting more than two weeks • Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness Following an individual assessment, participants meet three times per week in a supportive, encouraging group setting. The program staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed social workers, a registered nurse, and other professionals dedicated to the emotional well-being of the seniors in our community. DCH is excited to bring this program to the residents of Decatur County and the surrounding region. This program will help fulfill the hospital’s new vision statement to care for people in holistic ways to improve overall community health. Family members, physicians, or other health professionals can refer individuals to the program. For more information, call the Decatur County Hospital Senior Life Solutions program at 641-4462320.

CD Senior Ag Class Members Paint Pens at Rodeo Arena

Each year Central Decatur agriculture seniors select a community service project to complete before graduation. This year they chose to assist the Leon Rodeo Committee by painting the fence in the back pens. With the help of Mark Smith, students were able to purchase the supplies they needed to complete the painting project. They were able to paint the exterior fence before graduation and were thankful to have the assistance of freshman agriculture students to complete further painting on the roping boxes and bucking chutes. The agriculture program is incredibly grateful for the support shown to the program and look forward to selecting a project each year that helps our community.

Central Trail FFA Hosts Decatur County Open Calf Show By: Maggie Frank and Maizee Lindsey The Central Trail FFA once again hosted the Decatur County Open Calf Show on Sunday, April 29th. This year 74 animals were shown, making this year the largest and most successful open calf show run by the Central Trail FFA to date. Jordan VanderMolen from Pella, Iowa served as the judge for the show. Class winners and overall winners are as follows: Angus Breeding Heifer - Adelyda Ebersole, Kellerton Charolais Breeding Heifer - Abby Gruhn, Manning Composite Charolais Breeding Heifer - Tyler Means, Villisca Chianina Breeding Heifer - Carson Rieck, Creston Polled Hereford Breeding Heifer - Bryson Ball, Lacona High Percentage Breeding Heifer - Adelyda Ebersole, Kellerton Mainetainer Breeding Heifer - Adelyda Ebersole,

Kellerton Miniature Hereford Breeding Heifer - Thomas Campbell, State Center Red Angus Breeding Heifer - Kenzy Barnes, Tingley Foundation Red Angus Breeding Heifer Kenzy Barnes, Tingley Shorthorn Breeding Heifer - Haden Green, Creston Shorthorn Plus

Breeding Heifer - Abby Gruhn, Manning High Percentage Simmental Breeding Heifer - Rydder Hogan, Lenox Foundation Simmental Breeding Heifer - Brady Belcher, Blakesburg Commercial Breeding Heifer - Cassidy Becker, (continued on page 10)

Grand Champion Breeding Heifer for the 2018 Open Calf Show was shown by Adelyda Ebersole of Kellerton

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The Leon Journal-Reporter, Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Cardinals Struggle to Begin Week, But Finish Strong with a Pair of Conference Wins

CENTRAL DECATUR SOFTBALL TEAM: Back from left – Coach Bonnie Clark, Mya Applegate, Riley Bell, Maizee Lindsey, Alyssa Audlehelm, Erica Kauzlarich, Alaina Applegate, Addie Graham, and Coach Rudy Evertsen. Middle from left – Carlee O’Dell, Emily Cornell, Emma Rasmussen, Carlee Hamilton, Raigan Willits, Eily Hall, and Bailee Clements. Front from left – Hallee Hamilton, Kylee Rockhold, Jordan Proctor, and Taylor Beavers. (photo by Memories by Linda) The Cardinal softball team had a rough 0-3 beginning of the week then finished with back to back conference wins. The Cardinals had a nonconference double header at Moravia, giving up 8 runs in the fourth inning to end with a 7-9 loss and lost the second game 4-13. Tuesday they traveled to Pleasantville losing a disappointing 0-12 game. After a day off on Wednesday, the Cardinals hosted Martensdale St. Marys (MSM) for a 4-2 win on Thursday and Friday beat Nodaway Valley 15-12. The Cardinals traveled to Eddyville-Blakesburg for a tough tournament, losing against BGM 3-2, Danville 0-4, and Eddyville-Blakesburg 2-14. The Cardinals head into this week with a 4-10 record. Coming off a 4-2 conference win against MSM, the Cardinals continued the momentum grabbing a 15-12 win against Nodaway Valley. The Cardinals started out with a three up three down inning. Alaina Applegate made the lone out at first on the lead off batter. The next batter earned first base on a hit pitch but catcher Maizee Lindsey and short stop Hallee Hamilton stopped the advancement throwing out the runner on an attempted steal. Fly ball catch to Erica Kauzlarich in left field sent the Cardinals to the dug out for their attempt at bats. Kauzlarich lead off with a hit to short stop reaching first on the error. Carlee Hamilton put down a bunt reaching third after Nodaway overthrew to first scoring Kauzlarich. Riley Bell, after fouling off a hit, what would have been a home run to

left field, followed with a double to left scoring C. Hamilton. Raigan Willits came in as courtesy runner for Bell as the pitcher. Willits was left stranded on base after Kylee Rockhold as designated player popped out to right field, Lindsey popped up to third and Applegate to center field. The Cardinal defense gave up two runs in the second inning and was unable to answer back making it a 2-2 ballgame. The Cardinals had a rough third inning, giving up 7 more runs and being unable to answer back trailed 2-9 after the third. On defense, the Wolverines were hitting the holes around the field earning a couple base hits and advancing around the bases on a couple errors. With one out, the Wolverines had the bases loaded and scored 4 runs on Cardinal errors before Bell grabbed out two on a strike out. A couple errors and base hits allowed additional base runners and 3 more runs before Eily Hall at third earned the final out on a throw to first. The Cardinals returned to the field flawless, allowing only three batters. H. Hamilton grabbed the first out, Kauzlarich caught the fly ball for out two and Applegate attempted to catch the drive down right field foul line, tipping the ball with her glove then recovered the ball and finished the out beating the runner to the base. The Cardinal bats were able to make some noise scoring another run. Applegate was able to get the bat on the ball to short stop but was unable to beat out the throw. H.

Hamilton showed off her good wheels taking advantage of the bobbling error on her hit to short stop. Hall continued the flow with a nice hit that dropped in front of left center. Carleigh O’Dell continued the rally with a hard hit to short stop and Hall on second rattled the defense, keeping Hall and O’Dell on base, while scoring H. Hamilton. Hall and O’Dell each advanced one base on a wild pitch but were left stranded on the next hit by C. Hamilton to short, but unable to beat out the throw ended the inning, trailing 3-9. Bell started the fifth inning with three straight strikes. A single to right followed by a walk but runners on first and second. A hit that got through the infield, scored 2 runs while earning third. After Coach Rudy Evertsen called a time out, Bell recorded another strike out. Another Wolverine was able to score before the final out was made by H. Hamilton on a throw to first. The Cardinals were able to answer back with 2 runs of their own. With one out, Rockhold started the run with a double hit to right fence followed by a walk for Lindsey. Mya Applegate was substituted in as a courtesy runner for Lindsey. Applegate earned first with an error on the short stop, advancing M. Applegate to third and scoring Emily Cornell as a pinch runner for Rockhold. H. Hamilton was given the bunt sign and executed the perfect placed bunt scoring M. Applegate and earning first on her wheels. A pass ball advanced A. Applegate to third and H.

