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February 8, 2017


Southeast Valley
Jazz concert and
pie auction
Tuesday, Feb. 14. . . .
Its that time again to come out and support the
Southeast Valley Music Department at the Jazz Concert
and Pie Auction. It will be held on Tuesday, February
14th, at 7 pm in the Southeast Valley High School gym in
There will be entertainment by the Southeast
Valley High School Jazz Band, directed by Grant Hyland,
and by the Chamber and Treble Clef Choirs, directed by
Brandon Louis.
A variety of pies, donated by the student music
members, will be auctioned off throughout the evening
Southeast Valley had Tri-M Inductions last week at school. Pictured above are the Tri-M by auctioneer Donovan Adson. The money raised will go
members. Photo by Lisa Peterson. towards the music department trip next year.

Diana Hanna speaks to Tri-M Music So come out and support the Southeast Valley
Music Department, listen to some great music, and take
home a delicious pie!
Honor Society students at Southeast Valley Tonya Harrison, Gowrie
Former teacher returns to SV. . . News win awards
Dianna Hanna, former band instructor at Prairie also have a home in Farnhamville that we are renovat-
in Newspaper Contest
Valley High School, recently talked to students at South-
east Valley High School (the new name for the school Dianna Hanna talked to members of the Tri-M At Iowa Newspaper Association
that is whole grade sharing). SV Tri-M continued on page 12...
Southeast Valley had Tri-M Inductions Banquet in Des Moines. . .
last week at school and former Band Teacher Mrs.
Hanna was the guest speaker.
Dayton Review
The Gowrie News won three awards and the
won one award at the Iowa Newspaper
Mrs. Hanna talked about what made her leave Associations Better Newspaper Contest held last week
Southeast Valley High School so abruptly (cancer), en- in Des Moines.
joying music all of her life, taking chances and doing All four awards were won in advertising and
something other than what everyone else is calling the Graphic Designer Tonya Harrison submitted work that
norm. she had done for the two newspapers.
Dianna is taking off this year to deal with her Tonya does graphic design for both the Gowrie
cancer. There has been no decision on her coming back News and Dayton Review at her home in Gowrie.
next year. Tonyas won first place (in Weekly One divi-
Said Mrs. Hanna to the students, In regards sion) for the Gowrie News for an ad she submitted in
to music selection, its good to play the standards, but Furniture, Furnishings, Appliance and Hardware. She
also include some of the music that challenges and gets had designed an ad for Jims Carpet One.
us excited about playing. In the end, the experience and She won second place, Gowrie News, in adver-
educational value of taking risks and stretching yourself tising for Automotive and Boats in the Weekly One divi-
with upper level music literature, is worth the time and sion.
effort. Tonya finished second in Best Ad Designer for
After starting the 2015-16 school year with the Dayton Review and third for Best Ad Designer for
breast cancer, Dianna Hanna ended that year with colon Gowrie News in the weekly one division.
cancer and liver cancer. I was successfully treated at Tonya has a degree in Graphic Design at Iowa
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and will be taking my Central Community College and she has been a graphic
12th (and last) chemo treatment on Feb. 7, said Mrs. designer for 13 years.
Hanna. Dianna Hanna, former Tonya does a great job designing our display
My husband Bill and I bought a house in Sioux band instructor at Prairie Valley High School/Southeast ads and our front pages, said Glenn Schreiber, publisher.
City, to be near my son, Nathan, and grandson, Tyler, Valley was the guest speaker during the Tri-M Inductions She transforms ad copy into something very special.
and Bills family, who all live there. Bill and Dianna last week at school. Photo by Lisa Peterson.
She enhances our news coverage on our front pages also
Visit www.daytongowrienews.com for your local news... with her design work.
2 February 8, 2017

Southeast Valley JV Girls take seasons

final road trip; Edged by Panthers 35-30
The Southeast Valley Junior Varsity loaded the The second quarter yielded more defensive stops, giving
bus for the final time this season Saturday, January 28th, up only seven points to the Panther offense.
to face off with Storm Lake St. Marys. The Jaguars were Allowing the Jaguars to close the gap, scoring
edged by the Panthers 35-30. eight points of their own. The third quarter would bring
The Lady Jags suffered cold shooting the first another shooting slump to the Jags, putting up only three
quarter, only scoring four points. Making up for their of- points. The Panthers took advantage of the Jaguars down
fensive stutter, the Jags turned up the heat on the defen- time, scoring eleven third quarter points.
sive end, holding Storm Lake to ten first quarter points. Digging deep, the Jags went to work in the the
fourth quarter, pounding out fifteen points compared to
the Panthers seven points. The young Jaguars team kept
their composure offensively and never let up defensively.
Its hard to believe this was the same Jaguar team that
Bailey Miller stepped onto the court last November.
Decision making and overall performance
Bailey Miller is the Jaguar demonstrated the tremendous growth of this team. Even
of the week for the week of though the Jaguars have had to endure the taste of defeat,
February 6th-10th. they always gained wisdom and experience from mis-
Bailey is being takes. Continuing to work hard, the young Jaguar squad
nominated for her displays the ingredients to achieve the common goal of
positivity, dependability success.
and success in multiple Jaynie Ferrari went to work in the paint leading Dakota Jaeschke tries to out-power the South Cen-
school activities. the Jaguar offense with 11 points. Ferrari also dominated tral Calhoun defense as he puts the ball in the hoop. Photo
Jaguar of Week recognition is made by a different the boards, securing 8 rebounds. Mackenzie Crampton by Lisa Peterson.
staff member on a rotating basis each week at Southeast
Valley High School.
added a solid 7 points for the Jags. Crampton hustled on
defense, recording 3 steals for the night. Cassi Berglund Jaguar varsity boys lose
and Delaney Conrad contributed 5 points apiece. Conrad
pulled down 6 rebounds to benefit the Jaguars. Berglund to South Central Calhoun;
grabbed 3 boards and dished out an impressive 4 assists.
Berglund handled the ball well, valuing each good defense helps Jags
possession and making smart decisions. The Jaguars
attacked the basket, resulting in many trips to the free- Calhoun The Jaguar varsity boys lost to South Central
throw line, where they were unable to capitalize. 57-45.
The Jags started slow and could never catch up.
Southeast Valley was behind 7-0 to start the game. The
Jaguars made a late push and were only behind by two
late in the fourth quarter.
The Jag defense kept them in the game and the
game was tied at the half 19-19.
The Titans made two key three-pointers and
then spread the floor to take time off the clock as they
had a 50-43 lead.
Keegan Good led the Jags with 17 and Myles
Davis had 10 points and six boards. Dakota Jaeschke
contributed nine points and 10 rebounds.
Alex Pliner had eight rebounds for the Jags. The
team didnt have a good shooting nights.
The Jaguars did pull with two minutes with three
minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Thats when the
Titans made two threes and spread the floor.
Nolan Brand and Nolan Johnson had five and
four points respectively.

Karissa Hiesterman looks to pass to her teammate

as SSC remains on her heals. Photo by Lisa Peterson.

SCC beats Jaguar

girls 57-34
South Central Calhoun defeated Southeast Val-
ley 57-34.
SCC pulled away in the second half, outscoring
the Jaguar girls 38-22.

Jaguar JV boys lose

to South Central Calhoun;
shooting woes hurt Jags
Wednesday, Feb 8
Farnhamville Fire Dept., 7:30 p.m. at the fire station. The Jaguar JV boys lost to South Central
Ryan Gustafson demonstrates perfect form as he
Gowrie Parks Board, 6:45 p.m. at the civic center. Calhoun 54-32 Tuesday, Jan. 31, at home. goes up for the shot Tuesday night against the Titans. Photo
Thursday, Feb 9
Gowrie Jaycees, 7:30 p.m. at Marvs. Justin Dick help launch SCC with three, three- by Lisa Peterson.
Friday, Feb 10 pointers in the first half.
Jaguars receive bye
GDC, 12:00 p.m. at the WCCTA conference room Jaguar Jackson Housken made a few good first
Sunday, Feb 12
GYC board, 5:00 p.m. at the skating rink. half drives for points. The Jags trailed 14-8 after the first
Monday, Feb 13
Farnhamville City Council, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Gowrie Municipal Utilities Board, 4:30 p.m. at the
The Jags had some good moments. Zack Graves in district, first round
light plant. made two foul shouts and Mason Ackerson made a good
Harcourt TOPS, 8:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran open jump shot. The Jags were down 27-15 at the half. The 1st round of District play will be Monday,
Church Harcourt. Feb. 13. The Jaguars received a bye. Round 2 will be
Tuesday, Feb 14 In the second half Max Davis made a good block
Farnhamville Senior Citizens (cards), 1:00 p.m., and Adam Delachiesa made a good shot under the basket. Thursday, Feb 16th at South Hamilton and will feature
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The Jags were passing the ball very well but the winner of the Roland Story and South Hardin Game.
American Legion Peterson Post #431 and Sons of Round 3 will be on Feb. 21 at Gilbert. The Jaguars are
the American Legion, 6:30 p.m. social time and their shots werent going in the hoop.
meal, 8:00 p.m. meeting, Gowrie Legion building. South Central Calhoun was up 37-17 at the end seeded at number 2.
Callender City Council, 6:30 p.m. at the of the third quarter.

