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Bishop Receives Coveted Arion Award; Bell Receives John Philip Sousa Award

Nick Bishop was this year’s recipient of the Arion Award for instrumental. He received his award from Beth Saxton, Decatur County Rotary member. The 2018 Arion Award was presented during the 7-12 Spring Music Concert, held May 8, to Nicholas Bishop for instrumental. The custom of bestowing gifts to outstanding musicians dates back over 2000 years to the time of Arion. Mythology

says that this legendary musician and poet lived in about 625 BC. He was the most popular musician of his time and was showered with gifts wherever he went. The Arion Award, established in 1938, is the oldest and most prestigious award

given to high school students for outstanding achievements in band, orchestra and chorus. Selection of this honor is based upon the student’s individual contribution to his or her musical organization, scholastic achievement, musicianship and demonstration of personal qualities in keeping with the school’s standards. The Rotary Club of Decatur County and Central Decatur High School have been recognizing a student from band and choir with the Arion Award since 1955. This year’s Arion Award winner for instrumental, Nicholas Bishop, has been in a number of activities throughout his band career. Some highlights include: high school band member all 4 years, marching/ pep band member for 4 years, jazz band member for 4 years, Iowa Jazz Championships state qualifier for 2 years, outstanding jazz band soloist award recipient, performed at any and all activities that Mr. Comer asked of him, and has participated at numerous honor bands from elementary school through high school, and has maintained a grade point average of approximately 3.82. Additionally, Bishop has participated in numerous school activities outside of band which include cross country, baseball, basketball, track, FCA, TSA, boy scouts, yearbook, newspaper and many others. The 2018 John Philip Sousa

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42 Graduate this Sunday from CD The Central Decatur High School Class of 2018 will be honored at a Baccalaureate service conducted by the Decatur County Ministerial Alliance at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 19, at Loving Chapel United Methodist Church in Leon. Graduation for the Class of 2018 will be held on Sunday, May 20, in the Central Decatur High School gym, with 42 Central Decatur High School seniors receiving their diplomas, beginning the next chapter in their young lives. The CD Commencement exercises will begin at 1:30 p.m. The Central Decatur concert band under the direction of Mr. Aaron Comer will play prior to the start of the event and then will play for the processional and recessional. The concert choir under the direction of Mrs. Beth Hall, will perform “Hold on to the Memories” by Corey Tynan. High School Principal Rudy

Evertsen will introduce the three senior graduates, Rylon O’Dell, Chase Miner and Carter Boothe, who will deliver the commencement addresses. Recognition of awards and the presentation of the class will then be delivered by Principal Evertsen. Following this, Mr. Igor Takacs, CD Board of Education President, will make the presentations of the diplomas. Members of the Central Decatur Graduating Class of 2018 are as follows: Amber Leah Ashley, Grant Gabriel Atwood NHS, Alyssa Marie Audlehelm, Lucas Matthew Eugene Barnes, Mackenzie Sue Bell, Nicholas Byron Bishop NHS, Carter Joseph Boothe NHS, Kennedy Claire Buckingham, Gabby Louise Burdess, Christopher Riley Cannon, Heather Lynn Crist, Wyatt Alan Dale, James Steven Tyler Davis, Eric James Dowler, William Albert Lee Drake, Levi Christopher

Fry Selected as New SCICAP Executive Director

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Several CD Athletes Punch Ticket for State Meet this Week

Brenda Fry became the new SCICAP Exeutive Director on May 1. The SCICAP Board of Directors selected Brenda Fry as the new SCICAP Executive Director effective May 1, 2018. Brenda has been employed by SCICAP since 2009 as a FaDSS specialist and FaDDS coordinator. SCICAP is a non-profit

community action agency founded in 1965 by Clyde Taff who served as executive director until 1995 when Jim Smith became executive director. The agency service area is Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Monroe and Wayne counties in Iowa. There were 382 households with 866 individuals served in Decatur County during the last program year through the SCICAP Decatur County outreach center. Of those households, 42.67% were single households and 63.09% were single or two person households without children. This is reflective of the elderly population of the area with 27.35% receiving services being 55 or older. Children 17 and under made up a total of 32.44% of those served. The largest source of income was social security 45.40% and employment as a source of income was 44.29%. There were a total number of households of 58.38%at income levels at or below 100% of the federal poverty level.

State Track Schedule for the Cardinals State Qualifiers, from left Riley Bell, Lyndsey Dale, Maizee Lindsey, and Emma Atwood.

THURSDAY, MAY 17 Girls Shuttle Hurdle Preliminary race - 9:00 a.m. Boys Shuttle Hurdle Preliminary race - 2:00 p.m. Boys Long Jump - 9:00 a.m. Girls Long Jump - 11:30 a.m. FRIDAY, MAY 18 110 Meter Hurdles Preliminary - 9:40 a.m. 100 Meter Hurdles Preliminary - 10:00 a.m. Boys 4x100 Relay Preliminary - 1:00 p.m.

State Qualifiers, from left Cole Pedersen, Grant Atwood, Carter Boothe, and Cauy Spidle. Not pictured: Tyler Davis. The Central Decatur Cardinals qualified a multitude of events in Class 1A, both girls and boys, for the State Track meet to be held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Drake University in Des Moines. The events include: girlsshuttle hurdle relay, duo 100 meter hurdles, high jump and long jump; and boys-shuttle hurdle relay (2017 State Title Champions of Class 2A), 4x100 relay, duo 110 meter hurdles, high jump and long jump. Lady Cardinals’ shuttle hurdle relay team pictured above l-r: Riley Bell, Lyndsey Dale, Maizee Lindsey and Emma Atwood, finishing 1st at Districts meet held last Thursday in Leon, getting their ticket

punched for the State Meet. The relay ran a school record breaking time of 1:09.37, entering the state competition with the 5th fastest time in the state for class 1A. Atwood also earned 1st place at Districts clearing the bar at 5 feet 4 inches in the high jump, entering in 2nd place and 1st place in the 100 meter hurdles entering the contest with the 6th fastest time with a time of 16.22. Bell earned 2nd place at Districts with a leap of 15 feet 9.75 inches in the long jump, qualifying for state in the 14th position and also qualified in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.57 earning 2nd place at Districts, contesting as the

11th fastest time. Cardinal boy’s shuttle hurdle relay team pictured above r-l: Cauy Spidle and Carter Boothe, far left Cole Pedersen and not pictured Tyler Davis, 2017 State Title Champions of Class 2A, finishing first at Districts meet held last Thursday in Leon, returning to the State Meet. The relay ran a time of 59.69, entering the state competition with the fastest time in the state for class 1A. The 4x100 relay team of Grant Atwood (pictured second from left), Pedersen, Boothe and Spidle placed 2nd at Districts, fast enough for a state qualifying time of 45.10 (also breaking their own school record), with the 12th fastest

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Boys High Jump - 9:00 a.m. Girls High Jump - 11:30 a.m. time. Spidle also earned 1st place at Districts clearing the bar at 6 feet 8 inches in the high jump (breaking his own school record), entering in 1st place; Pedersen earned 1st place at Districts with a leap of 20 feet 10.5 inches in the long jump, competing at state in the 5th position and also qualified in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.73 earning 2nd place at Districts, contesting as the 13th fastest time. Davis earned 3rd place at Districts also qualifying with a time of 15.86 in the 110 meter hurdles, contesting as the 17th fastest time. See page 6 for further details.

SATURDAY, MAY 19 (Finals) The finals for Shuttle Hurdle, should the girls advance, will be held at 11:50 a.m on Saturday. The finals for Shuttle Hurdle, should the boys advance, will be held at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday. The finals for the 100 meter hurdles, should Emma and Riley advance, will be held at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday. The finals for the 110 meter hurdles, should Cole and Tyler advance, will be held at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday. The finals for the 4x100, should the boys advance, will be held at 3:40 p.m. on Saturday. Note: There is no preliminary in the high jump or the long jump.

Draper, Danielle Nicole Erlewine*, Dakota Michael Fry, Gunner Nernes Graham, Eric Gene Hamilton, Tristen Wade Hastings, Brianna Nicole Hurley*, Brandon Paul Janssen, Kolten Dennis Johnson, Sara Nadine Langille, Ricky Lee Marcus, Chase Andrew Miner* NHS, Jesse James Morgan, Rylon James O’Dell NHS, Jayci Marie Parmer Crocker, Trae Milton Petty, Gideon Cain Porter, Tylor Jay Rains, Cody Patrick Richardson, Emerson James Richardson*, Natalena Darlene Rumley NHS, Mason Glenn Soll, Xean Alancin Soll, Serena Renee Thurman, Hannah Marie Varela, Chania Lea Anderson Vos, Grayce Miguell Wells. * donotes Silver Cord Recipients NHS (National Honor Society member) A special salute to the seniors can be found beginning on page 13 of this issue of The Leon Journal-Reporter.

Other SCICAP News

Troy McBroom is the SCICAP Decatur County outreach coordinator and is located off the northwest side of the Leon square in the old telephone office at 306 North Main, Suite 1. Services provided through the office include utility assistance, food assistance, garden vouchers and information/referrals to other service providers. The office phone number is (641)446-4454 and email is decatur@grm.net. Garden vouchers are currently being distributed to eligible households to purchase vegetable/fruit seeds and/or plants at local vendors through mid-June. There is an Early Head Start center in Leon north on Highway 69 at 1601 Northwest Church with services provided for prenatal through age 3. The Head Start program is done in collaboration with Central Decatur of Leon and Lamoni Schools with classrooms located within both those facilities. Applications for children are taken all year for classes.

Leon Memorial Day 2018 Once again, the Leon Community will be honoring its fallen and present Veterans on Memorial Day, May 28, at the Leon Cemetery located north of the local Hy-Vee store. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. Veterans are asked to assemble at the cemetery at 9:30 a.m. Participants will be the CD Band, Boy Scout Troop 102 and the local Veterans. This year’s speaker will be Matt Remsburg, associate pastor at Trinity Christian Church. Help is always welcome to assemble the Avenue of Flags on Thursday, May 24, at the small building at the cemetery at 4:00 p.m. The small white crosses will be placed on Wednesday morning and help is needed there, as well. For this, contact Sharon or Den South at 446-6720.

Art Class: Observational Drawing

Observational Drawing is the practice of looking and recording what you see. Through a series of exercises, we’ll learn how the tool of drawing can help you notice the world around you in new ways. Any skill level is welcome. As a group, we’ll talk about drawing tips and tricks and enjoy the process of trying new techniques. Materials provided. Come to one class or join us for all four. Instructor, Rachel Buse, is a sculptor living and working in Des Moines, Iowa. She moved to Iowa 10 years ago after studying art at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Buse has taught drawing through the Des Moines Art Center and has conducted art workshops locally. Buse enjoys making drawings as a way to relax as well as for developing ideas in her art work. Classes will be held in the Leon Community Center on the following days: Wednesday May 16 at 2 PM Thursday May 17 at 2 PM The class is free of charge with all materials provided. However, please call the Leon Public Library at 641-446-6332 to reserve your place as space is limited to 20 individuals per class.


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LOCALS Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa, recently announced the names of students named to the President’s List, Honor’s List, and Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester. To be included on the President’s List, a student must attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average. The following students were named to the President’s List: LEON: Lora Bush, Jeremy Deemer, and Samantha Yoder. DECATUR: Keegan Bethards GRAND RIVER: Rylon O’Dell VAN WERT: Alyssa Jackson LAMONI: Taryn Bloomfield, Tiffany Brunnner, Timothy Brunner, Alyssa Dockins, Scott Farnsworth, Madison Hampton, Noheamarania Mariteragi, Daryn Nowlin, Layne Nowlin, Kendalynn Rockey, Karli Smith, Nathan Sowers, Kyra Stevenson, Caleb Torres and Stephen Wood. --To be included on the Honor’s List, a student must attain a grade point average, GPA, between 3.65 and 3.99. The following students were named to the Honor’s List: LEON: Mathew Cooper, Caitlyn Saxton, and Mindy Wilson KELLERTON: Erin Dolecheck and Brianna Dory WELDON: Hallie Linhart LAMONI: Clayton Allen, Gabrielle Boling, Kristopher Fisher, Morgan McKnabb, Eden Meier, Teddy Palmer, Jacob Torres, and Erin Watt. --To be included on the Dean’s List, a student must attain a grade point average, GPA, between 3.25 and 3.64. The following students were named to the Dean’s List: LEON: Paul Brenizer, Lydia Buckingham, Juliann Houk, and Cole Pedersen. KELLERTON: Briana Hensley VAN WERT: Dalton Larrington and Chandler Smith LAMONI: Jacob Bachelier, Joy Bragg, Nathaniel Carr, Harrison Collacott, Laeci Hall, Jessee Lukey, Bethany Mueller, Sara Ricard, Jose Ruiz Gomez, Adriana Salazar, Kiley Sellars, Brianna Triplett and Jessica Turner. --Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa, awarded Jeremy Deemer, of Leon, Iowa, the 2018 Student Life Award. The Student Life Award is given to a graduating senior who has made significant contributions to multiple areas of the university community during their student experience. This award is recognition of qualities that include leadership, excellent academic record and respect by students, faculty and staff. Melissa Sherer was also presented this award.

DEATH NOTICE OWENS, Rev. Larry D., 75, of Leon, Iowa, died on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at the Decatur County Hospital, Leon, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon. Survivors include his wife, Marty Owens; sons, Rod Owens and Kenny Owens; three grandchildren; and many great grandchildren. GRIFFIN, Daniel Patrick, 74, of Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Leon, Iowa, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, following a short illness. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa, with Pastor Rick Hawkins officiating. A Masonic service was presented. Interment was held in the Leon Cemetery, Leon, Iowa.

