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July 8, 2015

GOWRIE, WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA

Somers to host SomersFest,


July 18-19; grants received
for tables, basketball court


To celebrate the city of Somers, the town will celebrate SomersFest, a weekend full of events from July 18-19.

Somers has recently received grants from Calhoun
County Community Foundation to purchase new picnic
tables for the community building, as well resurfacing and
replacing equipment at the basketball court by the softball
diamond.

Somers has also built a bridge to connect the community building with the car show area.

On Saturday, July 18, a softball tournament starts at
9am.

We are going to have a free throw contest on the
newly resurfaced basketball court.

The concession stand will be open all day and will
offer bake sale items. The horseshoe pits are available for
both days for anyone interested parties.

On Sunday, July 19, Somers will be hosting our
seventh annual car and bike show.

Interest in showcasing antique or unique tractors
in the community has been high. Therefore, registration will
begin at 11 a.m.

There is a $10 registration fee that will go toward
more projects to improve the city of Somers. There will be
participant judging and trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m.

Lunch served at the community building and will
offer bake sale items. Kids games will be at the community
building throughout the weekend.

If necessary, softball tourney will continue on Sunday.

For more information, please contact Eileen McGuire, the Somers City Clerk, at 515-544-3789 or email mcgbkii@yahoo.com


Many gathered in Laurel Park for a car show and
water fights hosted by the Gowrie Volunteer Fire Department. Photos by Jeff Heck.


Flanked by two soldiers, two members of Post 431
of the American Legion of Gowrie led the Parade of Flags
in the Gowrie Independence Day Parade on Saturday. They
were met with a roaring applause from the crowd.

Sweet corn feed July


11 at Webster Co. Fair Glow Ball Tournament
A Sweet Corn Feed will again be an event the whole in Gowrie July 10
family can enjoy at the 2015 Webster County Fair.
Webster County Farm Bureau Federation will host the
Sweet Corn Feed on Saturday, July 11 from 5:00 7:00
p.m. at the Webster County Fairgrounds.
Meal will consist of a pork or beef burger, chips, drink
and sweet corn.
The Dayton Tigers 4-H Club will be selling homemade ice cream during the feed for $2. Their stand will be
set up near the sweet corn feed to allow those wanting ice
cream with their meal to purchase it.

Wednesday, July 8
Farnhamville Fire Dept., 7:30 p.m. at the fire station.
Gowrie Parks Board, 6:45 p.m. at the civic center.
Thursday, July 9
Gowrie Jaycees, 7:30 p.m. at Marvs.
Friday, July 10
GDC, 12:00 p.m. at the WCCTA conference room
Monday, July 13
Farnhamville City Council, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Gowrie Municipal Utilities Board, 4:30 p.m. at the
light plant.
Harcourt TOPS, 8:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran
Church Harcourt.
Tuesday, July 14
Farnhamville American Legion Auxiliary, 9:30 a.m.
Farnhamville Senior Citizens (cards), 1:00 p.m.,
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
American Legion Peterson Post #431 and Sons of
the American Legion, 6:30 p.m. social time and
meal, 8:00 p.m. meeting, Gowrie Legion building.
Callender City Council, 6:30 p.m. at the
Community Center.
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

VOL. 125 NO. 27


This event is one you will not want to miss this
summer! The glow ball golf tournament will be held Friday, July 10 at the Gowrie Municipal Golf Course.

Registration will begin that evening after 7 p.m.
and there will be a shot gun start at dark. Teams are made
up of two people and the play will be alternate shot.

The cost for each team is $40, which includes
use of glow balls, glow necklaces and course lighting.
There will be four teams allowed on each hole for a total
of 36 in the tournament.

Each team is responsible for bringing lights to for their golf cart and themselves.

Various places will be paid and all remaining
money taken in will be giving to the club house for various amenities and updates.

Sign up today! For a reservation, please call
515-352-3320.


John and LaVola Lizer enjoy their meal at the Old
Fashioned Chicken Dinner at the Gowrie United Methodist Church on Saturday. The dinner is served by volunteers.
Photo by Jeff Heck.


Dave Hoover waves to parade-goers at the Gowrie
Independence Day Parade on Saturday. Hoover drove his
classic blue Ford Bronco.

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July 8, 2015

Heartland Bank offers


finance tips for kids

THE GOWRIE NEWS


The summer months mean many kids are working for some extra cash in their pocket. Whether he or she
is doing odd jobs around the house or working at the local
pool, its the perfect time to teach your child financial lessons that will last a lifetime.

Its never too early to begin teaching children
the basics of finance, said Berna Tucker, Marketing Director. We encourage parents to expose their children to
experiences like visiting the bank, budgeting and paying
bills.

Heartland Bank offers examples of teachable
moments to help you get started:

At the bank. When you go to the bank, bring
your children with you and show them how transactions
work. Get the customer service representative to explain
how the bank operates, how money generates interest and
how an ATM works.

On payday. Discuss how your pay is budgeted to
pay for housing, food, clothing and charitable giving,
and how a portion is saved for future expenses such as
college tuition and retirement.

At the grocery store. Explain the benefits of
comparison shopping, coupons and store brands.

Paying bills. Explain the many ways that bills
can be paid: over the phone, paper or by check, electronic
check or online check draft. Discuss how each method of
bill pay takes money out of your account. Be
sure to cover late penalties, emphasizing the importance
of paying bills on time.

Using credit cards. Explain that credit cards are
a loan and need to be repaid. Share how each month a
credit card statement comes in the mail with a bill. Go
over the features of different types of cards,
such as ATM, debit and credit cards.

Heartland Bank is a locally owned community
bank serving the Gowrie, Callender, Somers and Manson
areas for over 110 years.

Look us up at
www.heartlandbanks.
com. Or better yet, come
visit any Heartland Bank
branch! We serve fresh
baked cookies every Friday, a customer favorite.

Happy 50th Anniversary

Summer Dance Registration

Register at Vickys Dance Studio or Send Registration & Payment to Vickys Dance Academy,
1375 350th St., Gowrie, IA 50543

Name(s):______________________________ Age/Grade_________

Gary and Diane Boerner of Gowrie will celebrate


their 50th wedding anniversary on July 10th. Cards may
be sent to them at PO Box 402, Gowrie, IA 50543.
Gary Boerner and Diane Thies were united in
marriage on July 10th, 1965 at St. Martins Catholic
Church in Odebolt, Iowa.
Their family includes Jeff and Marcie Boerner, of
Gowrie; and Brent and Wendy Stanley, of Spencer. They
have four grandchildren, Dalton Boerner, Logan Boerner,
Sydney Stanley and A.J. Stanley.

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July 8, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS


Junior Josie Breitsprecher smashes a pitch in the first
inning of the Southeast Valley-South Central Calhoun softball
game Thursday in Lytton. The Jaguars blanked the Titans 11-0
in six innings. Photo by Tyler Anderson.
Aaliyah Scott, #17 catches a pop fly as #5, Kearsten Hainzinger backs up Aaliyah while playing St. Mary's on June 25.

Lady Jags remain hot;


finish regular season 21-11
By Tyler Anderson


The final week of the regular season proved to
be another fine week for the Southeast Valley softball
team, as they finished with a five game winning streak.
Southeast Valley 11, Pocahontas 6: The
Southeast Valley softball team went back to work on
Monday, where they defeated the Maidens of Pocahontas
Area 11-6 in Pocahontas.

Taking an early 3-1 lead, the Southeast Valley
offense exploded in the fifth inning to take an 8-1 lead.
However, Poky responded with four runs, plus another
run before the Lad Jags put the game to bed with a run in
the sixth inning and two runs in the seventh.

Junior Natalie Lambert proved her worth once
more, going 4-5 at the plate, tallying three doubles with
two RBIs. Lambert also earned the victory, striking out
nine Maiden batters.
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Southeast Valley 8, Graettinger-Terril/
Ruthven-Ayrshire 2: The Lady Jags resumed their winning ways on Tuesday, soundly defeating GTRA 8-2 in
Harcourt.

Senior Nicole Williams played a major role in
the victory, going 3-4 with two doubles and scoring two
runs. Junior Josie Breitsprecher led the girls in the RBI
tally with two.

Lambert and incoming freshman Morgan Castenson put together a solid outing on the mound, striking
out eight Titan batters.

Lambert took home the victory, her 11th of the
2015 season. Lambert also stole two bases as part of the
winning effort.
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Southeast Valley 7, Manson-Northwest
Webster 0: Wednesday in Harcourt, the Lady Jags
notched their 20th win of the 2015 season, blanking Manson Northwest-Webster 7-0.

Junior Natalie Lambert led Southeast Valley by
going 2-3 at the plate, hitting a double and scoring two
runs. Lambert also stole one base in the victory.
Aiding Lambert was junior Kearsten Hainzinger, who

went 1-3 and drove in three RBIs while stealing one base.

On the mound, senior Nicole Williams (6-3)
took home the win. Williams allowed four hits and struck
out eight Cougar batters.
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Southeast Valley 11, South Central Calhoun
2 (six innings): In Lytton on a cool Thursday evening,
the Lady Jags blanked South Central Calhoun 11-0 in six
innings. The girls jumped out to a 6-0 lead by the third
inning and never looked back, making easy work of the
Titans. There were no line scores available as of press
time.

Glidden-Ralston 3, Southeast Valley 1;
Southeast Valley 11, Coon Rapids-Bayard 1; Atlantic
6, Southeast Valley 3: Throughout Friday, the Carroll
tournament concluded the regular season for the Lady
Jags.

Southeast Valley went one of three in the late
season tourney. There were no line scores available as of
press time.

Card of Thanks!

Our family would like to thank all those


who have showed and expressed support and comfort
during the loss of our loved one. The Stratford First
Responders, Webster County Sheriffs Department,
Iowa State Patrol, Unity Point Emergency Department,
Mercy Medical Helicopter, Iowa Methodist Adult
Critical Care Unit and anyone else who had a part in
assisting in anyway with care and love with
this difficult time. Joyfully in Christ
The Family of Velma Castenson
Lonny & Barb Cummins and families
Kristi Castenson and families

1108 Market Street, P.O. Box 473


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Kearsten Hainzinger fields the ball and flips it to first
for a Jaguar out. Photo by Lisa Peterson.

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Cream & Strawberry

Erica Rittgers, a junior for the Jaguars, looks to throw
the opponent out. Photo by Lisa Peterson.