Hamilton second. The inning ended on a strike out against Hall and O’Dell being stripped of a hit to right field. The Cardinals held a strong top of sixth inning with H. Hamilton grabbing the first out on a clean field and throw to first. The next batter earned a single on a hit to left field but was then picked off at first on a throw by Lindsey to C. Hamilton. Bell finished the inning with a strike out. Trailing 5-12, the Cardinals were not giving up and made some loud noise with their bats at the bottom of the sixth adding 10 runs. The Cardinals were at the top of their line-up with Kauzlarich recording a hard hit through second for a double bag-

ger. C. Hamilton with a full count, battled strong for a walk. Bell continued the momentum, hitting a dribbler down the first base line, dodged the tag, loading up the bases. Rockhold followed with a single, scoring Kauzlarich. C. Hamilton stole home on a wild pitch. Lindsey drove through short stop earning a double bagger, scoring Bell. After Rockhold attempted to score and with the ball at home started a run down and was just short of reaching third base before the tag. The game was then postponed due to lightning. Returning to the field after the weather delay, M. Applegate as courtesy runner for Lindsey, stole third base with her aggressive base running. The Cardinals continued with the momentum they had before the weather delay, with A. Applegate driving through the infield, scoring M. Applegate. H. Hamilton followed with a hit to left field earning a base on a dropped fly ball. Hall was patient at the plate earning first on balls, loading up the bases. Nodaway switched up pitchers. O’Dell followed being patient at the plate earning first on balls, scoring A. Applegate. Kauzlarich nailed a hit to right field but was stripped of a hit on the caught fly ball, but did bring in H. Hamilton. With two outs, the Cardinals continued to rally. C. Hamilton nailed a hard hit to left center scoring Hall and O’Dell. Bell switched places with C. Hamilton hitting to center for a double. Rockhold repeated this hit switching places with Bell on a hit to right field. Lindsey added another hit driving threw the third baseman for a double bagger, advancing Rockhold to

third. The inning ended with a strike out, after the Cardinals batted around 15. The Cardinals needed three outs to finish the game. The lead off Wolverine batter reached first on a Cardinal throwing error. Lindsey took charge of the next out grabbing a pop up. C. Hamilton grabbed the next out and Bell finished the game with her 6th strike out. The Cardinals fought hard for their 15-12 conference win. Bell recorded the win from the mound with 6 strike outs and giving up only 2 walks. Rockhold and Bell both lead the bats with 3 hits each including two double baggers. Lindsey followed with 2 hits, joined by Kauzlarich and C. Hamilton with a double bagger a piece, and A. Applegate, H. Hamilton and Hall with 1 hit each. A. Applegate, H. Hamilton and M. Applegate each stole a base.

vs. Moravia

In the first game, the Cardinals lost 7-9. Bell took the loss from the mound recording 1 strike out while giving up 12 walks. Kauzlarich lead with 3 hits including a double, followed H. Hamilton with 2 hits including a double, Rockhold with 2 hits, Hall with a double, and C. Hamilton and A. Applegate with 1 hit a piece. O’Dell and H. Hamilton utilized their wheels with 2 and 1 stolen bases, respectively. Kauzlarich, Rockhold, Lindsey, A. Applegate and Hall each recorded 1 RBI a piece. In the second battle against Moravia, the Cardinals lost 4-13. Rockhold took the loss from the (continued on page 10)

Maizee Lindsey scoops up another pitch to hold the runners on base. Lindsey, as the Cardinal softball catcher, leads the Pride of Iowa Conference with 5 caught stealing in the conference games and 8 overall so far this season.

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The Leon Journal-Reporter, Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Cardinal Baseball Fell Short All Week The Cardinal baseball team had a rough week traveling to Moravia on Monday, losing 5-4, and traveling to Pleasantville on Tuesday, losing 3-12. On Thursday, the Cardinals hosted MartensdaleSt. Marys losing in the fifth inning, 0-13 then lost on Friday, hosting Nodaway Valley, 3-9.

ball to right field that was unfortunately caught but Boothe took advantage of his wheels and scored another run. T. Davis was patient at the plate earning first on balls but was left stranded when Evertsen hit a fly ball and the second baseman caught it. Moravia scored 2 runs in the second inning and another run in the fourth, narrowing the gap with the Cardinals still leading 4-3 after the fourth. In the third, fourth, and fifth innings, the Moravia defense tightened up allowing only three Cardinal batters each inning. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Moravia earned 2 more runs for the 5-4 lead. In the top of the sixth, the Cardinals had potential with lead off batter O’Dell reaching base on an error. Hewlett was able to get the bat on the ball and reached first but O’Dell was thrown out at second on a fielder’s choice. Leymaster followed with a single up the right side but was then picked off by the pitcher. The inning ended with a strike out. The Cardinal defense held Moravia in the sixth but was unable to tie the game in the seventh, ending short with the 4-5 loss against Moravia. Marcus lead with a double, joined by Boothe, Johnson, Evertsen, Hewlett, Leymaster and O’Dell with a hit a piece. Marcus recorded 2 RBIs and Evertsen and Leymaster 1 each. Hewlett pitched 4 innings, recording 10 strike outs and giving up 4 walks. Boothe took the loss from the mound pitching 2 innings, recording 2 strike outs while giving up 2 walks.

vs. Moravia The Cardinals grabbed a quick 3 runs in the first inning. Carter Boothe as the lead off batter reached the bases on an error. Kolten Johnson was able to get the bat on the ball but was thrown out at first by the short stop. Ricky Marcus stepped up hitting to right center for a double bagger while scoring Boothe. Tyler Davis earned a base on an error by the first baseman. Michel Evertsen continued the momentum driving the ball up the center for a single and an RBI with Marcus crossing the plate. Rylon O’Dell smacked the ball to center but was ripped of a hit on the catch. Kolby Hewlett rallied earning a single. With bases loaded, Haden Leymaster was patient at the plate earning first on balls, bringing in Dakota Davis as courtesy runner for T. Davis. Tate Hill as the designated hitter was disappointed at the plate with a strike out to end the top of the first inning. The Cardinal defense held Moravia in the first and returning to bat added another run in the second inning. Back to the top of the line-up for the Cardinals, Boothe hit a single through the left infield. Johnson followed with a single advancing Boothe around the bases. The first out was made on a tag on Johnson when he was caught stealing. vs. Pleasantville Marcus stepped up to The Cardinals trailed the plate smacking the after the first inning 0-7.


CENTRAL DECATUR BASEBALL TEAM: Back from left – Coach Shane Akers, Michel Evertsen, Carter Boothe, Kolten Johnson, Rylon O’Dell, Tyler Davis, Ricky Marcus, Adam Walker, Coach Ben Stoner, and Turner DeVore. Middle from left – T.J. Fallis, Haden Leymaster, Dakota Davis, Isaac Hall, Kolby Hewlett, Anthony Marks, Gabe Hamilton, David Walker, and Tate Hill. Front from left – Tommy Herring, Keaton Adams, Devin Adams, Tyke Hullinger, Matthew Boothe, Trey Hullinger, and Ethan Bundt. In the top of the second inning, the Cardinals narrowed in the gap scoring 2 runs. T. Davis as lead off batter earned first on an error and then wheeled his way around the diamond, eventually scoring on a wild pitch. Evertsen and O’Dell were sent back to the dug out on strikes. Hewlett was patient at the plate, and after working his way around the bases scored on a wild pitch. The Cardinals made it a 2-7 ballgame. In the bottom of the third, the Trojans answered back with 3 more runs. The Cardinals held the Trojans in the fourth and fifth innings but were also unfortunately not able to score on offense. In the top of the sixth, the Cardinals’ bats made some noise adding another run. With one out, T. Davis reached first on a hit pitch but was then thrown out at second by the pitcher on a fielder’s choice hit by Evertsen. With two outs, the Cardinals continued to rally with O’Dell and Hewlett each earning first on errors, with Evertsen working his way around the diamond to score a run. The top of the inning ended when Leymaster was put out on a pop up to the first baseman.

