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Jan.

28, 2015

GOWRIE, WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA

Brad Lane new


president-CEO

Bradley S. Lane was appointed as the new President-CEO of Security Savings Bank at the January 13,
2015, board meeting. Lane is replacing Steven R. Lane
who recently retired.
He is currently on the Iowa Bankers Association
Board of Directors, Board of Trustees for the Gowrie
Municipal Utilities, City of Gowrie Parks Board, Stewart
Memorial Community Hospital Board of Directors and
is involved with the Community Bankers of Iowa Leaders of Tomorrow.
He is also active with Southeast Valleys athletic
programs and coaches his kids in several different sports.
Lane makes his home in Gowrie with wife, Jennifer
and three children, Jordan, Carter and Madison. Lane
grew-up in Farnhamville, is a graduate of Cedar Valley
High School, University of Iowa, Iowa School of Banking, Graduate School of Banking in Colorado, and is a
Certified Community Lender (CCL).

VOL. 125 NO. 4

The Xi Eta Sigma Sorority sisters are hosting their annual Ham Ball Dinner fundraiser on Sunday, February 15th. Full story is on page 2.

Support given for school tax levy proposal


at Praire Valley public forum Jan. 21
Some negative comments on Callendar School closing. . .

Bradley S. Lane is the new President-CEO of Security


Savings Bank.

Wednesday, Jan 28
Farnhamville Fire Dept., 7:30 p.m. at the
fire station.
Monday, Feb 2
Harcourt TOPS, 8:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran
Church Harcourt.
Cub Scout Pack 42, 6:00 p.m. at the
Callender Heritage Library/Community
Center
Tuesday, Feb 3
PV School Tax Election. 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m.
Polling places; PV Middle School, Callender
Comm. Center, Gowrie Comm. Center.
Farnhamville American Legion Post #510
and Sons of the American Legion, 7:00 p.m.,
Legion building.
Rose Lodge #506, 7:30 p.m.
To have the date and time of your organizations
meeting listed here,call the Gowrie News at
352-3325 or email us at gnews@wccta.net

By Jill Viles

Public input regarding the Physical Plant and
Equipment Levy was welcomed in advance of the January 21 Prairie Valley School Board meeting. Voters of
the district will decide on February 3 if a property tax
increase and/or an income tax increase is warranted. Approximately fifteen citizens arrived ready to pose questions and concerns regarding the proposed levy.

Lisa Willardson, business manager for the
district, opened the question and answer period by addressing a question often posed to school officials: If
the school has sufficient funds coming in each year, why
does the district need to occasionally ask for an alternative source of funding?

Willardson went on to explain that only certain
things may be purchased from the general fund, for example, teacher salaries and textbooks. The general fund
may allow a district to purchase a school bus; however,
a replacement motor may not be purchased with these
funds. In the same line of thinking, a school may use

certain funds to pay for solar lights, but must secure alternative funding to pay the light bill.

Currently, the Prairie Valley School District has
a 33 cents per $1,000 of property valuation. On Feb. 3
voters will be asked to approve a $1 per $1,000 property valuation. A school district may ask for an increase
in this funding through the implementation of a tax levy;
however, passage requires 50% +1 approval from the voters. Typically a levy is passed for a ten year period. The
Prairie Valley School District has approved previous tax
levies, but it has been so many years, the exact date was
not readily identified at the meeting.

It was the consensus of the board and persons
attending the meeting that the last levy expired approximately 20 years ago. Additionally, it was clarified that a
$2.40 bond issue was passed approximately 20 years ago
as the previous levy expired; however, it was noted the
district cannot pass a bond issue and a Physical Plant and
Equipment Levy at the same time.
Tax Levy continued on page 2...

Gowrie City Council wants public input


on installing traffic cameras in Gowrie
Mulligans Restaurant has problems. . .
By Jill Viles

Gowrie Councilmembers at the Jan. 19 meeting had hoped for greater participation from the public as
they considered the implementation of traffic cameras.

Ultimately, plans are under way to educate citizens about the importance of their input as the council
prepares for its next meeting on February 16.

The issue of the proposed traffic camera took
center stage at one point in the council meeting. Councilperson Jeff Peterson expressed concerns that the public
must speak up about this issue. If were going to do this,
we need to ask the public how they feel, insisted Peterson. The time to talk about this is now, not 2-3 months
down the road when someone gets a ticket.

The council proposed it would be a wise idea
to invite back De Etta Jacobs of Optotraffic to address
the community at large. A second camera enforcement
company was previously considered, but as they have not

returned Chief Mc Cormacks call, it was the consensus


of the council not to proceed with this company.

Councilperson Redman suggested, We have
nothing to lose by trying this. We can stop at any time.

However, Peterson urged caution with the project. If there is revenue with these cameras, we need
these funds to go somewhere we are not getting used to
it.

Councilperson Joe Harrision suggested speed
bumps may solve the problem, but it was pointed out by
Mayor Stokesbary that speed bumps present a problem
during snow removal.

At this point, it was again recommended that
Jacobs speak at the February 16th meeting, and that the
public is strongly encouraged to come and ask questions.
The regular city council meeting will follow the discussion.
Gowrie City Council Continued on page 9...

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Jan. 28, 2015


Seeded #4, Spencer Johnson pulled out a big win against #6 ranked Devin Phally(2A) of Sergeant Bluff-Luton
making him the Champion of the Herb Irgens Invite tournament.

Snow issues, bikes unclaimed, Community


Center topics at Gowrie Council meeting

The Gowrie City Council at their Jan. 19 meeting
expressed interest in seeking other bids regarding garbage
pick-up and recycling. It was suggested that Gowrie could
find someone willing to pick up trash and recycling on the
same day. Perhaps this would better serve the needs of the
residents and increase participation in recycling.

Snow Issues: Police Chief Mc Cormack reported 30 tickets were issued for parking violations following
the first large snowfall. He was happy to report that residents were much more reticent to leave cars on the street
following our most recent snowstorm.

He expressed concerns that people tend to move
their cars back onto the street before the plows have finished their work. The plows must traverse each side of the
street two times, and must clear the snow to curbside. He
was happy to report only one mailbox has been hit so far
this season.
Other business

Additionally, it has been reported that a plow
driver recently quit. The utilities board is seeking a replacement for this position. This is a perfect job for a
farmer, said Chuck Angstrom.

The Larson CD will be renewed by Heartland
Bank.

Jeremy Mobley was unanimously appointed to
the planning and zoning committee.

On a new issue, reimbursements for health insurance premiums are no longer allowed due to the Afford-

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Johnson named
champion at
Herb Irgens Invite


Two Jaguar wrestlers were still standing at the
end of the grueling two-day twenty seven team Herb Irgens Invite held in Ida Grove. Sr. 113 lbs Spencer Johnson captured his first crown at Ida Grove by defeating Joe
Minkler of Poky 6-3 in the finals. Sr. 182 lbs. Tom Nahnsen placed 7th after pinning Riley Anderson of Okoboji
in the first period.

Spencer(31-4) wrestled an outstanding tournament. He really needed this championship to propel him
into the final two weeks of the regular season. Seeded #4,
Spencer pulled out a big win against #6 ranked Devin
Phally(2A) of Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 7-6. Spencer was
down 4-1 at one point in the match but used a big reversal
and back points in the third period to hold off Phally. In
the finals, Spencer found himself down 3-0 to familiar
foe, Joe Minkler(Poky). He never panicked, used two escapes, and two takedowns to beat the # 3 seed. It was
a huge win because Spencer was defeated in the final
seconds at the conference tournament the week before to
Winkler.

Tom really wrestled a decent tourney. His two
losses in the tournament came to #1 ranked Evan Hanson
in the quarters and to the fourth place finisher from Marcus Meridan Cleghorn. After missing all of his Junior
year to a shoulder injury, Tom has been improving all season.

Trey Lawrence(132), Coltan Klingson(106),
and Kaelan Lundberg(160) were one match away from
placing in the top eight. Trey lost a very close match in
the consos against a very decent kid from Sergaent Bluff.
Trey was up by one point with less than five seconds left
when the Sergeant Bluff kid rolled underneath and came
up on top for a reversal. It appeared time was up, but the
referee awarded two points. Coltan and Kaelan battled
hard but came up short in their consolation matches.

First time tournament participants Caleb Hemmestad(145) and Bryce Scott(195) had some tough luck
drawing really tough opponents in the first round. In the
backside, luck still was not on their side as they lost to
some really quality kids. Zeke Miller (170) & Tristan
Troutwine(220) also participate in the tournament going
0-2.

able Care Act. This issue does not affect employers with
fewer than 50 employees. It has been suggested those affected by this ruling seek out the advice of an auditor.

Rehabilitation grants presented to the council
were unanimously approved.

It was noted that several bikes have been found
by city workers, and remain unclaimed. It was proposed
that the Abate prisoner rehabilitation program may wish
to receive these bikes as a donation. Alternatively, it may
be possible to entertain bids for the bikes. There are also
two trucks: an Old Ford Sander Truck and a red Chevy
Cheyenne. It may be possible to entertain bids for these,
but they must come in above salvage bids.

Discussion was held regarding the Webster
County Telecommunication Claim. Chief Mc Cormack
emphasized this is not 911. This claim pays for the day
to day operations of the communication center, as well
as salaries. The concern is that the call center should be
staffed 24 hours a day by two people. Currently, only one
person covers the 2:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.. shift. Other cities in the surrounding area will be voting on this as well.

It was approved to purchase side steps for the
new city truck. Entrance and exit from the vehicle are
nearly impossible without this addition.

Finally, discussion was held regarding the fact
that the community center isnt being cleaned each week.
It was suggested that someone look into hiring additional
The Xi Eta Sigma Sorority sisters are hosting their
help to keep the center cleaned.
annual Ham Ball Dinner fundraiser on Sunday, February
15th. Serving starts at 11am thru 1pm at Zion Lutheran
years, the board may vote not to tax the land for fear this
Church in Gowrie. Take-out meals are also available.
is too great a burden for local farmers.

The dinner consists of ham balls, baked potato,
Continued from front page...

There was some discussion as to whether the
green beans, dinner roll, dessert, and a beverage. Free
Superintendent Lois Irwin clarified the four po- tax levy should originate solely from property taxes. will donations are accepted for this delicious meal. There
sitions those concerned with the future of the Prairie Val- An alternative arrangement involves assessing 20 cents will be no charge for all the friendly smiles and great conof the dollar requested from income taxes. It was noted
ley School District infrastructure may assume:
versation that is sure to be included.
that those who do not own property, i.e. those that rent

1. The district can do nothing.

Take advantage of this hot and tasty meal in the
apartments, would be contributing to a proposed tax levy.

2. The district can maintain existing buildings.
midst of a frozen winter to reconnect with your commuSome in attendance felt this arrangement would serve to

3. The district can remodel existing buildings.
nity friends! The contributions given for the meal will be
spread the cost of the levy more fairly across the commu
4. The district can rebuild existing buildings.
dispersed to a variety of outstanding community activi
Irwin did not identify any one of these choices nity.
ties and groups. In the past, the sorority has donated to
Board member, Heidi Mc Guire, also expressed
as the preferred option for the district. Its the commu-
the PV Little League, PVA Soccer Association, libraries,
support for the levy. Were going to have small fires all
nity that makes the decision, emphasized Irwin.
fire stations, and many other deserving groups with the

As voters take to the polls on February 3rd, the the time, she explained. For example, the elevator in proceeds from the Ham Ball Dinner.
district wants to remind voters there are three general the high school went out unexpectedly. We have to be

It is the sororitys privilege to serve the commuprepared for unavoidable circumstances like this.
aims for the proposed tax levy increase:
nity on Sunday, February 15th. We firmly believe for a

Dennis Tucker, former Prairie Valley principal,

1. Improve student centered technology;
community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on
agrees. We have to keep our facilities up to date, or we

2. Building and grounds improvement;
peoples love and concern for each other. Please join us
will find our students sent elsewhere to school.

3. Improve transportation fleet;
for an opportunity to fill your belly while showing your
Mayor, David Stokesbary, concurs. If you have

An example of student centered technology in-
support for the world right outside your window.
volves the former ICN room, now described as Polycom a school in your city, this influences property values in
technology. Currently the district offers psychology, so- a positive manner. Additionally, Stokesbary expressed
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concern that not enough funds are directed toward the
ciology, and Spanish using this medium.

According to principal Jim Henrich, 20 students Arts. It was noted, he would love to see a theater at the
are typically enrolled in each course. The district has high school. Arts develops students as much or more member, Shannon Miller, explained the district was wary
been approached by representatives from Iowa Central than athletics, he passionately espoused. We need to of an out of state enterprise and didnt want to see a business failure by an unfamiliar party result in deterioration
Community College who would like to see an increase make the arts something special.
Business Manager, Lisa Willardson, suggested of the building and property.
in the number of course offerings. However, this would
This sentiment was affirmed by several other
require technology upgrades to be initiated by the district. the nuts and bolts of the district are just as essential.