July 8, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Where's the water?


Randy Halligan and son, Will and friend Sack Miller
entered a boat float in the Gowrie Independence Day
Parade.

Imogene Hanson named


Grand Marshal of 2015
Dayton Rodeo Parade
By Jesse Green


With a Titan baserunner on second, junior Cameron Anderson hurls a pitch against South Central Calhoun on
Thursday in Lytton. The Jaguars defeated the Titans, 5-3. Photo by Tyler Anderson.

Jaguars halt losing streak;


defeat Manson-NorthwestWebster, SCC
By Tyler Anderson

After splitting the Ogden Tournament, the
Southeast Valley baseball team began the week slow before fully recovering by weeks end. The Jaguars, now
17-7, fell to Pocahontas Area 5-1 before blanking Manson Northwest-Webster 10-0 and knocking out South
Central Calhoun 5-3.

The Jaguars will look to resume their winning
ways this coming week, hosting Poky on Wednesday and
concluding their regular season in Madrid on Thursday.

On July 14, Southeast Valley will then head to
Pocahontas to play Estherville Lincoln Central-Pocahontas Area winner.

Pocahontas Area 5, Southeast Valley 1: On
Monday, the Jags were unable to get back on track just
yet, tumbling 5-1 to Pocahontas Area in Pocahontas.

While Myles Davis scored the first run of the
game, the Jaguars bowed to a four run first inning by the
Indians. It was a deficit that Southeast Valley could not
return from, as Pokys Jace Davidson limited the Jags to
four hits.

However, the Jaguars will have a chance to exact revenge when the Indians visit Dayton on July 8 at
5:30 p.m.
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Southeast Valley 10, Manson NorthwestWebster 0 (five innings): Wednesday in Dayton, the
Jaguars recovered from their two game skid in a big way,
defeating Manson Northwest-Webster 10-0 in five innings.


Southeast Valley scored five runs in the first
inning and never looked back, making easy work of the
Cougars.

Sophomore Myles Davis led the charge at the
dish, going 2-3 with a double, scoring three runs and
driving in one RBI. Davis led the Jags with two stolen
bases.

Joining in on the winning effort was senior
Dylan Anderson, who went 2-3 with a double and scoring one run.

Junior Andrew Dorage was stellar at the mound
once more, allowing no hits and fanning 10 Cougar batters. Dorage improved to 6-2 in the 2015 season.
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South Central Calhoun 5-3. The back and forth affair
continued until the top of the seventh, where the Jaguars
put away the home standing Titans for good.

It was a complete team effort by the Jaguars
as Junior Cameron Anderson (5-0) took home the win,
while classmate Cade King came up with a double. Sophomore Myles Davis and freshman Nolan Johnson each
came up with a stolen base.

Johnson also knocked in an RBI, along with senior Dylan Anderson, junior Andrew Dorage, and sophomores Dakota Jaeschke and Sam Berglund.
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In this years upcoming Dayton Rodeo Parade
on Labor Day, the Dayton Rodeo Celebration Committee has named Imogene Hanson of Dayton the parades
Grand Marshal.

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near Lanyon. She graduated from Lanyon High School
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This years Dayton Rodeo Parade Grand Marshal
is Imogene Hanson. Imogene has attended every rodeo, save
for one, since 1947. She has been involved with many of the
rodeos activities.

Central Webster Class of 1965...


The Central Webster Class of 1965 gathered for their 50th class reunion from June 24-25 at the Grand Harbor
Resort and Water Park in Dubuque. Front row from left to right: Richard Munson, Bill Royster, Duane Jordison, Derald
Dosland and Rick McCubbin. Second row from left to right: Barb (Page) Messerly, Sheri (Kahl) Heck, Jane (Sandell) Blair
and Sharon (Smith) Schilling. Third row from left to right: Tom Martin, Denny Robertson, Becky Panzi, Terry Johnson
and Rich Jones. Photo by Rick McCubbin.


Mr. and Mrs. Koopman attended the Central
Webster Class of 1965 reunion in Dubuque. This was the
50th class reunion. They were teachers during the 1965
Central Webster school year. Dave Koopman performed
Ringo, just like he did when during high school. Photo by
Sheri Heck.

July 8, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

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Southwest Webster Ambulance visits Gowrie Public Library...



Tuesday morning the children at the Gowrie Public Library story hour were visited by volunteers from the Southwest
Webster Ambulance crew.

Gowrie, Iowa residents urged to support


ethonal, Renewalable Fuels program
Written comments needed by July 29. . .

It hasnt always been easy for the average American


farmer.
Farmers have had to work tirelessly to stay afloat
amid fluctuating crop demand and a tumultuous environmental and political climate. Despite the chaos, hope
springs from domestic biofuel production, which has bolstered rural America while simultaneously decreasing our
dependency on foreign oil.
However, on May 29 the Obama administration made
a ruling on Renewable Volume Obligations under the
Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that undermines these
efforts. In its announcement, the Environmental Protection Agency stated that real-world limitations have
prevented the U.S. from reaching its delineated goals for
2014-2016.
While the EPA is correct in recognizing the intent of
Congress to continue expanding growth in biofuels, the
established targets greatly fall short of rural Americas
ability to produce low-cost, clean-burning ethanol, and
this must be changed.
Gowrie-Dayton area people are urged to write
personal comments in support of agriculture and ethonal. Tell the EPA not to reduce the Renewable Fuel
Standard advises POET. Mail comments to POET,
1562 320th St., Gowrie, IA, 5053 by July 15.
Rural America has shown incredible advancements
in recent years, utilizing innovative, efficient technologies to increase yield and output. Nationally, the RFS
has supported 825,000 jobs, many of these in agriculture,
while the ethanol industry added 44 billion dollars to the
U.S. GDP in 2013.
In Iowa alone, the ethanol industry generates $19.3
billion of total economic output annually and supports
over 73,000 jobs.
As ethanol grew over the last decade, so did prosperity in rural America. As ethanol production has plateaued
the last couple years, farm income and land value have
plateaued or dropped. Theres no doubt that the fates of
these industries are tied together. By not allowing U.S.
farmers to reach their potential for renewable fuel production, we are missing an enormous opportunity for continued prosperity. It seems the government has lost sight
of the initial purpose of the RFS, which was designed in
2007 to keep gas prices low, to spur domestic jobs and

investment, and to set a path for a more sustainable future. The government knew that the only way to put
Americas future in our own hands was to promote more
fuel choices at the pump.
Thankfully, some key players in Washington havent
forgotten their commitment to rural America. In response
to the ruling, United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom
Vilsack announced that the USDA will provide funding for flex pump infrastructure to increase access to
domestic biofuel at the pump. While increased access is
welcome, this program is needed because oil companies
have refused to make the investments necessary to meet
the law. Why are oil companies exempt from making the
same investments farmers did?
Its essential that local farmers and community
members follow Vilsacks lead and speak out to make
biofuels a priority. The EPA has opened a 60-day
comment period that allows anyone to express their
opinion on the ruling before July 27. Now is the time
to make your voices heard and stop the federal government from putting the oil industrys agenda ahead
of American farmers.
Why? Because America has long been dependent on
foreign oil, and though oil prices have dipped, its imperative to remember the volatility of the market and stay
proactive in our ability to be autonomous. To preserve the
advances made in agriculture over the last eight years, the
EPA needs to recommit to its initial goals and continue
to allow a strong market for first and second-generation
renewable fuels, until 2022 and beyond.


Inside the Ambulace Terri Towne, left, showes Kendal
Taylor how she can hear her heart beat. She explains to the
children all these instruments in the Ambulance are to help
you.

The Dead Wifes Handbook


by Hannah Beckerman

Rachel, Max, and their daughter Ellie had the
perfect lifeuntil the night Rachels heart stopped beating. She was thirty-six.

Just as her family cant forget her, Rachel cant
quite let go of them either. Caught in a place between
worlds, Rachel watches helplessly as she begins to fade
from their lives.

This fresh debut novel touches on the various
stages of bereavement, from denial to acceptance. As
Max and Ellie work through their grief, Rachel too struggles to come to terms with her death. And as her husband
starts to date again, Rachel realizes that one day Max will
find love, and that Ellie will have a new mother figure in
her life.

The Dead Wifes Handbook is a heartwarming
and touching book, very commercial in its approach and
a compelling read. It will touch a wide readership, and is
a perfect read for fans of the bestseller The Lovely Bones.
Rachel, Max, and their daughter Ellie had the perfect
lifeuntil the night Rachels heart stopped beating. She
was thirty-six.

Just as her family cant forget her, Rachel cant
quite let go of them either. Caught in a place between
worlds, Rachel watches helplessly as she begins to fade
from their lives.

This fresh debut novel touches on the various
stages of bereavement, from denial to acceptance. As
Max and Ellie work through their grief, Rachel too struggles to come to terms with her death. And as her husband
starts to date again, Rachel realizes that one day Max will
find love, and that Ellie will have a new mother figure in
her life.

The Dead Wifes Handbook is a heartwarming
and touching book, very commercial in its approach and
a compelling read. It will touch a wide readership, and is
a perfect read for fans of the bestseller The Lovely Bones.

County Fair King and


Queen contest

Prairie View Class of 1960...


Front row left to right are Janiece Piltingshrud, Sandy Peterson Christinson, Linda Hunter Brandes, Muriel
Smith Johnson, Carolyn Johnson Mabee, Gary Peterson, Ron Hunter; Back Row - Kathy Mossberg, Maridee Hunter Dugger, Ron Eckman, Jim Brown, Al Foster, and Owen Julius.

The 2015 Webster County Fair King & Queen Contest will be held Wednesday, July 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the
East Auditorium. The King and Queen Contest has been
a part of the Fair for many years. The Webster County
Soil & Water Conservation District Commission and the
Webster County Fairboard sponsor the event. The preliminary judging is done before the fair.
King and queen candidates are nominated by their local 4-H clubs and must be active in 4-H. They are judged
on personality, leadership, and communication skills.
The 2014 Fair King and Queen, Jacob Lewandowski
and Rebecca Nellis, both of Fort Dodge have attended
several local parades since their reign began.
The 2015 Queen will be entered in the State Fair
Queen contest in August. She and the Webster County
King will reign over the remainder of the 2015 Webster
County Fair, and the coming year until a new royal family is crowned.