It Pays to Advertise!
Community Center
Wednesday, Feb 15 Mason Ackerson, Nyles Johnson, Kenny Blank,
Prairie Valley School Board, 6:00 p.m. and Jackson Housken made some good shots in the last
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
quarter. But it was too little too late.
February 8, 2017
Six Jaguar Wrestlers advance to District
competition Saturday, Feb. 11
Fisher ranked fourth in 2A wrestling...
The Jaguar wrestlers attended Sectional Wres- really neat. It's the most we have advanced but on the flip
tling Saturday, Feb. 4 at Humboldt. With a few hiccups side the boys are sitting in some tough draws as they have
and surprises along the way, six wrestlers advanced to to face Algona's Sectional Champs first round as they
District competition next Saturday, February 11th at have tough match ups. The boys are going to have to put
Webster City. In some what of a unique happening, all six their heads down in the room and work hard this week.
Jag wresters advanced as runner-ups in their respective First Round Matchups: Coledon Bethel(28-14)
weight classes. 106 lbs. Coledon Bethel, 120 lbs. Sam vs. Jacob Mielke(29-8) Pocahontas Area; Sam Hem-
Hemmestad, 132 lbs. Trey Lawrence, 160 lbs. Kaelan mestad(11-26) vs #4 Shea Ruffridge(36-3) Pocahontas
Lunberg, 170 lbs. Kyler Fisher, and Heavyweight Clay- Area; Trey Lawrence(37-8) vs. Braxton Doebel(30-10)
ton McFarland earned the right to battle at Districts for Clear Lake; Kaelan Lundberg(31-12) vs. Reymundo
a chance to punch their ticket to the storied Iowa High Vasquez(25-12) Clarion-Goldfield; Kyler Fisher(44-2)
School State Wrestling Tournament. vs. #2 Conner Shaw(41-3) Garner Hayfield; Clayton
Coledon wrestled a good, smart match in the McFarland(30-14) vs. #1 Spencer Trenary(11-0) Clarion
semi's winning 2-0 against a Woodward Granger kid that Goldfield
beat him last year but lost by fall against a solid Webster Team Scores: 1. Webster City, 242.0; 2. Hum-
City kid in the finals earning runner up honors with no boldt, 222.5; 3. Woodward-Granger, 204.5; 4. Southeast
wrestle back. Valley, 142.0; 5. Greene County, 130.0; 6. Roland-Story,
Sam might have been the feel good story of the 70.0
tournament; seeded 6th he won his first round match and
received a bye to the finals against the 2nd seed kid who
couldn't participate in the round. Sam lost by fall in the
finals but came back with a big pin in the wrestleback to
claim second place.
Trey recorded a fall in the first round and semi's
where he lost a tough battle to his Webster City opponent.
Kaelan scored a fall in the semi's and lost a close 4-3 de-
cision to his Humboldt opponent in the finals.
l Kyler pinned his Greene County opponent in the
semi's but got caught in the finals in a cradle and lost by
.fall. Kylar Fisher is currently ranked fourth in 2A at 182
o Clayton lost by fall in the semi's to eventual
champion Justin Jones of Humboldt. Clayton pinned his Coledon Bethel was runner up Saturday afternoon
eWoodward Granger opponent for third place and scored a during Sectional wrestling and will advance to Districts in
huge fall against his Webster City opponent in his wrestle Webster City on Feb. 11. Photo by Emilea Lundberg.

Exciting February
dback claiming runner up honors.
y At the beginning of the day the coaches were
hoping to advance 3-4 kids to Districts. Getting six was
e activities at the
Paton Library
e Story hour and wood carving. . .
1108 Market Street, P.O. Box 473
d In the month of February the Paton Library will Gowrie, IA 50543-0473
Ph.: 515-352-3325 Fax: 515-352-3309
celebrate Valentines Day with hearts, cards and sweet. email: gnews@wccta.net www.daytongowrienews.com
Come to the Paton Library for a Valentines
Story Hour February 16 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. You STAFF
may check out some books, listen to heartwarming sto- Glenn Schreiber, Editor and Publisher
ries, and craft something for your loved ones. There will Tonya Harrison, Graphic Designer,
be a light snack and a game. Mary Ann Young, Clerical Manager and Sales
Kealan Lundberg was honored as the sole senior and Don Hyndmans Wood Carving Presentation Jeff Heck, Photographer
presented this banner constructed by the cheerleaders. February 23 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Photo by Emilea Lundberg. Have you seen the small wood carvings on dis-
Southeast Valley wrestler, play at the Paton Library? The carvings are made by Don
Hyndman. You may have wondered how they are made?
Official County Newspaper (USPS 224-240). A local news-
paper as prescribed by law. Published weekly by The Gowrie

Lundberg, celebrates Come to the Paton Library to join in the fun to

find out as Don gives his presentation and demonstrates
News, 1108 Market Street, Gowrie, Iowa 50543. Periodicals
postage paid at the Post Office at Gowrie, Iowa 50543.

senior night on Jan. 12 his process in carving wood.

If there is enough interest, there may be an op-
Within the State of Iowa - $3000 Per Year
Out of state - $3300 Per Year
Wrestling since age of 4. . . portunity to sign up for a class. The Paton Library will
provide more information as it becomes available. Snowbird - $32 00 Per Year
Card of Thanks................................................$650 20 per
first 15 words,
Kaelan Lundberg, the only senior wrestler, word thereafter

started wrestling at the age of 4. He was a two time JV ADDRESS CHANGES

champ. As a Jr. he was the varsity champ at the Roland- POSTMASTER: Send address change to
Story tournament. THE GOWRIE NEWS
Kaelan was voted the MVP at the St. Edmond P.O. Box 473, Gowrie, IA 50543
tournament by his fellow teammates. He took second
place in the conference meet as a Jr. and Sr. Lundberg
was a district qualifier as a Jr. and Sr. year where he will
again be participating at Webster City this weekend.
Overall, Kaelan has 97 wins. Good Luck at Districts!

Wednesday, Feb 8 - Baked Chicken, Baked Potato, Peas, Cinnamon Raisin,

Applesauce, Tomato Juice
Thursday, Feb 9 - Chili or Beef, Barley, Corn Bread, Tangy Coleslaw, Straw-
berries, OJ
Friday, Feb 10 - Ham Loaf, Sweet Potatoes, Calico Corn/Corn, Mixed Fruit
Monday, Feb 13 - Salisbury Ground Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Veg-
etables, Peaches, OJ
Tuesday, Feb 14 - Autumn Chicken, Creamed Asparagus, Quinoa Plums,
WW Roll
Wednesday, Feb 15 - COOKS CHOICE
Jake Peterson finishes this year's wrestling season at
sectional Saturday, Feb. 4. Photo by Emilea Lundberg.
4 February 8, 2017

A 42 -year-old mom discovers

she was adopted, almost never born. . .

The following column was written in Febru-
ary of 2010.
I escorted my mother Rosalie to a Valentines
Banquet Saturday, Feb. 13, at Tempe Nazarene Church,
Tempe, AZ. It was a fund-raiser for the Womens Minis-
try and it appeared to be a routine evening, until everyone
heard a stunning testimonial.
After the meal and introductions, Dave and
Kirsten Hart were on stage singing. They are profession-
als who sing/perform as a full-time career, and they were
very good. As the couple performed several contempo-
rary Christian music selections, and then some roman-
tic ballads (because of Valentines Day), I thought this
would be a nice, but fairly routine type of concert.
Later in the program, Kirsten took the micro-
phone and told the story of their lives. The couple strug-
gled in the beginning, and they endured some financial
hardships. But they managed to raise three boys, one of
L. Jean Cafferty, 89
whom is a star athlete at a Division II college. L. Jean Cafferty, 89, passed away Sunday,
Gradually over the years the married singing February 5, 2017 at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in
duo received some acclaim and they became somewhat Boone.
successful, traveling all over the United States singing Funeral services will be 10:30 am Thursday,
at churches, church sponsored activities, or other venues February 9, 2017 at the United Methodist Church, Gowrie
with Pastor Annette Kruse and Pastor Dave Kruse offi-
Frances I. Rude, 89
where their Christian music would be in demand. Frances I. Rude, 89, passed away Saturday, Feb-
After more than 20 years of marriage, the couple ciating. Burial will be Cedar Cemetery, Rinard. Friends ruary 4, 2017 at the Simpson Center, Friendship Haven,
received an invitation to perform on a cruise. This was may call after 4:00 pm Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Fort Dodge.
a big development and the first such offer that had been The Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie. Funeral services will be 10:30 Wednesday,
made to David and Kirsten. They accepted and then were She is survived by daughter, Marj Johnson of February 8, 2017 at Our Lady Good Counsel Catholic
told that they would need passports. Gowrie; son, Wayne Cafferty of Colo; grandchildren, Church, Moorland with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating
We had moved several times, and we were al- Ben Johnson; Carrie (Chris) Lee; Nathan (Laura) John- the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in Gowrie
ways traveling to perform in different cities. I needed a son; Tanner Johnson; great-grandchildren, Max and Ka- Township Cemetery. A parish rosary will be at 3:40 pm
birth certificate to get my passport, and I didnt want to leb Johnson; Brooklyn and Boedy Lee; sister-in-law, with a visitation following at 4:00 pm Tuesday, February
search through all the boxes, so I called the appropriate Dorothy Siemann; sister-in-law, Ellua Mae Hicks. 7, 2017 at Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie.
county office in New York, Kirsten related. She was preceded in death by her parents, She is survived by daughter, Linda (Lee) Davis
Kirsten gave her name, maiden name, and other George and Olive (Clark) Hicks; brothers, Cliff; Donnie; of LaVista, NE; son, Wayne (Nancy) Rude of Ankeny;
pertinent facts for this government office. They didnt Harley; Milton; sister, Iva Littleton; husband, Cleo Caf- son, Larry H. (Donna Murphy) Rude of Washington DC;
have anything on file. There was no birth recorded in her ferty; and son-in-law, Rick Johnson. daughter, Marianne (Daryl) Carlson of Paton; son, Bill
year of birth, or for any other year. L. Jean Cafferty was born January 16, 1928 at (Jolene) Rude of Grimes; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-
There must be some mistake. She repeated the Scranton, Iowa and graduated from Gowrie High School grandchildren; brothers, Adrian McColley of Fort Dodge;
information, giving more data. Nothing. There was no in 1946. She was united in marriage with Cleo Cafferty Robert McColley of Slater; sisters, Luella Warren of San-
date, no listings whatsoever. Kirsten made a few more on August 26, 1950. They lived in Gowrie. Jean was em- ta Barbara, CA; Helen Murphy of Diamond Springs, CA;
calls, followed by more statements that she didnt exist. ployed with local insurance agencies as a book keeper. and Lavonne Dellachiesa of Fort Dodge.
Kirsten was exasperated, and one clerk suggested, Per- They moved to Eastern Star Masonic Home, Boone in Preceding her in death were her parents, George
haps you were adopted. This is one good possibility. 2012. and Agnes (McElroy) McColley; husband, Howard
At first Kirsten was defiant and couldnt fathom Jean was a member of United Methodist Church, Rude; and brother, Gerald McColley.
that idea, but as days passed by and then weeks, Kirsten Gowrie for 70 years, United Methodist Women, Gowrie Frances I. McColley was born July 18, 1927 at
called her parents. She related her problems and asked Public Library Board, Gowrie Federated Womens Club a farmhouse in Verdel, NE and graduated from Corpus
My Local Slant continued on page 8... and Eastern Star, Sunday School and Bible School teach- Christi High School in Fort Dodge. Frances worked for
er. Tobin Pack in Fort Dodge for 4 years. Frances was united
ARE YOU READY FOR In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left for
United Methodist Church, Gowrie and Suncrest Hospice
in marriage to Howard Rude October 8, 1949 at Corpus
Christi Church. They established their home in Gowrie.
SOME BROADWAY? of West Des Moines. Frances was a homemaker and employed at First State
Bank, Gowrie.
GUMC Church activities Frances was a member of Our Lady of Good
Counsel Church, Federated Womens Club, American
Confirmation Legion Auxiliary, Rosarians of OLGC, and Elderbridge.
She was a volunteer, charter member and EMT for the
Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 5:45. . .