Willardson emphasized the problems faced by Buses are a necessity. Our buses must be rotated con- citizens in attendance. The reason people arent going
the district. Current technology is ever-changing. What tinuously. We lease the buses, and our lease comes up for to vote for the PPEL is because people are left with a
bad taste in their mouths regarding the money wasted in
worked well two years ago may be out of date this school renewal every three years.
As the discussion moved toward input from the the closure of the Callender building, said one concern
year. Additionally, it was noted that cell phone usage in
public, concerns were raised. Many in attendance ex- person.
the building serves to tax the network.
You dont have good accountability as a

Board member, Jim Carlson, expressed support press lingering hurt and resentment over the closure of
of the levy. If we do not need to spend the money, we the Callender building. In particular, the giving away board, exclaimed another. Now youre asking us to
can save it. Its not use or lose money, he explained. of the building, rather than a sale of the building, was an pay more.
Shannon Miller expressed support in the face of
Additionally, the board may decide they are not going issue of contention. One citizen was deeply concerned
the
angry
sentiment. Were always looking for advice
that
bids
as
high
as
$16,000
were
dismissed,
and
that
to assess the levy in a particularly vulnerable year. For
example, if land values drop significantly in the next ten these funds could have been used by the district. Board from the public.

Tax Levy...

Ham Ball Dinner


Feb. 15 in Gowrie
At the Zion Lutheran Church...

Jan. 28, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

SV JV boys lose to Newell


Fonda at the buzzer

Southeast Valley traveled to Newell Monday Jan 19.


SV boys came out sluggish to start the game and were
down 20-12 at half.
They slowly worked back to take the lead late in the
4th quarter to lose at the buzzer 31-33.
Leading scorers were Keegan Goodwin ,Sam Berglund, and Alex Pliner all with 6 points, Tristan Ewing
5, Nolan Johnson 4, Aaron Swieter and Tommy Lennon
2 points each.

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Jeff and Katie Bormes of Minneapolis, Minnesota are proud parents of a daughter, Nora Turinne. She
was born on December 14, 2014, weighed 7 pounds 14
ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

Noras grandparents are Frank and Carol Baedke
of Story City, and Gary and Ann Bormes of Bloomington,
Minnesota.

Great-grandparents are Barbara Baedke of
Gowrie, Clint and Pat Meyer of Iowa Falls and Bob
Bormes of Andover, Minnesota.

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Dayton Wranglers Pony Express Dance


Saturday Jan. 31 7:30 to Midnight
Starlite, Fort Dodge, Jay Clyde Band, Adults $5
Children 17 & under $3, (Children must leave at 10
p.m.) Raffles, Live Auction All Proceeds for handicapped Kids at Easter Seals of Iowa Camp Sunnyside.

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Card of Thanks!

Dakota Jaeschke, #42, jumps for the Jaguars Tuesday evening against Manson Northwest Webster. Conner Conrad, #4, and Joe Sedlacek, #3 watch with enthusiasm to start the game. Photo by Lynn Rittgers.

SV Boys Basketball team wins three of 4 games

The Southeast Valley Jaguars Boys Basketball team


won 3 of their last four games.
On Friday, January 9th the Jaguars defeated the Alta/
Aurillia Warriors by the score of 60-54. There was nice
balanced scoring for the Jaguars as Conner Conrad led
the team with 17 points, Dakota Jaeschke 14, Skylar
Warehime 10, Myles Davis 10, and Logan Boerner 9.
On Saturday January 10th the Jaguars defeated
Greene County by the score of 60-57. Leading the Jaguars in scoring was Conner Conrad with 26, Dakota Jaer schke 9, and Logan Boerner contributed 8.
On Tuesday, January 13th the Jaguars were defeated
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in triple overtime by East Sac 79-77. Conner Conrad led


the Jaguars in scoring with 25, Dakota Jaeschke had 15
points and 15 rebounds, Logan Boerner 13, Dylan Anderson 11, Skylar Warhime 8, and Cade King 5.
On Friday, January 16th the Jaguars beat the Sioux
Central, Sioux Rapids Rebels by the score of 65-37. Conner Conrad led the scoring with 13 points, Cade King 8,
Dylan Anderson 8, Logan Boerner 8, Skylar Warehime 6,
Dakota Jaeschke 6, Keegan Goodwin 6, Tommy Lennon
4, Myles Davis 2, Joe Sedlack 2, Alex Pliner 2.
The Jaguars record is now 8-4.

Jan. 25, 1995...20 Years Ago...

Justin Burke, a 5th grader from Callender, was recovere


-ing from the removal of a brain tumor and had his vision
edamaged as a result. To show concern and care for Justin, the
-Friends Group and the Callender Heritage Library sponsored
oa read to Justin program.
Tomorrows Citizens were Rachel, 8, and Jacob, 7,
,
echildren of Jim and Sandi Witte, Callender; Nicole, 6, and
Parker, 3 1/2, children of Ken and Joni Kruse, Otho.
Chalmer and Doris Peterson of Callender celebrated
atheir 45th wedding anniversary Friday, Jan. 27. They have
nthree children, Lynn Peterson of Fort Dodge; Bonnie Porter
sof Callender, and Alan Peterson of Creston, and four grandrchildren.
Air Force Airman Scott I. VanSickle graduated from Air
Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. VanSickle is the son of Marilyn J. VanSickle of
Harcourt. He is a 1993 graduate of Prairie Valley Community
High School, Gowrie.
There was a benefit Soup Supper Feb. 3 at the Prairie
Valley High School Commons. All of the proceeds went to
Mark VandeLune and the children of Jacquelin Panek.
Albert Dicks was named Master Musician at the Tri-M
induction and awards ceremoney held Jan. 19. Ruven Newell
won the Top Notcher award. Winners in the poster contest
were Rawley King, Jill Byrne, and Amber Peterson.

Jan. 23 1985...30 Years Ago...

The Lanyon Covenant Church held their annual meeting Jan. 17. The new officers elected were: Chairman, Richard Abrahamson; Vice Chairman, Steve Gustafson; Secretary, Walter Harrison; Treasurer, Patty Gustafson; Financial
Secretary, LaVonne Palmquist; Deacons, Wendell Palmquist
and Charles Peterson; Remaining on as Deacons were Lauren Gustafson and Don Howe; Deaconesses, Ruth Lambert

and Esther Roos; Remaining Deaconesses, Phyllis Abrahamson and Ruth Harrison.
Robin Lynne Conrad and Patrick Alan Sloter were married at St. Pauls United Methodist Church in Papillion, Nebraska. Robin is the daughter of Clair Conrad of North Plainfield, New Jersey, and Margaret Ewing Conrad of Papillion.
She is the granddaughter of Hollis and Betty Ewing of Farnhamville and the late Helen Ewing.
Rodney L. Ryan, son of Carole and Dean Fevold of
Gowrie, enlisted in the U.S. Air Forces Delayed Enlistment
Program. He entered active duty June 7.
There was a Come and Go shower for Doug and Christie Andrews Jan. 26 at the town hall in Callender.

We would like to thank


everyone for their thoughts and prayers
and express our sincere gratitude to all of
you who remembered Duane and
the family during his passing
The family of
Duane Patterson

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Jan. 28, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Jag Girls Basketball: Cold Outside, Hot in the Gym



Southeast Valley Girls Basketball hosted Green
County January 10, in Gowrie. SV won the contest 58-53.

Cassie Zinnel led the Southeast Valley offense
with 21 points, including five 3-points. Three of which
came in the fourth quarter to help the lady Jags take the

lead and hold it late in the game. Josie Breitsprecher added a solid 11 points and Nicole Williams added 10 points.
Aaliyah Scott and Erica Rittgers contributed seven points
apiece. Angela Dopita chipped in two points.

After falling behind in the first quarter, the lady
Jags played outstanding defense to work their way back.
Down by ten with four minutes left in the fourth quarter,
the Jags dug deep and came back to win by five.

Scoring 19 points in the last four minutes, while
allowing Green County only four points. Scott hit two
huge free throws in the fourth to tie it up, and the Jags
never looked back. The Jags shot 11 of 16 from the free
throw line in the fourth quarter.

Wiliams, Scott, and Rittgers controlled the
boards, grabbing rebounds apiece for the game.
Breitsprecher dished out 8 assists, and Williams dished
out 4 assists. Scott also recorded 4 steals. All these factors
together led the Lady Jags to a true team Victory.

SV Falls to Sioux Center


Southeast Valley Girls Basketball team traveled
to Sioux Rapids Friday, January 16. SV dropped the contest to Sioux Center 33-46.

Josie Breitsprecher led the Lady Jag offense
with 12 points. Erica Rittgers provided an solid 11 points.
Nicole Williams scored four points. Cassie Zinnel and
Aaliyah Scott also chipped in four points each.


Kearsten Hainzinger, #5, sees an opening and
drives towards the basket. Photo by Lynn Rittgers.

CITY OF
CALLENDER
CITY OF CALLENDER SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES
January 19, 2015
A Special City Council Meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by
Mayor Pro Tem Don Weston. Present Kim Jondle, Dave Lee, Wanda
Martens and Don Weston. Darryl Shirbroun joined at 6:35 p.m. Absent:
Mayor Randy Hanson.

Motion by Lee, Second by Martens to open the Public Hearing
regarding utility rates.
The purpose of the public hearing is to discuss an Ordinance
Amendment regarding Water Utility Rates & Electric Utility Rates.
Proposed changes include: Bulk Water From $12.50 to $14.00 per
thousand gallons. Water Minimum from $23.18 (2000 gallons) to $26.00
and over 2000 gallons from $7.46 to $12.20 per thousand gallons. This
will increase water revenue approximately $16,000. Decrease EL over 50
kwh wholesale + .0297 per kwh vs. .0389 per kwh. This will decrease
electric revenue by approximately $16,000. The council feels decreasing
the electric rate will offset some of the added water expense each month.

There were no comments from the public. Motion by Lee, Second by
Jondle to close the Public Hearing. MC

Clerk presented preliminary expense and revenue totals for FY 15/16
Budget and notes. Council made recommendations to reduce expenses
further and these reductions are reflected in the numbers below. City
will utilize some annual transfers allocated for infrastructure & equipment
depreciation to pay for some large purchases that have been identified
as needed during this new budget period of time. ($50,000 water tower
clean/paint, $25,000 lagoon generator and $21,000 electric updates).

Council reviewed city financials stating the city has a checking account
balance in the amount of $446,129 which prompted these discussions to
get more return for our money. 1 department has a negative fund balance;
water 27,826. With new utility rate on the horizon this should turn around.

Council requested the following be part of a FY 14/15 budget
amendment. 6/1/2015 pay off the Bankers Trust Water Improvement GO
Bond Loan in the amount of $143,308.75. This will save approximately
$16,000 in interest and admin. fees original term date 6/1/2019. Doing this
will also lower the overall tax levy on the new budget.

FY 16 BUDGET TOTALS (& comparisons to current fiscal year)
Revenue = $707,099 - no GO Loan Tax Levy & we're forgoing some
annual transfer of funds which impacted total revenue.
Compared to current Fiscal Year $803,306 (down $96,207 mostly
due to no GO Loan $31,068, no electric transfer to CP $21,559, no
Sewer transfer to CP $13,059 , no water transfer to CP 34,550.
Electric Sales less $16,000, Water Sales More $16,000 due to new
utility rates)
Expense = $965,364 - no GO loan payment and includes added expenses
Compared to current Fiscal Year $941,111 (up $24,253 mostly due
to paying off GO Loan early $31, 068, $25,000 sewer generator,
$50,000 water tower clean/paint and $21,000 electrical wire
upgrades and transformers.
Property tax levy is 10.582%
Compared to current Fiscal Year (down $4.83 per thousand) from
15.415%

Additional Expense Notes: Removed $8,000 CDBG Housing
expense; if we get the grant we will amend later. New budget expense
for Annual Celebration Day $5,535 ($5000 offset revenue + $500 event
insurance and $35 license. $1,500 allocated from building/PMC to assist
with elevator training fire. $1,200 periodic exam. Library budget $45,175
(with $15,000 coming from city GF) EEG $1,600 more than revenue to
offset rebate.

Additional Revenue Notes: City discussed options to increase
revenue; a new Voted Other Permissible Levies for law enforcement and
library as well as a Non-Voted Other Permissible Levy for Operation and
Maintenance of city owned community center/library? City will not pursue
these options at this time.