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Shepherd lead class at Open class garden show
Webster County Fair At Webster County Fair...
July 8, 2015

A Shepherd Lead Class will be on Thursday, July 9,


at 9:00 a.m. This class is open to any child from 5 years
of age to 3rd grade.
Youth must provide their own lamb and costumes.
The lambs should weigh between 35 and 80 pounds and
are to be shown with halters.
All entries will be paraded before the judge. Prizes
will be given in the following categories:
Cutest costume, most original, prettiest, and best
matched (exhibitor and lamb). A small trophy will be
given to the top showman.
No entry fees are required. All we need is a parent or
guardian signature prior to the start of the class.
Contact the Webster County Extension office for
further information.

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All area gardeners will have an opportunity to exhibit


their produce during the Webster County Fair on Saturday,
July 11 in an open class garden show.
Entries will be taken from 8:30 10:30 a.m. with the
judging to begin at 11:00 in the East Auditorium. Entry fee
is 25 cents per exhibit up to six entries, $1.50 maximum
fee for six entries or more.
There will be classes for freshly harvested vegetables
and small fruits. Information may be obtained from the
Webster County Extension office, 217 South 17th St., Ste.
C-12, on entry guidelines and preparing your vegetables
and fruits for exhibit.
All entries will receive ribbons with cash awards to all
Blue ribbons exhibits furnished by the Fort Dodge
Area Garden Club, and Best of Show to receive a
$10 cash prize in the adult classes, $5 in the youth classes.
Again for 2015, will be classes for all kids under 18
years of age. There will be no entry fee for these entries.
Exhibits will be on display till 4:00 p.m.

Southeast Valley
Schedule of Events
Week of July 8th to July 15th

Wednesday, July 8
FCCLA National Leadership Conference (July 5-9)
G V Soft 3A GIRLS REG - G V Soft
Thursday, July 9
FCCLA National Leadership Conference (July 5-9)
5:30 p.m. B JV-Var Base GAME - Southeast Valley
@ Madrid
Friday, July 10
G V Soft 3A GIRLS REG - G V Soft
Saturday, July 11
B V Base 2A DISTRICT - B V Base
Tuesday, July 14
B V Base 2A DISTRICT - B V Base
Wednesday, July 15
FCCLA National Leadership Conference (July 5-9)
G V Soft 3A GIRLS REG - G V Soft

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We would like to Thank everyone for
the expressions of kindness, support, and love during
our time of great loss. We graciously appreciate the
support for our family during this difficult time. We
would also like to take this opportunity to Thank all
the Stratford First Responders, Webster County Sherriff Department, Iowa State Patrol, UnityPoint Trinity Regional Hospital Emergency Department and
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Kristi, Kelsey and John, Renee and Nate,
Curt and Morgan
Barb and Lonny Cummins and families

Gowrie Municipal Utilities


will be flushing hydrants
during the month of July.

You may experience low pressure at times. Some


discoloration may also occur. If this happens, you will
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Webster County Fair


to open July 8

The Webster County Fair opens Wednesday, July 8,


2015. Over the past year, 4-H club members throughout our county have been preparing for this week. With
projects that range from Aerospace, Child Care, Food &
Nutrition, Small Animal and others, 4-Hers are excited to
show off their achievements to the public.
The variety of 4-H events at the county fair include
club exhibits, rocketry and photography displays, bake
sales, livestock and small animal judging, horse competitions, and much, much more! Through preparing and
showcasing their talents, these events offer our youth
with the exceptional learning experiences needed to build
self-confidence and maturity. But most of all, 4-Hers enjoy entertaining the community that has encouraged them
along the way!
4-H is a community of young people across America
who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.
With over seven million young people throughout America, 4-H has grown to encompass youth from urban cities
to rural towns.
For more information on Webster County 4-H programs, call 515-576-2119 or email Linda Cline at lcline@
iastate.edu.

Cat show at the


County Fair
Friday, July 10 in the East Auditorium there will be
a variety of cats being shown in 4-H.
The 4-H Cat Show will be at 6:00 p.m. with the
judge looking for many things. Some of these include
the personality of the cat, condition of the hair coat, noticeable parasites, condition of teeth and, of course, the
correct answers to some feline questions.
There will be a costume class for 4-Hers and their
cats. This class will be held after the 4-H champion is
named.

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Kids Pedal Tractor Pull


A Sanctioned Kids Pedal Tractor Pull will be held
Saturday, July 11 at 1 p.m. during the Webster County
Fair.
There will be four different classes offered, 4 years
and younger, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10 year olds.
Dominos Pizza and the Webster County Farm Bureau sponsor the Pedal Tractor Pull, a trophy will be given in each weight class. No entry fee is needed.

Open baking show


For the second years, the Webster County fair will
have baking classes where youth and adults can showcase your talents. Classes include bread, pies, cakes,
cookies, chocolates, candies and much more. Event will
be on Saturday, July 11th with registration from 8:30 to
10 a.m. in the east auditorium on the fairgrounds.
No entry fees. Ribbons and cash awards will be
awarded for each class and division. To find out more,
visit the Webster County Fairgrounds website and click
on shows.

Elkhorn Eagles

Pictured in the back row left to right are Nathan Montgomery, Anna Heatherington, Mady Jaeschke, DakotaP
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Jaeschke; Front Row - Julia Sande, Maria Sande, Emily Jaeschke, Foster Krug; Leader - Amy Jaeschke.

Washington Winners hold early July meeting



The July 4-H meeting of the Washington Winners was held early on Sunday, June 28 due to the Fourth
of July holiday weekend. The club met at the Webster
County Fairgrounds from 4 to 6p.m.

A short meeting was called to order by President Daven Rees. Daniel Winkler led the Pledge of Allegiance. Secretary Hannah Rees called Roll Call by asking
members What is the best part of fair?

29 members responded. Also in attendance were
17 guests and four leaders.

Hannah Rees read the Secretarys report and
Evan Anderson gave the Treasurers report. Olivia
Mitchell presented grant money to the club to be used for
the Fort Museums Soldier Garden project.


Alexis Stuhrenberg and Lauren Harris shared
their experience from the 4-H Kansas City Trip.

Charley Scharf and Emma Sytsma told about
their 4-H Junior Camp adventures. Collin Harris represented the Club at National Shooting Sports in Nebraska.

Charley Scharf gave a presentation called My
Girl. Many members participated in Saturdays Clothing and Communication judging day.

Members received their fair schedule. Ashley
Nieland led the 4-H Pledge and the regular meeting adjourned.

Members and their families then spent an hour
and a half painting in the main arena, as well as the fence
on the outdoor arena.

Afterwards, the club enjoyed pizza, snacks, and
drinks.

The next meeting will be held August 2, 2015.

Crafts show for


children
There will be an Open Crafts Show for children
3rd grade and younger who are not in 4-H at this years
Webster County Fair. They can bring a craft they made
as the event will provide an opportunity for younger children to participate in the fair, talk to a judge and receive
a ribbon.
Youth will have the opportunity to talk with the
judges starting at 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Thursday, July
9th in the 4-H auditorium. (Exhibits are to be made prior
to judging day.) The items will be on display until 7:00
p.m. on Friday, July 10th.
The craft entries can be an original idea or made
from a kit. The articles are to be made, decorated, or
finished by exhibitor. There will be no entry fee or preentry required. For more information, pick up a copy of
the guidelines at the Webster County Extension Office.

Childrens open rabbit


show to be held at
Webster County Fair
The 2015 Webster County Fair will have a Childrens Open Rabbit show for youngsters who have just
completed kindergarten through 3rd grade on Thursday,
July 9 beginning before the 4-H rabbit show which starts
at 9:00 a.m. at the Webster County Fairgrounds south of
Fort Dodge. Show will be held in the auditorium.
There will be no entry fee for the show.
Ribbons will be awarded to all entries. This is
a fun class for youth to bring their rabbit and talk to a
judge. (Rabbit superintendent and leaders will check the
entries for health issues.)
The public is invited to watch the judging of this
event and other events which will be taking place during
the Fair July 8-12th.

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Country Charmers

Pictured left to right are Cameron Pliner, Hannah Fiala, Allison Carlon, Katelyn Pliner, Miranda Keith; Not
Pictured - Becca Guthrie, Jacob Lewandowski; Leader - Kerry Pliner

Bill Riley Talent Search


Thursday July 9
The Bill Riley Talent Search annually showcases the
diverse abilities of Iowas young people. A Qualifying
show will be held for the publics pleasure at the Webster
County Fair Thursday, July 9th at 7 PM in the East Auditorium. Winners will advance to the State Fair competition. To enter contact Sandy Hollingsworth at dancer-1@
frontiernet.com .

Westmorland
Concessions at Fair
A trip to the fair wouldnt be complete without a
Funnel Cake and Corn dog! Come experience the yummy goodness of hand-dipped corn dogs, Red Velvet or
Chocolate Funnel cakes with specialty glazes made from
real and fresh ingredients, fresh lemonade, limeades and
more from Westmorland Concessions during the Webster
County Fair Wed July 8th Sunday July 12thth. www.
rogerwestmorelandconcessions.com

Cook-Off Contest returns


to Webster County Fair
Webster County cook-off contestants will be able
to compete on Saturday, July 11, at the Webster County
Fairgrounds in the County Farm Bureaus cookout contest.
The contest will get underway at 8 a.m. as the local
barbecue enthusiasts work to win prizes and the right to
compete in the state contest at the Iowa State Fair. Judging for the entries will begin at 3:00 p.m.
The Webster County cookout champion, along with
all first place category winners, will have the chance to
compete in the state finals at the Iowa State Fair in August. Webster County Farm Bureau is sponsoring the
cookout contest with over $500 in prizes.
Open to all resident of Iowa ages 13 years old and
older. Can be single persons or teams. Bring your own
grills or smokers and your meat. Open for beef, pork,
poultry, fish or venison. Unlimited number of dishes to
be grilled and judges. No hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks
or exotic meats. No entry fees. For more information,
email Tammy.Ireland@gmail.com or call 515-955-3764.

Not Old Enough For


4-H Party set July 9
Do you know someone not old enough to join 4-H
yet? Good news!!! On Thursday, July 9th from 11:00
AM to 12:30 PM we will have a Not Old Enough For
4-H Party. 4-H County Council high school youth will
lead fun activities which will include games, an interactive story, barn tours, making a craft and making a snack.
The recommended age is kindergarten through 3rd grade
and those who accompany them are encouraged to stay.
There is no fee for this event so bring your little sister,
your little brother, their friends, or the next door neighbor
and join us for fun, fun, fun!