Gowrie Ambulance, Gowrie Care Center, Trinity Re-

gional Hospital, Meals on Wheels, and Communion for
Wednesday, February 8 Confirmation will begin the Home Bound. She raised her children and enjoyed
at 5:45 p.m. Choir Practice will begin at 7:15 p.m. gardening flowers and vegetables. She loved to sew
Thursday, February 9 and UMW book Club will clothing and enjoyed attending her kids sporting events
begin at 9:30 a.m. and other activities.
Friday, February 10 Community Connection Memorials may be left to Unity Point Hospice in
Group will begin at 9 a.m. Quilters will begin at 1 p.m. Fort Dodge and Southwest Webster Ambulance.

JVR Jaguar boys play JH Girls Finish season

STARRING NFL LEGEND outstanding game defeating eigth graders, 10-1
EDDIE GEORGE South Central Calhoun
The Southeast Valley JH Girls Basketball teams
finished their seasons last Thursday at SCC. The 7th
FEBRUARY 24 & 25 7:30 PM grade finished with a winning record of 6 and 5. This
FEBRUARY 26 2 PM The Southeast Valley JVR Boys Basketball team worked hard all season long and had several close
team wrapped up the month of January on a successful games throughout the year with some work in the off sea-
JOIN US FOR A PRE-SHOW DINNER ON FRIDAY, note, defeating South Central Calhoun here on 1/31/17 by son this team can have a even better season next year.
FEBRUARY 24! Dinner tickets are available for the score of 47-42. The 8th grade had a very successful 10-1 sea-
purchase at 515-294-2479 or in person at the Leading statistical leaders for the young Jags son. This team is very special with their work ethic and
Stephens Auditorium Ticket Office. were Chase Swieter with 18 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 attitude throughout the season, this is a very unselfish and
blocks, Carter Lane with 9 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, team oriented squad that does not care who the leading
and 4 steals, Robert Jepsen with 6 points, 9 rebounds, and scorer is as long as they come out on top every night.
7 blocks, Ross Halligan with 5 points and 4 steals, Hunter This squad never gets down on one another and demon-
Kruse with 5 points, and Ethan Pliner with 4 points. strates what a true team should be. This will be a very
Present this ad for one FREE non-alcoholic beverage at the show! Playing valuable minutes and not scoring for the successful team throughout their high school years.
team were the efforts of Joel Lambert and Lincoln Miller. We would also like to think all of the parents and
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Q1: SV 15, SCC 15; Q2: SV 23, SCC 20; Q3: SV 38, also like to thank AD Mr.Stull and the Southeast Valley
SCC 32; Q4: SV 47, SCC 42. Administration for all of their work behind the scenes.
Down Memory Lane
February 8, 2017
Southeast Valley
Schedule of Events B Y S A R A D O W N S

Week of Feb 8th to Feb 15th Loving the unloveable...

Wednesday, Feb 8
Lets take another memory trip to West Haven she could not tell them hurt her. One thinks that someone
SVHS Tri-M Singing Valentines
Orphanage in Jamaica. The varieties of birth maladies the would have noticed somehow but --- Another sad case
STATE WIDE Iowa Assessment Testing children have at West Haven are quite varied and most of and undoubtedly more to come over the years.
Feb 6th thru 10th those brought here have them. In this poor country the An organization had provided a very nice play-
Thursday, Feb 9 families with these children cannot monetarily or physi- ground geared to many of the childrens disabilities as
4:00 p.m. JH Wrestling @ Laurens cally take care of them. In fact one of the head persons at well as the able bodied ones. Many liked it when we had
4:30 p.m. B JV-Varsity Basketball GAME at Ogden the home at the time I was going told me it was, to some time from our other work assignments to take them to the
4:30 p.m. B JVR Basketball GAME at Ogden families, a bad thing and in some areas might bring a type of swings and other play equipment.
Friday, Feb 10 shunning. There was a young man (and he will always be a I dont think there is a single person who has gone
3:30 p.m. Dance Team Youth Workshop and young man tho he is very adult now) who frequented the to West Haven that hasnt been drawn to a particular child
Performance place. or children. We just had to be careful to not be gravitating
Saturday, Feb 11 His mother worked at the home and he lived on to the more loveable and overlooking the others.
up the mountain with his mother in a rustic little house. His There are more memories and I will eventually
12:00 p.m. B Varsity Wrestling 2A DISTRICT - at
name is Carlington and when I met him was walking with tell about them. There is a reason this mission is called A
Webster City Kinney stick crutches. I understand he now uses a small VACATION WITH A PURPOSE. It means we have some
7:00 p.m. G Varsity Basketball 3A REGIONAL - scooter that someone has given him. Carlington loved to free days to explore the various attractions this tropical
Southeast Valley at Cherokee draw and many of us had him draw a picture and paid him island has and relaxing a bit from our chores. I will be
Monday, Feb 13 for it. I had one rustic one for long time and sorry to say, sharing some of those too. In the meantime, I hope I have
Boys Varsity Basketbal 2A DISTRICT it seems to have been lost or misplaced. When the West sparked some interest in some readers looking into taking
PVES - NO AM Preschool Haven employee asked the mom if Carlington had ever A VACATION WITH PURPOSE.
4:00 p.m. JH Wrestling @ Burnside attended school she said he had not. She apparently was
Tuesday, Feb 14 ashamed of him.
7:00 p.m. SVHS Jazz Concert & Pie Auction It appeared that his problem was club feet but over
Wednesday, Feb 15 the years without medical attention had gotten worse. Had
he been in the U.S. there would most likely have been help
6:00 p.m. SWG School Board Mtg.
in getting his feet and legs back to or nearly normal. The 7 Tips to Prevent Tax ID Fraud
7:00 p.m. G Varsity Basketball 3A REGIONAL - last time I was at West Haven I learned that Carlingtons As the 2017 tax season gets underway, Heartland
@ Cherokee mother had left him and gone to Kingston where she got a Bank is urging all customers to take extra precaution when
*Schedule is pulled from the SV website for your convenience* better job and he was alone in the little house. filing their return to prevent their exposure to tax fraud.
www.southeastvalley.org Thank goodness he had good neighbors around Fraudsters are using very clever tactics to get a hold of
***Schedules are subject to change at anytime*** and at West Haven. Mission Jamaica sponsored a couple your personal information and submit false tax claims,
coloring books with his drawings, many of which are of said Kevin Black, President/CEO. Consumers must
the long time residents of West Haven and some scenery, be suspicious of any communication from the IRS
including the church which has been shown with another of through email, text or social media that requests personal
these memory stories. information, and should keep a watchful eye out for missing
The Babies cottage seems to draw many MJ first W-2s and mail containing sensitive financial information.
timers. Actually, most of those children are older than first Tax identity fraud takes place when a criminal files
surmised. Many have at birth disabilities which do not al- a false tax return using a stolen Social Security number
low the normal growth in body or dexterity or mind; some- in order to fraudulently claim the refund. Identity thieves
times one child will have all afflictions. generally file false claims early in the year and victims are
One little one that a very young missionary, who unaware until they file a return and learn one has already
came with parents, was drawn to was Pita. She was quite been filed in their name.
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about. It was thought she was about a year and a half she Bank is offering the following tips:
And Then She Was GONE: A riveting new suspense was over five years old and not the only one in that cottage File early. File your tax return as soon as youre able
novel byChristopher Greyson in similar circumstances. Some of those children would giving criminals less time to use your information to file a
The Mistress: A Novel byDanielle Steel eventually progress enough to be transferred to another cot- false return.
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Un- tage. Some would have short lives. File on a protected Wi-Fi network. If youre using an
told Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Then there was Frankie, about 10 to 12 years old online service to file your return, be sure youre connected
Who Helped Win the Space Race byMargot Lee when I first was at West Haven. He didnt talk much but his to a password-protected personal network. Avoid using
Shetterly body was quite normal and he could run pretty fast if he had public networks like a Wi-Fi hotspot at a coffee shop.
Turbo Twenty-Three: A Stephanie Plum Nov- pulled a prank and wanted to get away from his house Use a secure mailbox. If youre filing by mail, drop
elbyJanet Evanovich mother. your tax return at the post office or an official postal box
Escape Clause (A Virgil Flowers Novel) byJohn From a young age Frankie liked girls, especially instead of your mailbox at home. Some criminals look for
Sandford the pretty young white missionary ones. At first some of completed tax return forms in home mailboxes during tax
After You: A Novel byJojo Moyes his antics were cute but he grew and he still didnt talk; season.
The Woman in Cabin 10Hardcover he had more birthdays and puberty set in. Find a tax preparer you trust. If youre planning to
byRuth Ware It was then that, even tho he wasnt capable of hire someone to do your taxes, get recommendations and
understanding, his intincts took charge of him and he research a tax preparer thoroughly before handing over all
Games wanted to get closer to the girls, especially the pretty of your financial information.
blond ones. Sometimes Frankie, for discipline, was stripped Shred what you dont need. Once youve completed
Catch & Count Fishing Game, 1-2 players (Age 3+)
naked and locked in a bare room for a while or he might be your tax return, shred the sensitive documents that you no
Pictionary, 2+ players (Age 8+)
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MINECRAFT Card Game, 2-4 players (Age 8+)
sometimes behind his back and sometimes in front. Beware of phishing scams by email, text or phone.
Circuit Maze, Electric Current Logic Game; (Age 8+)
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Electronic Battleship, 1-2 players (age 8+)
years missionary was of a small girl, I believe around 10 or impersonating the IRS. Know that the IRS will not contact
12 years old, with very limited physical abilities and unable you by email, text or social media. If the IRS needs
New Movie Arrivals to speak. She became quite ill and they couldnt figure out information, they will contact you by mail first.
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know the whole story but she did not live and afterward employer indicates theyve been mailed, or it looks like it
it was determined she had a severely infected tooth which has been previously opened upon delivery, contact the IRS
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Birthdays Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. . . addition, you should:
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9-Feb Morgan Jackson day School will begin at 5:30 p.m. Confirmation will be- IRS Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit.
10-Feb Janet Bird, Mike Downie gin in the Fireside Room at 6 p.m. Contact your bank immediately, and close any
Linda Hirschberg, Ryan Kaufman Thursday, Feb. 9 Women of the Word will meet accounts opened without your permission or tampered
in the Fellowship Hall at 2 p.m. GriefShare will beet in with.
11-Feb Larry Foote, Juanita Gustofson
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12-Feb Don Jacobson, Colleen Palmer alert on your credit records:
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15-Feb Joe Collier, Pamela Rykhus Wednesday, Feb. 15 Wednesday Supper & Sun- even if you must do so by paper.
day School will begin at 5:30 p.m. Confirmation Class More information about tax identity theft is available
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6 February 8, 2017