Clerk will follow up with city utility personnel and obtain a complete list
of planned capital project expenditures (large purchases) and timeline;
approximately when to plan for the next related expense? This information
is needed to assist with budgets and capital project planning and will
enable clerk to finalize the new budget templates including depreciation /
capital project transfer activity.

Notes for 16/17 budget: LED sign, second generator for the water
tower to support Hazard Mitigation action items/plan and a storm shelter.

Motion by Shirbroun, Second By Jondle directing the clerk to publish
the FY 16 Budget / Notice of Public Hearing 6:30 p.m. 2/10/2015 at 6:30
p.m. in with the recommended changes. MC

Motion by Shirbroun, Second by Lee to approve 1st reading of
Ordinance #184 Water Rates.Bulk Water $14.00 per thousand gallons.
Water Minimum (2000 gallons) $26.00 and over 2000 gallons $12.20 per
thousand gallons. Ayes: Kim Jondle, Dave Lee, Wanda Martens and Don
Weston. Darryl Shirbroun. MC

Motion by Lee, Second by Jondle to approve 1st reading of
Ordinance #185 Electric Rates. Over 50 kwh wholesale + .0297 per
kwh. Ayes: Kim Jondle, Dave Lee, Wanda Martens and Don Weston.
Darryl Shirbroun. MC

Motion by Lee to adjourn at 7:45 p.m. Second by Jondle. MC
________________________________
Don Weston / Mayor Pro Tem
ATTEST:
_________________________________
Denita Lee-Luke / City Clerk


Emma Graves rebounds the ball for the Jaguars
after a missed shot. Photo by Lynn Rittgers.

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Southeast Valley
Schedule of Events
Week of Jan 28th to Feb 4th

Wednesday, Jan 28
11:30 p.m. TriM Induction 11:30am
Thursday, Jan 29
5:00 p.m. (A) B JVR Bask GAME - Southeast Valley
@ East Sac County
6:00 p.m. (A) B&G JV Bask GAME - Southeast Valley
@ East Sac County
6:00 p.m. (A) B JV-Var Wres GAME - Mutli-Team
Friday, Jan 30
4:00 p.m. (A) JH Girls BB vs. CRB
6:00 p.m. (A) B&G V Bask GAME - Southeast Valley
@ GTRA-Conference Game
Saturday, Jan 31
8:00 a.m. (A) B JV Wres GUTHRIE CENT - B
JV Wres
11:00 a.m. (A) B V Wres GUTHRIE CENT - B
V Wres
Monday, Feb 2
4:00 p.m. (A) JH Wrestling vs. PAC
5:00 p.m. (A) B JVR Bask GAME -Southeast Valley
@ Coon Rapids-Bayard
6:00 p.m. (A) B&G JV Bask GAME -Southeast
Valley @ Coon Rapids-Bayard
Tuesday, Feb 3
6:00 p.m. (H) B&G V Bask GAME - South Central
Calhoun @ Southeast Valley-Conference Game
*Schedule is pulled from the PV website for your convenience*
www.prairievalley.k12.ia.us
***Schedules are subject to change at anytime***

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Gowrie News Staff

28-Jan
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1-Feb
2-Feb
4-Feb
2-Feb

Birthdays
Roger Kopecky, Carmen Vosberg
Annette Jackson
Duane Johnson, Logan Taylor
Brian Reese
Jenny Conrad, Kim Martin
Kathy Field
Anniversaries
Denny and Judy McKenney.

Down Memory Lane


B Y

S A R A

Jan. 28, 2015

D O W N S

What a difference 140 years can make!


The January 14th article in The Review about the old
school ledgers showing the salaries of teachers in the
Dayton School, 1887-1892 caught my eye and interest. In
these modern times and inflation pricing it is hard for us
to imagine. It took me back to the Little House books
as schooling was featured in those writings both when the
Ingalls children were in school and then when Laura became a school marm. It is my understanding that the
teaching and learning emphasis was on, as the old song
states, readin, writin and rithmetic. I believe those
subjects were taught to the tune of a hickory (or reasonable facsimile) stick.

I noticed that there was mentioned that in 1873
there would be four months of school beginning December, 1873 and taught by a Mr. E.A.C. for $40.00 a
month. Was that because this was a rural area and farming, the planting through harvest, took precedence over
book learnin ? I know it was few in the more rural areas
who had the privilege of a high school education in the
1880s. The main purpose of school was to learn to read,
write and cypher well enough to handle the business of
farming or other businesses. I remember Dad telling his
graduating class (l922) included a girl who was almost
twenty. She came from somewhere in the North Central
Iowa area where there was still no high school but she
had a relative living in the St. Charles area with whom she
could live and attend school and she took advantage of it.

I wasnt too surprised to see that the salaries were
quite low (as we currently think) and that they could make
all of $1.75 more a month if they did their own janitoring. Another thing I would like to know is how large the
school building was back in 1873 and how many grades
(if designated as lst, 2nd, etc.) there were. I did do some
research and learned that the salaries mentioned were
quite the norm for the times and rural areas of the Midwestern states. My research also informed me that many
of the teachers of the era had to find lodging and board
and that there was little left for their own pockets after
paying for them each month. They, especially women,
might also be expected to help with the household chores.
It must have been a tiring occupation. I assume that doing their own janitoring included bringing in the wood
for the stoves in the winter and cleaning out the ashes and
disposing of them. Were there some kindly older boys
trying to gain teachers favor who may have done this for
her?

I checked back on the real Laura Ingalls, not
the TV version, and learned that she began her teaching
career at the age of 16. She was a smart girl and had probably completed all that was offered in her own school so
she was prepared to teach others. Because boys lost out
on so much schooling due to their family farm obligations, some of her students may have been as old as she
was. Education and the tools for it have sure come a long
way since those pioneering days. Even since my school
time it is amazing the progress in what can be taught and
learned and the implements for the teaching are almost
unbelievable. When I was in high school to teach in the
elementary grades one only had to have a two year college
education degree, thus one of the teachers, cant remember her name, related more to us in high school than to her
fellow teachers. In the mid-1940s we were still pretty
much antiquated, using the L.C. Smith typewriters that
were pre-war way pre-war, but we learned to use a keyboard and that knowledge has enabled some of us from
that era to use a computer, even if not to its full capacity.

It was those World Ward II years and the doing without things on the home front that started some
of the modern progress though. Many things were created for the war effort and adapted for civilian use upon
wars end and the development of technology has been
going at a fast pace. Children who can barely talk can
use an I phone and play computer and other electronic
games quite proficiently. All the technology has enabled
many occupations to require fewer people to do bigger
jobs --- even farmers, especially farmers. Because of that
farms have gotten bigger and bigger, machinery bigger
and bigger and capable of handling acreage that it took
many human hands, arms, legs and backs to do. Thus
the rural populations diminished, taking the little school
enrollments down. To keep operating, the schools had
to combine, closing buildings and more technology and
more school combining etc. etc. etc. That scenario has
been repeated and repeated as we all know.

The Des Moines Register has been running a series about the closing of rural schools and the impact it
has had on the populace around them. There was also a
mention of their continuing to follow the saga of the new
Prairie Valley school district, now including Gowrie. This
resulted in the closing of the Boxholm building which had
been hosting only two grades but with great tools at their
disposal. We graduates of the Boxholm Consolidated
School and Grand Community systems, particularly, have
been having our moments of nostalgia over that. In the

Register was also an article from a fellow who had attended the Jordan-Napier school with his remembrance.
We wonder, all over Iowa and probably other states too,
what will become of our beloved buildings. Some have
already been demolished or sit rotting away. Is all we are
going to have left are memories and nostalgia?

27 Light poles, wiring


under sidewalks
needs to be replaced
In Gowrie. . .

By Jill Viles

A spirited discussion of Gowries most pressing
issues was at the heart of the Monday, January 19, meeting of the Gowrie City Council. A significant expense
was reported by the Utilities Board regarding a lighting
project for Gowrie.


Police: Police Chief McCormack reported New
Years festivities went well, and there were no significant
concerns. Two members of the Gowrie Police Force have
recently resigned. Three applications have been received.
Two of the candidates were too young of age, and it was
suggested by Chief McCormack to approve Will Fevolds
application for the position.

Parks: The question of whether the SWG
School District and the Prairie Valley School District will
merge is up in the air. Though soccer teams between the
districts have been consolidated, it is the general consensus to keep the teams separated for now. Children in K-4
will practice and play here, but 5th and 6th graders may
be assigned to Fort Dodge for competition.

Library: It has been reported that a new lock
is needed for the librarys front door, as some have complained it can take in excess of five minutes to open the
tricky lock.

Utilities: The city council has expressed concerns that they need to go over the budget for the Utilities
Board. This meeting is planned for February 2 at 6:30
P.M. Additionally, it was explained there is a need for
LED lighting. The $6,000 project would involve three
rotations at a cost of $2,000 for each rotation.

Also, it was reported that 27 light poles in the
downtown area need to be replaced and wiring beneath
the sidewalk needs to be replaced. The cost of this replacement is uncertain, but a cost of $40,000 or more was
offered.

It was reported the light fixtures can be easily
erected and taken down, so the Utilities Board suggests
action on this project before it is decided what to do regarding the replacement of the poles.

Finally, the proposed additional coat of paint
cannot be applied for a period of 10-11 months. This
pushes back the extra coat of paint on the water tower
until September or so.

Pony Express Dance


Saturday, Jan. 31

At Starlite Village in Fort Dodge...

The Dayton Wranglers Saddle Club will be holding


its annual Pony Express Dance Saturday January 31st,
at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites in Fort
Dodge.
All the proceeds will be given to Easter Seals of
Iowa, Camp Sunnyside. Easter Seals of Iowa enables
handicapped the experience of the camp facility, for kids
who would not otherwise get the chance. Camp Sunnysides mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure
that all people with disabilities or special needs and their
families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and
play in their communities.
Our event is hosted to raise money and be a part is of
the Pony Express Riders of Iowa who will ride from all
corners of the state to Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines on
Easter Weekend. Pony Express motto we rideThe dance
featuring The Jay Clyde Band will start at 7:30 p.m. to
midnight, doors open at 6:30 pm, with an auction and
raffle. Items for this are always welcome! Admission for
adults is $5. Kids 17 and under are $3. Kids under the age
of 17 must leave @ 10 pm, due to State law.
Come join the fun, lots of nice items donated, a great
band and a great cause!
For information call 571-2832.
Jane Klingson
Chairman

Jan. 28, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

It's Your Life...

Former PV Principal canoed,


camped in Boundary Waters
Gowrie Mayor for eight years. . .
Senior Series
By Cassidy Riley

At some point in life, it is common to give
thought to what will be said about ones self after death.
Some already know what they hope to be known for
others dont. Some are remembered for what made them
infamous while others are remembered like heroes. Some
maybe hope to only be remembered at all.

In the case of Richard Phillips, who died in February of 2014, he is remembered as a person who strove
to help others above all else and his devotion to others is
present not only in what is said by those who loved him
but in their eyes when they think of him.

He always had to be busy doing something and
if it helped somebody out that made it that much better,
said Mary Kathryn Phillips, his youngest daughter. He
would put off doing things at home in order to help somebody else with a project.

Richard Phillips spent much of his career in the
education system, primarily as the principal in the former
Prairie Community School District. His wife, Ruby Phillips, said being principal was only another way he sought
to help people.

He was for the underdog a lot of the time, she
said. If a kid was in trouble he did everything he could
to figure out why.

Mary Kathryn Phillips said he was busy much
of her childhood being a resource to several people in
the community but she always knew, even when he was
busy outside the house, he loved her. When she was in
junior high she woke up early one morning while only
her father was awake. She said in those days they kept
a poster in their house that said Have you hugged your
child today?

He pointed at the poster and said Its time, and

he gave me a big hug and thats how I knew he loved


me, she said, adding he hugged her every day afterward.

James Phillips, Richard Phillips only son,
shared a story in an email statement he entitled the mutual expression of love. When he turned 21 his father
asked him what he wanted for his birthday.

He said he was surprised after years of being
prudent he was willing to break the trend by buying
him a gift. After giving his request some thought over
lunch he knew exactly what he wanted.

I know you are sincere and I know it would be
tough, but, I would like to think that you will be around
many more years, so, would consider quitting smoking? he asked his father.

At the request of his son, he quit smoking and
lived 35 more years.

Some of Ruby Phillips favorite memories of
him were from after he retired in 1995. The couple sold
the house they built together on County Road and lived
in a camper for a time. They were campground hosts at
various sites including the Valley of Fire in Carrizozo,
New Mexico three weeks after he had heart surgery.

The surgeon couldnt believe that he had
healed fast enough to make his deadline to be in Carrizozo, she said.