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Silver Spurs


The members of the Silver Spurs from left to right are Ethan Egli, Sidney Lowry, Emma Woltman, Morgan
Walsh, Lizzie Woltman; Leader - Jeanine Lowry. Some members not pictured.

Barn Yard Olympics


The Webster County 4-H Council will sponsor an
activity on Friday, July 10 beginning at 2:00 p.m. This
event called Barn Yard Olympics will be for any youth
and adults. Teams race against each other as they do old
fashioned activities. In past years, teams had to carry
hay bales, deposit plastic eggs into a bucket and carry
a greased water melon. Get your team together and see
come see what kind of activities the council has come up
with this year.

Pella Wildlife Expo


The Webster County Fair will be hosting Pella Wildlife Company in four FREE Educational Expo shows on
Thursday, July 9th at 10am, Noon, 2pm & 4pm.
The education for the day will be Monarch Butterfly Day. Come out the Pella Wildlife tent and see Monarch Butterflies. milkweed will be given away and all
butterflies will be released at the end of the last show for
the day.
Pella Wildlife Company is a nonprofit wildlife conservation organization from Des Moines; which focus

experience gives the public a rare opportunity to get especially close to nature and provides a meaningful way
to share the message about conservation in the state of
Iowa. The shows are hands-on, visual and exciting
come see them during the Webster County Fair. FREE
Admission
* FREE Childrens Scavenger Hunt after the 1 &
5pm shows

Planet Rock from


Fort Dodge, Iowa
Planet Rock will let the crowd enjoy the old school
sound of classic rock the way it was meant to be played
at the Webster County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 11
from 8:30 11 p.m.. They will take you on a ride from
Yesterday through Today with sounds that will bring
back memories and remind you why you started loving
Music from the very beginning! From Ozzy to No Doubt,
Alanis to Hagar, Journey to Tesla, add a little bit of Heart
and get to know the group that isPlanet Rock.
Band Members include:Nick RosendahlDrums/
Vocals,Jeremy PearsonBass/Vocals,Jeremy Ober
Guitar/Vocals and Terrilee BowdenLead Vocals.

on Wildlife Education,
Conservation and sustainability of all historically
native species to Iowa and
the Western Great Lakes
region.
This
educational


Jay Andersons 1954 Oliver Super 88 Diesel was
displayed at the Car Show on Saturday at Laurel Park in
Gowrie. Anderson resides in Gowrie. Photo by Jeff Heck.

Other entries in
the the Gowrie Independence Day Parade on Saturday was the Central Plains
FFA group, pictured above
and Stewart Trucking, pictured below.


Aaliyah Scott was among the many participants in
the Southeast Valley Marching Band, a staple of the Gowrie
Independence Day Parade on Saturday.


Dayton Rodeo Junior Queen Lillie Longhorn
waves to the crowd during
the Gowrie Independence
Day Parade on Saturday.

July 8, 2015

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Your Local Church Directory


FARNHAMVILLE

CALLENDER

GOWRIE

GOWRIE

HOLY TRINITY
LUTHERAN CHURCH
Robert Zellmer, Pastor

9:30 am Sunday Worship
8:30 Sunday School

OUR SAVIOURS
LUTHERAN CHURCH
Pastor: Jon Rollefson

UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
Annette Ruhs Kruse,
Pastor

ZION LUTHERAN
CHURCH
James G. Davis, Pastor

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, Kids Club
in the City Park 11:30-1:00
for all children age 5 and up.
Bible story, lunch and fun.

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.

BARNUM
CALVARY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
James G. Davis, Pastor
Sunday, Sept 8
6:30 p.m. Worship at Villa
Care in Fort Dodge

9:15 am Sunday Worship


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

Thurs., July 9
9:00 AM Women of
the Word meet, Fellowship Hall
6:30 PM GriefShare
Class, Fireside Room
Sat., July 11
9:00 AM Mens Group,
Fireside Room
Sun., July 12
9:15 AM Worship
10:15 AM Fellowship
Coffee
11:00 AM
Get to
Know OSLC, Fireside
Room
8:30 PM Free Outdoor
Movie The Encounter; public welcome
Mon., July 13
9:00 AM Sewing Day
6:30 PM Council
Meeting, FiresideRoom
Tues., July 14
Youth to Adventureland
Wed., July 15
6:30 PM Callender
Harvest Day Mtg.,
Fireside Room

LANYON

SOMERS

EVANGELICAL
COVENANT CHURCH
Marc Murchison, Pastor

UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
Pastor James H. Chesnutt

9:30 am - Worship
10:30 am Coffee Fellowship
11 am - Sunday School
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9:00 am Sunday Worship

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9:30 am Sunday School


10:30 Sunday Worship

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1:00 PM Quilters
Friday, July 10th
1:00 PM Quilters
Sunday, July 12th
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Sanctuary)

2:30
PM
Emmaus
Reunion Group
4:30 PM Concert / Potluck
in the Park (Phil and Pam
Morgan)
Monday, July 13th
9:00 AM Small Group
Tuesday, July 14th
1:00 PM Quilters
Wednesday, July 15th
3:00 PM BINGO at Care
Center
6:00 PM Churchwide
Prayer Walk
Thursday, July 16th
3:00 PM Worship Service
at Gowrie Care Center
Friday, July 17th
1:00 PM Quilters
Sunday, July 19th
Thursday, July 23rd
Community
Vacation
Bible School (Hosted at
Zion Lutheran)

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Wed., July 8
2:30 p.m. Bingo at Care
Center
Thurs., July 9
9:00 a.m. Womens Bible Study at church
3:00 p.m. Gowrie Care
Center Devotions
Sun., July 12
9:30 a.m. Worship
10:30 a.m. Cheryls Appreciation Coffee

McCrary-Rost
Clinic
Rochelle Guess,
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Adam Swisher, DO
Kari Swisher, ARNP-C

HARCOURT
UNITED
EVANGELICAL
COVENANT CHURCH
Craig Vote, Pastor

Hours: Monday-Friday
1800 Main, Gowrie, Iowa

Phone 352-3891

After Hours: 1-800-262-2614

9:30 am Sunday Worship


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

9:00 am Sunday Worship

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

Thursdays: 1:30 p.m.


Afternoon Bible Study
at Church

Ryan Willison,
Farnhamville

ROELYN

Tuesdays: 7:00 p.m.


Evening Bible Study at
Dan & Colleen
Goodwins

FULTON LUTHERAN
CHURCH
James G. Davis, Pastor

www.lanyoncovenant.org

515-544-3602
Cell 351-0679

9:15 am Sunday Worship

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Former Lanyon area resident recalls


trolley rides to Boone, Fort Dodge

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Interurban line popular in 1940s...


By Sherwood Selim

sounding horns were added to a couple of the cars. This


continued until the flood of 1954.
Back in 1907, when the line was electrified, a

Some of my fondest memories growing up were
those of riding the interurban. At the time, we lived on a power plant was built at Fraser to provide power to the
railroad. They also provided power to the small towns
farm about half way between Fort Dodge and Boone.

We were about a mile from the Hope station. and farms along the line.
This was one of the first rural areas in the United
Hope Station was a little depot that was literally out in the
middle of a farm field. The town of Lanyon was about a States to get electricity. The problem was this plant generated 25 cycle current. Most currents today are 60 cycle.
mile and a half away.

This was the junction of the line that went to I have been told that 25 cycle was better for motors, but
Rockwell City and north to Fort Dodge. In its early years, the lights flickered.
As time went on and people started buying apit was a rather busy place. You could change cars, freight
pliances such as washing machines etc. They would not
and baggage for Rockwell City or Fort Dodge.

When I grew up in the early 40s, we had gas work on 25 Cycle current. As time went on, most of the
residential customers converted to 60 cycle.
rationing. It was a requirement to conserve gas.
The railroad itself and the Gypsum Mills in Fort

Living 25 miles from town, we used the interur-
ban to get around. I remember going to Grandmas house Dodge still required 25 cycle. In June 1954, there were
disastrous storms in the Des Moines River Valley.
with my mother in Boone.
The story of the last passenger car running to

These trips were fairly frequent. I would say
several times a month. Occasionally, we took the trol- Fort Dodge was a story all in itself.
The power plant in Fraser was flooded out and
ley to Fort Dodge on Sundays. We took the late morning
car, spent the afternoon at a movie and then took the late there was no source of 25 cycle current to run the railroad
or the Gypsum Mills in Fort Dodge.
afternoon car home.
While conversion to diesel had begun, there was

Occasionally, these cars would be double head-
not enough power to run the
ers. Double headers are two
railroad.
cars that are hooked togethThe line leased dieer.
ne of the things about Fort
sels from other line, passen
One of the things
Dodge, there was a very ger service was dropped.
about Fort Dodge, there
was a very sharp circle to
sharp circle to turn the car While there was a
case to just close the
turn the car around. When
around. When the car went into the good
plant, there was still a need
the car went into the circle,
circle, the wheels would make a ter- for 25 cycle current so the
the wheels would make a
house was rebuilt
terrible squeal. I am sure
rible squeal. I am sure everyone in power
over the summer of 1954.
everyone in Fort Dodge
Fort Dodge could hear it.

In mid-September,
could hear it.
enough power had been

As time went on,
restored that one Sunday
I started to make the trip to
my grandparents house alone. My parents would drop when the Gypsum Mills were shut down. The line ran a
me off at Hope and either pick me up later or come back three car train to Ames then to Fort Dodge. This was the
first electric operation on the line since June 1954.
the next day on the trolley.
I had never ridden the Ames branch before.

One day in April 1945, my folks went to a funer-
al and they decided I was too young to go to the funeral, Nothing electric had been on this line for many months.
The wire was rusty and there were problems keeping the
they sent me to my grandparents.

I returned on the evening car, where my folks trolley polls on the wire.
Just as we got to Lincoln Way by the Memorial
met me and informed me that President Roosevelt had
Union at Iowa State University, the trolley fell off just as
died that afternoon and we now had a new president.

As a little kid, I wished I could go to school on a we were crossing Lincoln Way.

I was riding in the cab of the middle car. There
train. Finally one day, I got my chance.