It's your life...

Larry Hicks, Farnhamville, farmed
from boyhood through retirement
Marries Lohrville school mate. . .
By Glenn Schreiber
Larry Hicks, Farnhamville, was raised on a But when fox fur became more valuable his
farm near Coon Rapids, farmed with his father after high hunting interest diminished. He hunted with some
school, and continued to farm with his wife Carole until friends. His brother Roy was five years younger.
his retirement. All through grade school and high school he
Farming has been his life and he has enjoyed it. knew one farm girl, Carole Seil, from the Lohrville area.
Iowa is a great place to live and to raise a fam- After high school they dated and two years after gradua-
ily, said Larry. tion they were married.
Larry and his younger brother Roy were the Larry continued to farm with his father Clifford
children of Clifford of Leon (mother) Hicks, rural Coon until his father died in 1985. After that Larry farmed with
Rapids. They rented 320 acres (half a section) of land his wife Carole and at one time they farmed three pieces
and had hogs, chickens, and cattle along with their row of land totaling about 900 acres (one parcel she inherited
crops. from her parents). The other land was rented.
Larry attended school in Lohrville and was a Larry and Carole had three daughters: Sherri,
1960 graduate of Lohrville High School. He didnt have Diane, and Patty. They have all married and have their
much time for school activities since he was in charge of own families in this area.
the hogs, chickens and stock cows. His dad did the milk- Larry and Carole continued farming until 2004
ing. when Larry had back problems and subsequent back sur-
Larry was involved in 4-H for a few years and gery. They now rent out their land to other farmers.
he entered the calf competition. His favorite diversion Larry, who also worked at Anderson Machin-
was hunting. He hunted foxes and coyotes with a rifle ery in Gowrie for 25 years while farming, has witnessed Larry Hicks, right, is pictured with his younger brother
and also did trapping. He received $2 for each fox. many changes in farming over the decades. Roy as kids.
The biggest change Ive seen involves farm
In retirement Larry and Carole frequently visit
machinery, he said. In 1969 I purchased a combine for
family members including their children. Watching their
$12,000 and that same combine is for sale today at about
grandchildren grow up has been a favorite activity.
Larry and Carole frequently see some of their
class members. In fact, they will dine out or socialize
with a few once a month or so. Larrys class of 1960 had
a graduating class of 23 and there is a class reunion every
five years. The Lohrville High School is gone, of course,
and the reunions are usually at the community center in
Their daughter Diane is married to Larry Bick-
ford, a retired real estate agent in Fort Dodge. Larry has
a boy and girl from a previous marriage.
Larry and Caroles daughter Sherry teaches in
Ankeny ad her husband Rod Silve is a computer pro-
grammer at Pioneer in Johnston. They live in Ankeny
and have three daughters.
Carole and Larrys daughter Patty has a quilt-
ing machine. Her husband Jay Anderson owns and oper-
ates Anderson Machinery with his father in rural Gowrie.
Larry Hicks continued on page 12...

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age of one.

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Webster County Ice Breakers...

Jim Suchan, president, Joetta Promes, treasurer and Darryl Promes delivered the 2017 donation for Marlins trail
on Lake Namakagon in Wisconsin 2 weeks ago.

8th Annual Marlin Benson Fun Run

Saturday, Feb. 11...
The Eighth Annual Marlin Benson Fun Run will + $15 to join the state. Benefits for becoming a member
be Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.. The event will include: Membership to Webster County Ice Breakers and
begin with registration at Mulligans in Gowrie from 9 a.m. Iowa State Snowmobile Association; Subscription to Iowa
to 10 a.m. Maps will be available at registration and at each Snowmobiler Magazine; $.03 off per gallon at Star Energy
stop. with a WCIB star card; club decal and your Membership
The route goes from Gowrie, Moorland, fee goes directly to funding the trails in Webster County
Duncombe, Lehigh, Stratford, Dayton, Paton, then return- and lobbying for snowmobile interests at the state level.
ing to Gowrie. To become a member check out the Webster County Ice
Stops will be made at the following businesses: Breakers website.
Marvs Grill and Bar, Gowrie; Ralphs Tap, Moorland; The snowmobile group works in conjunction
Stumpys Bar & Grill, Duncombe; Riverside Tap, Lehigh; with the DNR and neighboring clubs to create better net-
Rungos Stratford; Iron Saddle Dayton 209 Main St, working trails annually and are currently connected to
Patonthen back to Mulligans. trails for Sno-Pak in Knierim, Team Iowa Snowmobilers
The event will proceed with snow or without in Stratford. You could ride groomed marked trails from
snow. ATV and UTVs are welcome to accomindate the Marshalltown all the way to Okoboji!
mild weather. There will be a drawing at 6 p.m. at Mul- Webster County Ice Breakers connect with
ligans. Brushy Creek State Park for additional trail miles beyond
Please contact Webster County Ice Breakers or the ditch riding that is maintain.
Jim Suchan at 515-352-3039 for more information. Infor- Some state statistics
mation can also be found on Webster County Ice Breakers There are 29,000 registered sleds in Iowa and over 8000
Face Book page. miles of trail in the state. There are fifty plus trail groom-
The Marlin Benson Snowmobile Run Started 8 ing machines in the state two of which are run by Webster
years ago after Marlin lost his battle with Cancer. It was County Ice Breakers.
started by some friends and family to fund a trail on Lake Snowmobiling generates over $80 Million Annu-
Namakagon in Wisconsin with his name. ally in Iowa supporting over 1100 jobs and 27.9 million in
Following that, local participants saw the need personal revenue.
for a snowmobile club to groom trails and promote safety. The club aims to promote safe riding, partner-
The club was started. The first year the Marlin Benson ships with the communities, family time outdoors in the
Ride donated money to the club as they were raising funds winter, and fellowship.
beyond what they needed. The club gives an annual College Scholarship of
Soon after the promoters looked to move the ride $1000 to a youth of scholastic excellence that is active and
under the clubs name to get more help. We currently have promotes snowmobiling locally. Last year we gave out 2
60+ members annually and over 150 miles of groomed scholarships.
trails in Webster County. Webster County Ice Breakers For more information check out www.webster-
are an affiliate of the Iowa State Snowmobile Association countyicebreakers.com; on Facebook: @webster.county.
(ISSA). Members are asked to pay a $10 fee for our club icebreakers or on Twitter: @WCIceBreakers.

Southeast Valley FCCLA members...

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Pictured from left to right are Teacher Sherry Vogel,
from Southeast Valley and Fort Dodge Senior High are Dalton Dencklau, Dillon Lumsden, Kylie Clark, Kayla
shown above. The group's mission is to promote personal Smith, Bryor McCuddin, Taylor Willer, Cassidy Wolff, Jess
growth and leadership development through Family and Shirbroun, and Teacher Julie Schrieber.
Consumer Sciences Education.
8 February 8, 2017

My Local Slant...
continued from page 4...
them, You are my parents, right? I am your daughter,
arent I?
Why, yes you are our daughter, affirmed her
mother. Absolutely. Both her father and mother were
so positive and reassuring.
More days went by and Kirsten had a roller-
coaster of emotions. She needed to know for sure. She
called New York again, asking for information on chil-
dren adopted in the 1960s. Those records were sealed.
But after repeated calls, and several pleadings,
one office worker gave her the information she would
need. There was a baby born on her date, and there was
an adoption. Nothing else could be disclosed.
Kirsten ended that phone call in shock, but later
she had a firm resolve. She must know for sure. She hired
a private detective.
The detective was experienced and resource- 1931 State Champions...
ful. After some sleuthing, he called Kirsten and reported Pictured here is the original Gowrie Drum & Bugle Corps which started the winning habit for Peterson Post No.
his findings. Your natural mother was Helen ....and she 431. Its members were attired in aluminum helmets and officer-type uniforms of green blouses and tan breeches with put-
gave you birth at (giving her the name of the hospital, tees.