He wasnt supposed to lift more than ten pounds
but she caught him lifting barrels of hot tar to help make
a path on the grounds.

That was dad, Mary Kathryn Phillips said. A
job needed to be done so people could enjoy the hillside
and dad was determined to get it done.

Ruby Phillips said her husband dearly loved the
outdoors and along with living in a camper, they also
went on several canoe trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area between the U.S. and Canada. James Phillips
always accompanied them.


Richard Phillips speaks at an American Legion
event in 2003 while he was the Commander of Post 431.


The sounds of loons, the isolated lakes, the
portaging through awkward trails, the paddling with canoes filled with gear in rain or shine, the moose, the fresh
cold water, the seclusion and quiet from the normal busy
lives, the big northern pike fishing, and the mosquitos in
tents are all fond memories, he said.

With all the fun time Richard Phillips and his
family shared together, Ruby Phillips said the most important thing he brought into her life was faith, because
she didnt grow up in a church.

Dick immediately took me to church and saw
to it that I got into the confirmation class in the Lutheran
Church in Waverly where I lived and worked, she said.
He helped me study and understand so that I could then
be baptized and confirmed. This was the biggest and best
thing he ever did for me.

Along with the significant impact he left with
his family, he also made an impression among the
Gowrie community. In life he was involved in Kiwanis,
Shriners, the American Legion, and much more. He was
also mayor for eight years.

Sam Breeden, owner of Sams Auto Body Shop,
said he considered Richard Phillips a friend even when
he was still a student at school. He said what he misses
most is talking with him and listening to his stories.
Phillips Continued on page 9...


Richard Phillips (front left) is pictured with his wife Ruby Phillips (front right) and their five children Sue (back
left), Pearl, Mary Kathryn, Cindy, and James at a funeral in 2001.


Richard Phillips
and Ruby Phillips walk
down the isle on their wedding day in 1952.

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Pictured are Viatris Scott, baritone; Katara Jondle, trumpet and Erin Zeka, alto sax. Their director is Dave Swaroff.

SV Middle Schoolers perform


in Honor Band Festival


Three middle school Band musicians from SE
Valley performed in the 27th Annual Orpheus Jr. High/
Middle School Honor Band Festival at Simpson College
in Indianola last Tuesday, January 20th.

They were part of two bands, selected by their
directors from all over Iowa, rehearsing all day and presenting a concert for the public that evening. Their conductor was Paul Bloomquist, graduate of SE Webster and
currently director of bands at ICCC.

Pictured below are: Viatris Scott, baritone;

Katara Jondle, trumpet and Erin Zeka, alto sax. Their


director is Dave Swaroff.

JH Jag Girls sweep


Manson 28-21, 29-28

It was a great night to be a Jaguar as the Southeast Valley JH Girls Basketball squads swept Manson
Northwest Webster Thursday night at Barnum. The 7th
grade posted a solid 28-21 victory led by Cassie Bergland
with 16 points.

The Jaguars also received solid post play from
Jaynie Ferrari and very solid defense from the trio of Delaney Conrad, Makenzie Crampton and Viatris Scott. The
Jaguars also received a solid effort off the bench from
Taegan Long. The 7th grade improves to 10-2 on the
season.

The 8th grade won a 29-28 thriller and avenged
an earlier season loss with Kasey Lundberg having ice in
her veins sinking the game winning free throw with one
tenth of a second left on the clock.

This was a total team win which started with
Morgan Castenson hitting four big second half shots and
leading the way with 10 points. The Jaguars received
an outstanding all around effort from Lanie Nelson and
outstanding guard play from the trio of Maddy Jaeschke,
Sammy Alphs and Sheby Cummins.

The Jaguars were led in the post by the duo of
Cassidy Lambert and Hannah Devries. The 8th grade improves their record to 8-4 on the season.

Gowrie Community
blood drive Feb. 5

Jessie Mohr
Celebrating 85th Birthday


Jessie Mohr of Gowrie will celebrate her 85th
birthday on Monday, February 2.

Cards may be sent to her at P.O. Box 414 Gowrie, IA
50543.

Her family includes her children; Lora and Dennis
Smalley, Jefferson, Jerry and Donna Mohr, Gowrie, Steve
and Ruthann Mohr, Gowrie, Cathy and George Pardos,
Golden, CO, Richard and Kelly Mohr, Liberty, MO.

She has 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Her husband Alfred is deceased.
Jessie Saville was Born February 2, 1930 in Brooks, IA

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There will be a Gowrie Community Blood Drive,


Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM at
Gowrie Community Center, 1206 Market Street.
Other area blood drives include:
Grand Junction Community Blood Drive, Monday,
February 9, 2015 from 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM at 1st Presbyterian Church, 302 12th Street.
Jefferson Community, Iowa Blood Drive, Tuesday,
February 10, 2015 from 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM at Trinity
Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church.
Rockwell City Community Blood Drive, Tuesday,
February 10, 2015 from 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM at St. Francis
Catholic Church, 774 Main Street.

Jaguar wrestling team


picks up two wins

The Jaguar wrestlers picked up two wins Thursday


night at Pocahontas. In the first dual the Jags lost 66-12
to Pocahontas Area. In the second dual SV beat Sioux
Central 48-12 and in the third dual the Jags defeated West
Bend Mallard 37-36. Tom Nahnsen and Caleb Hemmestad went 3-0 for the night. Spencer Johnson, Kaelan
Lundberg, and Bryce Scott finished 2-1; Coltan Klingson,
Trey Lawrence, Zeke Miller, and Tony Crampton went
1-2. In JV action Ryan Collen went 2-2 and Matt Ross
went 0-2.

Jan. 28, 2015

Webster County
Auditor

Iowa Wages Publication Report


Reported Wages: Gross
Reporting Period From 01/01/2014 to 12/31/2014
Employee Name
Wages
Albrecht, Jesse
6,033.60
Alexander, Brandi
26,856.62
Anderson, Dale
68,806.50
Anderson, Katherine
44,153.63
Anderson, Mindy
21,630.96
Andrews, Kim
45,043.01
Angstrom, Brenda
39,939.32
Badger, Irvy
30.00
Bahr, Jason
61,730.30
Baldridge, Ryan
59,591.53
Becker, Jesse
53,875.44
Been, Allyson
17,803.00
Benson, Jennifer
85,692.28
Benton, Kevin
45.00
Berglund, Mark
30.00
Berglund, Philip
30.00
Bintz, Warrren
30.00
Birdsell, Tamara
30,356.67
Brackey, Jordan
70,864.01
Brown, Jamie
6,501.11
Brown, Keane
47,282.75
Bunda, Kendal
30.00
Campbell, Mark
34,708.10
Carlon, David
15.00
Carlson, Jenna
27,392.10
Carnelley, Ivy
432.00
Casey, Catherine
51,043.11
Chalstrom, Gordon
30.00
Chalstrom, Patsy
30.00
Chance, Jennifer
26,598.73
Chase, Dennis
15.00
Chernik, Brent
432.00
Choquette, Christopher
10,857.00
Christie, Derek
45,835.05
Clark, Carolyn
39,377.02
Claude, Vickie
57,014.88
Cloud, Anthony
46,663.63
Coleman, Cori
64,359.42
Condon, Kristine
24,400.50
Cooper, Dennis
15.00
Cooper, Nancy
15.00
Copper, Chance
11,924.03
Cosgrove, Judy
60,030.93
Cosgrove, Matthew
57,039.28
Cramer, David
30.00
Daniels, Jolene
40,001.06
Darrah, Douglas
31,828.32
Davis, Kayla
3,062.86
Dencklau, Doug
90.00
Dencklau, Keith
34,708.10
Dencklau, Shawna
34,687.76
Dencklau, Violet
30.00
Dolata, Michael
402.00
Durschmidt, Keith
15.00
Eastwood, Brittany
14,800.80

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Edman, Alisha
Eldal, Paul
Eldal, Tina
Elifrits, Steven
Elkin, Emily
Escobedo, Shelly
Estergaard, Scott
Feldmann, Sarah
Ferrari, Troy
Fisher, Ron
Fleener, Luke
Fletcher, Clark
Ford, Erin
Friedrich, Galen
Frye, Sherri
Gadbury, Janet
Gaillard, Thomas
Gansz, Kenneth
Gartin, Amber
Gehlhausen, Dawn
Geist, Laura
Gernhart, Mary
Gillespie, Gary
Gillette, Carol
Gimer, Peggy
Goodner, Brenda
Grady, Kay
Grady, Tom
Gregory, Joseph
Grell, Melissa
Greve, Dolores
Grossnickle, Ronald
Guddall, David
Gurnett, Laura
Guthrie, Ashley
Halfwassen, Angela
Hamilton, Monica
Hammersland, Danny
Hammitt, Joann
Hanna, Laura
Hansen, Karen
Hanson, Earl
Hanson, Georgene
Hanson, Marty
Haraldson, Tracy
Harrison, Angela
Hauser, Alison
Hay, Kathleen
Hays, Kenneth
Hearn, Shelly
Heatherington, Lyle
Heesch, Jayson
Henderson, Brian
Herzog, Darren
Heun, H
Heun, Jeffrey
Hickey, Pamela
Hicks, Chad
Hofbauer, Daniel
Hofbauer, Randolph
Householder, Elizabeth
Housken, Daniel
Housken, Duane
Howell, Haley
Howell, Julie
Hubbell, Luke

23,341.13
30.00
48,024.87
53,564.82
36,605.66
40,170.23
47,044.81
43,349.73
30.00
46,762.39
64,546.63
35,568.59
38,703.46
47,863.49
40,104.96
41,818.61
1,641.50
15.00
249.00
62,929.70
38,948.67
30.00
70,464.87
52,053.56
57,014.90
11,551.50
15.00
15.00
47,523.15
46,934.81
30.00
60.00
45.00
855.00
20,961.67
51,792.00
25,931.27
46,594.27
30.00
24,458.12
43,235.75
30.00
30.00
30.00
25,874.45
55,538.08
58,205.42
45,023.33
61,934.25
48,024.85
15.00
65,548.57
35,703.10
45,023.33
47,558.88
46,908.65
14,620.44
47,906.79
48,109.08
47,690.18
52,490.24
30.00
30.00
20,906.19
57,255.64
47,838.50

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FARNHAMVILLE
HOLY TRINITY
LUTHERAN CHURCH
Robert Zellmer, Pastor

9:30 am Sunday Worship
8:30 Sunday School
Mondays:
Ladies Bible Study
9:30am
Armor of God Class
7:00pm
2nd & 4th Tuesday:
Community Meal 11:30am
FIRST UNITED
CHURCH
Pastor
James H. Chesnutt
10:30 am Sunday Worship
Wednesdays:
Lunch Bunch 4:30-6:00 PM
Youth Mission Team 5:15
Kids Bell Choir 6:00-6:15

MOORLAND
UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST
James G. Davis, Pastor
8:00 am Sunday Worship

OUR LADY OF
GOOD COUNSEL
Served by the priests of
the Webster Co.
Catholic parishes
Sunday Morning Mass:
10 a.m.

ROELYN
FULTON LUTHERAN
CHURCH
James G. Davis, Pastor
9:15 am Sunday Worship

Sun., Feb 1
9:15 a.m. Worship
Wed., Feb 3
2:30 p.m. Bingo at GCC

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OUR SAVIOURS
LUTHERAN CHURCH
Pastor: Jon Rollefson

9:15 am Sunday Worship
10:15 am Fellowship
10:30 Sunday School
11:00 am Adult Forum

UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
Annette Ruhs Kruse,
Pastor

ZION LUTHERAN
CHURCH
James G. Davis, Pastor

Mondays:
Bible Study with Don
Doolittle, 7:00 pm
Tuesdays:
Women's Evening Bible
Study, 7:00 pm
Wednesdays:
Confirmation, 6:00 pm
Thursdays:
Choir Practice, 6:00 pm
GriefShare Class, 6:30 pm
Saturdays:
Men's group, 9:00 am
Thurs., Jan. 29
7:00 PM Divorce
Care, Fireside Room
Sun., Feb. 1

8:00 AM Radio
Broadcast on KXFTFM 99.7
10:15 AM Fundraiser Coffee for We
RO.C.K. Youth;
Thrivent Member
Meeting, Fellowship
Hall
We RO.C.K. Bake
Sale, Fellowship Hall
Noon-3:00 LEAD,
Fellowship Hall
Tues., Feb. 3

6:00 PM Praise &
Worship, Fellowship
Hall

HARCOURT
FAITH LUTHERAN
CHURCH
Rod Meyer, Pastor
~~
Worship 10:30 am
Fellowship 9:30 am
Sunday School 9:30 am

9:00 a.m. Sunday School


10:15 a.m. Sunday Worship

SOMERS
UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
Pastor James H. Chesnutt

9:00 am Sunday Worship


Thursdays: 1:30 p.m.
Afternoon Bible Study
at Church
Tuesdays: 7:00 p.m.
Evening Bible Study at
Dan & Colleen
Goodwins

LANYON
EVANGELICAL
COVENANT CHURCH
Marc Murchison, Pastor
9:30 am - Worship
10:30 am Coffee Fellowship
11 am - Sunday School
~~
Wednesdays:
ACTION at 6 p.m.
Includes dinner.
Saturday:
8 am - Men's Fellowship
(Harcourt Depot)
www.lanyoncovenant.org

9:30 am Sunday School


10:30 Sunday Worship
Wed., Jan 28
3:45 p.m. Beginner &
Sonshine Bells
6:00 p.m. Vesper Ringers
7:00 p.m. Confirmation
Sun., Feb 1
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship
11:30 a.m. Morning
Glory Bells
Tues., Feb 2
10:00 a.m. GCC Taped
Service
Wed., Feb 3
3:45 p.m. Beginner &
Sonshine Bells
6:00 p.m. Vesper Ringers
7:00 p.m. Church Chix
7:00 p.m. Confirmation

HARCOURT
UNITED
EVANGELICAL
COVENANT CHURCH
Craig Vote, Pastor

Iles, Dale
Jacobs, Malinda
Janssen, Bradley
Jawish, April
Johll ii, Brian
Johnson, Emily
Johnson, James
Jones, Amy
Jones, Erline

Wages continued on page 10...