After moving to Boone at Christmas time, the was still one poll on the wire, so the train kept moving
holiday season had started. However, the school at Lan- very slowly. I ended up blowing the horn till I finally got
yon had one more day left for a Christmas party. So I got someones attention.
Finally, someone had to hold the trolley on the
on the 8:30 a.m. car and rode up to my old school for their
wire
until
we got to downtown Ames. On the way to Fort
Christmas party. Someone met me at Hope and drove me
Dodge, we had a picnic near the High Bridge.
to school.
The owner of the Lincoln Restaurant, now the

School had started, but the teacher was still out
location of Caseys, had a farm between the Pitchers
in the hall waiting for me.

By this time, I was getting a little older and on a Bridge and the High Bridge. We somehow climbed up
number of occasions I would have the school bus driver the embankment to a pasture where we had a picnic.

To this day, I have not figured out where else
drop me off at the Hope station.

I would walk up the long drive and get a ticket to you could unload a three car train and ask everyone to
my grandparents place in Boone. I would wait there for climb up the hill. Shortly after this, the line resumed reg40 minutes or so before the late afternoon car showed up. ular electric operation.
The Post Office would not return the postal con
Shortly before time, a party would show up
from Lanyon with the mail and to pick up the Fort Dodge tract. There was still a need to move people and equipnewspapers. On one occasion, my teacher boarded the car ment along the line, so a once a day run was added. It
went north from Boone in the morning than south in the
and sat down across the aisle from me.
After gas rationing ended, people got caught up on re- afternoon.

One thing different during this period, there
placing their prewar cars.

People began to lose interest in the old interur- were freight trains with both diesel and electric. I underban. I never did and I continued to use it when I could. I stand this was not an efficient operation.

Somehow, they lost a lot of power. Finally about
probably looked forward and enjoyed every trip I took.
a
year
later,
the line decided to make the final switch from

Boone was the half way point on the line. They
electric to diesel.
would start out a car at each end of the line.
The first week of Sept. 1955, a final excursion

The idea was to meet here in Boone. On the west
side of Story Street, there was a side track by the Napier was run. I had the opportunity to be on this train. It went
Depot. When the south bound car got to Story Street, it south to Kelley than up to Fort Dodge. Again, there was a
would back off onto the side track and wait for the north dinner out by the High Bridge.

A few days later, the trolley started to come
bound car.

After the north bound car passed, the conductor down. About this time, the line was bought out by outside
would walk out in to Story Street and flag the crossing. interests. Attempts were made to save some of the equipment for history. The new owners were only interested in
This procedure continues to this day.

Finally, the conductor would get on the car and the scrap value to help pay for the conversion to diesel.

As a result, all the equipment was scrapped.
call out Boone Station.

About 1948, the line attempted to abandon the This was a real shame and should have been prevented.
The line continued to provide power to the
service, but this was turned down by state regulators. As
towns
along
the line, but this was sold off to other power
a result, the number of trips a day were cut from four to
interests in the area.
two.
The power plant was shut down in the late 50s.

We still had the morning runs and the late after-
noon runs, but nothing in the middle of the day. Also, the The line was then sold to the Chicago & Northwestern
cars were painted yellow and this is the way most people Railroad in 1968, bringing to a close the saga of the Fort
Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad.
remember the cars.

They were originally painted red. Streamlined


The Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railway
was at one time the largest interurban railroad in Iowa. Its
red and yellow cars ran 85 miles from Des Moines and Fort
Dodge, linking many farming communities. The picture of
the railway car was provided.


Hey all, Tyler here. This time around, Im
not sharing some grand adventure story, or sharing my
thoughts on whats happening in our wonderful piece of
the world. Instead, I want to bring up an issue thats been
bugging me over the past few weeks.

I value transparency. In this day and age, I have
to be transparent when it comes to things. This idea is
certainly not new, as honesty is always the best policy for
everyone and anyone in between.

I appreciate how honest everyone has with me
over the past few weeks, and like I tell everyone who
comes up to me, I appreciate both positive and negative
feedback. For that, I cannot thank my readers enough.
Ladies and gentlemen, you are awesome.

In a past edition of the Dayton Review, I caught
quite a few typos and errors in my story detailing the
Lehigh jail cell story. This was also done throughout
other stories as well.

On the jail cell, I thoroughly enjoyed writing the
story, and had a blast with Doug Linn and Roger Smith.
Those two are all around classy guys. From providing
the info on how they found the cell and restored it, it was
worth telling the tale.

And in a prior Tylers TakeNo, our tent did
not toot. It flooded. However, I will say that it drew
a few chuckles from me while I read the paper the other
day.

Its totally cool if you chuckled too. You know
what, its totally cool if you laughed out loud. Its no skin
off of my nose.

But lets get back to those typos and errors.
Lately, whenever I send it in my material, weve encountered quite a few errors. Between the emails and documents that are provided and moved around, something
gets lost in the translation.

Its nothing that my good friends working with
me at the Dayton Review and Gowrie News are responsible for. Simply put, I could legitimately blame a bug in
the system.

But I dont want to blame some computer glitch
for jarring you from reading all about the cool stories that
we write or get sent in from our wonderful contributors.

Like any computer glitch or error or what have
you, it can be amended and fixed. Our promise to you is
to rectify that problem, in any which way possible.

If we have to try completely different things
to make sure that what I typed on my computer screen
(which is typed on a word processor and has no errors
whatsoever, Im more than happy to show you) goes over
well to the pages of the paper, well give it a shot.

That is me being upfront and honest with you.
Much like George Lucas thoughts on constantly adding more stuff to Star Wars, the Dayton Review and the
Gowrie News are always going to be that work in progress.

Our promise is to give everything our best shot
and keep finding ways to get better.
Frankly, thats why Im here and thats why my teammates are here.

We want the Dayton Review-Gowrie News to
be better and we want the community to be better. Why?
Because you all deserve nothing but the best.

Nothing less.
Tyler can be reached at tylerliger87@gmail.com.

July 8, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

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by Dept. of Public Safety



The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS)
and the Iowa DPS Governors Traffic Safety Bureau
(GTSB) held a press conference on Thursday, July 2,
2015 to recognize an Iowa State Patrol Trooper for a major milestone in the fight against drugged driving in Iowa.

Trooper Marc Griggs, a 22 year veteran of the
Iowa State Patrol, has conducted more than 500 Drug
Recognition Expert Evaluations (DRE) across central
Iowa. Griggs is the first trooper in Iowa to reach that
threshold.

On hand for the press conference will be several speakers to educate about drugged driving, a growing problem in Iowa, including Iowa DPS Commissioner
Roxann Ryan, GTSB Chief Patrick Hoye, DPSs Division of Narcotics Enforcement (DNE), DPS Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Crime Lab and the
Iowa Office on Drug Control Policy.

Koltan Lundberg, #29 scores a run for the Jaguars as he slides into home plate Friday evening against South Central
Griggs was born and raised in Harcourt, and was
Calhoun. Photo by Lisa Peterson.
a 1989 Central Webster-Dayton graduate.

Safe! Jaguars win...

Jaguars winning streak snapped;


rebound over GTRA, SCC

By Tyler Anderson

Despite seeing their winning streak snapped
on Tuesday, the Southeast Valley baseball team recovered quite well. During this week of play, the Jaguars
went 4-2, improving to 15-6 overall and 8-1 in the
Twin Lakes Conference.

Southeast Valley 5, Newell-Fonda 1: The
Southeast Valley baseball team kept up the good work
on June 22, defeating Newell-Fonda 5-1 in Fonda.

Junior Cade King remained hot for the Jaguars, going 2-3 and hitting a double against the Mustangs. King also had an RBI and a stolen base. Fellow
junior Andrew Dorage was on top of his game on the
mound, allowing just one hit and striking out 12 batters
to earn the victory.

Sophomore Dakota Jaeschke had a stellar
showing against the Mustangs, going 2-4 with one RBI
and two stolen bases.
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from a long road trip, the Southeast Valley baseball
team made a statement on June 25, defeating GTRA
11-1 in six innings at Jaguar Field in Dayton.

Junior Andrew Dorage was huge against the

Perfect pitch...

Sam Berglund, sophmore for the Jaguars, winds up
and pitches. Photo by Lisa Peterson.

Titans, hitting a grand slam in the first inning. Senior


Dylan Anderson also hit a homer agains the Titans.

Spencer Johnson took home the win on the
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the other set of Titans, winning striking out five batters
in a 9-5 Jaguar victory in Dayton.

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PROBATE

IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT IN WEBSTER COUNTY


IN THE MATTER
Probate No. ESPR308063
THE ESTATE OF
NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL,

OF APPOINTMENT
MICHAEL D. JORGENSEN, deceased OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE

TO CREDITORS


To all persons interested in the estate of Michael D. Jorgensen,
deceased, who died on or about June 1, 2015:

You are hereby notified that on the 30th day of June , 2015, the
last will and testament of Michael D. Jorgensen, deceased, bearing date
of January 7, 1992, was admitted to probate in the above named Court
and that Charlotte E. Jorgensen was appointed executor of the estate.
Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of
said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the
second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of
this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose
identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred.

Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are
requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors
having claims against said estate shall file them with the clerk of the above
named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance,
and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second
publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this
notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever
barred.
Dated this 30th day of June , 2015.