Gowrie Legion Drum & Bugle Corps put Gowrie

time of birth, and other vital statistics). Your mother
gave birth, you were adopted by (her parents who never
divulged this secret), and your mother vanished. Right
now there is no other information.
Kirsten was stunned. She was 42 years old and
on the map; Won nine state championships
she had discovered that she was an adopted baby, that her Mention Gowrie when youre away from ing World War II, and reorganized in 1946 with veterans
real mother gave her birth and signed legal papers for her home and somebody will invariably exclaim, Why, of both World Wars, the greater number of personnel be-
daughter to be adopted. She asked the detective to find thats where that topnotch Legion drum and bugle corps ing former members of the Junior Corps. This drum corps
her real mother. is located. made its first appearance at a parade in Jefferson at which
A few weeks later he called with another report. Probably no other single organization has done time a prize was awarded for the first corps organized
Her mother still couldnt be located, but Kirsten had two more to publicize Gowrie and put this town on the map after World War II.
brothers and a sister. He gave her their names and ad- than the Gowrie American Legion Drum & Bugle Corps, State Championships were won 1947, 1948,
dresses. winner of nine state championships and Iowas represen- 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1963 and 1964. The corps was
This was a gift from God, said Kirsten. I still tative in four national American Legion parades. Dur- always rated as a superior corps and was commended on
didnt know much about my mother, but I learned that I ing its colorful tenure which first took in World War I its outstanding music repertoire. The personnel of the
have siblings. This was such a blessing to know. veterans and then those of World War II and the Korean corps averaged 30 playing men plus a color guard. All
Please find out anything you can about my conflict, the Gowrie Corps drilled and paraded in many members were required to be bona fide Legionnaires.
mother, Kirsten said to the detective. This time he traced towns and cities throughout Iowa and adjoining states, as The Gowrie Drum & Bugle Corps has taken part
her mothers history all the way back to her birth. In the well as at national Legion conventions in Philadelphia, in National Convention contests at Philadelphia in 1949;
meantime, Kirsten was contacting her siblings, one of Pa., Minneapolis, Minnesota; Miami, Florida, and Dallas, Minneaplis in 1959; Miami in 1963, and Dallas in 1964.
whom actually lived fairly close to her. Plans were made Texas. The Gowrie Corps has taken an important part
for everyone to get together, and Kirsten was experienc- In serving as this towns and states good will in the Memorial Day observance throughout the years
ing such joy. Truly, all these things were wonderful ambassador, it was invited to perform for such digni- and has performed at military funerals.
gifts from God, she said. taries as General Jonathan Wainwright, General Dwight The Corps has taken an active part in the spon-
Kirsten was so deliriously happy to have a re- Eisenhower, who was campaigning for the presidency, sorship of the annual Fourth of July celebrations in
union with her brothers and sister. She was in total ec- and Vice President Richard M. Nixon when he made his Gowrie for many years.
stasy. Nothing could be greater. She was experiencing so first bid for the presidency in 1960. The Gowrie corps has always been a popular or-
much happiness. Organized in 1928, the Gowrie corps was spon- ganization throughout the state and nation and has made
But there was one more bombshell remaining. sored by Peterson Post No. 431, the smallest post in the Gowrie known as the little town with the hot drum corps.
Her detective gave his final report. He mentioned her state to organize a drum and bugle corps. Its members
mothers date of birth, her early childhood, schooling, wore military-type uniforms and performed military
even her boyfriends. At an early age her mother took a drills through most of its long career, although in its later
trip to Sweden and was there for one month. She couldnt years group changed to a colorful Gaucho uniform and
find a doctor to give her an abortion in that 1960-some- injected Latin American music and dance steps into its
thing year. routine.
She came back to the United States and gave Its first instruments were obtained from the
birth to Kirsten. Grand Junction corps which disbanded shortly after or-
And that was an unbelievable gift from God that ganization , and rehearsals were held in the school dining
had Kirsten quivering and awe-struck. She had brothers, room, manual training room, the Lundell store and the
a sister, a mother, and she was almost never born. Plotnor Barber Shoppe. Drills were worked out during
And that was an incredible blessing from God. the winter months on the floor of the old gym.
After she related this story it was so quiet in the banquet The corps made its first home appearance on
hall. It was a true story everyone will remember. Memorial Day, 1928, and its first public appearance was
in Fort Dodge in 1929 when it marched in a parade at the
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Its first competition was at Marshalltown in
gnews@wccta.net ~ 1929 at the Department of Iowa convention. The corps

placed in the finals. Approximately 30 corps were in the
competition and ten were chosen for final competition by
participation in preliminary contests and parade scoring.
I 1930 the corps placed second at the connection

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After competing in a Tri-State contest at
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THE GOWRIE NEWS 9 February 8, 2017

Farnhamville native
named to DMACC
Presidents List
Des Moines Community College President Rob
Denson named Cassandra Zinnel, Farnhamville to the
Presidents list for the Fall Semester.
To earn this distinct classification a student must
earn a 4.0 grade point average.