Rylon O’Dell records a base hit against Moravia last Monday, June 4.

The Trojans answered back with 2 more runs. The Cardinals had one last inning to make up the difference but the Trojans held the Cardinals to three up three down. The Cardinals fell short with the 3-12 conference loss. O’Dell took the loss from the mound pitching 1 2/3 innings, recorded 1 strike out and gave up no walks. Marcus pitched 2 1/3 innings grabbing 2 strike outs and walking 4. David Walker pitched 1 2/3 innings recording 1 strike out and allowing only 1 walk. Johnson pitched 1/3 of an inning grabbing a strike out.

Hy-Vee/Pepsi/Anheuser-Busch Partnered Donating 6,000 Gallons to Southern Iowa

Hy-Vee, Inc. of West Des Moines, announced Friday that its supplier partners Pepsi Beverages Company and AnheuserBusch LLC would be donating more than 6,000 gallons of bottled water to southern Iowa communities impacted by an ongoing boil advisory and drinking water warning. The donations were delivered last Friday, June 8 and Sunday, June 10. Residents in the area were provided the bottled water while supplies lasted. Hy-Vee continues vs. MSM The Blue Devils with to work with vendors to an 11-4 overall record make bottled water donabefore traveling to Leon, tions available while the took control against the drinking water warning is Cardinals recording 4 runs in place. Earlier last week, Hyin the first inning and 2 in the second. The third inning was empty for both sides before MSM added 3 and 4 more runs, respectively. The Cardinals were unable to answer back in the bottom of the fifth inning for the early night loss, 0-13. Marcus lead with 2 hits including a double and Hewlett recorded the other hit. Boothe took the loss from the mound pitching 1/3 innings giving up 2 walks. O’Dell pitched 3 2/3 innings grabbing 2 strike outs and giving up only 2 walks. D. Walker pitched 1 inning recording 1 strike out and giving up only 1 walk. vs. Nodaway The Cardinals lost against the Wolverines 3-9. The Cardinals took charge after the first with a 1-0 lead. The Wolverines woke up their bats in the second inning recording 6 runs and held the lead the remainder of the game. In the third, fourth, and fifth innings the Wolverines added 1 run each. The Cardinals tried to rally back adding 2 more runs in the sixth but came up short. Hewlett took the loss from the mound pitching 1 2/3 innings grabbing 2 strike outs and giving up only 2 walks. Boothe pitched 3 2/3 innings recording 4 strike outs while giving up only 1 walk. Marcus pitched 1 2/3 innings earning 2 strike outs and giving up only 1 walk.

Vee donated 20,000 gallons of bottled water at the Creston, Bedford and Mt. Ayr Hy-Vee stores. The stores have also provided bottled water to food pantries and fire departments in the nearby communities. Pepsi Beverages Company provided nearly 10,000 bottles of Aquafina® water that was distributed at the following towns from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8: Macksburg, Murray, Grand River, and Ellston. Anheuser-Busch provided more than 51,000 cans of water to the following towns from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 10: Prescott, Lenox and Nodaway.

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PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Iowa District Court Decatur County Probate No. ESPR005034 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DONNA LEE PAYNE Deceased To All Persons Interested in the Estate of DONNA LEE PAYNE, Deceased, who died on or about May 13, 2018: You are hereby notified that on May 29, 2018, the Last Will and Testament of DONNA LEE PAYNE, deceased, bearing date of September 22, 2016, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that William Ritchie was appointed executor of the estate of Donna Lee Payne. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated May 31, 2018. William Ritchie Executor of Estate 1249 Bastogne Drive Maryville, Tennessee 37801 Robert W. Reynoldson Attorney for Estate Reynoldson & Van Werden, LLP 200 W. Jefferson Street PO Box 199 Osceola, Iowa 50213 Date of second publication: June 13, 2018. 2t18 June 6 & 13, 2018


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: June 6, 2018 The Decatur County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on June 6, 2018, at

8:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the Decatur County Courthouse. Present: Bob Bell, Dan Christensen and Jim Fulton. Also present was Stephanie Daughton, County Auditor. Unless otherwise noted, all motions carried unanimously. Motion Christensen/Bell to approve the agenda. Motion carried. Motion Christensen/Bell to approve the minutes of the May 29, 2018, regular session. Motion carried. Assistant County Engineer Dillon Davenport met with the Board to discuss departmental matters. Also in attendance was Assistant to the County Engineer Noah Thomas. Motion Christensen/Bell to approve Supplemental Agreement for Final Design Services with Calhoun Burns & Assoc. Inc. for design of County Bridge D3835 (R15 over Sand Creek) and to authorize Chairman Fulton to sign same. Motion carried. Motion Bell/Christensen to approve the FY19 cigarette/tobacco license for Country Corner Shell. Motion carried. Motion Christensen/Bell to set the Canvass of the June 5, 2018, Primary Election for 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11. Motion carried. With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 1:30 p.m. SIGNED: Jim Fulton Chairman, Board of Supersivors ATTEST: Stephanie Daughton County Auditor 1t19 June 13, 2018

NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF RIGHT OF REDEMPTION AND TAKING OF TAX DEED TO: All of the unknown heirs, successors and assigns of Cindy A. Stewart, deceased 334 Jefferson Street Grand River, IA 50108 Parties in Possession 334 Jefferson Grand River, IA 50108 City of Grand River 126 Broadway P.O. Box 475 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on June 15, 2015, the following parcel was sold for delinquent taxes to Algol Communications Inc.: Lots three (3) and Four (4), Block Eight (8), Original Town of Grand River, Decatur County, Iowa. Parcel Number: 0133279003 was sold at tax sale by the Treasurer of Decatur County, Iowa, for the then delinquent and unpaid taxes against the parcel, that a Certificate of Purchase was duly issued by the County Treasurer of Deatur County, Iowa, pursuant to said tax sale, which Certificate

NOTICE Please pick up flowers by June 21 (except those in permanent holders) at the Grand River, Young, Westerville, O’Grady, Wheelis and Warrick Cemeteries. Thank you, Richland Twp. Clerk

is now lawfully held and owned by Algol Communications Inc., and the right of redemption will expire and a deed for the parcel will be assigned unless redemption is made within ninety (90) days from the completed service of this notice dated June 7, 2018. By:Verle W. Norris 201 East 1st Street PO Box 279 Leon, IA 50144 Telephone# No. (641)446-4613 Facsimile No. (641)446-7940 Attorney for Algol Communications, Inc. 1t19 June 13, 2018