OBITUARIES CHESTER BOYD JUDD Chester Boyd Judd, 90, Lineville, IA passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at a Corydon, Iowa hospital. He was born May 18, 1927 in Lineville, Iowa the son of George Harlan and Carrie Evaline (Rockhold) Judd. On March 22, 1951, he married Cecile Mirtis Hamilton in Princeton, Missouri. She survives of the home. Chester graduated in 1944 from Lineville High School. He served in the United States Air Force from 1945 to 1947 during World War II. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years and retired as postmaster. He was a member of the Lineville United Methodist Church and the Lineville American Legion. Chester loved riding horses. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Enid Judd; 2 sons, Michael and J. C. Judd; a daughter, Debi Moore and granddaughter, Saige Boswell. Survivors in addition to his wife of 67 years, Cecile, are daughters, Carolyn (Speed) Martin, Garden Grove, IA and Georgia Neinas, Allerton, IA; son, Mark (Kelli) Judd, Princeton, MO; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 3 greatgreat-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

DANIEL PATRICK GRIFFIN Daniel Patrick Griffin, age 74, of Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Michael Russell and Wilma Grethel (Johnston) Griffin, was born January 3, 1944, in Leon, Iowa. He passed away on May 9, 2018, at Iowa Methodist Med-

ical Center in Des Moines, Iowa following a short illness. Pat, as he was known, graduated from Leon High School in 1962. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Iowa and then his law degree, graduating in 1968. He took a job with the Iowa State Department of Banking as a trust examiner working out of the Des Moines, Iowa office. In 1976, he moved to California to work as a senior trust examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. After a year he returned to Des Moines and started his own business, Daniel Patrick Griffin Bank Trust Consultant. He was still working on projects at the time of his death. Pat was a member of West Gate Adelphic Masonic Lodge #509 in Windsor Heights, Iowa,

Change Habits To Save Lives Beginning May 21 and until June 3, 2018 State and local law enforcement agencies across the United States will be stepping up enforcement with the Click It or Ticket campaign. This concentrated effort will be on the lookout for motorists who aren’t wearing their seat belts. Click It or Ticket is not just about writing traffic tickets; it’s about saving lives. In 2016, the last year in which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has information, there were 10,428

DCH Board Meets in Regular Session

The Decatur County Hospital Board of Trustees met April 25, 2018, at 5:30 P.M. Members present were: Linda Chastain, Amy Sherman, Sheri Frost, Rudy Evertsen, Guy Clark, and Cayle Buckingham Member absent was Travis Miller. Others present were: Greg Boattenhamer, Mike Johnston, Andi Masters, and Jo Beth Smith. Linda Chastain called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. It was moved to approve the following agenda. Motion carried. Rudy Evertsen expressed his appreciation to the DCH for EMS participation in the mock car crash and extraction at the school. Linda Chastain reported on positive comments about care received in the DCH Emergency Department from a patient’s family member. Sheri Frost had a question about financial counseling for weekend Emergency Depart-

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A special thanks to everyone who sent me a card for my 80th birthday. I appreciated your thoughtfulness very much. Carmon Proctor

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I want to thank the Garden Grove First Responders and the Decatur County Ambulance EMT’s for responding to my emergency at my home on April 28. The DCH staff did a superb job as well during my stay there. It was all greatly appreciated. Jim Woosley

unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. That number is more than the population of Grimes, IA and of 99.5 percent of Iowa’s towns and cities. According to NHTSA 48 percent of the passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2016 were unrestrained. Almost twice as many males were killed in crashes and they had a lower seat belt use rate. It is even worse at night when 56 percent of the fatalities were unrestrained. ment patients which Andi is following up on. It was moved to approve the following Consent Agenda items: (1) Meeting Minutes March 28, 2018; (2) March Accounts Payable $692,903.26(3) March Payroll $405,182.81 (4) Accounts Receivable write-offs March $48,618.50. Andi Masters gave the Medical Staff Report for Dr. Wehling who was performing surgery at

the Scottish Rite in Des Moines, and also the Iowa Bar Association. In his free time, Pat enjoyed reading. He read anything and everything, but especially enjoyed history. He loved to travel, golf, play chess, and spend time with his friends. Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, Michael Russell “Mickey” Griffin, Jr. Survivors include his sisters, Jeannine Griffin and Donna Griffin, both of Des Moines; sister-in-law, Honey Griffin of Sioux City, Iowa; five nieces and their husbands, Terry and John Lewis, Donna Jeannine and Wil Forker, Sue Hartwell, Michelle and Kerry Richardson, and Christine and Steve Namanny; great nieces and nephews; great, great nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Patrick Hoye, Bureau Chief, Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau said, “If you have a friend or family member who does not buckle up when they drive, please encourage them to make it a habit. It is such a simple thing to do and it very well could save their life”. The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau remind you that seat belts save lives, and everyone – front seat and back, child and adult – needs to remember to buckle up – every trip, every time!

Mount Ayr. Greg Boattenhamer gave the Mercy Report. Greg Boattenhamer gave board education on Healthcare IT Security. Greg Boattenhamer gave the CEO report. A motion was made and carried to approve the purchase of PFT Equipment not to (continued on page 3)

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Social News Graves Named One of 100 Great Nurses The 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2018 were recognized at the 14th annual celebration held at the Iowa Events Center Grand Ballroom in Des Moines on May 6. Elizabeth Graves, RN, at the Lucas County Health Center, was one of the Unity Point Health Nurses recognized out of the 100 nurses selected in the State of Iowa. Elizabeth is the daughter of Harry and Ellie Graves of Coralville and Pat Leeper Crose and the late John Crose of Des Moines. Elizabeth’s grandparents are Miles and Gladys Leeper of Leon and the late Ham and Glendean Graves.

Lamoni Volunteers for Cemetery

Lamoni Lions Club is inviting the public to help decorate the Rose Hill Cemetery. They need the assistance of tall, strong people to pull plugs and place flag poles on Wednesday, May 23 at 4:00 p.m., to hang flags and place military Veterans’ crosses on Thursday, May 24 at 4:00 p.m. and to take them down on Tuesday, May 29 at 4:00 p.m. Jim Jones, president of the Cemetery Board, and others will have a tent and be on hand all weekend to assist.

Lamoni All School Reunion May 26

The All School Reunion will be held on Saturday night, May 26, and they encourage any and all alumni, parents, school board members and anyone who has been apart of LHS over the years to attend.

SIRW to Host Reception for Iowa Senator Amy Sinclair May 22

Southern Iowa Republican Women want to extend its appreciation to club member Senator Sinclair for her anti-abortion/Pro-Life stance in the Iowa General Assembly this year and for her assistance in passing the 20 week bill and then the heartbeat bill. At 5pm, doors of the Garden Grove City Hall will open, 5:30pm music starts with Amer-

ican music and appreciation to veterans, 6pm program starts. The evening is free and open to the public. Southern Iowa Republican Women usually have 3 to 5 speakers/per meeting from all levels of government, highlighting school board members, county supervisors, trustees, GOP committeemen/women, and members of congress. The club’s membership is comprised of tax preparers, lawyers, county committee members, educators, saleswomen, business owners, moms, and retirees across Taylor, Ringgold, Decatur and Wayne Counties all on the Southern Border of Iowa.

Leon Community Meal Menu

(Subject to Change) Reservations are REQUIRED by 10:00 a.m. for next day 446-4433 Wednesday, May 16 - Ham balls, Au Gratin potatoes, confetti corn with bacon, bread/ butter, pineapple tidbits, milk. Thursday, May 17 - Meatloaf, hash brown casserole, peas and carrots, bread/butter, cherry cobbler, milk. Friday, May 18 - Chicken stir fry, rice, stir fry vegetables, egg roll, strawberry applesauce, milk. Monday, May 21 - Sausage and vegetables, spinach mashed potatoes, bred/butter, fruit cocktail, milk. Tuesday, May 22 - Parmesan pork chops, twice baked potato casserole, Pacific blend vegetables, vanilla pudding, carrots, milk. Wednesday, May 23 - Chicken tenders, oven browned potatoes, asparagus and tomato, bread/butter, grapefruit and blackberries, milk.

Central Decatur Menu (Subject to change)

BREAKFAST Wednesday, May 16 - Quesadilla or cereal and toast, 4 oz. juice or fruit choice, milk. Thursday, May 17 - Yogurt parfait w/ granola or cereal and

The Union County Genealogical Society (UCGS) will host the Southwest Iowa Regional Genealogy Conference on Saturday, 02 June 2018 at the O’Riley Center, 417 Wyoming Avenue, Creston, Iowa. The day will begin with registration starting at 8:30 am with the last workshop of the day ending at 3:30 pm. The conference planning committee includes Kathy Parmenter, Taylor County; Jackie Shafar and Tessa Hull, Union County and Saundra Clem Leininger, Adams County. Ms Leininger is also the Region 10 Representative to the Iowa Genealogical Society Board of Directors. Region 10 includes Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Ringgold, Taylor and Union Counties. Alice Hoyt Veen, Certified Genealogist of Prairie Roots Research, will present four workshops through out the day supporting the conference theme of “Tracking Your Past”. Session one is “Organizational Tools for Genealogy” followed by “Research Plans & Research

DCH Board Meets in Regular Session (continued from page 2) exceed $35,000. Mike Johnston gave the Administration Report. Greg Boattenhamer presented the financial reports for the month of March. Total operating revenue for March was $954,650 with operating expenses totaling $1,145,467. Non-operating revenue was $74,220. Net income for the month was($116,596) . Year to date net income ($20,249). A motion was made to approve the financials for March 2018. Motion carried. Motion carried to approve the 2018 Audit Engagement with Seim Johnson. Andi Masters gave a report on Quality Improvement Initiatives. Jo Beth Smith gave the HR Update. At 7:15 p.m., a roll call vote was called to go into closed session to discuss Quality/Process Improvement Initiatives in accordance with Iowa Code : Rudy Evertsen – aye; Amy Sherman – aye; Sheri Frost – aye; Guy Clark – aye; Linda Chastain – aye. Those present in addition to the board were Greg Boattenhamer and Mike Trachta of Mercy Health Network (via telephone). At 8:03 p.m., A roll call vote to leave closed session was called: Rudy Evertsen – aye Cayle Buckingham – aye; Amy Sherman – aye; Sheri Frost – aye; Guy Clark – aye; Linda Chastain – aye. The Board returned to open session at 8:04 p.m. The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

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Garden Grove Cemetery Memorial Day Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. The Leon American Legion Post will be providing the military honors. Sharon Day is the chair this year. Mary and Larry Richards can also be contacted at 515386-4750 or mrichards@netins. net.

sausage link, French toast sticks, red pepper, tri-tator, lettuce, carrots, strawberries, bananas, 4 oz. juice, milk. Friday, May 18 - “Picnic lunch” of grilled burgers and fixins, carrots, chips, apples/bananas, milk. Monday, May 21 - Pork tenderloin/bun, sweet potato fries, corn, carrots, lettuce, diced tomato, broccoli, mandarin oranges, milk. Tuesday, May 22 - Twisted chicken Alfredo/pasta, lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, pineapple/blueberries, garlic breadstick, milk. Wednesday, May 23 - Hot dog/bun, potato wedges, baked beans, cole slaw, carrots, broccoli, red peppers, pears, watermelon, milk.

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toast, 4 oz. juice or fruit choice, milk. Friday, May 18 - Egg/cheese/ sausage biscuit or cereal and toast, 4 oz. juice or fruit choice, milk. Monday, May 21 - Pancakes and sausage or cereal and toast, 4 oz. juice or fruit choice, milk. Tuesday, May 22 - Ham/ egg/cheese slider or cereal and toast, 4 oz. juice or fruit choice, milk. Wednesday, May 23 - Cinnamon/sugar donut or cereal and toast, 4 oz. juice or fruit choice, milk. LUNCH Wednesday, May 16 - Chicken popcorn, corn, lettuce, carrots, hummus, broccoli, cauliflower, applesauce, milk. Thursday, May 17 - Eggs/

Logs”. After lunch, Session three will be “Documentation and Citation”. The last session for the day will be a case study, “It’s a Mystery! A Mother for Charles”. For more detail on these topics and the complete schedule for the day, visit www. unioncgs.org Hoyt Veen is a sixth generation Iowan who grew up on a farm in Monroe County. She is a board certified genealogist and a full-time professional researcher and educator. She has spoken at state and regional conferences in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, and at the National Genealogical Society Annual Family History Conference. Prairie Roots Research provides genealogical and historical research services to clients who seek superior solutions presented in historical context. Specialties include Midwestern and territorial records, with an emphasis on military history and Midwestern connections to American colonial roots. To register for the conference online or to print out a registration form to mail in, go to www.unioncgs.org Pre-registration is required for planning purposes and registration fees after 19 May 2018 will be at an increased rate.

FAMILY REUNION Owen/Owens

The Owen/Owens family reunion will be Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 at the Leon Community Center. The center will be open at 9:00 a.m. and will be eating at noon. Everyone is welcome.

Aaron Comer, High School Band Director, presents Mackenzie Bell with the John Philip Sousa Award, during Central Decatur’s Spring music concert held last Tuesday, May 8 (continued from page 1) concert band award was presented to Mackenzie Bell by Mr. Aaron Comer, CD Band Director. The JP Sousa award is presented to the outstanding senior band member for their excellence in Concert Band. Designed in 1955, the JP Sousa Award was developed with the cooperation of Helen and Priscilla Sousa, daughters of the famous composer and bandmaster. This award honors

an outstanding concert band member, and recognizes superior musicianship and dedication. Bell has participated in the band program for 4 years: marching band, concert band, pep band, jazz band, as well as performing in any extra-curricular groups that have been asked of her.