Zion Lutheran Church

Confirmation Class
Wednesday, February 8. . .
Wednesday, February 8 Youth Bells will begin
. at 4 p.m. Confirmation Class will begin at 7 p.m. Vesper
- Ringers will begin at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 9 Project Day will begin at 1:30
p.m. gCC Devotions will begin at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 15 Bingo at GCC will begin
at 3 p.m. Youth Bells will begin at 4 p.m. confirmation
Class will begin at 7 p.m. Vesper Ringers will begin at 7
p.m. Zion WEBS will begin at 8 p.m.
Southeast Valley Schools, area Superintendents...
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wage increase for Dan Lewandowski, Veteran Affairs Director from $20.13 HARDWARE MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS 740.82 TRIZETTO PROVIDER SOLUTIONS, SUPPLIES 667.06
per hour to $20.95 per hour effective February 20, 2017 per Veterans ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 331.50 TURNKEY CORRECTIONS LEASE 100.00
Affairs Commission. Motion carried unanimously. ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPIER LEASE 315.88 TYLER TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE SUPPLIES/ STAMP 138.00
Moved by Dencklau seconded by Campbell to approve wage increase AGSOURCE COOPERATIVE SERVICES, WELL TESTING KITS 236.00 ULICKI ROBERT REPAIRS 400.00
for Jolene Daniels from $20.40 per hour to $20.45 per hour effective ALLIANT ENERGY UTILITIES 75.04 UNITED STATES CELLULAR CELL PHONE 574.62
December 3, 2016 per labor agreement which is her 25 year anniversary. AMHOF, ROXANNE MILEAGE 27.78 UNITY POINT CLINIC OCC MED, DRUG TESTING - JAKE CONDON 137.00
Moved by Campbell seconded by Carlson to receive and place on APCO INTERNATIONAL MEMBERSHIP 92.00 UNITYPOINT CLINIC, MEDICAL EXAMINER EXPENSE 200.00
file resignation of Cory Simpson, Correctional Officer effective February 2, ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES SHED SUPPLIES 275.80 VANGUARD APPRAISALS INC SERVICE 2,468.75
Moved by Carlson seconded by Thode to receive and place on ASPHALT PAVING CONFERENCE 1,040.00 VINSON, ANGELA CELL PHONE ALLOWANCE 25.00
file notice of retirement from Dave Lee, Class B Equipment Operator in BERENS-TATE CONSULTING GROUP, LEGAL SERVICES 3,500.00 VISITING NURSES SERVICES OF IA, TRAINING 2,425.00
Secondary Road Department, effective March 31, 2017. Motion carried BISON PUMPS TRUST FUND - PLAYSCAPE 3,550.24 VIVIAL ADVERTISING 72.00
Moved by Thode seconded by Dencklau to approve and authorize BLUE RIBBON PELHAM WATERS, CLEANING SUPPLIES 53.70 WAHKONSA MANOR RENT PAYMENTS 50.00
County Engineer to fill vacancy in Secondary Road Department due to BOLTON & MENK INC ENGINEERING 5,611.50 WALTERS SANITARY SERVICE INC., HAUL REFUSE 77.31
retirement of Dave Lee. Motion carried unanimously. BOMGAARS SUPPLY CLOTHING/UNIFORM 340.43 WEBSTER CALHOUN COOP TELE, 911 CIRCUITS 237.36
Moved by Dencklau seconded by Campbell to approve Bid Proposal BROWN SUPPLY CO INC REPAIRS 150.00 WEBSTER COUNTY BD OF HEALTH, SUPPLY 300.00
from Carpet World Flooring America in the amount of $17,607.00 for CALHOUN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH WEBSTER COUNTY SHERIFF SERVE PAPERS 747.67
carpeting in Webster County DHS, Child Support Recovery Unit. CH,MH,EPSDT,MH/CH T 19,TOBACCO 11,776.11 WEBSTER GLASS COMPANY BLDG & EQUIP REPAIRS 100.49
Community & Family Resources gave a presentation of their program CALHOUN COUNTY SHERIFF SERVE PAPERS 31.40 WELLS FARGO VENDOR FIN SERV, COPIER LEASE 662.51
Moved by Carlson seconded by Thode to approve claims. Motion CASEY'S GENERAL STORES INC., FUEL 3,525.07 WRIGHT COUNTY HEALTH DEPT
carried unanimously. CASTOR CONSTRUCTION SNOW REMOVAL 2,390.00 WIC, CH, MH,EPSDT,CH/MH T19, TOBACCO 7,004.38
Moved by Thode seconded by Dencklau to adjourn the meeting. CELLEBRITE USA CORP SOFTWARE RENEWAL 1,549.50 XENIA RURAL WATER DISTRICT BURNSIDE SHED 65.20
s/Doreen Pliner s/Merrill Leffler CHEROKEE COUNTY SHERIFF SUMMONS 26.00 ZIEGLER INC PARTS 3,711.42
Webster County Auditor Chairman, Board of Supervisors CHOICE PRINTING INC BUSINESS CARDS 46.87
Regular Meeting
January 31, 2017
The Board of Supervisors will meet in Session on the above date with
the following members present: Leffler, Dencklau, Carlson and Thode.
Absent: Campbell
Moved by Dencklau seconded by Carlson to approve the agenda as CRIMMINS LAW FIRM LEGAL REPRESENTATION 120.00
presented. Motion carried unanimously. DAYTON REVIEW LEGAL NOTICE 582.58 Prairie Valley Community Schools
Moved by Carlson seconded by Thode to approve the January 24, DEYTA LLC MONTHLY HHCAHPS FEE 95.00 Board of Directors
2017 meeting minutes as presented. Motion carried unanimously. DOOLITTLE OIL CO INC OIL & GREASE 7,234.05 Regular Board Meeting
Moved by Thode, seconded by Dencklau to receive and place on file ELDORA PHARMACY MED SVCS 21.37 Wednesday, January 25, 2016
step increase for Courtney Bender, clerk, from $13.20 to $14.40 per hour ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING PARTS 30,952.95 6:30 p.m.
effective February 8, 2017 per recommendation of Lindsay Laufersweiler, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND, PASS THRU GRANT 1,587.00 Prairie Valley High School Library
Webster County Recorder. Motion carried unanimously. EMERGENCY SERVICES MARKETING, SERT RENEWAL 6,772.00
Moved by Dencklau seconded by Carlson to receive and place on EMMET COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH, MH, EPSDT,MH/CH T 19 2,033.79 The Southeast Webster Grand Community Schools and Prairie
file step increase for Sara Lewis, clerk, from $19.19 to $19.48 per hour FAIRWAY OUTDOOR FUNDING INC., SERVICES 450.00 Valley Community Schools held their regular board meetings jointly on
effective February 28, 2017, per recommendation of Doreen Pliner, FARM & HOME PUBLISHERS LTD., 2016 PLAT BOOKS 850.00 Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in the Prairie Valley High School Library.
Webster County Auditor. Motion carried unanimously. FASTENAL COMPANY STOCK 730.07 President Miller called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
Moved by Carlson seconded by Thode to receive and place on file FERGUSON ENTERPRISES INC SUPPLIES 84.22 A roll call vote was taken.
the resignation of Denetria Brown, Correctional Officer, effective January FORT DODGE FORD INC OIL CHANGES 228.70 Present: Shannon Miller, Gary Welter, Kathy Carlson, Patrice
25, 2017, per recommendation of Steve Elifrits, Jail Administrator. Motion FORT DODGE WATER DEPT UTILITIES 2,332.96 Klingson, Jim Carlson, Heidi McGuire, Joe Harrison
carried unanimously. FRANK DUNN CO HIGH PERFORMANCE PATCH 789.06 Absent: None
Moved by Thode seconded by Dencklau to receive and place on FREEMAN, SUSAN WAGES 1,859.52 Also Present: Brian Johnson, Jim Duncan, Jim Henrich, Lisa
file the hiring and employment of Kyle Menke, Part-Time Correctional FRONTIER TELEPHONE 439.42 Willardson, Patrick Monahan and 3 public members and staff.
Officer, effective January 26, 2017 at the rate of $15.10 per hour, per FRONTIER TELEPHONE 452.04 Moved by J. Carlson, seconded by K. Carlson to approve the PV
recommendation of Steve Elifrits, Jail Administrator. Motion carried FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS 911 CIRCUITS 379.19 consent agenda items, including the agenda, approval of the minutes and
unanimously. GARGANO, MARK, MEDICAL EXAMINER EXPENSE 1,500.00 approval of the bills. Ayes: Miller, Welter, K. Carlson, Klingson, J. Carlson,
Moved by Dencklau seconded by Carlson to receive and place on file GENE MOELLER OIL COMPANY FUEL 119.21 McGuire, Harrison; Nays: None; Motion Carried: 7-0
Compensation Board elected officials salary recommendations for fiscal GENERAL BASIC FUND SUPPLIES 33.76 Visitors were welcomed. No citizen participation at this time.
year 2017-2018 as follows: Supervisor - $36,772; Chairman - $37,823; GOVCONNECTION INC OFFICE/DATA PROC 16,793.90 SIAC Committee is tentatively set to meet on March 28th from 6-7:15
Sheriff - $87,874; Auditor - $66,442; Treasurer - $66,442; Recorder - GOWRIE NEWS, PUBLISH BOARD PROCEEDINGS 582.58 p.m. in the High School Commons.
$66,442 and County Attorney - $104,050. GRAYBEARD INVESTIGATIONS SERVE PAPERS 40.00 The Finance/Negotiations team met on Jauary 4th in regards to early
Motion carried unanimously. GREENBELT HOME CARE TOBACCO 1,714.83 retirement.
Moved by Carlson seconded by Thode to approve Class C Liquor GREENE CO. MEDICAL CENTER, CH,MH,EPSDT,MH/CH T 19 5,912.05 The Transportation Committee met on January 4th in regards to
License Application for Deer Creek Golf Club with outdoor and Sunday GROUP SERVICES INC SAFE T FUND 20,000.00 updating our bus fleet.
Services. Motion carried unanimously. GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME INC., MED EXAM EXP 2,200.00 Jaguar Jubilations were shared-
Moved by Thode, seconded by Dencklau to receive and place on GURNETT, TERESA MILEAGE 32.63 PV Elementary students earned a school-wide celebration activity
file Manure Management Plan for Brent Odland #1, Section 17, Range 91 HALVERSON, BERNIE RENT PAYMENTS 330.00 for following the Jaguar Journey expectations of appropriate behavior. As
North, Township 26 West, Eagle Grove Township, Wright County. Motion HAMILTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH part of our PBIS system, teachers can post a large jaguar paw-print on
carried unanimously. WIC, CH, MH, EPDST, LEAD, CH/MH T 19, 7,434.12 the lunchroom wall to signify their classrooms earning a milestone of good
Moved by Dencklau seconded by Carlson to approve agreement for HARCOURT EQUIPMENT OUTSIDE SERVICE 2,000.22 behavior. Each time the students have 25 paw-prints displayed, there is
Engineering Services with McClure Engineering for Drainage District Plat HARCOURT, TOWN OF WATER 40.50 a celebration assembly and a following activity for the whole school. For
Map updating. Motion carried unanimously. HEPP, BLAINE ANIMAL CONTROL 2,654.31 this activity, the students were mixed with another grade level classroom.
Moved by Carlson seconded by Thode to approve agreement with HERZOG, DARREN PHONE 40.00 The older students went to the younger students classroom and played
Johnson Controls for additional part time labor (24 hours per week) for a HISTORIC BRUCE FUNERAL HOME, MEDICAL EXAMINER EXP 3,000.00 a board game with them. The students really enjoyed the activity! These
monthly price of $2,813. Motion carried unanimously. HOBBY LOBBY STORES INC SUPPLIES 101.65 activities are not only fun and acknowledge good behavior, they also
Moved by Thode seconded by Dencklau to approve Memorandum of HOTSY EQUIPMENT COMPANY STOCK 1,180.00 help increase positive school culture. The next time youre in our building
Understanding with Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation for a re-purchase HOUCK TRANSIT ADVERTISING BUS ADVERTISEMENT 200.00 you can look at our lunchroom wall and see how close we are getting to
agreement for the Eness Addition to Carlson Recreation Area and HUMBOLDT COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH achieving our next Jaguar Journey Celebration! (PBIS stands for Positive
authorize the Webster County Conservation Board to sign said agreement. WIC, CH, MH,EPSDT,CH/MH T19, TOBACCO 3,591.58 Behavior Interventions & Support
Motion carried unanimously. HYVEE INC SUPPLY 1,348.65 SVHS -