Charlotte E. Jorgensen

3345 Baxter Avenue

Gowrie, IA 50543

Executor of Estate
Michael F. Mumma
MUMMA & PEDERSEN
114 S. Wilson, P.O. Box 310
Jefferson, IA 50129
Attorney for Executor
Second Publication: 15 day of July, 2015

Webster County Fair


4-H activities
The 2015 Webster County Fair 4-H activities start
with judging of the Family & Consumer Sciences, Expressive Arts, Photography, Mechanics and Engineering
and Ag & Natural Resources exhibits on Tuesday, July 7.
After judging is completed State Fair selections will be
made. All exhibits in the 4-H Auditorium will be on display for the duration of the fair. The 4-H Auditorium will
be closed Sunday morning, July 12 until noon and closed

The Southeast Valley Jaguars are all smiles after a
again at 5:00 p.m. Sunday for the evening program.
sweet win against South Central Calhoun Friday evening.
Wednesday evening will feature the 4-H Style
Photo by Lisa Peterson.
Show, Webster County Fair Little Miss Contest and the
selection of the 2015 Fair 4-H King and Queen. King
and Queen candidates are active in their 4-H clubs and
must be active in 4-H. They are judged on personality
and leadership.
Communication entries will be judged as follows:
An Open Class Flower Show will be held on Saturday, July 11th, in the East Auditorium during the Webster Educational Presentations and Extemporaneous SpeakCounty Fair, sponsored by the Fort Dodge Federated ing were judged before the fair on Saturday, June 27.
Working Exhibits on Saturday, July 11, and Share the
Garden Club.
Entries are open to anyone except professional ar- Fun on Sunday, July 12. The public is invited to watch
rangers and florists. Entries will be taken form 8:00 10: any of these events.
Livestock exhibits will enter on Wednesday through
a.m. with judging to begin at 10:30 a.m. No entry fee.
There will be division for floral arrangements; roses; Thursday. Judging will begin Wednesday morning with
annuals, perennials and biennials; wild flowers; cactus the dog show and conclude on Sunday afternoon with the
and succulents; foliage plants; herbs; shrubs and trees; pets and horse games classes.
The evening program on Sunday, July 12 will feabulbs; tubers and container-grown plants. All exhibits
should be displayed in clear glass containers suitable to ture the Parade of Champions at 6:30 p.m. followed by
the installation of the 2015-2016 Webster County 4-H
the size of the specimen.
A Junior Division for all categories will include Council.
The livestock market auction will take place on Satthose under 18 years of age.
All exhibits will receive ribbons with cash prizes urday, July 11 beginning at 7 p.m. in the east auditorium.
awarded to division winners and best overall exhibits. All are invited to bid on their favorite 4-H member or
FFA members premium.
Exhibits will be displayed till 4:00 p.m.
Come to the Webster County fair and take the opShow guidelines and exhibit preparation information
may be obtained at the Webster County Extension office, portunity to observe the judging activities as well as the
many exhibits entered by the 4-Hers.
217 South 25th Street, Ste. C-12, Fort Dodge.

All smiles...

Open class flower show


At Webster County Fair...

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July 8, 2015

WEBSTER CO.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Regular Meeting
June 16, 2015

The Board of Supervisors met in Session on the above date with
the following members present: Singer, Fletcher, Dencklau and Campbell.
Absent: Leffler.

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Singer to approve minutes of the
June 9, 2015 regular meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to approve wage increase for
Chance Copper, Correctional Officer to $14.73 per hour, effective June 19,
2015 per labor agreement. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Campbell to approve salary increase
for Alison Hauser, Case Management Supervisor to $56,162.93, effective
May 14, 2015, per recommendation of Ken Hays, Coordinator of Disability
Services. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Singer to approve employment
status change to Full-time for the Webster County Veterans Affairs Director
position effective July 1, 2015, per recommendation of the Veteran Affairs
Commission. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to approve and authorize
Chair to sign Two-year Labor Agreement between Webster County, Iowa
and Teamsters Local 238 (Courthouse unit) effective July 1, 2015. (Copy
on file in Auditors office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Campbell to approve and authorize
Chair to sign Two-year Labor Agreement between Webster County, Iowa
and Teamsters Local 238 (Jailer unit) effective July 1, 2015. (Copy on file
in Auditors office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Singer to approve and authorize
Chair to sign Two-year Employment Contract and Agreement between
Webster County, Iowa and Randall J. Will, Professional Engineer and
Professional Land Surveyor with an annual increase each year of 2.75
percent; based on performance and job responsibilities. Motion carried
unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to receive and place on file
Manure Management Plan Updates for Mauer Farm in Section 3, Lost
Grove Township; Grettenberg South in Section 19, Dayton Township;
Jacob Seil in Section 30, Gowrie Township; and Border Plains Cattle, LLC
in Section 28, Lost Grove Township. (Copies on file in Auditors office).
Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Campbell to approve and authorize
transfer from General Basic Fund to Secondary Road Fund in the amount
of $124,766.00 and from Rural Services to Secondary Road Fund in
the amount of $1,059,939.00; per Fiscal Year 2015 adopted budget and
certification of taxes. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Singer to approve transfer from
General Basic Fund to General Supplemental Fund in the amount of
$147,274.78 for the reimbursed Child Support Recovery Unit employee
benefits. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to approve transfer from
General Supplemental to General Basic in the amount of $116,723.00 for
court services. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Campbell to approve the National
Incident Management System (NIMS) as the system for Incident Command
during emergencies in Webster County; NIMS command structure is on file
and included in the Emergency Plan located at the Webster County Health
Department. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Singer to approve and authorize
Chair to sign Interlocal Agreement Between the City of Fort Dodge, Iowa
and Webster County, Iowa for 2015 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant
(JAG) Program Award. (Copy on file in Auditors office. Motion carried
unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to approve change in
employment status for Tasha Nielsen, Trail and Natural Resource
Technician, to full-time, permanent status at a salary of $31,775.00
effective June 15, 2015 per recommendation of the Conservation Board.
Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Campbell to approve 28E
Intergovernmental Contract Agreement between the City of Fort Dodge,
Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department and Webster County
Conservation Board; a Cooperative Agreement with the City of Fort Dodge
for a shared trail position. (Copy on file in Auditors office). Motion carried
unanimously.

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Singer, to approve and authorize
Chair to sign utility permit from Frontier Communications to replace 25 pair
telecommunication cable along the west side of National Avenue by boring
under creek south of 160th Street in Section 6, Township 89 North, Range
28 West, Cooper Township. (Copy on file in Engineers office). Motion
carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to approve and authorize
Chair to sign utility permit from Northern Natural Gas to unload equipment
along the east side of Union Avenue and south of 200th Street for
emergency repair on property in Section 38, Township 89 North, Range 27
West, Colfax Township. (Copy on file in Engineers office). Motion carried
unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Campbell to approve and authorize
Chair to sign utility permit from Northern Natural Gas to complete repair
along the south side of 200th Street and east of Vincent Avenue in Section
27, Township 89 North, Range 27 West, Colfax Township. (Copy on file in
Engineers office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Singer to approve request from
City of Vincent to close portion of 1st Street from Marshall Street to
Brewster Street from 3:00p.m. to 12:00a.m., Friday, June 19, 2015 for
annual firemens street dance, subject to City of Vincent being responsible
for coordinating and monitoring all necessary and proper traffic control per
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. (Copy on file in Engineers
office). Motion carried unanimously.

A Public Hearing was held to vacate four parcels of platted but
unopened streets or alleys in Block 8 and Block 10 in the unincorporated
Town of Roelyn, Iowa lying in the Southwest Quarter of Section 21,
Township 88 North, Range 30 West of the Fifth Principle Meridian, Webster
County, Iowa described as PARCEL NO. 1: The platted but unopened
alley in Block 8, lying between existing Fulton Avenue (a.k.a. 260th Street)
and First Street in the Town of Roelyn; PARCEL NO. 2: The platted but
unopened alley in Block 10 lying between existing Second Street and
platted Third Street in the Town of Roelyn; PARCEL NO. 3: The south
half of the platted but unopened portion of Main Street lying north of Block
10, between existing Second Street and platted Third Street, in the Town
of Roelyn; and PARCEL NO. 4: The platted but unopened portion of Third
Street lying between existing Fulton Avenue (a.k.a. 260th Street) and the
platted but unopened portion of Main Street in Block 10 of the Town of
Roelyn. No written or oral comments or objections were heard; therefore
Chairman Dencklau closed the public hearing.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to adopt the following
Resolution:
VACATE ROAD AND REVERSION FOR TAXATION

RESOLUTION to vacate the following four described parcels of
platted streets and/or alleys in the unincorporated Town of Roelyn, Iowa
lying in the Southwest Quarter of Section 21, Township 88 North, Range
30 West of the Fifth Principle Meridian, Webster County, Iowa, to wit:

PARCEL NO. 1: The platted but unopened alley in Block 8, lying
between existing Fulton Avenue (a.k.a. 260th Street) and First Street in the
Town of Roelyn; PARCEL NO. 2: The platted but unopened alley in Block
10, between existing Second Street and platted Third Street in the Town
of Roelyn; PARCEL NO. 3: The south half of the platted but unopened
portion of Main Street lying north of Block 10, between existing Second
Street and platted Third Street, in the Town of Roelyn; and PARCEL NO.
4: The platted but unopened portion of Third Street lying between existing
Fulton Avenue (a.k.a. 260th Street) and the platted but unopened portion
of Main Street in Block 10 of the Town of Roelyn.

WHEREAS, on May 26, 2015 a motion to initiate vacation of the
above described parcels was passed by the Webster County Board of
Supervisors and in accordance with Chapter 306 of the Code of Iowa, a
date was set for a hearing by the Webster County Board of Supervisors
and legal action was served on all interested parties and said notice did
state the hearing was set during their regular meeting on Tuesday, June
16, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in the Supervisors Board Room, Webster County
Courthouse, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501, and

WHEREAS, said hearing was held on the above-mentioned date and
no written objections were filed and no oral concerns were presented.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors
of Webster County, Iowa, does hereby vacate the above four described
parcels of platted streets and/or alleys, subject to the right of a utility
association, company, or corporation to continue in possession of a right
of way in use at the time of the vacation.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Attorneys Office shall
take any action necessary to convey the Countys interest in the above
described parcels to the appropriate, adjoining property owners of each
parcel as permitted by Iowa Code.
Attest: s/Carol Messerly
s/Keith Dencklau
Webster County Auditor
Chairperson, Board of Supervisors
Motion carried unanimously.

THE GOWRIE NEWS



Denny Habben discussed County held Tax Sale Certificate in Dayton,
Iowa. No action taken.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Campbell to allow claims. Motion
carried unanimously.