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TWICE TOLD TALES 20 YEARS AGO (May 13, 1998) “It Now Occurs To Me,”QUOTE “When everything is coming your way, you are in the wrong lane.” The Iowa Farm Bureau provided $50,000 to be used to help construct a new medical clinic in Lamoni. Westview Acres Care Center began National Nursing Home Week with special activities planned for the week, beginning on Mother’s Day. Taking part in the proclamation signing along with Mayor Igor Takacs were Administrator Diane Hill, Martha Rutledge, Activities Director Kim Smith, and Madge and Vernon Showers. Forty-five Central Decatur High School seniors graduated on Sunday, May 17. Weldon Mainstreeters received INS Award. News Channel 8 Meteorologist Kurtis Gertz visited Lamoni May 13, 1998, giving away a $1,500 Project Mainstreet grant, courtesy of Casey’s General Stores and KCCI-TV, to the Gateway Resolution Opportunities (GRO). Charles Miller, son of Phil and Linda Miller, received the Arion Award presented by the Leon Rotary Club as the outstanding vocal music student at Central Decatur High School. The Arion Award for outstanding instrumentalist was given to Aaron Hudson, son of Dan and Linda Hudson. Decatur County Board of Supervisors candidates were Gary Stripe, Pete Graham, Larry Eastin, Diane Cornett and Arnold Thompson. Terri Vaughn, was awarded the Central/Trail Honorary Chapter Farmer Degree by the local FFA Chapter at the awards banquet May 6. Matt Sullivan and Cody Lindsey were named the winners of the DeKalb award presented during the Central/Trail awards banquet by Chapter Advisor Daryl Schofield. Guy and Jeannine Hampton took an expense paid trip to Las Vegas, compliments of Garst Seed Company. They farmed 900 acres of land, winning the Iowa Masters Contest with a yield of 212.82 bushels per acre. The Central Decatur boys’ golf team won the Pride of Iowa Conference championship. Team members were Jon Webb, Brad Untiedt, Zack Williams, Zach Clark, Coach Doug Kouba, Tyler Reed, Brett Tharp, Noah Thomas, Sam Arnold, Caskey Miller, Casey Pierson, Kyle Dean, Jordan Young, Theron Vanderflute, Travis Vaughn and Andy Redman. 50 Years Ago (May 16, 1968) The deadline for raising the money needed for the new hospital was near. The goal of $200,000 was shy $7,000. The citizens of Decatur City were sponsoring a benefit supper to be held in the Decatur WSCS Hall. Faye Blunt and Elaine Albaugh were chairmen for the

event. At the regular meeting of the Central Decatur School Board, Robert Lynch of Lineville was approved to teach high school math. The arrest of two men on forgery charges and interrogation by officers solved many night-time burglaries that had taken place in Decatur, Wayne, Clarke, Lucas and Appanoose counties which dated from 1965-1968. The gentlemen were from Leon, Seymour and Powersville, MO. One juvenile was also involved. They were responsible for over 60 break-ins of businesses and construction sites. Members of the 1968 Lineville-Clio senior class were: Beth Bright, valedictorian; Billy Haggard; Betty Bowery; Linda Parker; Greg Porter; Judy Crutcher; Beth Frye; Diane Atkinson; Joe Carmichael; Pam Shields; Dennis Moore; Candy Cox; Leslie Nickell; Judy Adair; Patty McCarty; John Warnock; Linda Haner; Margaret Perkins; Pat Stiles, salutatorian; Ronnie Marolf; Andrea Duffield and Joyce Rockhold. Helen Maughan, piano instructor, attended the 25th annual dance recital of Mary Joyce Lind at KRNT Theatre in Des Moines. Appearing on the program were her granddaughter Kimberly Maughan and Joni Brolin of Leon, one of her music pupils. 1st Lt. Gary Coffelt was promoted to the company grade of Captain on May 1. He was the Battalion S-4 officer of the 1st Battalion, 15th Mechanized Infantry. Gary was stationed at Kitzingen located in Bavaria, Germany. His wife Leonore was teaching at the Kitzingen American School. At the Blue Grass Conference track meet held at Graceland College, Central Decatur girls finished second, scoring 96 points. Leon broke one school record in the 320 meter shuttle hurdle relay running in 58.4 seconds. Members of the team were Jo Applegate, Ramona Showers, Joan Bunch and Sally Havens. Sally Havens also tied her school record of 4 feet 10 inches in the high jump. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Short became the parents of a son born May 7 at the Decatur County Hospital. A new 42 inch by 72 feet well was dug at the Decatur School. The needs of the school increased 100 percent when the Head Start program began. Members of the Decatur County Hospital staff established a memorial fund in memory of Ralph Viner, father of Dr. Tom Viner, who died May 9 at the hospital from a heart attack. The money was used to construct and equip a cardiac room at the hospital where patients could be monitored. 75 YEARS AGO (May 13, 1943) A Marine – Bette La Nelle Mills was scheduled to receive her call to report to New York City for her basic training in

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the United States Marines. Miss Mills, a teacher, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Mills of near Leon. She taught school for a year and had been working at the Des Moines ordnance plant in Ankeny. She had a brother, Corporal Herman Mills, who was also in the marines. Robert Dunlap, a Canadian student of Graceland College, Lamoni, suffered the loss of his right foot in an accident. He was en route to Rock Island, Ill, to see his girl friend, Marion White, and hopped a freight train for part of the trip. As he started to get off the train near Davenport, he discovered a cement pier below him, but it was too late not to jump. The pier threw him under the train which cut his foot off. He had his leg amputated just below the knee. BPWC Elected New Officers – At a dinner meeting of the Leon Business and Professional Women’s Club held, officers for the ensuing year were elected. Mrs. Roy Smith was chosen president; Fay Moorman, vice president; Marcella Hull, recording secretary; Maxine Double, corresponding secretary; and Josephine Campbell, treasurer. “Itchy” Schoonover of Leon, Simpson College student, placed first in the pole vault and second in broad jump at the Iowa conference meet held at Indianola. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Martin were the parents of a son. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rodemeyer (former Charlotte Brown) of Hampton were the parents of a baby girl. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Beavers were the parents of a daughter. Russell Delk of Weldon was looking after business matters in Leon. Lois Brown of Pleasanton was in Leon on her way to Des Moines. William Pickens of Davis City was in Leon. Marjorie Cowan of Chicago, Ill, concluded a ten day visit here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Pullen. 100 YEARS AGO (May 16, 1918) Fordson Tractors on the Way – The seven Fordson tractors allotted this county by the Ford Company at factory cost to be used in increasing the yield of Decatur county farms, arrived at Estes and Company. They were turned over to seven Decatur county farmers who had arranged to buy them. One of the plows to be used was on display at the Estes garage. R.B. Frick, Osceola druggist, who was held in connection with a fire that destroyed his store and several other buildings at Osceola was discharged from custody and the case against him dismissed. The case had been brought to Decatur county on a change of venue from the district court of Clarke county. Grand River Man Killed in a Fall from Wagon – Wm. Briner of Grand River fell from a wagon at the farm of his sonin-law, Earl Beall, near Grand River and sustained injuries from which he died. Mr. Briner became dizzy, while riding in the wagon, and fell. Rev. C.S. Marsolf, former pastor of the Leon Presbyterian Church, accepted an appointment with the Army Y. M. C.A. for duty in France. He was superintendent of construction and will direct the construction of Army Y.M.C.A. buildings and barracks in France. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hall were the parents of a daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Vern Bracewell of South Dakota were the parents of a son. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Shriver were the parents of a daughter. Gladys Shelton of Decatur came over to Leon for a few days visit. J.E. Drury of Pleasanton was a Leon visitor. Bent McClaran and daughter, Grissella, of Davis City were visiting in Leon. F.H. Rex of Garden Grove was in Leon looking after business and visiting friends. Mrs. C. Hooper of near Lamoni was in Leon.

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Pictured with the Decatur County Hospital Auxiliary are (in no particular order): Melanie Shields and Stacie Ury – GRM Networks Customer Service Representatives; Decatur County Hospital Auxiliary Members Sharon South, Linda Chastain, Jane Fleming Patricia Klinker, Jeanne Vogel, Rachel Duncan, Jan Chambers, Pam Barth, Karen Hamilton, Jane Bulman, Shirley Hill, Cheryl Zach. GRM Networks® has announced the 1st Quarter 2018 GRM Networks® Community Improvement Grant Program recipients. They are as follows: The Decatur County Hospital Auxiliary of Leon, IA was awarded $500 to assist with the costs associated with providing transportation for Decatur County residents to the new Senior Life Solutions program. The Mustard Seed Mercantile – a new, non-profit grocery store in Princeton, MO – was awarded $300 to assist in completing upgrades to the building to meet local health codes prior to opening in late 2018. The Summer Café in

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CORRESPONDENTS

Grand River

MELINDA MACKEY A wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! I hope everyone enjoyed Sunday, we were a little warmer than Saturday. I’ve heard all we need is a little warmer temperatures and people will be finding mushrooms like crazy. Not me, I have yet to find one! I keep hearing all I have to do is find the first one and then it’s easy. We’ll see! A really nice turnout for Rylon O’Dell’s graduation party on Saturday. And this coming Sunday the kids will walk across the stage for their high school diplomas. Rylon has been named Valedictorian of the 2018 class. We’re pretty proud of him! Meals at the Grand River Community Center will be on Friday, May 18th lasagna, garlic bread, lettuce, cookies and pudding. On Tuesday, May 22nd it will be boneless ribeye chops, baked potatoes, breaded tomatoes, Cindy Salad and rolls. If you would like to order a dinner please call 773-5436. Dine in, carry out or delivery. Did you know in Grand River history Sheriff Slim Houck stated this week (From the Leon Journal Reporter in 1976) the new Decatur County Law Enforcement program will go into effect at midnight Saturday, June 30. The radio operators who will be working in shifts are Jim Durell, W. R. Lindsey, and Bob Craig. Deputy Sheriffs appointed are L. C. Poush, Raymond Vanderpool, Bob Henderson, Terry Hainline, Jeff Everson, and Kenneth Hill. Tony Crandell is first deputy. Slim Houck, World War II Veteran, elected sheriff November 1967. He had 8 deputies. Resigned March 1, 1978 to become State Jail Inspector. This information was found on the IAGenWeb.org website for Decatur County. Have a great week!

DCH Corner

Summer Safety Tips

Information in this article was adapted from an article published on www.parents.com titled “10 Rules for Summer Safety” As temperatures rise in Iowa, and we look forward to summer, we want to be sure you know how to keep yourself and your family safe from potential summer hazards. Sun Protection and Heat Exhaustion: First, avoid be-

ing in the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and stay in a shaded area as much as possible when outside. Use hats, sunglasses, and clothing made with a tight weave to protect from the sun’s rays. Always apply sunscreen (according to package directions) at least 30 minutes before going outside -- even on cloudy days -- and reapply it every two hours. Even waterproof sunscreen loses its effectiveness after about 80 minutes of swimming. To treat a sunburn, use cold compresses, over-thecounter pain relievers, and aloe preparations. As temperatures rise, heat exhaustion becomes a concern. Symptoms include fatigue, extreme thirst, and muscle cramping. If a person doesn’t cool down and rehydrate, heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke (signs are headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and lack of sweat), which is potentially fatal. If you notice heat illnesses in kids, spray them with cold water from a bottle or hose, fan them, and get them into the shade. Ice packs to the groin and armpits can speed up the cooling process even more. If you suspect heatstroke, call 911. Infants are vulnerable to heat-related illness, so keep them in air-conditioned areas when possible. And never leave kids in unattended cars, even with the windows cracked. Use Caution When in Water: Sadly, drowning is among the leading causes of accidental death in children. The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents should not enroll children under age 4 in formal swimming lessons that teach water survival skills. If you want them to play in water, supervise them within arm’s reach, even in shallow water. When choosing a flotation device, go for a child-size life vest. Little arms are less likely to slip out than they are with water wings. And when compared with using a swim ring, there’s less chance of tipping over. Avoid Poisonous Plants: Poison ivy grows as a vine or shrub in the grass or on trees. Poison oak grows only as a shrub, usually in the western United States. Poison sumac is a tall shrub or small tree found in wooded areas of eastern states. Rashes caused by oils from these plants aren’t contagious. Once the skin has been washed and clothing is removed, the rashes can’t spread. Poison ivy has three pointed, notched leaves per stem. Poison sumac has 6 to 12 leaves that grow in pairs with a single leaf topping stems. Poison oak looks like poison ivy, but the tips of leaves are rounded. If skin meets one of these plants, you have a window of about 10 minutes to wash away the rash-causing oil. If you don’t catch it in time, a rash may develop within 12 hours. Use topical hydrocortisone cream and an oral antihistamine to calm the itch. If the rash involves the eyes or if it covers a large portion of your body, contact your family doctor. Oral steroids may be recommended for severe cases. Beware of Bee Stings: Bees are attracted to flowers, so avoid fragrances or floral-patterned clothing. Likewise, don’t leave

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National Day of Prayer Observed

The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation. Lamoni’s Dave and Marlys McPherson organized and led our community’s observance of the National Day of prayer at the Cobblestone Inn on Thursday, May 3rd. Local citizens including several pastors from surrounding communities gathered to offer heartfelt prayers to God for our nation, our leaders and all Americans. Submitted by Len Edwards did a little shopping. After that they went on to Corydon, Iowa, and stopped to see Philinda’s sister Fay. Steve Gibson, Teeny Gibson’s son, came up from Oklahoma, Saturday to visit his mother and brother Grant Gibson. He headed back home on Sunday morning. Liz Carpenter helped Deb Silver with the Special Olympics Equine students on Thursday afternoon. The equestrians are working on their riding skills and getting ready for the competition next fall. Saturday Liz Carpenter traveled to Des Moines to meet up with her daughter Laurie

Carpenter. Laurie treated her mom to lunch and a pedicure for Mother’s Day. They also did some shopping and lots of visiting and laughing. Grant Gibson and Teeny Gibson enjoyed dinner with Allyson and Bill Reynolds on Saturday evening. Connie and Dana Wilcoxson took Doris Lane and Dixie Wilcoxson out to eat Saturday for Mother’s Day. Have a good week, be kind to each other, and you’re going to have to keep the blades sharpened on your mowers and the gas tank full. I have already had to mow the yard three times in the last twelve days!