THE COURTHOUSE REPORT Decatur County Sheriff’s Report

6/2: The SO responded to a trespass complaint on West 4th St. in Lamoni. The SO responded to a family dispute on SE Vine St. in Leon. Windsor Heights PD recovered a stolen vehicle from Leon. 6/4: The SO arrested Jessica Dohrn, 30, of Leon on an outstanding Leon PD warrant for forgery. Dohrn was booked into jail and held. 6/5: Lamoni PD responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked by a business. The SO responded to a property damage accident west of the interstate on J-20. Lamoni PD and the SO responded to a domestic dispute on East 10th St. in Lamoni. 6/6: The SO responded to a domestic dispute on NE 5th St. Grand River FD and the SO responded to a report of a powerline down on Main St. 6/7: Leon PD was notified of a theft from a residence on SW White St. The SO and Leon PD responded to a driving complaint on Highway 69 north of Leon. Lamoni PD responded to a harassment complaint on West 10th St. 6/8: The SO responded to a report of a person with an open container of alcohol in a vehicle. Leon PD responded to a report of a theft from a residence on South Main St.

Damon Michael Lampley, 41, Ames, and Tonita Marie Helton, 42, Davis City. Sidnee Leigh Smith, 22, Lawrence, KS, and Shane Michael Hedrick, 24, Lawrence, KS.


2008 International Model 4000 Series 4300 Truck FOR SALE

The Decatur County Auditor’s Office will be accepting sealed bids for the as-is purchase of a 2008 International Model 4000 Series 4300 Truck (VIN ending -66575) until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018. For additional information about the vehicle, please contact County Supervisor Jim Fulton at 641-414-2504. Sealed bids should be plainly marked and delivered to the Decatur County Auditor’s Office at 207 N. Main STreet, Leon, Iowa 50144. The Decatur County Board of Supervisors reserves the right to reject or accept any or all bids. Sealed bids will be reviewed at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018, during the Board of Supervisors regular session.

55 or under zone (1 thru 5 Quincy, MI, failure to comply with safety regulaover). Total $87.00. Timothy Allen Dunn, tions rule. Total $127.50. Timothy Allen Dunn, Quincy, MI, no valid commercial drivers license. (continued on page 10) Total $330.00. Timothy Allen Dunn,

Notice to Remove Flowers Please have flowers picked up at the High Point Cemetery by June 19.

2017 WATER QUALITY REPORT LEON WATER SUPPLY This report contains important information regarding the water quality in our water system. The source of our water is surface water. Our water quality testing shows the following results: CONTAMINANT


Compliance Value & (Range)



Violation Yes/No

June 2 - 8, 2018




Moines, IA, speeding over 55 zone (11 thru 15 over). Total $168.00. Dixie Diana Law, Gentry, AR, failure to maintain or use safety belts. Total $127.50. James Hugh Hancock, Independence, MO, dark window or windshield. Total $127.50. Terryann Hudson Bradford, Garden Grove, IA, speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Mary Jean Blank, Cincinnati, IA, speeding

Randall Robert Stevenson, Lamoni, IA, failure to maintain or use safety belts. Total $127.50. Robert Shawn Bossler, Council Bluffs, IA, fail to display registration plate. Total $87.00. Lyle Lyndon Rosson, Burlington, IA, speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Christopher Michael Sledd, Kansas City, MO, speeding over 55 zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Jason Scott Smith, Whitesboro, TX, speeding - road work zones (21 thru 25 over). Total $735.00. Rodney Duane Hommer, Van Wert, IA, speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Wendy L. Houge, Garden Grove, IA, fail to display registration plate. Total $87.00. Perserverance Harriet Teresa Narcisse, Des


Copper (ppm)

Lead (ppb)


AL=1.3 (1.3)


0.03 (ND - 0.04)



AL=15 (0)


7.00 (ND - 33) 1 sample(s) exceeded AL




1.47 (1.18 – 1.79)




78.5 (50 - 93)




73.3 (59 - 66)




50.0 (34 - 48)




53.8 (30 - 65)



950 - DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM MRDL=4.0 Chlorine (ppm) (MRDLG=4.0) Total Trihalomethanes 80 (N/A) (ppb) [TTHM] – DB01 Total Trihalomethanes 80 (N/A) (ppb) [TTHM] – DB02 Total Haloacetic Acids 60 (N/A) (ppb) [HAA5] – DB01 Total Haloacetic Acids 60 (N/A) (ppb) [HAA5] – DB02 01 - FRM LITTLE RIVER AFTR TRMNT

Source Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits Water additive used to control microbes By-products of drinking water chlorination By-products of drinking water chlorination By-products of drinking water disinfection By-products of drinking water disinfection Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories Erosion of natural deposits; Added to water during treatment process Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits Runoff from herbicide used on row crops Runoff from herbicide used on rights of way

Fluoride (ppm)

4 (4)


0.83 (0.71 - 0.83)



Sodium (ppm)

N/A (N/A)





10 (10)





Atrazine (ppb)

3 (3)





Dalapon (ppb)

200 (200)





Turbidity (NTU)

N/A (N/A)


0.262 100% of samples met the requirements



Soil runoff



1.33 (0.98 - 1.78)



Naturally present in the environment

Nitrate [as N] (ppm)

Total Organic Carbon (TOC) (ppm)