Moved by Dencklau seconded by Carlson to review & Approve scope IACCB SET-UP FEES 1,000.00 Tri M induction ceremony is being held. We have over 30 kids
of service from Snyder & Associates for a Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trail IDDA MEETING REGISTRATIONS 60.00 involved in Large Group Speech. There are 18 students working on 30
Master Plan and Loomis Park Trailhead Design for City of Fort Dodge, INFO DOG SECURITY LLC SHREDDING 38.95 Individual Speech contest entries at this time.
Iowa and Webster County, Iowa. Motion carried unanimously. IOWA DIVISION OF LABOR SERVICE, BOILER INSPECT/LEC 80.00 Moved by Welter, seconded by McGuire to approve the financial
Moved by Dencklau seconded by Carlson to approve: IOWA FIRE CONTROL, REPLACE OUT REAR CAMERA CABLE 4,623.00 reports as presented. Ayes: Miller, Welter, K. Carlson, Klingson, J.
Resolution to SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BICYCLE, IOWA HEALTH CARE ASSCIATION, TRAINING MEMBERSHIP 725.00 Carlson, McGuire, Harrison; Nays: None; Motion Carried: 7-0
AND THE CITY OF FORT DODGE, IOWA ISAC REGISTRATION 740.00 TK/K s Winter Reading is Rewarding Celebration. The students
WHEREAS, a number of trails have been developed within the ISAC - GROUP HEALTH PROGRAM, HEALTH INS.- FEBRUARY154,161.00 and their families played games and did activities to celebrate reading.
Greater Fort Dodge region, situating the City for future connections within ISG FIELD SERVICES LLC INSPECTION SERVICES 38,986.69 Additionally, each student received a new book! Many parts of this event
unincorporated Webster County; JENSEN BUILDERS LTD, NEW MAINTENANCE SHED 56,073.14 are funded by the generosity of the Palmer Foundation. We thank them
WHEREAS, the Greater Fort Dodge Trails Advisory Committee has JIFI PRINT INC BUSINESS CARDS 71.60 for their continued support!
found the need to develop a master plan for trails within Fort Dodge and K C NIELSEN LTD AGRI & HORT 49,190.23 Alexis Finder, first year elementary music teacher, introduced a new
Webster County; KAHL, BILL REPAIRS 4,170.00 term to our 3rd & 4th grade students. She held an informance, which is
WHEREAS, the City of Fort Dodge received a grant from the Wellmark KELCH, DR. PAMELA DENTAL SERVICES 160.40 a small music performance showing instruction that takes place in music
Foundation in the amount of $75,000 to develop a Comprehensive Bicycle, KEMNA AUTO OF FORT DODGE MAINTENANCE 184.82 classes as well as music concert etiquette. The students did a great job!
Pedestrian and Trail Master Plan; Marketing Plan; and Trailhead; KEN'S WOOD PRODUCTS LATH 576.00 The TK-2 Music Concert will be Thurs., Jan. 26th, at 7:00 PM, in the main
WHEREAS, the City has entered into agreement with Snyder & KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUCT, LEASE FOR COPIERS 518.67 elementary gym. The 3rd & 4th grade will have their concert later in the
Associates to develop a Comprehensive Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trail LIGHTEDGE SOLUTIONS INC., year.
Master Plan; Marketing Plan; and Trailhead; COMPUTER SERVICES/INTERNET 231.30 Our 4 Year-Old Preschool held its annual concert and following classroom
WHEREAS, $88,000 of this agreement is for development of a L-TRON CORPORATION BAR CODE SCANERS 678.00 visit on Dec. 22nd. Preschoolers performed in the auditorium. It was
Comprehensive Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trail Master Plan (which includes MARCO INC NEW EQUIPMENT 352.16 great to see all the students parents and other family members visit our
a marketing plan) for the City of Fort Dodge and Webster County; MARCO INC COPIER 1,751.50 school!
WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trail MARCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC CONTRACT BASE 1,148.46 All students TK-4th grade take the second round of FAST Reading
Master Plan will use a county-wide survey, among other means of public MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS GRANULAR MATERIALS 11,402.75 Screenings in January. Students are assessed on their reading fluency
input, to understand where future trail connections should be provided MASTER BLASTER INC, OUTSIDE SERIVCES - GOWRIE SHED 220.00 and reading comprehension progress in the fall, winter, and then in the
within Webster County; MCCLURE ENGINEERING COMPANY., DHS PKG LOT 4,713.75 spring each year. FAST stands for Formative Assessment System for
WHEREAS, Snyder & Associates will develop an interactive map to MENARDS - FORT DODGE SUPPLIES 2,153.55 Teachers.
be used by Webster County and the City of Fort Dodge for displaying and MESSENGER PRINTING CO LEGAL PUBLICATIONS 556.11 The 100th Day of School is Quickly Approaching: Our younger
communicating trails and their associated amenities; MICHELLE PEARSON MILEAGE 365.50 grades will be doing mathematical & other activities to recognize and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Webster County MID COUNTRY MACHINERY INC SUPPLIES 13.50 celebrate the 100th day of school.
Board of Supervisors supports the development of a Comprehensive MID IOWA FASTENERS STOCK 234.50 Iowa Assessments Testing Window Opens on Feb. 6th, 2017: These
Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trail Master Plan for Webster County and the City MIDAMERICAN ENERGY UTILITIES 24,450.38 standardized tests are given annually in the 3rd & 4th grades. The test
of Fort Dodge. MIDLAND POWER COOPERATIVE, SECURITY LIGHTING 69.47 subject areas are: Reading, Math, Science, & Social Studies.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Webster County Board of MIDWEST TOP SHOP INC BLDG IMPROVE 3,362.20 I have constructed a scheduling procedure to provide increased
Supervisors has committed $10,000 toward this project. MILLENNIUM REHAB & CONSULTING, THERAPY 720.00 growth opportunities for our new and veteran elementary teachers. This
PASSED AND APPROVED this 31st day of January, 2017. MILLER, JODY, COPY OF TRAIL TRANSCRIPTS 226.50 procedure provides an avenue where teachers can go to other teachers
NANNIGA, JOHN RENT 400.00 classrooms for professional learning observations or activities This
s/Merrill Leffler Attest: s/Doreen Pliner NAPA AUTO PARTS SHED SUPPLIES 26.32 allows our model teacher (Andrea W.) and our mentor teachers (Ann K.
Chairman, Webster County Board of Supervisors Webster County Auditor NAPA AUTO SUPPLY SUPPLIES 3.98 & Patty K.) to be utilized more effectively. This schedule/procedure is
NETSMART TECHNOLOGIES INC, MONTHLY MAINT. FEE 71.71 flexible and can be adjusted as needed. We are always looking for ways
Moved by Carlson seconded by Thode to approve letter of NORTH CENTRAL IA SOLID WASTE, to increase professional growth and collaboration.
authorization for the Webster County Conservation Board to establish a QUARTERLY ASSESSMENTJAN- MARCH 2017 8,600.63 Jim Henrich report Southeast Valley High School
bank account with Northwest Bank for the purpose of accepting payments OFFICE ELEMENTS OFFICE SUPPLIES 1,460.97 A list of students that have met the requirements of graduation from
for recreation services and designating Matt Cosgrove, Director and Joni O'HALLORAN INTERNATIONAL INC., SOFTWARE 600.00 the Prairie Valley and Southeast Webster-Grand Schools as of the end of
Hefley, Office Manager as official signers for the account. Motion carried OLSON, STACI, MEDICAL EXAMINER EXPENSE 300.00 the first trimester in the 2016-17 school year was presented.
unanimously. PALO ALTO COUNTY COMM HEALTH, MH, EPSDT,MH/CH T 19 679.25 Jeff Kruse, SVHS teacher gave a presentation on the Professional
Moved by Thode seconded by Dencklau to approve seasonal PETERSON, CODY CELL PHONE 40.00 Learning Community Freshman Academy. This is a group formed under
employment of Adam Moeding, Natural Resource Technician at $12.00 per PETERSON, JOE CELL PHONE 25.00 the Teacher Leadership Compensation Grant that Prairie Valley started
hour effective February 1, 2017 per Conservation Board. Motion carried PHILLIPS, MICHELLE M TRANSCRIPTS 101.00 receiving this year. There are several different PLC groups in both districts.
unanimously PLUMB SUPPLY COMPANY LLC SUPPLIES 40.70 The Freshman Academy PLC is specifically focused on transitioning
Moved by Dencklau seconded by Carlson to approve transfer of POCAHONTAS COUNTY SHERIFF, SERVE PAPERS 22.99 freshman students into high school. Some of the things they have worked
funds, in the amount of $6,849 for a correction, from Reimbursement of POCAHONTAS HEALTH DEPARTMENT, CH, EPSDT, HM/CH T 19 661.59 on are Response To Intervention for students who need additional help,
Government Unit to County Attorney Forfeitures per request from County PRAIRIE ENERGY COOP UTILITIES 99.56 providing assistance in organization skills, and implementing a homework
Auditor. Motion carried unanimously PRAIRIE ENERGY COOPERATIVE, LIGHTING 113.00 club after school. The results are proving very positive.
Jody Anderson with Webster County Agricultural Association (4-H RAY, WESLEY CELL PHONE ALLOWANCE 25.00
Fair Board) addressed the Board. No action taken. REGION V HAZMAT COMMISSION, 3rd QUARTERLY PAYMENT 9,503.25 PV School Board continued on page 11....
February 8, 2017
Public School Insurance Pools.
Moved by Klingson, seconded by J. Carlson to give the Superintendent
the right to book 50% of our fuel with STAR Energy.
Ayes: Miller, Welter, K. Carlson, Klingson, J. Carlson, McGuire, Harrison;
Nays: None; Motion Carried: 7-0
Moved by McGuire, seconded by Harrison to approve the purchase of
a stand alone freezer for the Elementary School from Central Restaurant
Products for $3,862. Ayes: Miller, Welter, K. Carlson, Klingson, J. Carlson,
McGuire, Harrison; Nays: None; Motion Carried: 7-0
Moved by J. Carlson, seconded by Klingson to approve the purchase
of a new scrubber for the Elementary from Martin Brothers for $5,288.
Ayes: Miller, Welter, K. Carlson, Klingson, J. Carlson, McGuire, Harrison;
Nays: None; Motion Carried: 7-0
The next meeting will be on February 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the
High School Library.
Moved by Harrison, seconded by K. Carlson to adjourn.
Ayes: Miller, Welter, K. Carlson, Klingson, J. Carlson, McGuire, Harrison;
Nays: None; Motion Carried: 7-0, Meeting ended at 9:00 p.m.
Ackerson, Sally Mileage SPED $1,980.00
Airgas Supplies HS Shop $694.12
AlphaMedia (digity) Advertising - Split with SWG, District $825.00
Arnold Motor Supply, LLP Repair Transportation $559.52
Benson, Linda, Piano for Christmas Concert, HS Vocal $125.00
Black Hills Energy Utilities HS $3,796.10
Brooklyn Publishers Supplies - HS Speech $172.25
Calhoun County ECA Utilities EL $10,954.87
Carroll Refuse Service Utilities EL $275.00
Casey's General Store Supplies Transportation $100.56
Casey's General Store Supplies District $119.72
Castenson, Kristi Travel Transportation $36.00
CDW Laptop Batteries PPEL $2,120.00
Central Iowa Distributing Supplies, HS Maintenance $3,233.00
Lehigh Fire Department ice fishing contest. . .
City of Callender
EL Maintenance $2,150.79
Bus Barn $326.44
Dean Foods Milk $1,723.01
Deckers Resale Girls Basketball $563.00
Steve Wells, left, won the traeger grill at the Lehigh Ice Fishing Contest. He is congratulated by Lehigh Fire Chief Dept of Administrative Services, Annual TSA FEE, District $400.00
Jeff Huen. Des Moines Register Supplies HS $60.01
Doolittle Oil Co, Inc Supplies Transportation $125.73