In the Library Loop

Blow-Out Beach Bash, and War Room. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson, Made to Crave, Helping Teens Who Cut, This is Me by Chrissy Metz, Stand Strong by Nick Vuhicic, Wild Robot Escapes, Papa Bear’s Page Fright, I Can Only Imagine for Kids, and Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens are among a few of our new additions to the adult and children’s book collections. Stop in and check out a great read or movie today! 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 experi-

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Andover MARGARET GIBSON They are having a heck of time in paradise – Hawaii that is – with the volcano spewing lava all over the place. It looks like it might be going on for a while yet. Aren’t we thankful we live in the Midwest? All we have to worry about are tornados! We’re sorry to report the passing of Paul Purcell. Paul grew up and attended school at Andover. He also helped manage the Andover Cemetery for many years. Paul loved to farm and that is what he did most of his life. Please keep Paul’s family in your thoughts and prayers. Ivan Lane took a little tumble a couple weeks ago and had a black and blue hip. He spent several days with his son Shawn and is now back home. He is on the mend but prayers for a full recovery would be appreciated. Prayers for Dennis and Vicki Briggs would be greatly appreciated. Dennis is not doing too good. Chad and Cotton and Coy spent the Mother’s Day Sunday afternoon with Gary and Sandy Osborn and ate supper with them while their mother Haylie was working. They wished she had been able to be with them. Philinda Snethen, Grant Gibson, and Teeny Gibson drove Liz Carpenter to Marshalltown, Iowa, on Tuesday where Liz picked up her little red car. It had been in the shop for repairs since April 5 when Liz hit a deer on the way to Cedar Falls. A big THANK YOU from Liz to Philinda, Grant, and Teeny for helping her out. After Philinda, Grant, and Teeny dropped Liz off in Marshalltown, they traveled down Highway 14 to Pella, Iowa, and saw the beautiful tulips and

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Do you have a special skill you would be interested in teaching others (cake decorating, calligraphy, knitting, flower arranging, home/shop organization, woodworking, or gardening, for example) or have you recently been on an interesting trip you would like to share? Starting a new business and want to get the word out? We are looking for area residents interested hosting a Community Spotlight evening at the library. Call us at 641-446-6332 to discuss further with John or Mary. New to our collection this week on DVD: The Darkest Hour (Winston Churchill), Toy Story 1-3, Beginner Level Yoga, Thor Ragnarok, Scooby Doo

ence (or none!) are encouraged to attend. Little Tots Storytime is every Thursday at 10:30AM. Join us with your little ones for books, songs, and activities. We have a different theme each week and welcome new faces! Thanks to a Grant from the Iowa Arts Council and the State Library of Iowa, we will be holding FREE Observational Drawing Classes at 2PM at the Leon Community Center 5/16, & 5/17. New and returning participants are welcome. Classes will be taught by Des Moines artist, Rachel Buse. Materials will be provided but space is limited, so gives us a call at 641-446-6332 to reserve your spot. Kick-off for the Summer Reading Program will be Friday, June 1st from 5-7PM in the library parking lot. By signing up for the program, babiesadults can read their way toward awesome prizes like Rodeo tickets, Casey’s treats, Zoo passes, and more. Popcorn and waters will be served to all who sign-up as well as a prize from the prize table. Sign-up with be available inside the library beginning June 2nd. We look forward to seeing you then! (More correspondents on page 9)

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Cardinals Qualify for State in Multitude of Events Boys and Girls: Shuttle Hurdle, High Jump, Long Jump, Girls 100 Hurdles and Boys 4x100 and 110 High Hurdles Boys Shuttle Hurdle - Tyler Davis, Cole Pedersen, Cauy Spidle, Carter Boothe 4x100 meters - Grant Atwood, Carter Boothe, Cauy Spidle, Cole Pedersen. 110 Meter Hurdles - Cole Pedersen and Tyler Davis High Jump - Cauy Spidle Long Jump - Cole Pedersen Girls Shuttle Hurdle - Riley Bell, Lyndsey Dale, Maizee Lindsey, Emma Atwood 100 Meter Hurdles - Emma Atwood and Riley Bell High Jump - Emma Atwood Long Jump - Riley Bell Riley Bell - Shuttle Hurdle

Maizee Lindsey- Shuttle Hurdle

2018 Track Districts The Central Decatur Cardinals faired well at this year’s Class 1A Co-Ed Regional/District qualifying meet that was held in Leon last Thursday evening. At the end of the night, the Cardinals had qualified in 3

events each for girls and boys, for the State Track, while a duo of other events for girls and a trio of events for boys, had to wait and see how the times and distances fell across the state. The girls automatically qualified in the shuttle hurdle relay, 100 meter hurdles and the high jump and the boys also automatically qualified in the shuttle hurdle relay, high jump

Emma Atwood- High Jump

and long jump. A second entry in the girl’s 100 meter hurdles and an additional event with the long jump qualified when their results were paired with the rest of the Class 1A field. The boys qualified with a duo of entries in the 110 meter hurdles along with the 4x100 relay team, after their results were paired with the rest of the Class 1A field. The State meet will be held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Drake University in Des Moines. The girl’s Cardinal shuttle hurdle relay team of Riley Bell, Lyndsey Dale, Maizee Lindsey and Emma Atwood finished first which automatically punched their ticket for a first trip to the big dance. The team clocked a CD school record time of 1:09.37 in Leon. The Lady Cardinals’ shuttle hurdle relay team enters the state competition with the 5th fastest time in the state for class 1A. The relay team will run in the shuttle hurdle relay preliminary race at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 17. Junior Atwood earned her third straight trip to state in the high jump event and repeat time in the 100 meter hurdles. Atwood cleared the bar at 5 feet 4 inches earning first place, 6 inches higher than the second place finish of Naja Jones of Corydon while entering as 2nd place in the state high jump competition and will compete at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 18. Sophomore Bell finished second in the District girls’ long jump in Leon, with a leap of 15 feet 9.75 inches. After the rest of the 1A results were in, it was determined that she had

a spot at State, earning her first trip. Bell enters the competition with the 14th best jump and will compete in this event at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 17. Atwood placed 1st at Districts in the 100 meter hurdles automatically qualifying her for state in this event, entering the state contest with the 6th fastest time with a time of 16.22 and Bell placed second at Districts, earning a state qualifying time of 16.57 as the 11th fastest time, both competing in this preliminary event at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 18. The boy’s Cardinal shuttle hurdle relay team of Tyler Davis, Cole Pedersen, Cauy Spidle and Carter Boothe finished first which automatically punched their ticket for a return trip to the Blue Oval. The team clocked a time of 59.69 in Leon entering the state competition with the fastest time in the state for class 1A. The relay team will run in the shuttle hurdle relay preliminary race at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. The boy’s 4x100 relay team of Cole Pedersen, Grant Atwood, Carter Boothe, and Cauy Spidle finished second at Districts. After the rest of the 1A results were in, it was determined that they had a spot at State. The team clocked a school record time of 45.10 in Leon entering the state competition with the 12th fastest time in the state for class 1A. The relay team will run in the 4x100 meter relay preliminary race at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18. Junior Spidle earned his third straight trip to state in the high jump event. Spidle cleared

Emma Atwood - Shuttle Hurdle

Lyndsey Dale - Shuttle Hurdle

Riley Bell - Long Jump (continued on page 7)

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Cardinals to Converge on the Blue Oval This Week

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Tyler Davis - Shuttle Hurdle Cole Pedersen - Shuttle Hurdle

Cole Pedersen - Long Jump

Cauy Spidle - Shuttle Hurdle (continued from page 6)

the bar at 6 feet 8 inches earning first place at Districts and his own school record, while also jumping 8 inches higher than the second place finish of Brendan Gray of Moravia. Spidle enters in 1st place at state and will compete at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 18. Sophomore Pedersen finished first in the District boys’ long jump in Leon, with a leap of 20 feet 10.5 inches. Pedersen enters the competition with the 5th best jump and will compete in this event at 9:00 a.m. on

Thursday, May 17. In the 110 meter hurdles, Pedersen also placed 2nd and Davis 3rd at Districts. After the rest of the 1A results were in, it was determined that both had a spot at State, with Pedersen entering the contest with the 13th fastest time with a time of 15.73 and Davis a state qualifying time of 15.86 as the 17th fastest time, both competing in this preliminary event at 9:40 a.m. on Friday, May 18. GIRLS The girl’s track teams’ other events which they earned points in were: 4X100 ME-

Golf Teams Finish Regular Season, Post-Season Underway

Tyke Walker makes a nice chip shot in recent action. by Coach Kistler The Central Decatur golf team played their final regular season match on Monday. It was a beautiful day for golf as both the guys and girls faced off against Martensdale St. Marys. The meet was one of our best rounds of the season as a team. The girls played phenomenal and were able to put their best team score down to win their first meet of the year. Kristin Schaff was the medalist turning in a solid round of 44 and Kaitlyn Schad of Martensdale was the runner up with a score of 49. But it was the scores of Brooke Vecchio, Kelsey Sorter, and Alyssa Rhum that helped get the win. It was a close match up where we only got the win by one stroke 239 to 240. Brooke and Kelsey both came in with their best rounds of the season both shooting 61. Alyssa had some struggles, but was able to play through them and put in a score of 73. The CD boys also played extremely well putting in their best team score of the season. Michel Evertsen was the medalist with a great round of 42 and Kole Minnick put in a solid 45 to take the runner up medal. The Cardinals were able to beat Martensdale 183 to 206 to cap off the season. The contributing scores were as follows: Gideon Porter 47, Kaige Leymaster with 49, Grant Smith 70, and finally Tyke Walker with a 67. The post season is now underway and I will share the results of both girls and boys next week!

Carter Boothe - Shuttle Hurdle

TER RELAY team of Lindsey, Carlee Hamilton, Morgan Nordyke, with a time of 57.39 for a 5th place finish; 4X200 METER RELAY team of Lindsey, Hamilton, Carleigh O’Dell and Raechel Scudder, with a time of 2:06.41 for an 8th place finish; 4X400 METER RELAY team of O’Dell, Tiana Black, Lauren Saxton, and Alaina Applegate, with a time of 4:43.55 for a 3rd place finish; 800 SPRINT MEDLEY team of Lindsey, Nordyke, Hamilton and O’Dell, with a time of 2:06.94 for a 4th place finish; and DISTANCE MEDLEY team of R. Bell, Dale, Atwood and Saxton, with a time of 4:43.18 for a 2nd place finish. The girl’s track teams’ other individual events which they earned points in were: Black in the 400 METER DASH, with a time of 1:13.02 for a 7th place finish; Saxton in the 800 METER RUN with a time of 2:45.99 for an 8th place finish; and Mackenzie Bell in the SHOT PUT with a throw of 30’ 11.5” for a 6th place finish. Other events for the girls were: 100 METER DASH: Lena Bergougnan, 16.09 and Hannah Varela, 16.54; 200 METER DASH: Scudder, 33.11 and Bergougnan, 33.21; 400 METER DASH: Tori Kunze, 1:22.30; 800 METER DASH: Applegate, 2:54.38; 1500 METER RUN: Taylor Beavers, 7:38.19 and Kunze, 7:46.49; LONG JUMP: Bergougnan, 10’ 7.5”; SHOT PUT: Emily Cornell, 29’ 0.0”; and DISCUS: M. Bell, 69’ 9” and Cornell, 69’ 6”. BOYS The boy’s track teams’ other events which they earned points in were: 4X400 METER RELAY team of Brogan Bundt, Dakota Davis, Isaac Hall and Alex Edwards, with a time of 4:02.57 for an 8th place finish; 4X800 METER RELAY team of B. Bundt, Brandon Vecchio, Kaige Cowden, and Nick Bishop, with a time of 9:38.81 for a 6th place finish; 800 SPRINT MEDLEY team of Gunner Graham, T. Davis, Boothe and Atwood, with a time of 1:39.02 for a 2nd place finish; and DISTANCE MEDLEY team of Haden Leymaster, Anthony Marks, D. Davis and Vecchio, with a time of 4:20.13 for a 6th place finish. The boy’s track teams’ other individual events which they earned points in were: Shayn

Vanderflute in the 200 METER DASH, with a time of 25.65 for a 7th place finish; Leymaster in the 200 METER DASH, with a time of 25.66 for an 8th place finish; Bishop in the 3200 METER RUN with a time of 11:44.51 for a 4th place finish; and Kolten Johnson in the 400 METER HURDLES with a time of 1:01.84 for a 2nd place finish and in the HIGH JUMP clearing the bar at 5’ 8” for a 4th place finish. Other events for the boys were: 100 METER DASH: Chance Bly, 12.85 and Riley Greenlee, 13.28; 400 METER DASH: Hall, 1:01.38 and Roi Postier, 1:04.20; 800 METER RUN: Vecchio, 2:31.79 and Keaton Adams, 2:39.57; 1600 METER RUN: Cowden, 5:18.13 and Bishop, 5:26.13; 3200 METER RUN: Avery Marvin, 13:09.04; 400 METER HURDLES: Tate Hill, 1:15.71; LONG JUMP: T. Davis, 17’ 7”; SHOT PUT: Atwood, 36’ 2.75” and Ethan Bundt, 25’ 8.5”; and DISCUS: Kyler Hunt, 72’ 5.0” and Hill, 71’ 7.0”.