Note: Contaminants with dates indicate results from the most recent testing done in accordance with regulations. DEFINITIONS  Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) – The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.  Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) -- The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.  ppb -- parts per billion.  ppm -- parts per million.  pCi/L – picocuries per liter  N/A – Not applicable  Treatment Technique (TT) – A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.  ND -- Not detected  Action Level (AL) – The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a  RAA – Running Annual Average water system must follow. LRAA – Locational Running Annual  Maximum Residual Disinfectant LevelAverage Goal (MRDLG) - The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no  known Treatment Technique (TT) – A required process intended the of level in drinking or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflecttothereduce benefits theofusea contaminant of disinfectants to controlwater. microbial Aprilcontaminants. Action of a 2017 contaminant if exceeded, treatment 3, 2018Level (AL) – The concentrationCCR LEONwhich, WATER SUPPLYtriggers PWSID: 2742076or other requirements which Page a1 water system must follow.  Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) - The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is  convincing Maximum Residual Goal (MRDLG) - The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no evidenceDisinfectant that additionLevel of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. known– Single or expected riskResult to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial  SGL Sample contaminants.  RTCR – Revised Total Coliform Rule  Maximum Residual Disinfectant Units (MRDL) - The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is NTU – Nephelometric Turbidity Level convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. GENERAL SGL – Single Sample Result INFORMATION Drinking RTCRwater, – Revised Totalbottled Coliform Rule including water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The Units indicate that water posed a health risk. More information about contaminants or presence NTUof– contaminants Nephelometricdoes Turbidity not necessarily potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426GENERAL INFORMATION 4791). 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Cryptosporidium and other are available the Safecontrol Drinking (800-426-4791). SUPPLY is responsible for microbial providing contaminants high quality drinking water,from but cannot the Water varietyHotline of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your Iftappresent, elevatedtolevels of leadbefore can cause health problems, especially for are pregnant women andlead young children. for 30 seconds 2 minutes usingserious water for drinking or cooking. If you concerned about in your water,Lead you in may drinking wateryour is primarily fromInformation materials andoncomponents associated service linesand andsteps homeyou plumbing. WATER wish to have water tested. lead in drinking water,with testing methods can take LEON to minimize exposure is SUPPLY from is responsible for providing quality water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing available the Safe Drinking Waterhigh Hotline or drinking at components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 secondsHEALTH to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may ADDITIONAL INFORMATION wish to and haveyoung your water tested. Information lead in drinking testingwater methods andgeneral steps you can take toItminimize Infants children are typically moreonvulnerable to lead water, in drinking than the population. is possibleexposure that leadis available fromhome the Safe or at levels at your mayDrinking be higherWater than atHotline other homes in the community as a result of materials used in your home's plumbing. If you are concerned about elevated lead levels in your home's water, you may wish to have your water tested and flush your tap for 30 ADDITIONAL HEALTH seconds to 2 minutes before INFORMATION using tap water. Additional information is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426Infants and young children are typically more vulnerable to lead in drinking water than the general population. It is possible that lead 4791). levels at your home may be higher than at other homes in the community as a result of materials used in your home's plumbing. If you are concerned about elevated lead levels in your home's water, you may wish to have your water tested and flush your tap for 30 SOURCE WATER ASSESSMENT INFORMATION seconds to 2supply minutes beforewater usingfrom tap one water. Additional is available theare Safesusceptible Drinking to Water Hotline (800-426This water obtains or more surfaceinformation waters. Surface water from sources sources of contamination 4791). the drainage basin. within SOURCE WATER ASSESSMENT Surface Water Name INFORMATION Susceptibility This water supply obtains from one or more surface waters. Surface Little Riverwater Reservoir High water sources are susceptible to sources of contamination within the drainage basin. OTHER INFORMATION Surface Water Name filter performance and is regulated Susceptibility Turbidity is an indicator of treatment as a treatment technique. Little River Reservoir High CONTACT INFORMATION OTHER INFORMATION For questions regarding this information, please contact city hall at 641/446-6221 during the following hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or Turbidity is an indicator of at treatment anda.m. is regulated as a treatment technique. Kyle Sheetz 641/446-6344 the waterfilter plantperformance between 7:00 – 3:30 p.m. CONTACT INFORMATION Decisions regarding the water system are made at the city council meetings held on the 3nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at city For questions regarding this information, please contact city hall at 641/446-6221 during the following hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or hall and are open to the public. Kyle Sheetz 641/446-6344 at the water plant between 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Please note: This report will not be mailed to each customer. Decisions regarding the water system are made at the city council meetings held on the 3nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at city hall and are open to the public. Please note: This report will not be mailed to each customer. April 3, 2018


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THE COURTHOUSE REPORT MAGISTRATE (continued from page 9) Quincy, MI, operation by unqualified driver. Total $127.50. Andrew Joseph Hovorka, Overland Park, KS, speeding - road work zones (11 thru 20 over). Total $465.00. Malinda Allman Spencer, Lees Summit, MO, speeding over 55 zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Merlyn Lee Yockstick, Waterloo, IA, speeding 55 or under zone (11 thru 15 over). Total $168.00. Patrick Todd McGarrey, Burleson, TX, speeding 55 or under zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. Pameal Marie Schaper, Waseca, MN, speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Venkata R. Rao, Overland Park, KS, speeding road work zones (21 thru 25 over). Total $735.00. Jean Chase Linda, Monticello, MN, speeding - road work zones (11 thru 20 over). Total $465.00. Adam Robert Lewis, Olathe, KS, speeding road work zones (11 thru 20 over). Total $465.00. Anish Singam, Sunrise, FL, speeding - road work zones (1 thru 10 over). Total $262.50. Taylor Larie Ulin, Des Moines, IA, speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Jacob Ryan Ball, St. Joseph, MO, speeding road work zones (11 thru 20 over). Total $465.00. Scott Frederick Schantek, Blue Springs, MO, speeding - road work zones (11 thru 20 over). Total $465.00. Carter Elvis Heitmeyer, Centerville, IA, speeding - road work zones (11 thru 20 over). Total $465.00. Daniel M. Hall, Jr., St. Joseph, MO, speeding road work zones (11 thru 20 over). Total $465.00. Kelly Everett, Lamoni, IA, speeding - road work zones (1 thru 10 over). Total $262.50. Kolby Allen Greenslade, Norwalk, IA, dark window or windshield. Total $127.50. Frederick Carl Denzin, Grandview, MO, speeding over 55 zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. Domingo Ismael Ward, Manhattan, KS, speeding over 55 zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. Gabriel Christian Wood, St. Cloud, MN, speeding over 55 zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. Walter William Pirnot, Kansas City, MO, speeding - road work zones (11 thru 20 over). Total $465.00. Caleb Dean Lafee, Leon, IA, parks and public lands - parking violation. Total $73.50. Rita Kay Whipple Cosby, MO, speeding road work zones (11 thru 20 over). Total $465.00. Cassandra Marie Arroyo, Miramar, FL, speeding - road work zones (21 thru 25 over). Total $735.00. Michael S. Zabrin, Skokie, IL, speeding road work zones (11 thru 20 over). Total $465.00. Debra Kay Vannicola, Lawrence, KS, speeding road work zones (21 thru 25 over). Total $735.00. Mario Humberto Leal, Progreso, speeding - road work zones (11 thru 20 over). Total $465.00. John J. Lenoch, Kansas City, MO, speeding over 55 zone (16 thru 20 over). Total $181.50. Jason Alexander Brown, West Des Moines, IA, speeding - road work zones (1 thru 10 over). Total $262.50. Audrey Naomi Fimreite, Cedar Falls, IA, speeding 55 or under zone (21

or over). Total $208.50. Faith Easther Oaks, Murray, IA, speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Cory William Sharp Des Moines, IA, speeding 55 or under zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. Cambry Carlin McNabb, Chicago, IL, speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Vilye Yang, St. Paul, MN, speeding over 55 zone (11 thru 15 over). Total $168.00. Donald Francis Clark, Livingston, TN, failure to maintain control. Total $195.00. Brian Merritt Bly, Des Moines, IA, operation without proof of registration. Total $201.56. Shanen Marie Ebersole, Kellerton, IA, operation without proof of registration. Total $201.56. Jennings Craig Kooda, Richardson, TX, speeding over 55 zone (11 thru 15 over). Total $90.45. Christopher Aaron Shelton, Des Moines, IA, speeding over 55 zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $141.00. Henry Lu Thao, Kansas City, KS, speeding over 55 zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $100.50.