49,940.08
32,777.13
38,925.98
13,870.26
80,065.48
25,056.39
30.00
35,013.45
39,896.96


Cade King gets in good defensive position as the
defense brings the ball up the court. Photo by Lynn Rittgers.

Jaguar JV boys beat


MNW for second time

Southeast Valley JV boys hosted Manson NorthWestWebster at Gowrie Tuesday night for a rematch. In an
earlier game this season SV won in overtime at Manson.
This game was a close game and also came down to
a last second shot by Kaleb Jondle to beat MNW 51-49.
The scoring is as followed, Nolan Johnson 14, Kaleb
Jondle 12, Keegan Goodwin 9, Aaron Swieter 8, Ryan
Gustafson 3, Nolan Brand and Tristan Ewing each added
2 points.

SV Girls Drop Close Contest


Southeast Valley girls Varsity hosted AltaAralia January 9, in Gowrie. Despite their efforts, SV
dropped the contest 51-56.

Erica Rittgers led the Jaguar offense with 21
points. Nicole Williams contributed a solid performance
with 14 points. Cassie Zinnel answered with eight points.

Josie Breitsprecher chipped in four points, while
Angela Dopita and Aaliyah Scott each added two points.

Williams and Scott ripped down eight rebounds
apiece, while Breitsprecher grabbed seven rebounds.
Rittgers' hustle produced five offensive rebounds and an
impressive seven steals.

THURSDAY
FEBRUARY 12
7:30 pm

9:30 am Sunday Worship


~
Mondays: 9:30 am
Women's Bible Study.
~
Saturdays: 7 pm Men's
Bible Study.
UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
Karen Young, Pastor

9:00 am Sunday Worship

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Jan. 28, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Webster County Supervisors


approve personnel changes

Five Southeast Valley


students place at
Triton Jazz Festival

Richard Phillips....

Continued from page 6...


On Tuesday, January 20, the Webster County
Board of Supervisors approved several personnel adjustments including the resignation of Correctional Officer
David Kraft, a wage increase for Correctional Officer
Douglas Darrah, the resignation of Case Manager Catherine Casey, the resignation of Dental Hygienist Karli
Ludwig-Payer, the hiring of Advanced Typist Krystal K.
Steck for the Child Support Recovery Unit and the resignation of Lynda Pingel as Coleman Sanitary Sewer Board
Trustee.

The Board also approved an amendment to the
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa Healthcare
Flexible Spending Account. Participants salary reduction for the plan year will be limited to $2,500.

The Board passed a resolution proposing to
vacation the dead-end section of Garfield Avenue south
of 150th Street, formally known as the Jackson and Deer
Creek Road. The parcel is not used by the general public
and the action would not land lock any landowners. A
public hearing was set for 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, February
17, 2015.

Your Local
BUSINESS DIRECTORY

The Second Annual Triton Jazz Festival was


held on the Iowa Central Community College campus on
January 15, 16, 2015.

Southeast Valley had five students win in the
Class 2A Soloist Division: Jalen Fuss; Miranda Keith;
Hannah Peterson; Heather Baird; and Jack Mumper.

21 jazz bands from Class 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A
high schools performed for a panel of judges, who provided clinical critiques.

Gowrie City Council...

Continued from front page...



If we run out of chairs, Ill be happy, offered
councilperson Jeff Peterson.
Financial problems
at Mulligans restaurant

Next, concerns regarding Mulligans (at golf
course) were addressed. Ultimately, a decision needs to
be made as to whether the golf club will function as a full
service restaurant, or perhaps change to a beer, pop, and
candy bar type of establishment. It was the consensus
of the council to strive to maintain this as a restaurant.

Councilperson Gayle Redman asserted there are
severe financial and recordkeeping problems hampering
the success of Mulligans. They [Mulligans], need daily
record keeping. We [the city council], need to understand it and monitor it.

Mayor Stokesbary agreed with the concept of
daily monitoring, but suggested councilperson Terry
Willardson, assist with bookkeeping as he has experience in the restaurant industry. It was suggested that at
minimum, Mulligans send activity of the day via e-mail,
and hopefully move toward accountability via an Excel
spreadsheet.

It was reported that Mulligans experienced
great success in the lunch market as Marvs was closedfor vacation. It was suggested the advertising on Market Street greatly increased interest in the area. It is
hoped that Mulligans can achieve more restaurant goers
through additional advertising, though it was pointed out
that advertising can be quite costly for a small town establishment. Additionally, councilperson Peterson suggested Mulligans needs a computerized system rather
than a cash register.

A loss of $40,000 by Mulligans was discussed.
At this point, Lisa Willardson spoke up. As a member
of the public, I am most concerned that this business was
off by $40,000. This is of great concern to me. Discussion was held regarding the fact that restaurant accounting is very different than other types of accounting, and
Mulligans really needs the assistance of someone very
familiar with restaurant accounting.

However, Dennis Tucker jumped in at this point
and offered, But, if were not receiving daily information, we cant do the accounting.


Richard Phillips is cooking pudding while on a
Boundary Waters canoe area trip with his family in 1981.


I felt like I could talk to him about most anything, he said. Ive always liked Dick and I thought he
was a great man.

He said Richard Phillips brought him a lot of
business throughout the years including when he was
driving one of his daughters cars and a piece of tire from
a semi flew into the door and dented it.

He brought it in and wanted to know if I could
fix it right away while his daughter had his truck, he
said. He paid for that out of his own pocket and he never
ever told her.

Richard Phillips died on February 7 this year at
the age of 85 of congestive heart failure. His friends and
family say he is dearly missed and well respected.

I would say most people really loved him,
Breeden said.

McCrary-Rost
Clinic
Rochelle Guess,
ARNP, FNP C
Adam Swisher, DO
Kari Swisher, ARNP-C
Hours: Monday-Friday
1800 Main, Gowrie, Iowa

Phone 352-3891

After Hours: 1-800-262-2614

Proposed traffic cameras


wont be expense
for City of Gowrie
By Jill Viles

There have been some concerns raised by citizens that they do not want the city investing in this type of
technology when there are other pressing needs requiring
funding.

The Gowrie city council would like to emphasize the fact that the city of Gowrie will not need
to provide the venture capital to initiate or operate a
traffic camera system. All costs, both start up and up
keep, are the sole responsibility of Optotraffic. If a
camera is damaged or requires repair, Gowrie will not be
out money for this. The system only generates funds if
people are exceeding the speed limit.

If not a single ticket is issued, Gowrie is not out
any money. The purpose of this technology is to improve
the safety of Gowries streets, especially children crossing streets to and from school.

GOWRIE RESIDENTS - City Dog and Cat License Due


The 2015 animal license & tags are now available at the Gowrie City Clerks
office. Every owner of a dog or cat is required to procure a dog & cat license &
tag from the Clerk, Mayor or Police Chief. The owner of the animal shall present
at the time of registration the rabies certificate of the animal to show the date
of the most recent rabies vaccination the type of vaccine administered and the
date that the dog or cat shall be revaccinated. The license & tag are $5.00 before February 28th, 2015 and after March 1, 2015 the license & tag fee goes up
to $10.00. The City Clerks office is opened Monday-Friday from 8:00a.m.-4:00
p.m or please call (515) 352-3999 to make other arraignments.

712-297-5218
712-465-5335

Ryan Willison,
Farnhamville
515-544-3602
Cell 351-0679

10

Jan. 28, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Webster Co.Wages continued from page 8...


Jones, Mackenzie
Jones, Rebecca
Jorgensen, Michael
Jorgensen, Tony
Josten, Kathleen
Junkman, Ricky
Kaufman, Bonnie
Kavanaugh, Lindsay
Keller, Paul
Kenyon, Michael
Kerwin, Linda
Kilen, James
Kinne, Janet
Kist, Thomas
Kittleson, Valerie
Knickerbocker, Cindy
Knippel, Brett
Koester, Bradley
Kraft, David
Kruse, Kevin
Lamoureux, Meghan
Lara, Joan
Larson, Daniel
Larson, Donald
Larson, Hannah
Lau, Deanna
Lauer, Robert
Lee, David
Leffler, Merrill
Leffler, Theresa
Legvold, James
Lehman, Donald
Lewandowski, Daniel
Lewis, Sara
Lewis, Trinity
Licht, Scott
Liska, Laccey
Lizer, Sheilah
Lovain, Heather
Markert, Steven
Martinson, Tanya
Mcgill, Andrew
Mcgill, Jacob
Merrill, Richard
Messerly, Carol
Messerly, Jan
Miller, Geoffrey
Minikis, Julie
Moenck, Darrell
Montgomery, Laura
Murray, April
Nahnsen, Colleen
Napier, Shelley
Nellis, Brian
Nellis, Ricke
Nelson, Christy
Nelson, Gary
Nelson, Jason
Nelson, Melissa
Nichols, Tricia
Nickelson, Sonya
Nielsen, Natasha
Nowell, Tanner
Obrien, Christopher
Oconnor, Barbara
Olson, Deanne
Osterberg, Denise
Owen, Lori
Palmer, Katherine
Patz, William
Paullin, Joseph
Peterman, Jennifer
Peterson, Cody
Peterson, Daymon
Peterson, Dean
Peterson, Emily
Peterson, Joseph
Peterson, Michael
Peterson, Patrick
Pliner, Doreen
Porter, Amy
Powers, Tyler
Prescott, Kari
Pringle, Lavonne
Pyle, Joshua
Rial, Kristine
Riley, Patrick
Ripperger, Allison
Roderick, Angela
Rogers, Ben
Roosa, Donald
Royster, Dwight
Royster, Marsha
Royster, Mathew
Ruge, Ashley
Runyon, Harold
Ryan, Renee
Sams, Ladon
Samuelson, Marsha
Sandgren, Carl
Saxton, Jamie
Scherff, David
Schmehr, Deborah
Schoon, Karen
Schreiber, Michael
Scott, Austin
Sheda, Jennifer
Shehan, Patrick
Sheker, Randy
Shelledy, Nannette
Sibbitt, Danielle
Simpson, Cory
Singer jr, Robert
Smith, Kim
Sparks, Alyssa
Spencer, Brad
Stanberg, Bobby
Stanberg, James
Steinberg, Caroline
Stewart, Jacob
Stoneburner, Kathleen
Strait, Rodney
Stringer, Amy
Struecker, Dale
Struve, Adam
Stubbs, James
Swanson, Tami
Teske, Wendy
Thanupakorn, Jeanette
Timmerman, Susan
Tofilon, Joseph
Ubben, Courtney
Utley, Lacey
Valentine, Matthew
Van waes, Joshua
Vandi, Michael
Vannoni, Timothy
Vinson, Angela
Vote, Marcia
Walstrom, Anita
Walter, Anthony
Warehime, Rodney
Weidemann, Ryan
Westergaard, Benjamin
Wicklein, April
Will, Randall
Will, Steven
Williamson, Michael
Winninger, Adam
Winninger, John
Witte, Joel
Wood, Corey
Wood, Randy
Woodruff, Margaret
Wuebker, Jennifer
Zakeer, Jayci
Zimmermann, Ricky
Total Wages:

330.00
22,937.76
30.00
47,844.18
59,797.12
49,967.98
30.00
29,677.20
34,184.66
62,387.00
25,808.32
48,389.90
90.00
90.00
34,324.02
12,395.04
61,025.93
90.00
35,995.88
67,947.19
35,129.53
38,505.79
90.00
15.00
5,368.83
120.00
48,212.26
47,794.42
34,708.10
5,979.60
45.00
90.00
35,103.21
15,306.85
47,334.39
48,000.12
25,232.00
46,704.58
14,278.87
30.00
41,922.96
65,761.53
280.00
120.00
60,030.93
60,041.19
58,092.87
45,023.33
30.00
37,893.77
58,617.28
39,416.97
18,443.19
36,034.09
10,662.00
39,377.05
15.00
30.00
35,419.13
54,536.35
44,696.41
24,264.05
35,653.96
59,325.10
22,321.00
9,617.07
3,903.38
42,614.14
26,338.00
15.00
59,792.04
26,800.49
46,824.01
47,897.10
48,484.11
10,471.99
32,712.39
15.00
30.00
38,970.38
66,937.46
16,713.66
77,487.01
56,169.26
32,947.77
48,024.85
22,085.56
57,435.31
45,041.58
15.00
30.00
15.00
2,758.77
7,062.94
10,824.00
30.00
36,449.76
46,653.58
15.00
30.00
33,257.79
20,062.57
96.80
47,068.39
44,201.45
10,150.86
53,298.95
45,033.33
48,575.88
43,944.16
22,359.49
25,991.47
34,729.02
45,401.32
31,299.84
40,979.23
47,571.25
29,281.96
45,023.34
47,867.28
37,907.20
70,781.99
49,689.60
1,571.50
10,123.94
79,743.81
20,808.57
39,896.97
72,672.30
34,432.87
64,235.16
22,466.72
26,307.52
12,551.47
59,246.35
48,013.10
47,459.77
58,136.78
39,896.97
35,415.68
61,796.54
47,464.52
72,279.84
30,144.52
25,776.54
108,133.34
47,984.01
2,145.00
26,373.78
46,847.82
21,447.18
14,942.98
48,430.88
40,951.18
52,837.61
32,993.92
47,847.86
8,889,609.90


Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to approve wage increase for
Douglas Darrah, Correctional Officer to $16.85 per hour effective January
9, 2015, per labor agreement. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Fletcher to receive and place on file
resignation of David Kraft, Correctional Officer effective January 8, 2015.
Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to receive and place on file
the resignation of Catherine Casey, Case Manager effective January 22,
Regular Meeting
2015. Motion carried unanimously.
January 13, 2015

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Fletcher to receive and place on file
resignation of Karli Ludwig-Payer, Dental Hygienist effective January 14,

The Board of Supervisors met in Session on the above date with the
2015. Motion carried unanimously.
following members present: Fletcher, Dencklau, Campbell, and Leffler.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to approve hiring and
Absent: Singer.
employment of Krystal K. Steck, Typist Advanced, effective January

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Campbell to approve minutes of the
21, 2015 at the rate of $12.75 per hour per recommendation of Jessica
January 6, 2015 regular meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Wernimont, Child Support Recovery Unit. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Fletcher to approve hiring and

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Fletcher to approve and authorize
employment of Hans Becker, Assistant County Attorney at a salary of
Chair to sign Healthcare Flexible Spending Account Amendment for the
$54,000.00 effective January 14, 2015. Motion carried unanimously.
Flexible Benefits Plan with Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa,

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to receive and place on
effective January 1, 2015 limiting participants salary reduction for the
file the Webster County Compensation Board Elected Officials salary
plan year to $2,500. (Copy on file in Auditors office). Motion carried
recommendation for fiscal year 2015-2016 as follows:
unanimously.
Supervisor
36,050
Chairman
37,050

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to receive and place on file
Sheriff
85,000
Auditor
63,860
resignation of Lynda Pingel as Coleman Sanitary Sewer Board Trustee,
Treasurer 63,860 Recorder 63,860
effective January 12, 2015. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney
100,000
Moved by Leffler, seconded by Fletcher to adopt the following


Resolution:
Motion carried unanimously.
RESOLUTION, to initiate vacation of part of Webster County road

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Campbell to approve appointment of
originally known as the Jackson and Deer Creek Road, now known as
Margo Knippel and Berna Tucker, to Planning and Zoning Board. Motion
Garfield Avenue, lying south of the right of way of the road now known as
carried unanimously.
150th Street, running north and south, being 33 feet in width each side of

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Fletcher to approve appointment
the Range Section line between Section 36, Township 90 North, Range 30
of Jane Burleson, Pat McLoud and Mick Flaherty to the Webster County
West, Jackson Civil Township and Section 31, Township 90 North, Range
Magistrate Appointing Committee. Motion carried unanimously.
29 West. Deer Creek civil Township, all west of the fifth Principal Meridian,

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to approve appointment to
Webster County, Iowa.
the Condemnation Jury as follows:

WHEREAS, said portion of road right of way is a dead end and not
OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY
used by the general public, and

Steven Doster
Dana Hotz

WHEREAS, the portion of road right of way lying south of the right of

Bill Secor, Jr
Richard Merrill
way of the Union Pacific Railroad was vacated January 29, 2008 and filed

David Stein
Clara Krog
for record on January 30, 2008 as Instrument No. 2008-528, and

Kent Pliner
Lloyd Stewart

WHEREAS, vacating said parcel would not land lock any landowner,
CITY AND TOWN PROPERTY
and

Laura Eastwood
Alan Wooters

WHEREAS, vacating said parcel would return same to the county

Claire Williamson
Al Conkling
tax roll, thereby benefiting the general public and returning said parcel to

Jody Rossow
Mike Doyle
productive use,

Jim Bice

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Webster County Board
LICENSED BROKERS
of Supervisors hereby proposes the vacation of the following described

David Bradley
Chris Parker
parcel of road easement, to wit:

Mark Klever
Tim DuBois

Doris Stanek
Dwight Guthrie
All that portion of the road originally known as the Jackson and

Craig Patterson
Deer Creek Road, now known as Garfield Avenue, lying south of
BANKER, AUCTIONEERS AND PROERTY MANAGERS
the right of way of the road now known as 150th Street, being 33

Scott Klingson
Kraig Barber
feet in width each side of the Range Section line between Section

Dave Flattery
Sid Bodholdt
36, Township 90 North, Range 30 West and Section 31, Township

Michael D Callon
Brent Larson
90 North, Range 29 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Webster

Ted Beran
County, Iowa, and containing 0.68 acres more or less.
Motion carried unanimously.

The Webster County Fair Board updated the Board on their project

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a public hearing by the Webster
and requested fiscal year 2015-2016 funding. No action taken.
County Board of Supervisors on the proposed vacation of said parcel of

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Fletcher to receive and place on file
road easement be set for 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, February 17, 2015, in the
County Recorders Report of Fees Collected for period ending December
Board of Supervisors Room of the Webster County Courthouse, Fort
31, 2014. (Copy on file in Auditors office). Motion carried unanimously.
Dodge, Iowa 50501, and the County Engineer send notice to adjacent

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to approve and authorize
property owners explaining proposed vacation and requesting their
Chair to sign Contract between Owens-King Company and Webster
comments or claims.
County Recorder for security storage of county microfilm. Motion carried
unanimously.
s/Keith Dencklau

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Campbell to adopt the following
ATTEST:s/Carol Messerly
resolution:
Keith Dencklau, Chairperson
WHEREAS, the Iowa Association of County Supervisors recognizes that

a high quality transportation system serves as the artery for economic
Carol Messerly
activity and that the condition of the infrastructure in the State of Iowa is a
Webster County Board of Supervisors

key element for our future economic growth; and
Webster County Auditor

WHEREAS, an integral part of the State of Iowas Road Use Tax
Fund (RUTF) is the fuel tax, which has not been significantly increased
Motion carried unanimously.
since 1989, while maintenance and construction costs have more than

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to adjourn the meeting.
doubled during that same timeframe; and
Motion carried unanimously.

WHEREAS, there have been several state-wide studies completed
over the past 10 years identifying the requirement to significantly
s/Carol Messerly
s/Keith Dencklau
increase the amount of funding for the administration, maintenance and
Webster County Auditor
Chairman, Board of Supervisors
improvements to our state-wide public roadway system, including the
Webster
County
Claims
Register
Report for 01-13-2015
2006 Road Use Tax Fund (RUTF) study, the 2011 Road Use Tax Fund

(RUTF) study completed per 2011 Iowa Code Section 307.31, and the
A PLUS AUTO GLASS
OUTSIDE SERVICES
393.52
2011 Governors Transportation 2020 Citizen Advisory Commission (CAC)
ABC PEST CONTROL INC
pest control
62.00
created by Governor Branstad; and
ACCESS
SYSTEMS
software
1,079.08

WHEREAS, the 2008 TIME-21 study documented the fact that under
ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING copier lease
250.61
todays funding structure and highway usage, over 20% of the travel done
ACCO BRANDS USA LLC
shredder repair
412.21
in Iowa is by out-of-state drivers while only 13% of the states road use
ADVANCED
SYSTEMS
INC
office
supplies
78.33
revenues come from out of state drivers; and
AHLERS
&
COONEY
PC
urban
renewal
1,036.00

WHEREAS, the funding provided by the implementation of the TIMEAIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL INC SHED SUPPLIES
91.62
21 Fund in 2009 is inadequate to meet the critical maintenance
ALLSCRIPTS
monthly maintenance fee
138.00
and improvements needs for the State of Iowas transportation system;
AMHOF,
ROXANNE
mileage
51.51
and
ANDERSON, KATHERINE
mileage
294.78

WHEREAS, 95% of Road Use Tax Fund revenues are required by the
ANDERSON, MINDY
cell phone reimbursement
25.00
Iowa Constitution to be spent only on our roadways; and
ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY
STOCK
102.28

WHEREAS, due to the severe shortage in state funding to meet the
BIRDSELL,
TAMARA
mileage
222.88
critical needs of our roadway system, several Iowa counties have had to
BLACK HILLS ENERGY
UTILITIES
1,616.86
resort to issuing millions of dollars of bonds to pay for their most critical
BOB BARKER COMPANY
supplies
208.08
maintenance needs, which will have to be paid off through property taxes;
BRENNAN, JENNIFER
rent payments
300.00
and
CALHOUN
COUNTY
ECA
LIGHTING
8.75

WHEREAS, Webster County has issued $0.00 in bonds to pay for our
CALHOUN-BURNS
&
ASS.
INC,
BRIDGE
INSPECTIONS
2,110.80
most critical roadway and bridge needs; and
CASEY, CATHERINE
travel expenses
23.46
WHEREAS, the 2011 Governors Transportation 2020 citizen
CASEY'S GENERAL STORES INC., fuel
2,326.38
Advisory Council report to Governor Branstad and the Iowa Legislature
CENTER
FOR
DISEASE
DETECTION,
test
fee
99.50
identified the need for at least $215 million per year of increased funding
CENTRAL IA JUVENILE DET CENTER, evaluation
13,614.00
over the next 20 years, in addition to the funding being provided by the
CENTRAL IOWA DISTRIBUTING INC., supplies
330.20
TIME-21 revenues, just to meet the most critical needs of our transportation
CLARK, RICHARD
rent & expense
400.00
infrastructure; and
COCHRANE,
TONI
ZEHR
wages
3,041.00

WHEREAS, the Iowa Good Roads Association, the Iowa County
COLE, DR DAN
medical examiner expense
200.00
Engineers Association, and numerous business related associations
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER voucher program
80.00
throughout Iowa have publically supported the call for increased RUTF
CONDON, KRISTINE
mileage
197.89
funding;
CONSOLIDATED
MANGEMENT
CO
INC.,
food
service
8,847.01
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Iowa State
COST ADVISORY SERVICES INC., fy 2014 cost allocation
6,100.00
Association of County Supervisors and the Webster County Board
CRITES, CHARLOTTE
clinic cleaning
300.00
of Supervisors strongly encourages the implementation a long-term,
DANIEL TIRE COMPANY
REPAIRS
183.79
sustainable transportation funding solution to address the critical needs of
DAYTON
REVIEW
legals
1,106.03
our infrastructure system.
DAYTON, TOWN OF
UTILITES
45.79
1. Provide adequate state-wide funding to offset the projected
DE LAGE LANDEN
copier lease equipment
314.75
shortfall for our most critical needs of over
DEARBORN NATIONAL
life insurance
575.36
$215 million annually through an increase of the motor fuel tax
DES MOINES STAMP MFG CO office supplies
493.35
revenues.
EDMAN,
ALISHA
mileage
176.97
2. Enable the Iowa Department of Transportation to provide primary
ELDORA PHARMACY, PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES
2,074.59
highway funds to counties and cities in lieu of federal funds,
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING service
2,295.60
providing increased efficiencies for state and local governments.
FASTENAL
COMPANY
STOCK
354.48
3. Increase the permit fee for oversize/overweight vehicles.
FORCE
AMERICA
INC
STOCK
3,031.63
4. New funding should be distributed consistent with the Road Use
FORT DODGE FORD INC
service
208.24
Tax Fund distribution formula.
FORT DODGE GLASS TINTING coat windows
90.00
FORT
DODGE
MACHINE
&
SUPPLY,
STOCK
&
PARTS
410.54

And, BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that the Iowa State Association of
FORT
DODGE
WATER
DEPT
water
381.34
County Supervisors and the Webster County Board of Supervisors support
FOSTER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATIO, medical examiner ex. 600.00
the ongoing evaluation of creative, supplemental solutions to increased
FREEMAN, SUSAN
wages
535.50
RUTF funding.
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS PHONE SERVICE
1,911.48

Resolved this 13th day of January, 2015 at Fort Dodge, Iowa.
GARCIA,
SAMANTHA
wic
interpreter
fees
10.00

medical examiner expense
600.00
GARGANO, MARK
GEHLHAUSEN, DAWN
mileage
118.84
Webster County Board of Supervisors
GENE MOELLER OIL COMPANY fuel
172.62
s/Keith Dencklau
GOLDFIELD
COMM
SERVICES
CORP.,
internet
charges
41.23
Chairperson
GOODNER, BRENDA
mileage
297.85
GOWRIE MUNICIPAL UTILITIES UTILITLES
342.96
Motion carried unanimously.
GOWRIE NEWS
legals
1,106.03

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Fletcher to approve and authorize
GRAY
SANITATION
GARBAGE
44.00
Chair to sign utility permit from CenturyLink to bore dual armored fiber
GRELL, MELISSA
phone/mileage
220.33
optic communication cable under 170th Street west of Samson Avenue
GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME INC., funeral services
700.00
between Section 1 and 12, Township 89 North, Range 28 West, Cooper
GURNETT, TERESA
mileage
24.48
Township. Motion carried unanimously.
HALFWASSEN,
ANGIE
phone
reimbursement
25.00

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to allow claims. Motion
HAMEED, JAMEEL
rent & expense
400.00
carried unanimously.
HAMILTON, MONICA
mileage
68.34

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Campbell to adjourn the meeting.
HANNA, LAURA
mileage
186.66
Motion carried unanimously.
HAUSER, ALISON
mileage & travel expenses
213.86
HENDERSON PRODUCTS INC PARTS
1,731.00
s/Carol Messerly
s/Keith Dencklau
HEPP, BLAINE
contracted wages
2,527.93
Webster County Auditor
Chairman, Board of Supervisors
HIWAY TRUCK EQUIP CO
FRIEGHT CHARGES
331.60
HOTSY
EQUIPMENT
COMPANY
SHED
SUPPLIES
38.59
Regular Meeting
HOUSEHOLDER, ELIZABETH phone reimbursement
25.00
January 20, 2015
HOWELL, HALEY
phone reimbursement
159.64
HOWELL,
JULIE
A
mileage
166.27

The Board of Supervisors met in Session on the above date with
HUGGHINS, CATHY
wages
700.00
the following members present: Fletcher, Dencklau, and Leffler. Absent:
INFO DOG SECURITY LLC
shredding
38.95
Campbell and Singer.
IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES
supplies
307.73

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to approve minutes of the
January 13, 2015 regular meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Webster County Legal Continued on page 11...

WEBSTER CO.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Jan. 28, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Webster County Legal Continued from page 10...

IOWA ST ASSOC OF ASSESSORS, association dues 2015


600.00
ISAC
school of instruction
130.00
J & K MARKETING, JACK BRADLEY, contracted wages
810.00
JIFI PRINT INC
supplies
518.85
JIM'S SERVICE INC
vehicle services
90.48
JOHNSON CONTROLS INC
SERVICE AGREEMENT 252,062.00
JONES, REBECCA
mileage
85.68
JOSTEN, KATHLEEN A
cell phone reimbusement
25.00
KAVANAUGH, LINDSAY, cell phone reimbusement/mileage
56.37
KELCH, DR. PAMELA
dental services
297.82
KERWIN, LINDA
phone reimbusement/mileage 163.21
KIMBALL MIDWEST
STOCK
145.51
KITTLESON, VALERIE
mileage
226.44
LACAILLE, CARMAN
rent & expense
400.00
LATELLA, DR JOSEPH
medical examiner expense
82.00
LEHIGH VALLEY COOP TELE UTILITIES
172.47
LEHIGH, CITY OF
UTILITIES
96.30
LINCOLN, JANEL
wages
420.00
LISKA, LACCEY
mileage
102.00
LUCAS COUNTY SHERIFF
service fees
29.94
MARCO INC
copier lease
1,160.85
MATHESON TRI-GAS INC
WELDING SUPPLIES
275.19
MCGILL, ANDREW L
telephone
50.00
MEDIACOM cable
167.47
MICHAEL, BRETT
wages
1,190.34
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY
UTILITIES
1,310.05
MIDAS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS, meeting expense
17.25
MIDWEST WHEEL CO
STOCK & PARTS
1,634.10
NANNIGA, JOHN
patient treatment
450.00
NAPA AUTO PARTS
SHED SUPPLIES
5.33
NAPA AUTO SUPPLY
STOCK & PARTS
880.90
NELSON, ERIN
contracted wages
513.18
NEXT GENERATON TECHNOLOGIES, office equipment
59.08
NICHOLS, TRICIA
mileage
109.15
O'CONNOR, BARB
mileage
18.87
OFFICE ELEMENTS
office supplies
748.03
O'HALLORAN INTERNATIONAL INC., STOCK & PARTS
2,623.62
OLSON, STACI
medical examiner expense
396.08
O'REILLY AUTO PARTS
STOCK & PARTS
865.35
PALACE PARK MCH LLC
rent payments
240.00
PALMER, KATHERINE
mileage
166.77
PAYNE, KELLY
rent payments
250.00
PEDERSON SANITATION
GARBAGE
88.00
PETTY CASH SHERIFF
postage & freight
429.20
POWERPLAN
PARTS & STOCK
1,044.53
PRAIRIE ENERGY COOPERATIVE, LIGHTING
106.68
PRESCOTT, KARI
mileage
154.53
PROSHIELD FIRE PROTECTION FIRE EXTINQUISHERS
419.00
REES HYDRAULIC SALES & SERVICE, PARTS
335.26
RELIABLE OFFICE SUPPLIES INC., SHOP OFFICE SUPPLIES 53.62
RESERVE ACCOUNT
POSTAGE
1,003.55
ROGER'S TIRE SERVICE
TIRES AND TIRE REPAIR 24,679.00
ROYAL PROPERTIES LLC
rent
1,400.00
RUGE, ASHLEY
mileage
157.08
SCHOON, KAREN L
telephone
50.00
SCREENVISION DIRECT
advertising
204.00
SIBBITT, DANI
mileage
193.30
STAR ENERGY LLC
FUEL
1,070.26
STOREY KENWORTHY/MATT PARROTT, office supplies
1,155.92
THE MESSENGER
legals/publications
912.35
TIMMERMAN, SUSAN
mileage
382.51
TOWN & COUNTRY VETERINARY CLIN, dog pound
301.00
TREASURER STATE OF IOWA conservation board expense 121.00
TRIMARK CENTRAL BILLING inmate medical
220.00
TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTE, medical records
20.00
TRUCK COUNTRY OF IOWA
STOCK AND PARTS
1,422.80
UBBEN, COURTNEY
mileage
228.48
UNION CAB COMPANY INC
cab passes
240.00
UNITED PROPERTY GROUP LLC, rent payments
600.00
UNITED STATES CELLULAR
cell phone
361.85
UPPER DES MOINES OPPORTUNITY, contracted services
75.00
US 20 ASSOCIATION
2015 membership dues
150.00
USPCA
memebership 50.00
UTLEY, LACEY
mileage
86.70
VASKE, MARCENE
rent & expense
400.00
VERIZON WIRELESS
phone services
2,518.30
VISITING NURSES SERVICES OF IA, idph-hcci
1,450.00
W & H COOP OIL COMPANY
FUEL
41,257.05
WALMART COMMUNITY
supplies
574.91
WALTERS SANITARY SERVICE INC., garbage services
163.25
WEBSTER CALHOUN COOP TELE, 911 circuits
738.75
WEBSTER CO TELECOMMUNICA, contracted services
36,719.00
WEBSTER COUNTY SHERIFF service fees
887.02
WELLS FARGO REMITANCE CENTER, supplies
5,356.10
WIC printer
ink cartridges
210.00
WITTE, JOEL
cell phone reimbursement
25.00
WOOLSTOCK MUTUAL TELEPHONE, computer services/internet 159.85
WRIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF
SERVICE FEES
41.80
WUEBKER, JENNIFER
mileage
175.95
YOUTH & SHELTER SERVICES shelter services
186.60

CITY OF
FARNHAMVILLE
Farnhamville City Council
Regular Meeting Minutes
January 19th, 2015

The Farnhamville City Council met on Monday, January 19th, 2014,
6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, called to order by roll call by
Mayor Frank Morgan, with council members, Barb Gregg, Jeff Kicklighter,
Herman Seil, and Calvin Wooters. Clint VanKley present. Others present
Judy Harvey and Alan Jorgensen. VanKley arrived at 6:40. Absent: Roger
Kopecky

Motion by Gregg, seconded by Wooters to approve the minutes from
December 8th, 2014 regular meeting and the agenda for this meeting.
Motion carried.

Following discussion a motion by Kicklighter, seconded by Gregg to
approve the payment of the following bills. Motion carried.
Alan Jorgensen
December Net Wages
$3088.46
Ag Source Lab
Wastewater
$266.00
BCBS Insurance
AJ Health Insurance
$717.05
Barco Municipal Products
Supplies
$82.43
Black Hills Energy
11-4 12-5
$783.53
Black Hills Energy
12-5 1-6
$768.81
Calhoun County Electric Co
December
$44,261.05
Calhoun County Electric Co
Burnsite
$8.84
Carroll Refuse Service LLC
Garbage/Recycling
$2,850.00
Champion Chrysler Center Inc. Police Vehicle
$1086.74
Des Moines Stamp
Stamp
$30.30
Ecolab
Pest Control
$100.91
Emily Bendickson
December Net Wages
$1,583.72
Emily Bendickson
Insurance
$224.40
Emily Bendickson
Travel/postage
$28.21
Farmers Coop CO
Postage
$30.92
Gowrie News
Newspaper
$ 78.58
IES Electrical
$26,058.50
Internal Revenue Service
SS/FWH
$4,230.50
IPERS IPERS $2239.55
Iowa One Call
EMAIL
$18.90
Johnson Law Firm
Legal
$217.00
Judy Harvey
December Net Wages
$237.08
Kris Davis
Supplies
$394.00
Menards Supplies $22.21
Midwest Municipal Transmission, Dues
$230.00
Napa Parts $7.29
Patrick Monaghan
December Net Wages
$2,392.49
Patrick Monaghan
Cell Phone
$10.00
Patrick Monaghan
Health Insurance
$151.52
Roger Kopecky
December Net Wages
$2,679.84
Roger Kopecky
Health Insurance
$667.50
Star Energy
Fuel
$358.44
Treasurer State of Iowa
Sales Tax
$799.00
Treasurer State of Iowa
State Withholding
$1600.00
Treasurer State of Iowa
Unemployment Tax
$187.07
VISA
Police
$134.70
VISA
Clerk
$289.93
VISA
AJ
$107.50
WCCTA Telephone $407.47
USDA
Water Project
$6,987.00
USDA
Water Project
$245.00
Total
$106,662.44

The police report was reviewed. A correction to last months minutes

regarding the (STEP) Special Traffic Enforcement Program, a section has


been completed and the grant was submitted and approved for funds for
new radar equipment. The STEP Program will be completed on September
11th, 2015. The new radar equipment has been received and installed.

Motion by Kicklighter, second by Seil to approve Ordinance No.
1-2015 for establishing the following water service rates. Motion carried.
Motion by Gregg, second by VanKley to wave the second and third
readings of this Ordinance. Motion carried. Copy of the new Water Rate
Ordinance will be attached at the end of these minutes.

Motion by Seil, second by Wooters to approve Modification of
Existing Provision Ordinance 2-2015 pertaining to collection fees. Section
1 Modified Collection Fees CHAPTER 106, SECTION 106.08 PART C,
of the City of Farnhamville, Iowa, changing from Ventures of Iowa LLC to
Farnhamville Apartments Coop. Motion carried. A copy of this Ordinance
will be attached at the end of these minutes.