Cauy Spidle - High Jump

(Results from the final regular season track meet will be reported next week)

Grant Atwood - 4x100 Relay

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Central Trail FFA Hosts 8th Annual Decatur County Swine Show

The Central Trail FFA hosted the 8th annual Decatur County Swine Show on Saturday, April 28th. This show was sanctioned through the Iowa Swine Jackpot Series, with competitors traveling from all over the state of Iowa and out of state participants. There was a total of 128 animals competing in the

breeding and market show. The judge with us all day was Zach Bangert from Maquoketa, Iowa. The champion Breeding Gilt received a cash prize of $200 was Landry Mabry with his Darkcross pig. Reserve Champion Breeding Gilt receiving a cash prize of $100 was given to Calrigh Leis with her Light Cross pig. The Champion Market Animal awarded

$200 was Chanan Snakenburg with her Dark Cross pig. Reserve Champion Market Animal awarded a cash prize of $100 was Tyler Frasher with his Dark Cross pig. Class winners 1st through 4th also received a cash prize. The Central Trail FFA appreciates all of the sponsors and participants for helping to make this show a continued success for the chapter.

co-executors of the Estate of Mary Jean Heintz to Thomas L. Teague - The SW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 29 EXCEPT commencing at the NE corner of the SW 1/4 SE 1/4, thence W ... to POB; AND All of the W ½ NE 1/4 and all of the E ½ NW 1/4 lying N of Highway #2 of Section 32; All in T 69 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa. Transfer stamps $759.20. Danny E. Cowles to Debra K. Dyer and Thomas R. Dyer - An undivided 1/3 interest in: Unit #4 of Country View located on: A parcel in the NW 1/4 NW 1/4 of section 28, T 69 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a iron eye bar for the NE corner of NW 1/4 NW 1/4 of Section 28; thence S ... to the true POB. Said tract contains 11.105 acres more or less, with 0.6159 acres for road purposes. No transfer stamps. Opal Cowles to Debra K. Dyer and Thomas R. Dyer - An undivided 1/3 interest in: Unit #4 of Country View located on: A parcel in the NW 1/4 NW 1/4 of section 28, T 69 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a iron eye bar for the NE corner of NW 1/4 NW 1/4 of Section 28; thence S ... to the true POB. Said tract contains 11.105 acres more or less, with 0.6159 acres for road purposes. No transfer stamps. Debra K. Dyer and Thomas R. Dyer to Debra K. Dyer and Thomas R. Dyer - An undivided 1/3 interest in: Unit #4 of Country View located on: A parcel in the NW 1/4 NW 1/4 of section 28, T 69 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a iron eye bar for the NE corner of NW 1/4 NW 1/4 of Section 28; thence S ... to the true POB. Said tract contains 11.105 acres more or less, with 0.6159 acres for road purposes. No transfer stamps. Great Western Bank to Franklyn T. Hand and Jamie Lynn Hand - Lots 7, 8, 9, block 7, original town of Grand River, Decatur County, Iowa. Transfer stamps $11.20. Bobby Lewis Craig Conservatorship to Kevin Buckingham - Commencing at the NE corner of lot 8, Young’s subdivision to the City of Leon, Decatur County, Iowa, thence S ... to POB. No transfer stamps. Bobby Lewis Craig Conservatorship to Kevin Buckingham - Commencing at the NE corner of lot 8, Young’s subdivision to the City of Leon, Decatur County, Iowa, thence S ... to POB. Transfer stamps $7.20. Janice M. Craig to Kevin Buckingham and Linda S. Buckingham - Commencing at the NE corner of lot 8, Young’s

subdivision to the City of Leon, Decatur County, Iowa, thence S ... to POB. Transfer stamps $7.20. Kevin Buckingham and Linda S. Buckingham to Kevin Buckingham and Linda S. Buckingham - Commencing at the NE corner of lot 8, Young’s subdivision to the City of Leon, Decatur County, Iowa, thence S ... to POB. No transfer stamps. Patricia L. Preiner to Splice Holdings, LLC - A tract of land in the SE 1/4 SW 1/4 of Section 2, T 67 N, R 27 W of the 5th P.M., located in the City of Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the SE corner of the SW 1/4 of said Section 2, thence N ... to POB; Also being described as the N 128’ of the E 97.5’ of lot 18; and the N 150’ of lot 16 EXCEPT a tract 12’ by 22’ in the SW corner; all in block 1, Central Addition to City of Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. D. Zane Vredenburg and Angeline Vredenburg to John F. Vredenburg - Beginning at the E 1/4 corner of Section 3, T 67 N, R 27 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, said point being the true POB, thence due N ... to the true POB, EXCEPT the N 20’ thereof. Subject to all easements of record. Transfer stamps $185.60. Brant Gaar and Anika Gaar to John W. Adamson - E ½ SE 1/4 of Section 11, T 70 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa AND All that part of the W ½ SW 1/4 of Section 12, T 70 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, lying W of Interstate 35 as now located. Transfer stamps $570.40. Brianna Pierson to William R. Pierson - Lot 9 and 10, block 11, Smith’s addition to the City of Leon, Iowa, and the N side of the alleyway in block 11, Smith’s addition to the City of Leon, Decatur County, Iowa, lying adjacent to adjoining lots 9 and 10 in said block 11 of Smith’s addition. No transfer stamps. William R. Pierson to Jessalyn Glassgow - Lot 9 and 10, block 11, Smith’s additon to the City of Leon, Iowa, and the N side of the alleyway in block 11, Smith’s addition to the City of Leon, Decatur County, Iowa, lying adjacent to adjoining lots 9 and 10 in said block 11 of Smith’s addition. Transfer stamps $122.40. The Pleasanton Methodist Church to Penelope Worthington - Commencing at the NE corner of block 6, North Pleasanton, Town of Pleasanton, Decatur County, Iowa, thence N ... to POB, excepting all streets and alleys as platted. (Located in Richardson’s First Additon to Town of Pleasanton, Iowa, in SE 1/4 SW 1/4 of Section 21, T 67 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M.)

Transfer stamps $7.20. Jacob Stone and Deanna Stone to Mary A. Heick and Linda R. Heick - The W 25’ of lots 3 and 4, block 7 of George T. Young’s Addition to the City of Leon, Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Chelsea Downey to Kim M. Buckingham and Chanda Buckingham - Parcel “B” described as a parcel of land located in a portion of the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 35, T 70 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, as shown in Plat of Survey filed November 13, 2014, in Book 2014 at Page 1516, more particularly described as: Beginning at a nail in a lead plug on the S 1/4 corner of said Section 35, thence N ... to the POB, containing 15.67 acres subject to any easements of record. No transfer stamps. Travis Downey to Kim M. Buckingham and Chanda Buckingham - Parcel “B” described as a parcel of land located in a portion of the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 35, T 70 N, R 26 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, as shown in Plat of Survey filed November 13, 2014, in Book 2014 at Page 1516, more particularly described as: Beginning at a nail in a lead plug on the S 1/4 corner of said Section 35, thence N ... to the POB, containing 15.67 acres subject to any easements of record. No transfer stamps. Rodney Schuldt, Karen Schuldt, Rickey Lane Schuldt and Karen Wanless Schuldt to Christopher J. Von Arx - Block 7 in Highland Addition to Town of Van Wert, Decatur County, Iowa, AND Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, in block 8 of Highland Addition to the Town of Van Wert, Decatur County, Iowa. Transfer stamps $31.20. Merna K. Schwalbe and Richard B. Schwalbe to Lisa A. Schwalbe - Lot 1 in block 22, Original Town of Grand Rive, Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Tammie JoAnne Buscemi to Bobbie Irving Richardson - Beginning at a point 16’ N of the NW corner of lot 10, block 1, Clark’s addition to Town of Davis City, Iowa, thence E ... to POB. No transfer stamps. Don Shrubshell to Don Shrubshell and Brody E. Shrubshell - All that part of the NW 1/4 SW 1/4 of Section 16, T 67 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., lying W of public road, Decatur County, Iowa, subject to covenants, conditions, restrictions and easements of record. No transfer stamps. Jonathon C. Jackson and Jennifer M. Feezell to The Estate of Jon J. Jackson - The S ½ SW 1/4 of Section 16; the S ½

By: Maizee Lindsey and Maggie Frank

A couple of the FFA members and Central Trail FFA Advisor Rosa Sondag helping the participants check in for the show.

Pee-wee age group competing for showmanship.

The Cardinals qualified in a slew of events for the State Track Meet that will be held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Congratulations to the following athletes: Emma Atwood, Riley Bell, Maizee Lindsey, Lyndsey Dale, Carter Boothe, Grant Atwood, Cauy Spidle, and Cole Pedersen and Tyler Davis. It is such a great accomplishment and I wish you all the best. We are behind you 100 percent. oOo Mary finished up her 2nd semester this week at Drake. Only three more (years) to go little Bull Pup. Hang in there. She finished up none too soon as I will be calling on her help again this year at the State Track Meet. She and I will be following our outstanding athletes around the Blue Oval and hopefully grabbing a photo or two. This year is extra special for me and Mary as we get to watch little Maizee join her teammates Emma, Riley and Lyndsey in the Shuttle Hurdle relay. oOo This past Sunday afternoon,

I received a call from Mom saying that one of the trees near Babyland at the Leon Cemetery had been struck by lightning. It was early Saturday morning that we received rain and with it was some harsh lightning. I’m sure it was sometime that morning that this tree was used as a ground rod and the north side of it was splintered. The whole family accompanied me to the spot to take a photo. As I was walking up to the tree I had a flash back to when I was probably Mac’s age. I had gone with Dad down to Harvey Park when one of those big trees was struck by lightning. I remember Dad shot a photo of me holding a piece of the splintered bark gazing up at the tree. So with this opportunity presenting itself again, so to speak, I had Mac reinact that same scene. Ha! He too was amazed at the powerful force of lighting and couldn’t believe the streak from the top of the tree down to the ground. oOo Speaking of the cemetery, Memorial Day is just around the corner and I’m sure the City will be working diligently getting the area spruced up and mowed so it will be ready for that weekend. I can remember Pete and Lois Jean Hanthorn would spend all summer mowing and grooming the cemetery. Through my eyes, they always seemed to take great pride in their work and I was always amazed at how just the two of them accomplished the ardu-

ous task.

oOo It is funny, how from time to time, things just hit you and your mind starts to wonder. Monday morning, at the office, as I sat typing away, the thought entered my mind about how 8 years ago this week, I began doing this newspaper thing without my dear old Dad. Gosh I miss him. One thing he did teach me was that no matter what, just keep plugging along. I guess I’m plugging…along. Ha! Until the next time…So Long!

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. Andrew Woods and Tanya Woods to Justin Ross McMillan - All that part of the NE 1/4 SE 1/4 lying N of Old Highway No. 3 Section 35, T 69 N, R 27 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa. Transfer stamps $428.00. Rex Amstutz and Debra Amstutz to Robert S. Hamaker - The SW 1/4 SE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 15, T 68 N, R 24 W of the 5th P.M., in Decatur County, Iowa. Transfer stamps $399.20. Rex Amstutz and Debra Amstutz to Robert S. Hamaker - The SW 1/4 SW 1/4; and the S ½ N ½ SW 1/4 of Section 14; AND the SE 1/4 SE 1/4, EXCEPT the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 15; All in T 68 N, R 24 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa. Transfer stamps $527.20. Don Thompson to Don Thompson and Debbie Morgan - SW 1/4 NW 1/4 NW 1/4 of Section 8, T 69 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Luke Yutzy and Vicki Yutzy to Duane Hill, Kylie Hill and Tony Rodamaker - Commencing at the NE corner of the SE 1/4 of Section 11, T 69 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, thence S ... to POB. Transfer stamps $247.20. Susan J. Dooley, William A. Heintz and Kevin G. Heintz, coexecutors of the Estate of Mary Jean Heintz, to Michael Banks and Tanya Banks; AND Christopher Kaclik and Nancy Kaclik - The E ½; and the E ½ SW 1/4; AND in Section 6, T 68 N, R 27 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa. Transfer stamps $1,919.20. Susan J. Dooley, William A. Heintz and Kevin G. Heintz,

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CORRESPONDENTS Online Learning for All

By: Dr. Jesse O. Bolinger

Growing up in rural Iowa, I attended Orient-Macksburg for elementary and middle school and Creston High School, I had the advantage of watching technology evolve in more ways than one. In a prior column I talked about my technology experience. What I did not mention was my experience watching online learning evolve. In elementary school, I remember someone saying that someday kids would be taught by robots at the front of the classroom and that kids would be able to learn from home. All of this sounded crazy at the time, but they had the learning from home part right! As I obtained my own education I became aware of the fact that online courses are not just for grade school and college students, anyone can learn online. When I began my service I quickly realized that the ability to present online courses for Decatur County residents existed and was something that we should take full advantage of. While it was challenging, I also took a personal challenge to develop my first online course! I am pleased that we are now

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Lamoni PD and the SO responded to a domestic dispute at Crown Colony. The SO responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle by a

able to offer our first free online course “Financial and Resource Scarcity and You”. The content of the course is designed to aid individuals who are experiencing a lack of either money or physical resources in learning strategies to get through the situation and aid in the situation not occurring again in the future. The course contains a number of assignments that participants are encouraged to complete for their own reflection and to save to future reference. In addition, the course provides discussion topics that participants can take part in. The course is ongoing, there are not set start and end dates and users will have access to the course for as long as they wish. To take advantage of this free resource please visit http:// www.dcdciowa.org/learn. Over the remainder of my term of service as a VISTA, I encourage anyone who has questions, comments or ideas about how to improve the quality of life in Decatur County to contact me. I enjoy having conversations with individuals who wish to share their own personal experience and am always willing to visit with any individual or group. Please feel free to contact me by phone at (641)455-2896 or by e-mail at jbolinger@dcdciowa.org.

house on 240th Ave. 5/6 The State Patrol arrested Kevin Morrill 47 of Des Moines on charges of 2nd offense OWI. Morrill was booked into jail and held. The SO responded toa road rage complaint on I-35. 5/7 The SO transported Randall Hughes 31 of Osceola from the Clarke County Jail to the Decatur County Jail to be held on oustanding Decatur County warrants for 1st degree burglary, assault while participating in a felony and assault while displaying a weapon. Hughes was booked into jail and held. Leon PD arrested Kyle

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Boswell 33 of Leon on an oustanding Leon PD warrant for violation of a no contact order. Boswell was booked into jail and held. 5/8 The SO responded to a parking complaint on Lineville Road. The SO, Leon and Lamoni PD’s, state patrol and rescue responded to an accident on Interstate-35 at the 9 milemarker. The SO responded to a report of a suspicious motorcyle parked behind a business. 5/9 The SO transported a court ordered mental committal patient from an Iowa City hospital back to Decatur County for court. The SO responded to a report of a peddler in a Leon business parking lot. Leon and Lamoni PD’s responded to a disturbance outside a Leon business. 5/10 The SO responded to a property damage accident at the Leon Casey’s parking lot. Leon PD arrested Mathew Cooley 21 of Leon on a charge of driving with a revoked license. Cooley was booked into uail and held. 5/11 The SO responded to a report of illegal dumping in Richland Township. The SO and State Patrol responded to a report of a rolling domestic dispute on I-35.