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS The following real estate transactions were filed in the office of the Decatur County Recorder, Gale Norman. Stamps represent financial consideration of the transaction. Stamps are 80 cents per $500 in property value with the first $500 worth of property exempt. Chad Layton to Nathan Harrah - Outlots 7 and 8, Leffler’s addition to the Town of Leon, Decatur County, Iowa. Transfer stamps $100.00. Larry W. Richard and Connie L. Richard to Larry W. Richard and Connie L. Richard - The fract. N ½ of NW 1/4; and the SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 3; and the fract. E ½ of NE 1/4 of Section 4; all in T 69 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M. No transfer stamps. Vesta Renae Bontrager and Lavon Jay Bontrager to Verlin Ray Miller and Sharon Miller - The W 170’ of the N ½ of outlot 4, City of Decatur, Decatur County, Iowa; AND The S 98’ of the E 176.5’ of the N ½ of outlot 4, City of Decatur, Decatur County, Iowa; AND E ½ of outlot 5; S ½ of outlot 4 EXCEPT Commencing at the SE corner of outlot 4, thence N ... to POB, All in Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa; AND Lots 3 and 4, block 3, original town of Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Vivian Kay Rehil and Kenneth James Rehil to Verlin Ray Miller and Sharon Miller - The W 170’ of the N ½ of outlot 4, City of Decatur, Decatur County, Iowa; AND The S 98’ of the E 176.5’ of the N ½ of outlot 4, City of Decatur, Decatur County, Iowa; AND E ½ of outlot 5; S ½ of outlot 4 EXCEPT Commencing at the SE corner of outlot 4, thence N ... to POB, All in Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa; AND Lots 3 and 4, block 3, original town of Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Paul J. Miller, Edna Mae Miller, Verlin Ray Miller, and Sharon Miller to Verlin Ray Miller and Sharon Miller - The W 170’ of the N ½ of outlot 4, City of Decatur, Decatur County, Iowa; AND The S 98’ of the E 176.5’ of the N ½ of outlot 4, City of Decatur, Decatur County, Iowa; AND E ½ of outlot 5; S ½ of outlot 4 EXCEPT Commencing at the SE corner of outlot 4, thence N ... to POB, All in Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa; AND Lots 3 and 4, block 3, original town of Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps.

SIRWA Still Under Boil Order (Continued from page 1) vice about drinking water from their health care providers. *The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. What Happened? What is Being Done? The 12-Mile Treatment Plant had a failure in its filtering system. SIRWA is working to correct the problem at this time and will keep the public informed of the progress. *SIRWA will inform you when the membrane filtration system is functioning properly and when you no longer need to boil your water. *For more information, contact SIRWA at 641-782-5744. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800)426-4791. Customers of the Southern Iowa Rural Water Association (SIRWA) in the following cities that are affected: Adair County - The southern part and SE corner. Adams County - Nodaway, Prescott and surrounding rural areas. Clarke County - Murray and surrounding rural areas WEST of Interstate 35. Decatur County Grand River and surrounding rural areas WEST of Interstate 35. Madison County Macksburg and surrounding rural areas. Ringgold County Beaconsfield, Benton, Delphos, Diagonal, Ellston, Kellerton, Maloy, Mt. Ayr, Redding, Sun Valley, Tingley and surrounding rural areas. Taylor County - Bedford, Blockton, Conway, Clearfield, Gravity, Lenox, Sharpsburg, and surrounding rural areas. Union County - Afton, Arispe, Cromwell, Kent, Lorimor, Shannon City, Thayer and surrounding rural areas including the Creston rural area. City of Creston Water Works (CCWW) customers, please contact them to be added to their list for future notifications at 641-782-5817 or e-mail at officeww@iowatelecom. net. SIRWA has completed flushing and has taken health samples for the City of Afton. Public Works Staff for both Diagonal and Lenox have also flushed their cities and taken health samples. All samples were flown to Storm Lake for analysis by Mangold Environmental Testing Sunday night, June 10. They should have had these results back late afternoon on Monday. If those samples are absent of any contaminants, they will get concurrence from the IDNR and hopefully lift the Drinking Water Advisory for those areas. On the SIRWA web site,, you will see a link under “Drinking Water Warning” called “Cities and Areas Released”. As cities and/or rural areas are released, they will be listed under this link. If you are a customer that receives your water bill from SIRWA, they will also list areas released by the number that appears as the first three digits of the account number on your bill. If you have any questions please call the office or e-mail SIRWA at SIRWA customers will also receive an automated telephone call telling you that your specific city or rural area has been released from the “Drinking

Central Decatur Cardinal Softball 0-12. Bell took the loss from the mound earning 1 mound recording 4 strike out and giving up 5 strikes and allowing 2 walks. The Cardinals were walks. unable to record any hits. Bell recorded 3 hits, followed by Hall with 2, Hall was the only Cardidoubles by Kauzlarich nal who reached a base and A. Applegate, and one on balls. hit by Rockhold, Lindsey, vs. MSM H. Hamilton and O’Dell. The Cardinals Rockhold, Hall and Lindsey recorded 1 RBI grabbed the first 2 runs in the third inning and held each. the lead the remainder of the game. MSM earned vs. Pleasantville The Cardinals lost a run in the fifth inning, the conference battle, answered back by 2 runs (continued from page 6)

Central Trail FFA Open Calf Show Results (continued from page 5) Diagonal The Grand Champion Breeding Heifer for the 2018 Open Calf Show was shown by Adelyda Ebersole of Kellerton, IA with her Mainetainer Breeding Heifer. She received a plaque provided by Richard Perry of M&M welding and a cash prize of $250.00. Reserve Champion Breeding Heifer received a plaque provided by Richard Perry of M&M welding and a cash prize of $150.00; Carson Rieck from Creston, IA received this placing with his Chianina Breeding Heifer. Receiving 3rd place and a $75.00 cash prize was Rydder Hogan of Lennox, IA with his High Percentage Simmental Breeding Heifer. In 4th place, Water Advisory”. Please make sure SIRWA has the telephone number on which you wish to be contacted. We only have telephone numbers our customers have given us. To make sure your telephone number, or multiple numbers, are current, please send us an e-mail at or contact the office at 641-782-5744. Each e-mail will receive a confirmation reply. If you are a SIRWA customer, you may contact the office at 641-7825744 or send an email to SIRWA apologizes for the inconvenience this has caused their customers. Please stay tuned to your local newspapers, radio and television stations, and their website at for further updates.

receiving a $50.00 cash prize, was Cassidy Becker of Diagonal, IA with her Commercial Breeding Heifer. Adelyda Ebersole of Kellerton, IA received 5th place for her Angus Breeding Heifer and a cash prize of $25.00. Angus Market Steer Leonora James, Carlisle Chianina Market Steer - Greyson Belcher, Blakesburg Hereford Market Steer - Austin Bishop, Knoxville Maine Anjou Market Steer - Carson Rieck, Creston Shorthorn Market Steer - Leonora James, Carlisle Shorthorn Plus Market Steer - Ashley Henneman, Blanchard Simmental Market Steer - Tyler Louden, Creston Crossbred Market Steer - Drew Willis, Diagonal Market Heifer - Dawson Minor, Bondurant The Grand Champion Market Animal for the 2018 Open Calf Show was a Market Heifer shown by Dawson Minor of Bondurant, IA. He received a plaque provided by Richard Perry of M&M welding and a cash prize of

in the sixth for the Cardinals. MSM earned another run in the seventh inning but fell short. The Cardinals won the game 4-2. O’Dell lead the batting with a double followed by a single by Kauzlarich, Bell, Rockhold, A. Applegate and Hall. Rockhold recorded two of the RBIs and Kauzlarich and Bell each recorded 1. Rockhold earned the win from the mound recording 2 strike outs and giving up only 1 walk.