Motion by Gregg, second by VanKley to approve the liquor license for
Harvest Acres Inc. DBA Tonys. Motion Carried.

Discussion and input was given to the Clerk for the FY2016 Budget.

A verbal report was given on the electrical, water and sewer utilities
from the utility Superintendent. A follow up for the Demand Meter that
will be installed at the COOP will take place this month. LED lights were
ordered to be installed for the rest of the town lights. We will now be 100%
LED. The Utility employees repaired the aerators at the lagoon.
2014 GROSS SALARIES
Alan Jorgensen
Emily Bendickson
Judy Harvey
Patrick Monaghan
Roger Kopecky

$46,216.01
$22,890.00
$ 1,661.13
$ 29,348.47
$29,941.83

Next council meeting will be February 9th at 6:30 P.M.



Motion by VanKley, seconded by Kicklighter to adjourn the meeting.
Motion carried.
Emily Bendickson
City Clerk

Frank Morgan
Mayor

CITY OF
FARNHAMVILLE

MODIFICATION OR CHANGE OF EXISTING PROVISION


ORDINANCE NO 2-2015
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE
CITY OF
FARNHAMVILLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO
COLLECTION FEES.
SECTION 1 MODIFIED COLLECTIONS FEES CHAPTER 106,
SECTION 106.08 PART C, of the
Code of Ordinances of the City of Farnhamville, Iowa is repealed and the
following adopted in lieu thereof:
For each apartment of the Farnhamville Apartments Coop - $13.75
per month.
Passed by the Council the _19___ day of __January_____, 2015_ and
approved
This _19__day of _January___________, 2015______.
ATTEST:
______________________
City Clerk
I certify that the foregoing was published as Ordinance No. 2-2015 on the
_19th________Day of _January___________, 2015________.

________________________
City Clerk

CITY OF
FARNHAMVILLE

11

The City of Farnhamville


Ordinance No. 1-2015
An Ordinance amending THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
of the City of Farnhamville, Iowa,
Chapter 92, Rates for Services, by establishing the following
Water Service Rates.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
FARNHAMVILLE, IOWA:

92.2 RATES FOR SERVICE. Water service shall be furnished at the
following monthly rates within the City:

1. Minimum Monthly Charge

2. 0-10,000 gallons

3. Next 10,000 gallons

$ 25.00

4. All over 20,000 gallons

5. Shut-off Fee

6. Hook-up Fee

$ 5.00 per thousand


$ 4.50 per thousand

$ 3.50 per thousand


$ 25.00
$ 25.00

92.3 RATES OUTSIDE THE CITY. Water service shall be provided to


any customer located outside the corporate limits of the City which the
City has agreed to serve at double the regular rates. Any customer who
purchases electric service from the City shall be provided water service
at one and one-half times the regular rate. The water load-out rate for
treated water for end users outside the corporate limits of the City shall be
$5.00 per 1,000 gallons. The Farmers Coop load out water shall be $l5.00
per l, 000 gallons.
WHEN EFFECTIVE: This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its
final passage, approval and publication as provided by law.
Passed by the Council the ____19th_____ day of _____January____, and
approved this____19th_______ Day of _____January_______ 2015.
__________________________________
Mayor Frank Morgan


ATTEST:

_____________________________________
Emily Bendickson, City Clerk
FIRST READING _____January 19th, 2015______________________
SECOND READING _______Waived_____________________________
THIRD READING __ _______Waived____________________________
I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE FOREGOING WAS POSTED AS
ORDINANCE NO. 1-2015 ON THE ___19th____________ DAY OF
_______January_____________ 2015.
________________________________________
Emily J. Bendickson, City Clerk

JH Jags take over Madrid


The Southeast Valley JH Girls Basketball traveled to Madrid Tuesday evening and came away with
two dominating wins.
Form 631.1
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The 7th grade won by a
BUDGET ESTIMATE
score of 42-7 behind 14
FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2015 - ENDING JUNE 30, 2016
points from Jaynie Ferrari with Cassie Bergland
City of
Farnhamville
, Iowa
right behind with nine.

The Jags reThe City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Budget at
Council Chambers
cieved great wing play
on
2/9/2015
at
6:30pm
from the duo Makenzie
Crampton and Delaney
The Budget Estimate Summary of proposed receipts and expenditures is shown below.
Conrad and great hustle
Copies of the the detailed proposed Budget may be obtained or viewed at the offices of the Mayor,
from Maggie Anderlik.
City Clerk, and at the Library.
The Jags also recieved
The estimated Total tax levy rate per $1000 valuation on regular property . .
8.10000
great efforts off the bench
The estimated tax levy rate per $1000 valuation on Agricultural land is . . . .
0.00000
At the public hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of,
from the trio of Emma
any part of the proposed budget.
Hunter, Haley Studyvin
515-544-3619
Emily Bendickson
and Taegan Long. The
phone number
City Clerk/Finance Officer's NAME
7th grade is now 9-2 on
the season.
Budget FY
Re-est. FY
Actual FY

The 8th grade
2016
2015
2014
won by a score of of 32(a)
(b)
(c)
13 with Maddy Jasechke
Revenues & Other Financing Sources
Taxes Levied on Property
1
133,715
134,740
142,841
leading the way with 18
Less: Uncollected Property Taxes-Levy Year
2
0
0
0
points and Cassidy LamNet Current Property Taxes
3
133,715
134,740
142,841
bert right behind with
Delinquent Property Taxes
4
0
0
0
nine.
TIF Revenues
5
0
0
0

The Jags reOther City Taxes
6
30,700
31,715
27,738
cieved solid point guard
Licenses & Permits
7
0
0
390
play from Kasey LundUse of Money and Property
8
4,000
4,000
1,036
berg and solid wing play
Intergovernmental
9
188,000
98,000
2,567,988
from Morgan Castenson,
Charges for Services
10
742,000
712,000
664,878
Sammy Alphs, Shelby
Special Assessments
11
0
0
0
Cummins and Lanie NelMiscellaneous
12
0
6,500
6,920
son. The Jags also reOther Financing Sources
13
0
0
2,716
Transfers In
14
0
0
88,898
cieved very solid post
Total Revenues and Other Sources
15
1,098,415
986,955
3,503,405
play off the bench from
Hannah Devries. The 8th
Expenditures & Other Financing Uses
grade improves their rePublic Safety
16
61,400
61,150
43,130
cord to 7-4
Public Works
Health and Social Services
Culture and Recreation
Community and Economic Development
General Government
Debt Service
Capital Projects

17
18
19
20
21
22
23

37,000
3,000
23,000
152,000
149,650
0
0

92,000
3,000
25,500
62,000
149,000
0
0

30,368
3,500
29,923
59,250
193,815
23,472
0

Total Government Activities Expenditures


Business Type / Enterprises
Total ALL Expenditures

24
25
26

426,050
581,000
1,007,050

392,650
566,000
958,650

383,458
3,085,411
3,468,869

Transfers Out

27

88,898

Total Expenditures/Transfers Out

28

1,007,050

958,650

3,557,767

Excess Revenues & Other Sources Over


(Under) Expenditures/Transfers Out

29

91,365

28,305

-54,362

Beginning Fund Balance July 1

30

404,530

376,225

430,587

Ending Fund Balance June 30

31

495,895

404,530

376,225

12

Jan. 28, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS


Stewart Memorial
Community Hospital

Boxholm Farnhamville Dayton


Gowrie Harcourt Lehigh

Ph. 544-3281
Member F.D.I.C.

Mon-Fri 7:30-5
Sat 8-Noon
203 South Ash
Harcourt, Iowa

www.engquistlumber.com

Stewart Memorial
Community Hospital

Community
Pharmacy
serving the communities of

McCrary-Rost Clinic

1106 Beek Street,


PO Box 475
Gowrie, IA 50543

Rochelle Guess - F.N.P. - C


Adam Swisher, D.O. and
Kari Swisher, ARNP-C

www.wccta.net

515.352.3891
www.stewartmemorial.org

Ph. 352-3151

1800 Main Gowrie, IA 50543

NAPA Auto Parts

NAPA Auto Parts Store, located


at 1116 Beek Street, offers a full
line of automotive and farm repair
parts. John McElroy, owner of the
business, also owns and operates
the NAPA store at 411 1st Avenue
South in Fort Dodge.
NAPA is open Monday through
Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
and Saturdays 7:30 a.m. to 12:00
noon. Heather Akins, manager
of the Gowrie store, noted that
in addition to the full-line of parts

Gowrie Ph. 352-3876

Towne
Veterinary
Clinic
Dr. Bruce Towne
Gowrie

Ph. 352-3044

Callender Somers
Manson Gowrie
Ph. 515-352-3181

heartlandbanks.com

Swanson
Florists
in business 80 years

Visit our webpage at


www.jamboreefood.com

1108 Market Street,


Gowrie, IA 50543

Ph. 515.352.3325
Fx. 515.352.3309

email: gnews@wccta.net

Farm & Town

Insurance
Gowrie

352-3898

Ph. 352-3912

NAPA

Auto Parts

Providing quality products and services for over 110 years, Heartland Bank continues
to be committed to local communities since 1901. With locations in Gowrie, Callender,
Somers, and Manson our mission at Heartland Bank is focused on exceeding the expectations of our customers.
Heartland Bank is dedicated to providing our customers with the most current valueadded products and services. Whether a customers preference is to bank in person, by
telephone, ATM, or via computer, all customers are offered the choices that fit their
lifestyle. As a community employer, Heartland Bank employs local people who know
our customers and are willing to go the extra mile to make your banking experience
enjoyable and pleasant.
Heartland Bank offers a complete line of banking and investment services. Traditional
Deposit services include: checking, savings, and certificates of deposit. Loan services
include: traditional loans for agriculture, commercial, real estate, and consumer, as well
Back row, left to right: Steve Tucker, Paige as Beginning Farmer Loans and Home Equity Lines of Credit. Our Investment Center
Workman, Kevin Black, Mindy Roper; offers investment and retirement planning options to help customers achieve their financial
Front row: Berna Tucker and Ashley goals.
Heartland Bank also offers other banking products such as free internet banking and
Hanlon
free bill pay. Now available is our new Mobile App. Download it today from the Google
Gowrie
Play Store or the Apple I-Tunes Store by searching Heartland Bank Iowa. With this
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App, you can even deposit your checks right through your phone. How convenient is
Callender
515-548-3223
that?
Somers
Real
Heartland Bank cares about the communities it serves and the people within them.
people
515-467-5561
www.heartlandbanks.com
Manson
Real
With a full line of financial services, efficiency, and employee dedication, Heartland
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Bank is ready and willing to be your bank of choice for the next 100 years.

Gowrie

Ph. 515-352-3103

Palmer & Swank

Funeral Homes
Gowrie &
Rockwell City

Ph. 352-3121

INDEPENDENT,
FULL SERVICE BANK

515-968-4131
Member F.D.I.C.

1015 Market Street


Gowrie

Ph. 352-3333
Stewart Memorial
Community Hospital

McCrary-Rost
Clinic
Rochelle Guess - F.N.P. - C
Adam Swisher, D.O. and
Kari Swisher, ARNP-C

Gowrie, Iowa
Ph. 1-800-262-2630

Ph. 352-3355

Buying Together and Selling for Less!

Ph. 352-3118

Independent
Living

Gowrie

1119 Market Street,


Gowrie, Iowa 50543
515-352-3711
Hours:
Mon. - Sat. 7:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Sun. 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Your Full
Service
Purina Feed
Gowrie

Senior Suites
of Gowrie

available in the Gowrie inventory,


special orders are delivered the
next day providing an excellent resource for area farm and auto repair needs.
NAPA online provides an additional resource for parts and information and can be accessed
at www.NAPAonline.com Visit the
website and create a shopping list
to be used at your local store.

Gowrie, Lake View,


Rockwell City,
and Lake City

Bruntlett
Elevator

Left to right are Shelly Powers,


Steve Tucker, and Carole Erritt

1526 320th Street


Gowrie, IA 50543
Toll Free: 877-351-CORN (2676)
Business: 515-352-2612
Fax: 515-352-2614

www.poet.com/gowrie

Back row, left to right are Randy Besch, Russ Ruh- Left to right are Kirk Warnke, Jo Garey,
land, John Rosenboom, Danette Nimke, Beth Good- and Annette Zinnel.
win; Front row are Kim Hoefing, Linda Dangelser,
Joan Smith, Katlin Jurries

Harcourt
Equipment

Gowrie, Iowa
352-9960

Open for lunch and dinner

Ph. 354-5331

1108 Market Street,


Gowrie, IA 50543

Ph. 515.352.3325
Fx. 515.352.3309

email: gnews@wccta.net

Used Farm Equip.


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Gowrie

PH. 352-5204