Total $168.00. Daniel Smith Richards, Lees Summit, MO, speeding over 55 zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Tate Eugene Hill, Leon, speeding 55 or under zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Dana Renee Goodin, Ames, speeding over 55 zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. Rafael Martinez Ordonez, Marshalltown, speeding over 55 zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. Jerid O. White, Leon, no seat belt. Total $127.50. Cerah Josephine Fern Clark, Corydon, four-way stop intersection. Total $195.00. Jose Adam Benavidez, Timberon, MN, speeding over 55 zone (over 20 MPH over). Total $381.72 Pela Chhin, Rochester, MN, speeding over 55 zone (11 thru 15 over). Total $225.00. Bryce Andrew Cozad, Leon, operating a non-registered vehicle. Total $159.38. Bryce Andrew Cozad, Leon, ATV on highway. Total $159.38. Vanessa Lea Fredricks, Davis City, no insurance. Total $543.75. Alicia Gibler, Leon, operat-

ing a non registered vehicle. Total $168.75. Kayla M. Girard, Des Moines, no insurance. Total $398.00. Coltin Hatfield, Leon, fail to yield to emergency vehicle. Total $247.50. Cynthia Huseby, Osceola, operating a non registered vehicle. Total $159.38. Kyle Thomas McGrath, Van Meter, fail to obey stop sign. Total $364.50. Kyle Thomas McGrath, Van Meter, no valid driver’s license. Total $638.38. Gaylen Marie Morgan, Corydon, operating a non registered vehicle. Total $168.75. Sharon Dianne Perez, Kansas City, MO, no valid driver’s license. Total $36.79. Khamvath Thongdy, Brooklyn, MN, speeding over 55 zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00.

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68 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa. No transfer stamps. Eric Shields and Stephanie Shields to Jason W. Lewis - Commencing at 822’ S of the SW corner of block 2, Ferguson’s SE addition to Lamoni, Iowa, thence S ... to POB. Transfer stamps $135.20. Stassi D. Cramm, Presiding Bishop, as Trustee in Trust for the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to Theodore A. Breitenkamp and Shanann S. Breitenkamp - W 800’ of SW 1/4 SE 1/4 lying S of County Road in Section 20, T 67 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M. AND Parcel “A” in the NW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 20, T 67 N, R 25 W of the 5th P.M., Decatur County, Iowa, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a found stone for the center of said Section 20; thence S ... to the True POB. Said tract contains 11.1068 acres, more or less. Transfer stamps $119.20. Karl Larson and Susan Larson to Madison Boswell - The W ½ of outlot B and the W ½ of lot 12, block 1, Nicholson’s addition to Lamoni, Iowa. Transfer stamps $114.40.

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Keyre Louise Eastin, Lineville, no seat belt. Total $127.50. Stanley D. Warner, Grant City, MO, speeding over 55 zone (1 thru 5 over). Total $87.00. Kelly Dale Blackford, Des Moines, speeding 55 or under zone (6 -10 over). Total $114.00. Eric Dana Gragg, Jr., Dallas, GA, speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over). Total $114.00. Jessee E. Lukey, Joplin, MO, no seat belt. Total $127.50. Tiffany Jill Goodridge, Bedford, speeding 55 or under zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. Joshua Lee Mosqueda, Des Moines, speeding over 55 zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. Antonio Idris Galla, Philadelphia, PA, speeding over 55 zone (6 thru 10 over). Total $114.00. Olena Mukasa, Hollister, MO, speeding over 55 zone (11 thru 15 over). Total $168.00. Harrison Edward Collacott, Villa Park, CA, speeding 55 or under zone (11 thru 15 over).

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF RIGHT OF REDEMPTION

TO: Cameo L. Barnes, Parties in Possession of 206 NW 3rd Street, Leon, Iowa 50144 Attn: City Clerk and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, successors in interest, unknown parties in possession, unknown spouses and claimants. You are each of you are hereby notified that at the regular tax sale on the third Monday of June, 2016, in the Treasurer’s Office of Decatur County, Iowa, held for the purpose of selling certain real estate upon which taxes were delinquent, the following real estate, situated in Decatur County, Iowa, legally described as: West One-half (W½) of Lot Seven (7) and the West One-half (W½) of Lot Six (6) in Block Five (5) of Stout and Gillham’s Addition to Leon, Decatur County, Iowa. Tax Parcel No. 07.29.482.005 The property legally described above, locally known as 206 NW 3rd Street, Leon, Iowa 50144, was sold at tax sale as provided by the Code of Iowa for delinquent taxes for prior years and that the County Treasurer of Decatur County, Iowa, did thereupon issue to Laura Beemer, a Certificate of Purchase at Tax Sale No. 160150, which has been assigned to Brandy Pearson. You are further notified that unless redemption is made by you within ninety (90) days after completion of service of this Notice that your right of redemption will expire and a Tax Deed will be issued to Brandy Pearson, by the Treasurer of Decatur County, Iowa, thereby relinquishing all your right, title and interest in the above described real estate. Brandy Pearson 1960 E. Luster Lane Des Moines, IA 50320 (515) 868-8526 3t13 May 2, 9, & 16, 2018

DECATUR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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: www.decaturcountyiowa.org. May 7, 2018 The Decatur County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on May 7, 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 Bell/Christensen to approve the agenda. Motion carried. Motion Bell/Christensen to approve the minutes of the April 30, 2018, regular session. Motion carried. Motion Christensen/Bell to allow SCICF to use the courthouse lawn on May 24, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., for the SCICF Decatur County Grant Awards Presentation Celebration. Motion carried. Jack Reed of INCS Services met with the Board regarding the renewal of the INCS Services contract. Motion Christensen/Bell to approve Reed’s service agreement as presented. Motion carried. Reed and the Board continued their review of the employee handbook. Assistant County Engineer Dillon Davenport met with the Board to discuss departmental matters. Also in attendance were Assistant to the County Engineer Noah Thomas and Jack Reed of INCS Services. Motion Christensen/ Bell to include an addendum to the FY2019 union contract regarding longevity pay. Motion carried. Motion Christensen/Bell to approve the partial payment to Herberger Construction for Project BRS-C027(57)— 60-27. Motion carried. Following a brief telephone conference call to IPEP President Steve Preader, motion Christensen/Bell to authorize Chairman Fulton to sign the IPEP renewal documents for FY2019 (tabled from April 16 session). Motion carried. Auditor Daughton informed the Board that Mental Health Advocate Kelly Yeggy had inquired about a payroll increase for FY2019. Because the position is shared with Monroe and Wayne Counties, the suggestion was made to average the FY2019 payroll increase approved by all three counties and approve that amount as the increase for this position. Motion Christensen/Bell to approve using the suggested formula, so long as the Monroe and Wayne County Supervisors also approve. Motion carried. The Board adjourned at 3:00 p.m. in order to attend the Health Insurance Open Enrollment meeting. With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p.m. SIGNED: Jim Fulton Chairman, Board of Supervisors ATTEST: Stephanie Daughton County Auditor 1t15 May 16, 2018

CITY OF GRAND RIVER

Regular Council Meeting May 10, 2018 The regular city council meeting was called to order by Mayor Craig Stogdill at 7:00 p.m. Roll call was taken. Council members present were: Mike Adkisson, Camron Collier, Nevin Collier, Sandy White and Linda Hunt. C. Collier made a motion to approve the agenda, Adkisson 2nd, all ayes, motion carried. C. Collier made a motion to approve the financial report, Hunt 2nd, all ayes, and motion carried. The bank reconciliation was tabled

until the June meeting. White made a motion to approve the consent agenda with the addition of $43.00 to Keystone Laboratories for testing for the lagoon, C. Collier 2nd, all ayes, motion carried. Mayor Stogdill read Ordinance 99.10 for approval of the 3rd and final reading. White made a motion to approve and adopt Ordinance 99.10, a sewer rate increase to $20.00 per month, Adkisson 2nd, all ayes, motion carried. The display of flags by the Legion was discussed. The council unanimously approved the display of flags. This will include downtown and possibly along J20. White made a motion for the city to accept sealed bids for the propane tank at 334 Riverside, Hunt 2nd, all ayes, and motion carried. Sealed bids will need turned in to city hall by June 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. The Engineer for the lagoon project will attend the June meeting for an update. The streets were discussed. White made a motion to have Sta-Bilt Construction seal coat 3 blocks of Broadway and 4 blocks of 4th Street E. And have the county scarify Monroe Street between 1st and 2nd, Main Street between 1st and 3rd, and Adams Street between 1st and J20, N. Collier 2nd, all ayes, motion carried. White made a motion to post for a part time maintenance person, Adkisson 2nd, all ayes, motion carried. N. Collier made a motion to adjourn, C. Collier 2nd, all ayes, motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m. CLAIMS Alliant Energy electricity/sewer share $9.66 electricity/street lights-RUT 948.94 Grand River Mutual phone at city hall 56.47 Leon Journal-Reporter claims/minutes 68.98 Grand River Post Office 1 yr box rent 50.00 SIRWA water at city hall/June 19.00 water at fire station/June 19.00 M & M Welding tubing for ball field 70.95 South Central Coop final payment on pro tank 220.00 Garden & Associates sewer lagoon engineer 3,229.00 Home Depot asbestas test kit 12.66 Central Plains Electric fix siren on fire station 172.94 Gary Asleson sewer refund 1 month 17.00 Gene Binning sewer refund 10 months 170.00 Ron Brown sewer refund 1 month 17.00 Camron Collier sewer refund 1 month 17.00 Jeff Davis sewer refund partial month 6.00 Brian Hodges sewer refund 1 month 17.00 Norma Greenland sewer refund 1 month 17.00 Kevin Herzberg sewer refund 1 month 17.00 Greg Hewlett sewer refund 1 month 17.00 Bob Hunt sewer refund 9 months 153.00 Lions Club sewer refund 1 month 18.19 Terry Marker sewer refund 3 months 51.00 Mark Stogdill sewer refund 1 month 17.00 Nathan Taylor sewer refund 1 month 17.00 Adam Taylor sewer refund 2 months 34.00 Rich White sewer refund overpayment 2.00 David McDermott sewer refund 2 month plus 46.00 Pat Asleson cleaning city hall/May 40.00 IPERS city portion-Cheryl and Gregg 90.86 sewer share 90.86 Intuit QB payroll 4.00 Grand River Sewer city portion clerks salary 543.17 Gregg Clark sewer maintenance 323.18 Cheryl German city clerk/sewer clerk salary 652.97 TOTAL (General) $2,316.97 (Sewer) $4,938.86 RECEIPTS General $8,393.46 Sewer $736.55 SIGNED: Craig Stogdill Mayor ATTEST: Cheryl German City Clerk 1t15 May 16, 2018

CITY OF DAVIS CITY

Davis City Regular Council Meeting Minutes May 9, 2018 Mayor Nicole Beavers called meeting to order at 1:00pm. Roll call was taken: Evelyn Hamilton, Peggy Rehm, Annette Boswell, and Bob Rehm present. Also present: Clerk Royal Johnson Motion by B Rehm/Boswell to approve agenda. All in favor, motion passed. B Rehm discussed his conversation with City Attorney Dan Rockhold about the validity of the April 10, 2018 meeting and the minutes for the meeting. B Rehm said that because the City does not have a policy on how to conduct a meeting with both the mayor and the mayor pro tem absent, the way that the April 10, 2018 meeting was opened is in question. B Rehm said that the meeting was valid, but all the votes needed to be reaffirmed. Motion by B Rehm/Boswell to disapprove April 10, disapprove April 13, and approve April 18, 2018 minutes. All in favor, motion passed. Motion B Rehm/Boswell to strike first and second paragraphs of April 10, 2018 minutes. All in favor, motion passed. Motion P Rehm to add “have a roll