$250.00. Reserve Champion Market Animal received a plaque provided by Richard Perry of M&M welding and a cash prize of $150.00; Drew Willis from Diagonal, IA received this placing with his Crossbred Market Steer. Receiving 3rd place and a $75.00 cash prize was Greyson Belcher of Blakesburg, IA with his Chianina Market Steer. In 4th place, receiving a $50.00 cash prize, was Carson Rieck of Creston, IA with his Maine Anjou Market Steer. Bode Drunkenmiller of Chariton, IA received 5th place for his Market Heifer and a cash prize of $25.00. This year’s sponsors for the 2018 Calf Show were: M&M Welding, Decatur County Cattlemen, CTI Marketing, Circle Y Cattle, Petty Custom Cattle Feeding, Lamoni Livestock Auction, Goretska Show Steers, Osenbaugh Grass Seeds, Chastain Cattle Company, Timber Ridge Cattle Co., Jim and Marlene Scott, Humeston Livestock Auction, Rumley Brothers, Grand River Cattle Company, and Hullinger Show Cattle. The Central Trail FFA appreciates all of the sponsors and participants for helping to make this show a continued success for the chapter.

Leon Hardware & Appliances Plumbing Hardware Appliances Mattresses 300 West 1st Street Leon, IA 50144 Phone - 641-446-4123

MULTI PARTY PUBLIC AUCTION Saturday, June 16 -- 10:00 a.m.

Decatur County Fairgrounds

Leon, IA

FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Nice full-sized bed; couch with reclining chairs on each end; matching leather look loveseat & recliner; large microfiber recliner; large chair and ottoman; 2 dressers; oak bedroom units with drawers and shelves; cedar chest; bar sized drop leaf table; 4 bar height chairs; book shelves; lamps; wooden chair; sound bar; Elna sewing machine; large kitchen table; glassware and more

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES Several cookie jars to include: McCoy, Lefton, Treasure Craft, Fitz and Floyd and more; yard long prints and others; oak sewing machine base; small trunk; doll buggy; Lane cedar chest; small German dish with picture of Leon, IA Christian Church sold by JR Bashaw Leon, IA; Aunt Jemima items to include: cast iron skillet, and griddle; small Black Americana quilt; Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls; Ertl trucks (Hy-Vee and Quaker Oats) Repro Cathedral radio; lots of Montana Silversmith bracelets and jewelry; rare cast iron stove top broiler; 5 gal. churn; barn lantern; oil lamp; old jars; bottles; coffee grinder; several slabs of marble from old bank

SPECIAL MENTION: 5 string Bentley banjo MOWERS, PICKUP, GOLF CART, SCOOTER & TOOLS John Deere GX 345 with 54” deck, 20hp Kawasaki, new battery, 952 hrs.; Country Clipper Jazee Pro, zero turn, 52” deck, 200 hrs.; Murray push mower; 2004 Dodge ½ ton pickup, 2WD, auto, 98K, clean; Yamaha gas powered golf cart, runs great; Tank Urban Touring scooter/ cycle, 250cc, 45000K, new rear tire and battery; Weed Eater wheeled string trimmer; Ryobi mini tiller; DeWalt electric impact; Milwaukee sheet rock drill; Milwaukee hammer drill; power miter; tile saw; work bench with vise; camping lantern; lots of misc.

TRACTOR 350 International utility with loader, new hydraulic pump, rebuilt starter and water pump, good rubber, runs great; fast hitch or 3 point Terms: Cash or good check. Nothing removed until settled for. Not responsible for thefts or accidents. Picture ID required to obtain bidding number. LUNCH AND RESTROOMS available.

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Hamilton Auction Service Merrill Hamilton 515-238-3714

Leon, IA


The Leon Journal-Reporter, Wednesday, June 13, 2018

THE CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING RATES CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE Friday - 4:00 p.m. Minimum $5.00 for 20 words or under, 15 cents per word over. Second or continuous insertion onehalf price. WANT ADS must be paid be-fore they are run. NO EXCEPTIONS Blind ad: 20 cents per word Blind Ads: When the name of advertiser or phone number is not given in ad involving answering or handling inquiries by our office force, an additional charge of $2.00 to the above rate will be made. Displayed classified ads with borders are $5.00 per inch. In Memoriams will be basic charge of $15.00 minimum charge for up to 25 lines of one column type and 20 cents a line over 25. All poetry, 50 cents per line. Paid locals (20 words or less) $5.00. Cards of Thanks: A charge of $5.00 is made on all cards of thanks of not over 50 words, including signatures. Cards of Thanks over 50 words will be charged at the rate of 10 cents a word over 50 words. Obituaries - A charge of $18.00 for an obituary and $3.00 charge for a picture with an obituary. Engagement and wedding pictures: single column, $4; two column, $5. Wedding details for publica-tion in JournalReporter, 10 inches free. $4.00 per inch over. Not responsible for photographs, clippings or other items left for publication.

NOTICE NOTICE: “All real estate ad-vertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or dis-crimination, based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. We will not know-ingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwell-ings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.”

303 SW Lorraine - Leon


Monday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

FOR RENT: One bedroom apartment, stove & refrigerator furnished. Rent based on income. Contact Carolyn Rice, executive director, at 641446-4163 mornings Monday thru Friday or 641446-4268 evenings. tf42c FOR RENT: Clean, comfortable, one and two bedroom apartments available now. Starting at $350 per month. Appliances and utilities (except A/C) furnished. Deposit required. No Pets. Nonsmokers preferred.641442-6206. Tf5c APARTMENT FOR RENT: 1 BR ground-floor apartment for rent. Appliances furnished and all utilities except AC furnished. NO Pets. Nonsmokers preferred. Rent starts at $350.00 for single person. Deposit required. 641-442-6206. Tf28

Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dr. Mara Wengryn


HOUSE FOR SALE 2 miles from Leon 3BR, 2 Bath on 1 Acre



Mike Craig 641-414-2367

Where Weldon and Van Wert meet by the Water tower on Hwy. 69

11 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat, eco boost, crewcab, leather, 151K ----- $16,995 08 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 4 cyl., 116K ---------------------------------------$2,995


02 Ford X-Cab F150 XL 4x4, auto, low miles, rusty --------------------$2,995





As we continue to grow, we need yards to mow -- BIG OR SMALL!

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FOR RENT: 2 bedroom apartment at 1204 SE Poplar. Stove and refrigerator. No pets. Delbert Lee, 446-4900. tf17

Jody Wilson

in partnership with Eric Dale

HOUSE FOR RENT: 2 BR house for rent with appliances. 641-446-7352. 3t18p

Specializing in: GeoThermal, Boiler, Heating/Cooling



641-572-0990 for emergency repairs │

7 Years of technical service experience. Serving South Central Iowa


24 Hour Wrecker Service

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• Flat Roofs • Commercial and Residential

We have quality and experience.