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Singer to adjourn the meeting.
Motion carried unanimously.
s/Carol Messerly
Webster County Auditor

s/Keith Dencklau
Chairperson, Board of Supervisors
Regular Meeting
June 23, 2015


The Board of Supervisors met in Session on the above date with
the following members present: Singer, Fletcher, Dencklau, Campbell and
Leffler. Absent: None.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Campbell to approve minutes of the
June 16, 2015 regular meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Singer to approve wage increase
for Deborah Schmehr, Case Manager to $18.40 per hour, effective June
20, 2015 per salary schedule. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to approve and authorize
Chair to sign Two-year Labor Agreement between Webster County, Iowa
and Teamsters Local 238 (Deputy Sheriffs unit) effective July 1, 2015.
(Copy on file in Auditors office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to receive and place on
file Manure Management Plan Update for Grettenberg North in Section
8, Dayton Township. (Copy on file in Auditors office). Motion carried
unanimously.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Campbell to approve request from the
City of Gowrie to waive the delinquent taxes, including interest and cost
against the commercial property now acquired by the City and located at
1107 Beek Street, Gowrie Incorporated. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Singer to approve Class B Beer
Permit Application for Backpocket Brewing, LLC, effective July 20, 2015.
Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Singer to approve and authorize
Chair to sign permit from MidAmerican Energy Company to replace
underground electric cable at 2551 Oak Avenue between Sections 20 and
21, Township 88 North, Range 28 West, Otho Township. Motion carried
unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to approve and authorize
Chair to sign permit from Midland Power Cooperative to rebuild overhead
electric line along west side of Easter Avenue in Sections 22 and 27, and
along south side of 380th Street in Section 26, all in Township 86 North,
Range 30 West, Gowrie Township. (Copy on file in Engineers office).
Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to approve and authorize
Chair to sign permit from Midland Power Cooperative to extend overhead
electric line along south side of 400th Street in Section 31 and along east
side of Nelson Avenue in Section 32, all in Township 86 North, Range 28
West, Dayton Township. (Copy on file in Engineers office). Motion carried
unanimously.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Campbell to approve and authorize
Chair to sign Fiscal Year 2016 Roadway Maintenance Agreement with
Iowa Department of Transportation for roads within Brushy Creek State
Park as requested by authorized Department of Natural Resources
personnel. (Copy on file in Engineers office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Singer to approve request from
Central Iowa Enduro Riders and Iowa Enduro Riders Association to
temporary close and utilize approximately eight miles of county roads
southeast of Lehigh from 9:00A.M. to 3:00 P.M., August 15-16, 2015,
subject to said sponsors filing an acceptable Certificate of insurance and
being responsible for coordinating and monitoring all necessary traffic
control per Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. (Copy on file in
Engineers office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to approve and authorize
Chair to sign contract documents with Progressive Structures, LLC,
Elkader, Iowa for the following three bridge replacement projects:
L-70056073-94 on 280th Street 2200 feet west of Carter Avenue over
Drainage Ditch #70; L-79162073-94 on 300th Street 1100 feet east of
Indiana Avenue over Drainage Ditch #5 and L-80330773-94 in Carter
Avenue 1800 feet north of 280th Street over Drainage Ditch #70. (Copy
on file in Engineers office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to approve and authorize
Chair to sign two-year Labor Agreement between Webster County,
Iowa and Public Professional and Maintenance Employees, Local 2003
(Secondary Road Employees Association) effective July 1, 2015. (Copy
on file in Engineers and Auditors offices). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Campbell to adjourn the meeting.
Motion carried unanimously.
s/Carol Messerly
Webster County Auditor

s/Keith Dencklau
Chairperson, Board of Supervisors

Webster County Claims Register Report for 06-16-2015



A PLUS AUTO GLASS
OUTSIDE REPAIRS
494.27
ABC PEST CONTROL INC
pest control
62.00
ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING copier system lease
191.11
ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC
hardware maintenance contracts 256.87
AGSOURCE LABORATORIES well water kits
375.00
ALLIANCE CONNECT LLC
phone service
2,276.24
ALLIANT ENERGY
UTILITIES
50.05
ALLSCRIPTS
SUPPORT
1,035.02
AMHOF, ROXANNE
mileage
49.35
ANDERSON, KATHERINE
mileage
324.98
ANDERSON, MINDY
cell phone reimbusement
25.00
ANDREWS, JULIE
mileage
22.05
APPLEWHITE DENTAL PARTNERS, dental services
97.22
ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES, SHED SUPPLIES
162.63
BALDRIDGE, RYAN
mileage
113.40
BARRIER GROUP
software maintenance contracts 300.00
BATES, GINGER
reimbursement for supplies
38.81
BECKER, JESSE
FUEL
49.39
BEMRICH ELECTRICAL INC service
67.00
BENSON, JENNIFER
mileage
113.40
BERRY
advertising
69.00
BIRDSELL, TAMARA
mileage
300.63
BLACK HILLS ENERGY
UTILITIES
176.74
BLUE RIBBON PELHAM WATERS, SHED SUPPLIES
45.00
CALHOUN COUNTY ECA
LIGHTING
9.75
CASEY'S GENERAL STORES INC., FUEL
3,410.26
CENTRAL IA JUVENILE DET CENTER, DETENTION SER. 11,032.00
CENTRAL IOWA DISTRIBUTING INC., supplies
177.50
CITIZENS CENTRAL
meals on wheels
107.00
COCHRANE, TONI ZEHR
salary
3,041.00
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER voucher program
20.00
CONDON, KRISTINE
mileage
134.73
CONSOLIDATED MANGEMENT CO INC., food service
6,389.76
CORBIN INC, DAN
CONSULTING FEES
7,566.52
COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES allocation
512,267.00
CRIMMINS WELDING & FABRICATION., tv stands
128.89
CRITES, CHARLOTTE
CLINIC CLEANING
350.00
DANIEL TIRE COMPANY
TIRE REPAIR
554.20
DAYTON REVIEW
legal
41.80
DE LAGE LANDEN
copier lease
142.73
DEARBORN NATIONAL
life insurance
565.76
DELL MARKETING LP
dell toner cartridges
934.06
DEYTA LLC
hhcahps fee
90.00
DIGITY MEDIA LLC
radio advertisement
680.00
DOOLITTLE OIL CO INC
OIL
2,481.00
DOROTHY R. BROOKS TRUST ROW ACQUISITION
3,575.36
DOUBLE M SIGNS
UNIT 3 DECAL
40.00
EASTWOOD, BRITTANY
mileage
10.41
EDMAN, ALISHA
mileage
53.55
ELDORA PHARMACY, PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES
1,322.02
ELECTRICAL MATERIALS CO STOCK
156.29
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING rent
4,147.80
EVANS, PAM
rent & expense
400.00
EYESOPENIOWA
conference registration
200.00
FAMILY PET MEDICAL CENTER, k-9 medicine
25.50
FARNHAM, TRENT
REPAIRS
298.44
FASTENAL COMPANY
STOCK
401.38
FETROW REPORTING INC
depositions
98.80
FIDLAR TECHNOLOGIES INC vinyl jackets
600.00
FILTER CARE
FILTER CLEANED
16.20
FITZGERALD, JANE
transcript
9.50
FORBES, SCOTT
mileage
146.48
FORCE AMERICA INC
STOCK
38.96
FORT DODGE ASPHALT
SHOULDERING
99,840.92
FORT DODGE FORD INC
oil change
35.51
FORT DODGE MACHINE & SUPPLY, STOCK & PARTS
1,133.51
FORT DODGE POLICE DEPARTMENT, forfeiture money
1,925.00
FORT DODGE WATER DEPT water
168.52
FOUR OAKS INC
SHELTER SERVICES
1,446.15
FRANK DUNN CO., HIGH PERFORMANCE PATCH
1,442.00
FREEMAN, SUSAN
wages
695.73
FRONTIER
phone system
19,304.95
GADBURY, JANET E
mileage
26.25
GALLS/QUARTERMASTER
SUPPLIES
266.00