vote verbal, move and seconded in regards to stop signs that were placed per previous meeting on April 10”. Motion withdrawn. Motion P Rehm/Boswell to add “council as a whole agreed to place stop signs at N 2nd and Davis” at end of paragraph discussing stop signs in the April 10, 2018 minutes. All in favor, motion passed. Motion B Rehm/Boswell to rescind vote on Resolution 20180110-01 on basis that council was misinformed. All in favor, motion passed. Motion B Rehm/P Rehm to reaffirm all remaining votes of April 10, 2018 meeting. Motion B Rehm to object. Motion withdrawn. Motion Hamiltion/P Rehm to remove sentence about cemetery steward from April 13, 2018 minutes. All in favor, motion passed. B Rehm/Boswell to approve April 10 and April 13, 2018 minutes with the above changes. All in favor, motion passed. Council agreed that amended minutes should be published. Council accepted the resignation of Council Member/Mayor Pro Tem Jimmy Snethen, effective May 1, 2018. Motion B Rehm/P Rehm to disapprove Roberta Adams as Appointed Council Member. All in favor, motion passed. Motion B Rehm/Hamilton to approve June Kuster as Appointed Council Member. All in favor, motion passed. Beavers said she is not prepared to name a mayor pro tem at this meeting. Johnson gave Financial Reports for April 2018. Motion by Hamilton/B Rehm to approve Financial Reports as presented. All in favor, motion passed. Motion Hamilton/B Rehm to approve May 2018 Claims. All in favor, motion passed. B Rehm explained that the sewer project general contractor is requesting an extension of project finish date. Motion Boswell/Hamilton to approve Change Order #2 to move project finish date to June 15, 2018, and continue liquidated damages clause starting June 15, 2018. All in favor, motion passed. B Rehm updated the council on the sewer project. The grass seeding at the lagoon needs to be done as soon as possible. B Rehm described a misunderstanding about the City maintenance man, Scott Newberry, using the contractor’s skid loader. Also, Newberry bulldozed some trash into the wrong place. The trash now needs to be removed. Discussion about supervision of Newberry. Beavers agreed to have the Council supervise Newberry. Johnson informed the council that money had been received for a sewer project point repair that was caused by GRM. Johnson will check with the city bond attorney about the money. Motion B Rehm/Boswell to approve Sewer Project Pay Application #4. All in favor, motion passed. Motion B Rehm/Boswell to approve CDBG Draw #4. All in favor, motion passed. Motion B Rehm/P Rehm to approve SRF Requisition #4. All in favor, motion passed. Motion B Rehm/Boswell to approve Resolution 20180508-01 Declaring the Following Described Property to be a Nuisance Pursuant to Davis City Code Title 3 – Chapter 2 and Title 4 – Chapter 6: 507 Pleasant Street, Davis City, Iowa 50065. All in favor, motion passed. Hamilton gave a report on Junkin’ on Jefferson. Discussion about City Burn Pile. Bill Gross from IDNR inspected the burn pile on May 3, 2018 and advised that the burn pile did not meet State Code. Motion B Rehm/Boswell that council order cessation of burning at burn site within the city, and that city maintenance man within 48 hours places temporary fencing around site to prevent egress, and as soon as possible remaining residue be removed and disposed of in an appropriate manner, and the city should immediately commence efforts to locate an acceptable site within or without city limits that will be acceptable to State as a burn site, and immediately send notification to all water bill addresses that the site is closed. All in favor, motion passed. Council agreed to order two “Burn Pile Closed, No Trespassing Violators Will be Prosecuted” signs. Sheriff Boswell asked which code to use to issue traffic tickets within city limits. Motion B Rehm/Boswell for the Sheriff Department to issue traffic tickets under State Code. All in favor, motion passed. Council agreed to add to the utility customer notice about the burn pile closure: a reminder that the residential street speed limit is 25 mph in the City, and the Sheriff will be enforcing it. Motion B Rehm/Boswell to order three “City Limit” signs, and three MUTCD approved “25 mph Speed Limit” signs. All in favor, motion passed. Johnson gave Clerk’s Report. Motion B Rehm/Hamilton to accept SCICF grant award for $5,100 to replace two heating and air units in the community center. All in favor, motion passed. Hamilton, Newberry, Boswell will attend the SCICF award ceremony on May 24. Beavers agreed to fill in, if anyone has to cancel. Motion B Rehm/Boswell to accept bid of $11,477 from Leon Plumbing to replace the two heating and air units. All in favor, motion passed. County recycling bin was discussed. Council agreed that someone will need to go to county supervisors meeting to get Davis City back on the recycling route. Changes to Maintenance Worker Job Description were discussed. Motion B Rehm/P Rehm to approve Maintenance Worker Job Description with changes. All in favor, motion passed. New timesheet for Maintenance Worker was discussed. Boswell will work with Johnson on changes. Council agreed to order 1 ¼ inch surface rock from Jeffries quarry. Motion Boswell/B Rehm to designate Gary Toney as designated hauler for the city. All in favor, motion passed. No Cemetery Report. Water leak in campground was discussed. Motion B Rehm/Hamilton to rent from lowest bidder a trencher,

buy the hardware and pipe to install new hydrant in park, and remove the two old hydrants. All in favor, motion passed. Council directed Newberry to complete the water repair before Memorial Day Weekend. Motion Boswell/P Rehm to approve the 2018 Park Rules and Regulations with one correction. All in favor, motion passed. Scott Newberry gave Fire Department Report. One fire in April. Beavers will contact Fire Chief Frank to direct the fire department remove all the city equipment off the old red fire truck. Johnson gave Community Center Report. Newberry gave Maintenance Report. Council agreed to not pursue Chemical Certification for maintenance man. Motion Hamilton/B Rehm to continue the mowing agreement with the county road department. All in favor, motion passed. Motion B Rehm/Hamilton to approve bid of $1,120 from I-35 Truck to repair the City Dump Truck, out of Road Fund. All in favor, motion passed. Motion B Rehm/Boswell to not buy a phone for maintenance man. All in favor, motion passed. Johnson gave Utilities Report. Johnson said that there are no more council-approved names to contact about the City Operator. Old Business: Discussion about Brick Church. A member of the Brick Church Board will be invited to the next meeting. Motion Hamilton/P Rehn to adjourn at 5:20 pm. All in favor, motion passed. April receipts by fund: General $14,579.15, Proprietary $8,115.17, Roads $847.14. Total April Receipts: $23,541.46 May 2018 Claims: Intuit Quickbooks Software $16.00 IPERS Payroll Liabilities 271.56 Jimmy Snethen Payroll 92.35 Scott Newberry Payroll 509.20 Royal Johnson Payroll 509.40 Nicole Beavers Payroll 78.50 Family Support Payroll 509.20 Alliant Electric 1,646.65 AgriVision Supply 23.95 Decatur County Sheriff Contract 369.84 Deere Credit Equipment 143.34 GRM Networks Phone 49.72 Jimmy Snethen Meter Deposit 32.21 JR Sinclair Mowing 916.67 Keystone Labs Labs 111.00 Lamoni Car Care Fuel 42.70 Lamoni Municipal Utilities Operator 501.08 Lamoni Public Works Trash 1,696.50 Leon Hardware Supply 9.04 Leon Journal Publications 127.41 Liberty Mutual Insurance 2,154.00 Rockhold Law Legal 306.91 Scott Newberry Mileage/Supply 43.89 SIRWA Water Purchase 1,544.00 Southern Iowa Building Supply 35.92 TNT Builders Repair 480.00 USPS Supply 613.65 Total: $12,834.69 SIGNED: Nicole Beavers Mayor ATTEST: Royal Johnson City Clerk 1t15 May 16, 2018

CITY OF DAVIS CITY

Davis City Regular Council Meeting Minutes *** AMENDED*** April 10, 2018 City Clerk Royal Johnson called meeting to order at 6:30pm. Roll call was taken: Bob Rehm, Peggy Rehm, Annette Boswell, and Evelyn Hamilton present. Absent: Mayor Nicole Beavers and Mayor Pro Tem Jimmy Snethen. ***Amended: Strike paragraph*** Motion Hamilton/Boswell to designate Bob Rehm as Presiding Officer of the meeting. All in favor, motion passed. ***Amended: Strike paragraph*** Motion by Hamilton/Boswell to approve agenda. All in favor, motion passed. Motion by P Rehm/Boswell to approve the March 13, 2018 meeting minutes. All in favor, motion passed. Johnson gave Financial Reports for March 2018, and one corrected Report for February 2018. Motion by Hamilton/P Rehm to approve Financial Reports as presented. All in favor, motion passed. Motion Boswell/B Rehm to approve April 2018 Claims. All in favor, motion passed. Cemetery Mowing Contract discussed. Motion B Rehm/Hamilton to ask the contractor’s insurance company to notify the City if the insurance is cancelled. All in favor, motion passed. Motion Hamilton/P Rehm to award Cemetery Mowing Contract to low bidder JR Sinclair. All in favor, motion passed. Jordan Kappos of V&K gave the Council an update on the Sewer Project. Most of the project is complete, except the North Lift Station. Contractor is working on the manhole final grading. Kappos presented the Council with a change order for the project that addresses the Lagoon. Motion B Rehm/Boswell to approve Change Order #1 for Drainage and Lagoon Protection for $21,991.75. All in favor, motion passed. Council discussed nuisance properties at 208 E. Clark and 209 W. Main. Hamilton gave a report on Junkin’ on Jefferson, date of event is June 1,

2, & 3. Motion B Rehm/Boswell to set date for Special Council Meeting on April 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm. All in favor, motion passed. Citizen letter requesting to move City Burn Pile was discussed. IDNR and FEMA permit requirements were discussed. Motion Boswell/B Rehm for B Rehm to write a letter in response to citizen and give to Johnson to send on City letterhead. All in favor, motion passed. Council discussed citizen request to replace STOP signs at Second and Davis Street intersection. A city-wide assessment of street traffic was suggested, along with the need for a traffic sign plan for the whole city. B Rehm will look at the intersection. Boswell agreed to do the STOP sign survey of the city. ***Amended, Add: Council as a whole agreed to place stop signs at N 2nd and Davis*** Motion B Rehm/Hamilton to approve Resolution 20180110-01: Establish Council Access to “Privileged and Confidential” Correspondence Policy. All in favor, motion passed. ***Amended: This vote rescinded in May 9, 2018 meeting*** Johnson gave Clerk’s Report. Johnson noted one correction in the 2019 City Budget. Motion BRehm/Boswell to appoint Johnson as Primary and Beavers as Secondary for ICAP Proxy. All in favor, motion passed. Motion B Rehm to approved Camping Rules and Regulations as presented. B Rehm withdrew the motion. Edits and changes were discussed. Water leak in park was discussed. Scott Newberry gave Fire Department Report. Johnson gave Community Center Report. Newberry gave Maintenance Report. Motion Boswell/Hamilton to put the City dump truck out of commission for repairs. All in favor, motion passed. Motion B Rehm/Hamiliton to allow B Rehm to locate a truck repair facility that can do a DOT inspection and if justified, have the brakes repaired on the dump truck. All in favor, motion passed. B Rehm will research changes in rules for Chemical Spray Certification. Johnson gave update on search for Operator. Motion Hamilton/Boswell to approve Memorandum of Understanding between City and Operator. All in favor, motion passed. Council directed Johnson to put Cemetery Steward on the special meeting agenda. Motion Hamilton/Boswell to adjourn at 10:18 pm. All in favor, motion passed. March receipts by fund: General $2,619.51, Proprietary $18,666.81, Roads $1,551.30. Total Receipts for March: $22,837.62 April 2018 Claims: Intuit Quickbooks Software $6.00 Iowa Dept Revenue Sales Tax 585.00 Iowa Dept Revenue Payroll Liabilities 135.00 IPERS Payroll Liabilities 255.94 Nationwide Insurance 100.00 Kent Krutsinger Supply 500.00 V&K Sewer Project CDBG #3 484.00 Save Our Sewers Sewer Project CDBG #3 9,488.00 Nicole Beavers Payroll 78.50 Royal Johnson Payroll 509.40 Scott Newberry Payroll 467.34 Family Support Payroll 467.34 US Treasury Payroll Liabilities 988.20 Alliant Electric 1,634.35 Decatur County Sheriff Contract 369.84 Deere Credit Equipment 143.34 Gatekeeper Security Supply 60.00 Grays Jewelry Supply 16.00 GRM Networks Phone 49.44 Iowa Pump Works Supply 64.00 Kay Herring Deposit Return 25.00 Keystone Labs Labs 74.00 Lamoni Car Care Fuel 95.58 Lamoni Public Works Trash 1,696.50 Leon Journal Publications 218.42 Linda Perkins Deposit Return 25.00 Midwest Propane Propane 443.09 Royal Johnson Supply/Postage 230.60 Scott Newberry Mileage 33.15 SIRWA Water Purchase 1,213.60 Southern Iowa Building Supply 9.88 USPS Postage 100.00 WRD Landfill Trash 571.43 TOTAL: $21,137.94 1t15 May 16, 2018

CITY OF DAVIS CITY

Davis City Special Council Meeting Minutes ***AMENDED*** April 13, 2018 Mayor Nicole Beavers called meeting to order at 6:30pm. Roll call was taken: Evelyn Hamilton, Bob Rehm, and Peggy Rehm, present. Absent: Jimmy Snethen and Annette Boswell. Also present: City Clerk Royal Johnson. Motion by B Rehm/Hamilton to approve agenda. All in favor, motion passed. Council directed Johnson to publish Public Notice concerning vacant office of Council Member. Council approved Roberta Adams as Volunteer Cemetery Steward. ***Amended: Strike sentence*** Council discussed changes and edits to the City Maintenance Worker Job Description. Motion BRehm/Hamilton to approve Job Description with edits, with the final draft to be brought to the next council meeting. All in favor, motion passed. Scott Newberry declined the option of a Closed Session for his job evaluation. Several items on the new Job Description were discussed, and Newberry agreed to continue with the new job description, as the City Maintenance Worker. Letter from B Rehm to Newberry about safety concerns was discussed. Council directed Johnson to change the timesheet for Newberry to include more information. Council and Newberry agreed that with a job description in place, the City and Newberry can work together to make sure the work gets done safely and with proper training. A weekly meeting will be scheduled for Beavers, Newberry, and Johnson. Motion Hamilton/P Rehm to adjourn at 7:15 pm. All in favor, motion passed. SIGNED: Nicole Beavers Mayor ATTEST: Royal Johnson City Clerk 1t15 May 16, 2018

CROSS MENTAL HEALTH REGION

Minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board during the following month’s meeting. The CROSS region met on 4/24/18. Paul Dykstra Chair called the meeting to order at 1:04 pm. The following Council members in attendance were: Marvin McCann, Kathy Lerma, Duffy Kester, Dennis Smith and Mickie Edwards. Others in attendance were Mendy Middlebrook, Mary DeLong, Katie Fisher, Kathy Egbert, Becky Fletchall, Angela Nelson, and Tammy Harrah. The meeting was called to order by Paul Dykstra. Motion to approve the agenda as amended by adding FM3 for review and discuss replacement of employees by Smith/ McCann. All in favor. Motion Carried (MC). Motion to approve 3/27/18 minutes by McCann/Smith. All in favor. MC Kathy Lerma reviewed information from the CEO report. Motion for approval of financial report by Kester/ McCann. All in favor. MC Motion to approve amended Annual Service and Budget plan by McCann/Smith. All in favor. MC Motion to approve paying the Wayne county sheriff bill by Smith/Kester. All in favor. MC Motion to approve Angela Nelsen to attend the IPART conference by Kester/Smith. All in favor. MC Motion to forego the region risk pool of the 4th quarter by McCann/Smith. All in favor. MC Motion to approve FM3 by Smith/McCann. All in favor. MC There was no further business to come to the board. Motion by McCann /Smith to adjourn at 2:31pm. All in favor. MC. Next board meeting will be 5/22/18 at 1 pm at the Wayne County Courthouse.

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Sandy Dougherty, right, was named the Decatur County Hospital’s 2018 DAISY award winner on Friday. Sandy was nominated by two different staff members and is very deserving of the award. She goes above and beyond for her patients and their families. She was presented her award by Andi Masters, Chief Nursing Officer at the Decatur County Hospital. Sandy will be honored at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines on June 15th as well. Sandy has been an RN at DCH since 2001. She works in Med/Surg and the ER. She lives in Leon. To learn more about this award, visit www.decaturcountyhospital.org.