COMMERICAL ROOF COATINGS Ivan Stoltzfus 641-446-4686

STATEWIDE HELP WANTEDTRUCK DRIVER Class A CDL Drivers/ Tankers. Annual Compensation Exceeds $80,000.00, Home Weekends, and Benefits like no other. We haul our own products! Contact Tony 608-9350915 Ext 16 (INCN)

NOTICE: We will not CLASS A DRIVallow hunting or trespassERS: Local Omaha + ing on our land in Decatur KC Metro. FULL TIME+ County. Roger James. PART TIME; DRIVERS tf48c NEEDED NOW $19/ hour to start! Weekly Direct WE WILL PICK UP Deposit Small Family junk cars, trucks, and Atmosphere WWW.FBXmachinery. Buckingham INC.COM 1-800-247-8166 Auto Crushing Inc. Leon (INCN) 446-3434. tf51c MISCELLANEOUS JANE JONES Painting & Wallpapering 641-203-1076 or 641-877-9991 tf51c

Honey Tree Chiropractic

GOT LAND? Our Hunters will Pay Top $$$ to hunt your land. Call for a FREE info packet & Quote. 1-866-309-1507 www.BaseCampLeasing. com (INCN) WANTED TO BUY OR TRADE FREON R12 WANTED: CERTIFIED BUYER will PAY CA$H for R12 cylinders or cases of cans. (312) 291-9169; www. (INCN) BUYING JUNK car batteries. Paying $7 each. Also buy catalytic converters, starters, alternators and electric motors. WE PICK UP (217)6537480. (INCN)

Advertise in and Support your Local Information Source. The Leon Journal-Reporter 641-446-4151


2 Chicken Houses on Skids 1 - 6 ft. x 8 ft. and 1 - 4ft. x 6ft. with nests for laying hens. Works great for laying hens or y r e other chickens. Deliv able l i a Jacob Stutzman v A 12340 240th St.

Lamoni, IA


Cabin and Membership at Rod and Reel Lake

Must be a resident of Decatur County and get approval by the members of the board before sale can be approved. YOU CANNOT LIVE HERE FULL TIME.

Call 641-344-4531 to set up a time to view lake and cabin.


641-446-3822 Jim Johnston

Permanent Program Technician The Clarke-Decatur County Farm Service Agency in Osceola, Iowa is accepting applications for one, Full-Time, Program Technician.

Applicants should be able to utilize various types of computer systems and programs, have exceptional organizational skills, strong human relationship skills and the ability to work independently and cooperatively in a group setting. A general knowledge of agricultural practices would also be beneficial. To apply for the Full-Time Program Technician position, you can visit the website at between June 14, 2018 and June 27, 2018. Search Job Announcement Number IA-2018-0012. If you need additional assistance contact the Clarke-Decatur County FSA Office at 709 Furnas Drive Osceola IA 50213, 641-342-2162. All applications must be completed on the website by June 27, 2018. USDA-FSA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

Pat Vanderflute



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FOR SALE NEW: Very Nice 3 BR Ranch, full bsmt, att. 2 car garage large lot, at 1104 NW Church, Leon --------------------------------- $239,000.00 NEW: 33 acres near Paul Vaughn access -----------------------------$6,250/acre 25A secluded 1 1/2 story home. This private oasis is the perfect spot! 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, covered screen-in porch, has a view of your pond. 3+ detached garage. Many extra features. 27399 230th St. ------------------------------- $290,000.00 10 A Paradise, home on a wooded acreage with pond, steps away from this home & a 2 BR guest cottage. Property also includes a large metal shop buiding. A MUST SEE! 24667 US Highway 69------------------------------- $235,000.00 Crafstman Style Home, with gorgeous oak woodwork and hardwood floors. 4+ bedrooms, 3 1/4 BA. Well maintained with lots of extra features. 202 West 1st ------------------------------------ $99,500.00 Acreage in Clarke County, 3 BR on approx. 3 Acres ------------------ $75,000.00 Building Lot, in Lamoni, 406 Cherry Street, across the street from Graceland University ------------------------ $15,900.00 40 acre timber, 1600 sq. ft home, open floor plan, HUNTERS CHECK IT OUT! All utilities on site. Negotiable Motivated Seller --------------------------------------------------------- $212,000.00 3BR Ranch Home, full finished bsmt, at 703 SW Mindi Drive -------- $93,500.00

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The Leon Journal-Reporter, Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Junkin’ on Jefferson Weekend

to the Missouri border. Decatur County, the geographic center of the three days on Jefferson, saw Peggy and Terry Geiger on the outskirts of Leon filling their garages and driveway with keepsakes, mementos, and souvenirs “from our years of collecting,” Peggy Geiger said. “Junkin’ on Jefferson was fun, and we meet a lot of interesting people,” she added. Both Geigers are members of the Jefferson Highway Association – Terry is on its board of directors. “I enjoy history,” Terry said. “I think when people, especially those in the Association, learn that we

Rodeo Fans – Advanced Ticket Sales

Terry and Peggy Geiger stand amidst their stuff during the Junkin’ on JefHow time flies! Rodeo ferson Weekend. They live right along the Jefferson Highway on the outskirts of tickets are now on sale for Leon. By Gary Rees Three days during the June 1st to June 3rd weekend saw 90 miles of sales along the Jefferson Highway (Highway 69). Starting in the north from New Virginia in Iowa funjunkers completed their journey in Bethany in Missouri stopping in between at Osceola, Leon, Davis City, and Lamoni with an Albany spur. Junkin’ on Jefferson was organized by Chambers of Commerce, cities, and individuals. Junkin’ refers to items sold by established homebased or brick and mortar businesses – and should not to be confused with the word junk itself. These junkin’ items – candles, antiques, crafts, clothing, furniture, collectibles, jewelry, baskets – were sold by vendors along the highway and in Jefferson Highway cities. Additionally, yard sales dotted the roadway. Cars streamed

along this historic artery – visitors stopped in shops throughout the communities. Stores spilled out onto city sidewalks. The three days also served to feature the Jefferson Highway which winds 2300 miles from Winnipeg to New Orleans and was dedicated in 1916 joining many communities together along its way. Last weekend’s ‘Junkin’ on Jefferson’ proved that just over 100 years later this Iowa Heritage Highway still joins communities together. In addition to coming from the represented communities, travelers came from all over Iowa and the Midwest – Illinois, Nebraska, and Minnesota license plates pulled into junkin’ sites – not unlike 1929 when a caravan of thousands of people turned out from town to town along the way to celebrate the highway’s final paving from Des Moines

ingful transportation link between our cities, it has become an important tourist attraction for our community.” “Year Two – that makes it officially an annual event – and a successful one for venders and junkers,” Lamoni Area Chamber of Commerce president and event coordinator, Judy Harris, said. “Mark your calendars for the first weekend in June 2019 for next year’s Junkin’ on Jefferson. I hope we can challenge other communities along the 2,300 miles of the Jefferson Highway to join us!”

this year’s Leon Rodeo that will buck out on July 4, 5, 6 and 7. Local businesses that are selling advanced tickets are: Farmers Bank, Great Western Bank, Hy-

Vee Store and Pharmacy, Long Creek Outfitters, The Leon Journal-Reporter and Smith Feeder. Prices are $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 3-11 years of age.

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actually live on Jefferson Highway they know we’re a part of living history.” In Davis City, residents turned out with a city-wide garage sales during the weekend. Southern Comfort, Shanty Chic Boutique, Rusty Nail, Treasures on Linden poured out on Lamoni’s sidewalks. The Lamoni Volunteer Fire Station opened up Saturday with a mini-mall of vendors and served its famous Iowa loose meat sandwiches for lunch. “Junkin’ on Jefferson is an enjoyable event and serves to highlight this famous highway,” Lamoni Mayor Doug Foster said. “While it is a mean-






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