GARGANO, MARK
medical examiner expense
200.00
GEHLHAUSEN, DAWN
mileage
338.43
GENE MOELLER OIL COMPANY, fuel
38.02
GEOCOMM INC
new mapping for cad
97,687.00
GOLDFIELD COMM SERVICES CORP., internet charges
39.95
GOODNER, BRENDA
mileage
300.30
GOVCONNECTION INC
office supplies
4,227.06
GOWRIE MUNICIPAL UTILITIES, UTILITLES
132.53
GOWRIE NEWS
legal
41.80
GRAY SANITATION
SANITATION
44.00
GRELL, MELISSA
mileage
231.85
GROUP SERVICES INC
safe-t fund
15,000.00
GURNETT, TERESA
mileage
47.78
H & M EXTERIORS & LANDSCAPPING, mowing
80.00
HAGARTY WACHOFF GRARUP funeral services
700.00
HAILA ENG GROUP LTD
lec court room remodel
1,758.68
HALFWASSEN, ANGIE
phone
25.00
HAMILTON COUNTY SHERIFF serve papers
4.00
HANNA, LAURA
mileage
329.18
HAUSER, ALISON
mileage
36.35
HAWKEYE LEGAL SERVICES INC., serve papers
20.00
HAYS, KENNETH A
travel expenses
114.82
HEITRITTER, TRACEY
wages
1,445.40
HENDERSON PRODUCTS INC STOCK & PARTS
62.00
HEPP, BLAINE
contracted wages
2,527.93
HIWAY PRODUCTS INC
GUARDRAIL MATERIALS
212.50
HIWAY TRUCK EQUIP CO
PARTS
51.12
HOUSEHOLDER, ELIZABETH phone
25.00
HOWELL, HALEY
mileage
193.53
HOWELL, JULIE A
mileage
140.50
HUGGHINS, CATHY
wages
925.00
HYVEE INC
wellness program supplies
181.82
ICEA
REGISTRATION
60.00
IDDA
county dues
4,000.00
IMWCA
work comp policy
46,822.74
INFO DOG SECURITY LLC
shredding
68.95
INLINE SERVICE LLC
LABOR & PARTS
720.43
IOWA AUTO SUPPLY
bulbs
1.95
IOWA COUNTY ATTORNEY'S prolaw
6,735.00
IOWA DEPT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, courses
200.00
IOWA DIVISION OF LABOR SERVICE, BOILER INSPECTION
80.00
IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES SUPPLIES
383.80
IPAC fy
member fees
2,004.00
ISACA TREASURER
meeting
175.00
JIM'S SERVICE INC
fuel
258.97
JOHNSON CONTROLS INC
services
69,585.00
JOHNSON LAW FIRM
attorney fees
500.00
JONES, REBECCA
mileage
110.78
JOSTEN, KATHLEEN A
cell phone
25.00
JRG SUPPLY INC
crate
51.95
KASTENDIECK, JOHN
labor
3,400.00
KAVANAUGH, LINDSAY
mileage
122.59
KERWIN, LINDA
mileage
134.73
KIMBALL MIDWEST
STOCK
148.71
KITTLESON, VALERIE
mileage
332.85
KONICA MINOLTA PREMIER copier lease
495.96
LEHIGH VALLEY COOP TELE UTILITIES
176.90
LEHIGH, CITY OF
UTILITIES
255.36
LIGHTEDGE SOLUTIONS INC computer services/internet
210.40
LINCOLN, JANEL
salary
420.00
LISKA, LACCEY
mileage
63.00
LIZER, SHEILAH
conference & mileage
427.44
MAIL SERVICES LLC
renewals
1,233.11
MARCO INC
copier lease
1,521.12
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS, D20 SHOULDERING
76,294.23
MARTIN'S FLAG COMPANY
FLAGS
175.40
MASTER BLASTER INC
OUTSIDE SERVICES
1,950.00
MATHESON TRI-GAS INC
WELDING SUPPLIES
206.43
MCGILL, ANDREW L
school of instruction
102.50
MCINTYRE, BRAD
mileage
174.83
MEDIACOM
cable
178.69
MENARDS - FORT DODGE
first aid kit
67.62
MICHAEL, BRETT
wages
1,600.66
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY
sirens
412.57
MIDWEST BREATHING AIR LLC, inspection
135.00
MIDWEST WHEEL CO
STOCK
947.93
NANNIGA, JOHN
crisis response
475.00
NAPA AUTO PARTS
STOCK & PARTS
37.86
NAPA AUTO SUPPLY
STOCK & PARTS
373.34
NAPIER, SHELLY
mileage
95.55
NELSON, ERIN
wages
487.08
NEW CO-OP INC., rebate fy15 per development agreement 18,456.08
NEW SIOUX CITY IRON CO
SHOP TOOLS
135.89
NICHOLS, TRICIA
mileage
176.73
OFFICE ELEMENTS
office supplies
4,020.43
OLSON, STACI
medical examiner expense
50.00
O'REILLY AUTO PARTS
STOCK & PARTS
255.20
PEDERSON SANITATION
GARBAGE
88.00
PETTY CASH SHERIFF
postage
158.11
PHILLIPS, MICHELLE M
TRANSCRIPT BOND
140.00
PITNEY BOWES INC
supplies
475.09
POLK COUNTY SHERIFF
summons/petition
35.70
POSTMASTER
stamps
196.00
PRAIRIE ENERGY COOPERATIVE, LIGHTING
104.11
PRESCOTT, KARI
mileage
147.00
PRESERVE IOWA SUMMIT
conference
50.00
PRINTING SERVICES INC.
SUPPLIES
942.00
PROSECUTING ATTYS TRAINING COO, forfeiture money
550.00
PROSHIELD FIRE PROTECTION, FIRE EXTINQUISHERS
76.00
R & J MATERIAL HANDLING LTD, OUTSIDE SERVICES
2,475.03
RAVE MOBILE SAFETY
smart 911
10,000.00
RESERVE ACCOUNT
postage
2,500.00
RIAL, KRISTINE L
mileage
90.30
RIPPERGER, ALLISON
mileage
94.50
RJ ASC LLC
rent & expense
400.00
ROGER'S TIRE SERVICE
TIRES & TIRE REPAIR
8,723.97
ROYAL PROPERTIES LLC
rent
1,400.00
RYAN DIAGNOSTICS INC
lead care II test kits
2,100.00
SANOFI PASTEUR INC
vaccines
182.40
SAXTON, JAMIE
mileage
70.74
SCHOON, KAREN L
phone
50.00
SCHUSTER, MARY
rent & expense
400.00
SENECA COMPANIES
tank closure activities
16,713.00
SHEDA, JENNIFER
mileage
30.78
SHIELD TECHNOLOGY CORP shieldware rms software
700.00
SHIMKAT MOTOR COMPANY,OIL CHANGES & TIRE ROTATION 117.90
SIBBITT, DANI
mileage
163.60
SIGN-UP LTD
intersection & residence signs
34.05
SMITH DDS, DUANE
dental services
78.81
STAPLES ADVANTAGE
office supplies
1,056.30
STAR ENERGY LLC
FUEL
5,778.87
ST. MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE, MEDICAL EXAMINER EX. 5,086.50
STEIN, SHEILA
mileage
46.46
STOREY KENWORTHY/MATT PARROTT, office supplies
355.89
STRATFORD GRAVEL INC
GRANULAR MATERIALS
12,224.16
STRINGER, AMY
microphone for computer
8.30
THE MESSENGER
tax sale publication
4,988.13
THOMPSON, RICK
rent
50.00
TIMMERMAN, SUSAN
mileage
691.23
TOWN & COUNTRY VETERINARY CLIN, dog pound
184.58
TRUCK COUNTRY OF IOWA PARTS & STOCK
411.38
TURNKEY CORRECTIONS
lease
180.00
TWIST & SHOUT
advertising
50.00
TYLER TECHNOLOGIES
SOFTWARE
10,415.25
UBBEN, COURTNEY
mileage
28.88
UNITED STATES CELLULAR cell phone
974.53
UNITY POINT CLINIC OCC MED, DRUG TESTING
148.00
UNITY POINT HEALTH
medical examiner expense
1,444.68
UNITY POINT HEALTH TRMC DRUG TESTING
160.00
UPPER DES MOINES OPPORTUNITY, contracted services
90.00
UTLEY, LACEY
mileage
110.25
VERIZON WIRELESS
service
1,831.04
W & H COOP OIL COMPANY FUEL
32,968.16
WAHKONSA MANOR
rent
25.00
WALMART COMMUNITY
supplies
294.22
WALTERS SANITARY SERVICE INC., garbage service
163.57
WEBSTER CALHOUN COOP TELE, 911 circuits
740.61
WEBSTER CO TELECOMMUNICA,

reimbursement for smart 911 business
100.30
WEBSTER COUNTY ATTORNEY, forfeiture money
1,100.00
WEBSTER COUNTY EMS
pass through
6,506.00
WEBSTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPT, ema hours
230.00
WEBSTER COUNTY SHERIFF transportation
705.65
WELLS FARGO REMITANCE CENTER, conference
4,071.69
WEST PAYMENT CENTER
west information charges
477.30
WITTE, JOEL
cell phone reimbursement
25.00
WOODLEY FUNERAL SERVICE LLC., funeral services
700.00
WOOLSTOCK MUTUAL TELEPHONE, computer services/internet 159.85
WUEBKER, JENNIFER
mileage
28.88
YOUTH SHELTER CARE
SHELTER SERVICES
2,192.55
ZIEGLER INC
PARTS & STOCK
167.02

July 8, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

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The Blank Park Zoo brought many animals for the
children to see including this beautiful colored Parrot.

Many children gathered in the Gowrie Community Center as the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines visits the Gowrie
Public Library for Story hour on Thursday, June 25.

Community Pharmacy offers


Medication Therapy Management
In January 2015 Carol Laidler was suffering from
stomach pain. A diagnosis of Type II diabetes had previously been controlled through diet and exercise, but the
disease intensified, causing her to begin taking medicine.
She experienced an upset stomach but didnt become
overly concerned.
Then her triglyceride (a type of fat found in the
blood which convert to energy between meals) levels
went haywire, Carol was prescribed another medication
to control them. Additionally, she was taking potassium
to rectify a deficiency in her system. The three medications interacted and caused Carol to have intense stomach pain.
She contacted registered pharmacist Jane Moeller
at Community Pharmacy and asked her to evaluate her
medications. Community Pharmacy offers a new service to patients called Medication Therapy Management
(MTM). Carol met with Jane and Megan Snyder, PharmD. They went over Carols health profile, analyzing all
her health issues and the medications she takes to control
them. The results were changes in Carols medication.
The medicine she takes for her triglycerides was
swapped for a different prescription, the medicine she
takes for her potassium was changed to a more easily
The cost of the program is covered on the Medicare
Part D Plan. Every insurance plan has different criteria.
Check with your insurance company to find out if MTM
is a covered service, advises Moeller. If it is not covered under Medicare, this service is available for a fee.
To learn more about Medication Therapy Management or to set an appointment, call Community Pharmacy at 712-464-7281.

swallowed tablet, and the medicine she takes for diabetes


was changed to a time-release version. Carols stomach
pain disappeared. The medical providers know your
health issues. The pharmacists know the drugs. They all
have to work together to make a person healthy, says
Laidler.
Jane Moeller attributes the changes in the services
pharmacies offers to the changing attitudes of Americans. We are showing more interest in maintaining our
health. In a national survey, 80% of responses indicated
Americans expect to be more active in managing their
health than ever before. At Community Pharmacy we are
responding to that expectation and providing the MTM
program.
The MTM program the patients healthcare team
which includes the patient, their medical provider and
the pharmacist. Its all about the patient and healthy outcomes. After analyzing the patients medical profile and
medications used to control chronic conditions, we send
our suggestions for any changes in medications to the patients medical provider. Together, the team decides on
the best option, explains Moeller. So begins a new era
in pharmacy - helping patients to better utilize their medications and to enjoy a healthier life.

FUELING
FREEDOM
America was founded on freedom,
independence and the ability for each person
to have a choice. Your choice to choose a
cleaner fuel and a brighter future. Your choice
to say no to foreign oil and yes to ethanol.
This July 4th and all year round, POET
invites you to be a part of Americas ethanol
movement for energy independence.

877.351.CORN
POET.COM/GOWRIE

Megan Snyder, PharmD, and Jane Moeller, RPh, flank


Carol Laidler who utilized the Medication Therapy Management service at Community Pharmacy. Working with
Carol and her medical provider, the pharmacists found
alternative medications to eliminate Carols stomach pain.

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July 8, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS


Marsha Farnham, owner of Farm & Town Insurance throws candy with her son, Grant during the Gowrie
Indence day parade Saturday.

Gowrie Indepence Day Parade

2015


Heartland Bank won most Most Patriotic award
in the Gowrie Parade on the 4th of July.


Pastor Annette Kruse, left, and Sybil Smith prepare for the Old Fashioned Chicken Dinner at the Gowrie
United Methodist Church on Saturday. The event was well
attended. Photo by Jeff Heck.

Thank You For


Your Business

Call me to talk about


old crop or new crop
marketing strategies
or our diversified
contracts!

Pat Lybyer, your grain marketing


expert, covering Webster County
Cell: 515-370-0883
plybyer@westcentral.net
Trading Floor: (877) 778-2226

We are looking forward to


serving you this fall!