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Good Luck Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony

Baccalaureate

AMBER LEAH ASHLEY Daughter of Jennifer Still-Herring

From The Ground - Heidi Bell, Leon SCIT Theatre - Marcia & Joe Stephens Hy-Vee - Leon -Tony Brown, mgr. Hill’s Automotive - Leon

Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:00 p.m. Loving Chapel United Methodist Church

Sunday, May 20, 2018 1:30 p.m. Central Decatur High School Class Flower: Red Carnation tipped in White Class Colors: Red & White

Gilbert Home Comfort - Leon

GRANT GABRIEL ATWOOD Son of Nicki Atwood and Manuel Atwood

Main Street Brick House - 641-446-6029 Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri The Cutting Edge - Donna, Dylan & Jessica Schlarbaum Auto Body - Mike & Janet Schlarbaum Leon NAPA - Mike and Peggy Frost

Honey Tree Chiropractic - Dr. Mara Wengryn

Invinci Graphics & Store - Lamoni

LUCAS MATTHEW EUGENE BARNES Son of Holly Barnes and Lucas and Holly Barnes

ALYSSA MARIE AUDLEHELM Daughter of Patricia and Jeff DeVore and Chad Audlehelm

Commercial Roof Coating - Ivan and Darla Stoltzfus

Lindsey Construction

MACKENZIE SUE BELL Daughter of Marcey Bell and Scott Bell

Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri

Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa

Decatur County Hospital

Westview Acres

Helton Law Offices, PLLC - Tonita Helton

Decatur County Recorder, pd for by Gale Norman

North Lumber & Home Center

Hy-Vee Pharmacy - Jessie, Pharmacist

Leon Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, LLC Hewlett’s Lawn Care

I-35 Auto & Truck - Darrin & Haley

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Lamoni Family Care Chiropractic

Decatur County Sheriff - Ben Boswell

CARTER JOSEPH BOOTHE Son of Melissa and Curtis Boothe

Westview Acres

Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa NICHOLAS BYRON BISHOP Son of Valerie and Ray Bishop

Hy-Vee - Leon -Tony Brown, mgr. Great Western Bank

Member FDIC

Great Western Bank

Member FDIC

Miller Insurance Agency, Ltd. The Cutting Edge - Donna, Dylan & Jessica

Leon Hardware & Appliances, LLC - Dave & Susan

Leon NAPA - Mike and Peggy Frost

Hy-Vee Pharmacy - Jessie, Pharmacist

Terrace Park Assisted Living

Depot Auto - TJ Wagler

South Central Home Health Care

KENNEDY CLAIRE BUCKINGHAM Daughter of Jamie and Travis Miller

Buckingham Auto Crushing, Inc

American State Bank - Lamoni Plaza Furniture - Rick & Ann Swartz Depot Auto - TJ Wagler Decatur County Hospital

Decatur County Sheriff - Ben Boswell

Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa

Plaza Furniture - Rick & Ann Swartz

Lawns & More - Eric Rasmussen

CHRISTOPHER RILEY CANNON Son of Samantha and John Cannon

Decatur County Secondary Road Dept. & Staff Leon Hardware & Appliances, LLC - Dave & Susan GABBY LOUISE BURDESS Daughter of Dallas and Donnie Burdess

American State Bank - Lamoni

Leon Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, LLC

HEATHER LYNN CRIST Daughter of Edward and Nichole Curl

Decatur County Sheriff - Ben Boswell

Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home

Miller Insurance Agency, Ltd.

Leon NAPA - Mike and Peggy Frost

Boswell Bros. Elevator - Davis City

Decatur County Board of Supervisors

Leon Automotive - Steve and Kelly Thompson

Plaza Furniture - Rick & Ann Swartz

Gilbert Home Comfort - Leon

Miller Insurance Agency, Ltd.

Jim Johnston Realty

Helton Law Offices, PLLC - Tonita Helton

Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa

Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa


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WYATT ALAN DALE Son of Sarah and Jason Dale

JAMES STEVEN TYLER DAVIS Son of Melissa Rollins and Frank Reed and Darryl and Amy Davis

ERIC JAMES DOWLER Son of Erica and Eric Elliott

American State Bank - Lamoni

Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri

SCIT Theatre - Marcia & Joe Stephens

Buckingham Auto Crushing, Inc

Invinci Graphics & Store - Lamoni

Leon Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, LLC

American State Bank - Lamoni

Schlarbaum Auto Body - Mike & Janet Schlarbaum

Lawns & More - Eric Rasmussen

Toney’s Welding Service - Lamoni

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Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home

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Collins Body Shop - Leon

Great Western Bank

Member FDIC

The Cutting Edge - Donna, Dylan & Jessica

Jim Johnston Realty

Commercial Roof Coating - Ivan and Darla Stoltzfus

LEVI CHRISTOPHER DRAPER Son of Wanda and Greg Draper

Leon NAPA - Mike and Peggy Frost WILLIAM ALBERT LEE DRAKE Son of Maria and Bill Drake

Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa Leon Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, LLC Decatur County Board of Supervisors Gilbert Home Comfort - Leon Hill’s Automotive - Leon

Decatur County Auditor - Stephanie Daughton Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri Leon Automotive - Steve and Kelly Thompson

Decatur County Hospital Long Creek Outfitters - Leon Lindsey Construction Leon NAPA - Mike and Peggy Frost

TRISTEN WADE HASTINGS Son of Chrystal and Travis Erwin, Sr.

Silver Spur - Grand River Leon Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, LLC Rouse Construction Hy-Vee - Leon -Tony Brown, mgr. Pierson’s Automotive - Leon

Commercial Roof Coating - Ivan and Darla Stoltzfus

Boyd Construction - Matt Boyd

Decatur Title Services - Verle Norris

Honey Tree Chiropractic - Dr. Mara Wengryn

Templeton Insurance Agency - Lamoni

Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home

Back 40 Angus

Smith Feeder Supply, Inc.

The Cave - Dakota and Amber Hill

Cowboy John’s Fencing

GUNNER NERNES GRAHAM Son of Malinda and Tyler Graham

DAKOTA MICHAEL FRY Son of Brandi and Glen Oesch and Scott Fry

DANIELLE NICOLE ERLEWINE Daughter of Lisa Cook

Westview Acres

ERIC GENE HAMILTON Son of Elizabeth and Bob Hamilton

Hamilton Auction Service - Merrill

American State Bank - Lamoni

South Central Home Health Care

Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri

Terrace Park Assisted Living

Decatur County Extension Service I-35 Auto & Truck - Darrin & Haley Cowboy John’s Fencing Terrace Park Assisted Living

BRIANNA NICOLE HURLEY Daughter of Jennifer and Nick Boyce and Matt Hurley

Great Western Bank

Member FDIC

Long Creek Outfitters - Leon Decatur County Sheriff - Ben Boswell Leon Hardware & Appliances, LLC - Dave & Susan Westview Acres The Cutting Edge - Donna, Dylan & Jessica

Leon Automotive - Steve and Kelly Thompson Westview Acres Lawns & More - Eric Rasmussen

BRANDON PAUL JANSSEN Son of Sarah Janssen

Casey’s General Store - Leon Decatur County Assessor’s Office Helton Law Offices, PLLC - Tonita Helton Ideal Ready Mix - Jeff Hash, mgr. Lavely Construction


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KOLTEN DENNIS JOHNSON Son of Angela Ruth and Brandon Quayle

O’Hair Automotive - Van Wert Hy-Vee Pharmacy - Jessie, Pharmacist Decatur County Board of Supervisors North Lumber & Home Center Schlarbaum Auto Body - Mike & Janet Schlarbaum

SARA NADINE LANGILLE Daughter of Bryan Langille

Depot Auto - TJ Wagler

Leon Recycling & Auto Parts - 446-7557 Southern Iowa Wholesale Main Street Brick House - 641-446-6029

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RICKY LEE MARCUS Son of Melinda and JR Mackey

Lawns & More - Eric Rasmussen Boyd Construction - Matt Boyd Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home Pierson’s Automotive - Leon Silver Spur - Grand River I-35 Auto & Truck - Darrin & Haley

Honey Tree Chiropractic - Dr. Mara Wengryn

JESSE JAMES MORGAN Son of Amy Morgan

Leon Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, LLC CHASE ANDREW MINER Son of Lisa and Frederick Miner

The Leon Journal-Reporter The Cutting Edge - Donna, Dylan & Jessica Miller Insurance Agency, Ltd.

SCIT Theatre - Marcia & Joe Stephens

RYLON JAMES O’DELL Son of Cindee and Ryan O’Dell

Helton Law Offices, PLLC - Tonita Helton

Hewlett’s Lawn Care

Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa Schlarbaum Auto Body - Mike & Janet Schlarbaum

DCLI, LLC Akers Small Engine I-35 Auto & Truck - Darrin & Haley

Gilbert Home Comfort - Leon

Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri

Westview Acres The Cave - Dakota and Amber Hill

TRAE MILTON PETTY Son of Evelyn and Chris Petty

Cowboy John’s Fencing Leon Hardware & Appliances, LLC - Dave & Susan

JAYCI MARIE PARMER CROCKER Daughter of of Tina and Shane Parmer

Hy-Vee - Leon -Tony Brown, mgr.

GIDEON CAIN PORTER Son of Lisa and Greg Porter

Leon NAPA - Mike and Peggy Frost

North Lumber & Home Center

Leon Automotive - Steve and Kelly Thompson

Leon Automotive - Steve and Kelly Thompson

Miller Insurance Agency, Ltd.

Great Western Bank

Member FDIC

Leon Hardware & Appliances, LLC - Dave & Susan

Lamoni Family Care Chiropractic

Terrace Park Assisted Living North Lumber & Home Center

Decatur Title Services - Verle Norris

Leon Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, LLC

Decatur Title Services - Verle Norris

Commercial Roof Coating - Ivan and Darla Stoltzfus

Leeper Construction - Roger Leeper

Leon NAPA - Mike and Peggy Frost

Jim Johnston Realty

Southern IA Bldg. Center - Lamoni

CODY PATRICK RICHARDSON Son of Lacy and Ryan Richardson

Hy-Vee - Leon -Tony Brown, mgr. Hy-Vee Pharmacy - Jessie, Pharmacist TYLOR JAY RAINS Son of Theresa and Jay Rains

Rouse Construction

Terrace Park Assisted Living Great Western Bank

Member FDIC

EMERSON JAMES RICHARDSON Son of Darlene Richardson and Jim Richardson

From The Ground - Heidi Bell, Leon Decatur County Extension Service

Gary’s Auto - Lamoni

Cowboy John’s Fencing

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Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri

DCLI, LLC

Leon Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, LLC

Westview Acres

Decatur County Treasurer - Kathy Martin

Hill’s Automotive - Leon

Tharp Construction

Gilbert Home Comfort - Leon

Jack Van Laar, Director


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COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES Sunday, May 20, 2018 1:30 PM Processional Concert Band Mr. Aaron Comer, Director NATALENA DARLENE RUMLEY Daughter of Trudy and Billie Rumley

Hold On To The Memories by Corey Tynan Mrs. Beth Hall, Choir Director

Plaza Furniture - Rick & Ann Swartz

From The Ground - Heidi Bell, Leon

Introduction of Commencement Speakers: Mr. Rudy Evertsen, Principal

Leon NAPA - Mike and Peggy Frost Southern Iowa Wholesale

Commencement Address: Rylon O’Dell Chase Miner Carter Boothe

SCIT Theatre - Marcia & Joe Stephens

Recognition of Awards

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Presentation of Class for Graduation Mr. Rudy Evertsen, Principal

MASON GLENN SOLL Son of Angela Hill-Hartley and Patrick Hartley

The Cutting Edge - Donna, Dylan & Jessica Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa Decatur County Sheriff - Ben Boswell I-35 Auto & Truck - Darrin & Haley Casey’s General Store - Leon Miller Insurance Agency, Ltd.

Presentation of Diplomas Mr. Igor Takacs, Board of Education President Recessional

CLASS MOTTO

XEAN ALANCIN SOLL Son of Angela Hill-Hartley and Patrick Hartley

The Cutting Edge - Donna, Dylan & Jessica Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri

“Spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people....”

--The Breakfast Club

CLASS FLOWER

SERENA RENEE THURMAN Daughter of Cynthia and Danny Thurman

Helton Law Offices, PLLC - Tonita Helton

Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa

Red Carnation tipped in White

Lamoni Family Care Chiropractic

Decatur County Sheriff - Ben Boswell

CLASS COLORS

Commercial Roof Coating - Ivan and Darla Stoltzfus

Red & White

I-35 Auto & Truck - Darrin & Haley Copy Plus - Leon

Leon Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, LLC Schlarbaum Auto Body - Mike & Janet Schlarbaum Jim Johnston Realty

Miller Insurance Agency, Ltd.

CHANIA LEA ANDERSON VOS Daughter of Cherri and Jeff Vos

Decatur Title Services - Verle Norris HANNAH MARIE VARELA Daughter of Michelle Diaz

Lawns & More - Eric Rasmussen

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The Cave - Dakota and Amber Hill

Gilbert Home Comfort - Leon

Hy-Vee Pharmacy - Jessie, Pharmacist

Long Creek Outfitters - Leon

Leon Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, LLC Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa From The Ground - Heidi Bell, Leon

“Spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying --The Breakfast Club to impress people...”

It’s Your Day

You’ve worked hard to get here, and we wish you continued success as you pursue exciting new goals and challenges. Congratulations and good luck, graduates!

TEMPLETON INSURANCE AGENCY Lamoni, Iowa

GRAYCE MIGUELL WELLS Daughter of Callie Morehouse

Decatur County Clerk of Court, Traci Tharp

Boswell Bros. Elevator - Davis City Leon Recycling & Auto Parts - 446-7557 North Lumber & Home Center Honey Tree Chiropractic - Dr. Mara Wengryn

CONGRATULATIONS A Salute to the Senior Class of

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