Lehigh Fire Rescue Ice Fishing Contest Double M Signs Table Banners Capital Project $250.00
Drees, Replace foot valve assembly
DTN Progressive Farmer Ag Suplies
Earthgrains Baking Co., Inc Bread
Capital Project $738.50
HS AG - Perkins $759.96

winners named; many prize winners Electrical Materials

Elite Awards
HS Maintenance $1,303.52
Football $113.30
FEH Design, Structural Engineer Design Fees Capital Project $13,920.00
Feld Fire Fire Inspection Capital Projects $535.00

At Brushy Creek Lake Saturday. . .

FM Controls
G & K Services
Fire Inspection Nutrition
Capital Project $405.00
HS $181.56
Gowrie Municipal Utilities HS $6,522.57
There were 46 people who entered the Lehigh costs $55 Gowrie News Publishing District $166.21
Gowrie Tire Mower HS $40.00
Fire Rescue Department Ice fishing contest at Brushy A pass device is part of the air pack, which Grahm Tires Tires Repair - Buses, Transportation $170.90
Creek Lake Saturday, Feb. 4. sounds an alarm if your air runs out. The air pack cost is Greene County CSD Open Enrollment District $3,379.08
Hanlon, Kerry Cell Phone HS $40.00
There were three different types of soup. There $265. An Air tank, which is good for 30 -40 minutes of Heartland AEA Professional Development, Elem $90.00
were regular chili, southwest style chili, and chicken air, with mask costs $450o. Henrich, James Travel HS $40.00
Hewlett Packard Laptop Repairs Technology $2,294.87
noddle soup. There also were bars and cinnamon rolls as The fire coat expense is $550. Gloves total $45. Iowa Assn of School Boards
ISFLC Conf Registration / Day on the hill District $430.00
well as milk,water, coffee, and lemonade. Other expenses are: fire pants, $550; suspenders, $35; Iowa Central Community College, Secondary Tuition, HS $8,580.00
A lot of the fish were caught on wax worms and boots, $150. Iowa Communications Network, ICN Charges Technology $353.18
Iowa Highs School Speech Supplies HS Speech $10.00
a jig. A few fish were caught on minnows. A lot of the Pager radios cost from $250 up to $600. J. Robert Hopson Auditor Fees - GASB 45, District $1,300.00
fish were caught on the north end of Brushy Creek Lake. The money raised from the Lehigh Fire Depart- Jamboree Supplies FCS $334.51
Food $95.59
There was a silent auction on gift certificates. ment Ice Fishing contest will be used for to purchase Johnson Controls, Third floor heat repair Capital Projects $4,099.10
There were two gift certificates for two people pager radios and turnout gear. Jostens Diplomas HS $1,143.53
Caps and Gowns Class of 2017 $69.25
for complimentary Sunday brunches at Best Western Lehigh Fire Department would like to recog- JW Pepper Supplies HS Vocal $426.01
Kabel Business Services HRA Annual Fee District $350.00
Starlite Village Inn and Suites in Fort Dodge. There nize the following: Dodson Truck and Trailer,Dayton; HRA monthly fee District $275.00
were also gift cards for Boomgaars, Community Tap, Duncombe Gas and Grocery, Duncombe; Otho Fire and Kenney, Lynn Refund Nutrition $115.50
Kramer Golf Balls Supplies Boys Golf $160.70
Fort Dodge, Bufords Steak House, and a special toilet Rescue for the tables and chairs; and finally Lehigh Val- Lakeshore Learning Supplies EL $98.88
seat. ley Cooperative Telephone Association for use of the Landus Supplies HS Maintenance $27.84
Lehigh Valley Telephone Utilities Bus Barn $125.00
The final weigh-in was at 1 pm Saturday, Feb- building. DTS Technology $78.12
ruary 4. There was a $20 entry fee. Lundberg, Emilea Supplies Wrestling Cheer $216.92
Macke Motors Service Transportation $180.00
On Saturday, January 28, the Lehigh Fire De- Manson Northwest Webser Open Enrollment District $54,791.00
partment and Duncombe Fire Department had an ice Test ice for thickness Martin Brothers

training exercise on Brushy Creek Lake.
The Lehigh Fire Department used K97 out of
on Brushy Creek Lake;
Messenger, Advertising - Split with SWG
Concessions $13.35
HS Maintenance $602.26
District $229.60
Fort Dodge and other radio stations to advertise the ice
fishing contest.
fish trout at Moorland Pond MidAmerican Energry Utilities Bus Barn $288.41
MidIowa School Improvement Consortium, Registration, District $150.00
Midstate Plumbing and Heating,
The Lehigh Fire Rescue Dept. has 15 members. Bus Barn boiler repair, Capital Projects $277.82

All but two of its members has turnout gear. The turnout Brushy Creek Lake---Ice is variable on Brushy Midwest Technology products, Supplies , HS Shop - Perkins
Modern Sound Program Bells HS
gear per person cost $ 6035 A helmet cost $150 A no- Creek Lake, especially near the south end of the lake NAPA Supplies Transportation $387.77
National FFA Organization Resale FFA $298.32
max hood, which protects the firefighters neck and face and the east boat ramp. Use caution and test ice thick- Northern Lights Supplies Concessions $1,515.86
ness often when venturing out. The best ice conditions Northwest AEA Professional Development, HS $100.00
Paper Corporation Supplies HS $1,281.42
and most fishing action have been on the north end of the Party Productions Supplies - PTA Reimbursement $35.12
lake. Bluegill - Fair: Use a small jig tipped with a wax Pautsch, Terry Cellular Transportation $40.00
Pearson Education, Books - Business Math, HS Supplies $2,949.19
worm. Black Crappie - Fair: Try wax worms and min- Pepsi Supplies Concessions $1,835.02
nows fished on a small jig. Prairie Lakes AEA, Professional Development HS $195.50
PV Activity Fund, Working concessions Dance Team, Concessions$291.32
Moorland Pond--About 1,500 rainbow trout Working concessions Boys/Girls Track Concessions $438.94
Working concessions Wrestling Cheer Concessions $436.32
were stocked on Jan. 20th. Catch trout with a variety of PV Post Prom Working concessions, Concessions $157.76
methods; use live minnows fished under a bobber, small Read Naturally Supplies EL $45.00
Ricoh Supplies Technology $72.00
tube and twister jigs, in-line spinners and casting spoons. Supplies Technology $438.48
Copier Lease PPEL $1,604.80
Rieman Music Supplies HS Band $225.72
Crappie fishing good Roper Repair
School Specialty

HS Maintenance $315.00
at Don Williams Lake;

HS Counseling

ice thin on Ada Hayden Lake

Supplies HS Maintenance $49.38
Supplies, PTA Reimbursement
Parts Transportation
Supplies Nutrition $1,080.62
Schumacher Maintenance HS Maintenance $209.17
Ada Hayden Heritage Park Lake---Rainbow Sherwin Williams Supplies HS Maintenance $75.55
Trout - Good: The family fishing event for this Saturday, ShineOn Designs Resale Wrestling Cheer $652.00
Showers, MaChelle Postage District $150.00
Feb. 4th has been canceled due to inadequate ice thick- Solution Tree, Professional Development District $26,910.00
Southeast Webster Grand
ness for a large crowd on a small area. The trout stocking Shared Guidance / Library / Nurse District $14,290.03
has only been postponed. Trout will be stocked during the Southeast Webster Grand Nutrition, Lunch Transfer, Nutrition $23.50
Star Energy Gas Transportation $601.54
week of Feb. 6th to give ice anglers a chance at them for Diesel Transportation $3,128.31
Biggest crappie. . . the rest of the winter.

Preschool Transportation
Special Education Transportation
Don Williams Lake--Black Crappie - Fair: TCB Sanitation Utilities 3 months HS / Bus Barn $375.00
Cody Crouch, Williams, Iowa, caught a 1.02 The crappie bite has been consistent all winter. Use wax Time Management Systems Hosting District $144.90
Trophies Plus Trophy Engraving Football $11.74
pound crappie that measured 12.25 inches long. He caught worms or minnows. Target the mid-lake section at depths Turnitin.com Software Program Capital Projects $1,731.00
the crappie on a jig and a wax worm at Brushy Creek Lake of 15-25 feet; schools of crappie are moving through sus- Verizon Cellulars District $600.03
on Saturday, February 4, during Lehighs Ice Fishing Con- Vicki Vinchattle Supplies Dance $300.00
pended. VISA Audilbe SPED $14.95
test. Vista Print District $34.21
Amazon Digital District $8.99
PV School Board continued from page 10.... the Governor has recommended a 2% increase, Superintendent Johnson Music Notes HS Vocal $600.26
feels strongly that we will be lucky to get that much. Concerns about Blick Art Materials HS Art $287.05
A checklist provided by Homeland Security was gone over for both moving to the voucher system were discussed. It was also mentioned
locations. They are only allowed to make recommendations. The list will Amazon Prime District $99.00
that some changes to Chapter 20, which covers collective bargaining are Grainger HS Maintenance $105.84
be reviewed and any action needed will be taken. looking inevitable.
The annual Superintendent Evaluation will need to be completed in Blank Childrens Hospital, District $32.00
Moved by K. Carlson, seconded by McGuire to approve the hiring Eagle Grove Greenhouse, District $64.19
the near future. An evaluation form was given to all Board Members to of Heather Lundberg as Head Softball Coach. Ayes: Miller, Welter, K.
complete and return to the District Business Manager for the February Momentum Media All Athletics $150.00
Carlson, Klingson, J. Carlson, McGuire, Harrison; Nays: None; Motion Walmart Supplies Elementary $12.14
meeting. Carried: 7-0
The Iowa State Report cards have been published and were Web-Cal Coop Tele. Telephones District $205.45
Moved by Harrison, seconded by McGuire to approve leasing 2 Telephones EL $529.72
discussed. propane and 2 diesel buses Blue Bird buses through School Bus Sales.
We received our first check from the Fuel the Jags program. $903.77. Telephones HS $1,177.62
Ayes: Miller, Welter, K. Carlson, Klingson, J. Carlson, McGuire, Harrison; DTS Technology $1,877.00
Although the numbers are less than we had hoped for, but plans are in Nays: None; Motion Carried: 7-0
place to help increase the users. Wellmark Admin Fee District $147.00
The bids for the South Wing were tabled, awaiting completion from Winger Service Walk In Repair Capital Projects $2,058.93
Legislative updates were discussed. The Superintendent talked about FEH.
the Supplemental State Aid increase that has been discussed. Although Xenia Utilities EL $604.30
Moved by K. Carlson, seconded by Welter to continue with Iowa
12 February 8, 2017

Tri-M Officers and Mr. Loui, far right, conduct the annual inductions on Monday Jan. 30 at the Southeast Valley
Highschool. Photo by Lisa Peterson.
usually a school teacher. There are approximately 6200
SV Tri-M... participating chapters in several countries.
continued from front page... The Tri-M Music Honor Society is a program
of NAfME which focuses on creating future leaders in
Music Honor Society and to the new inductees. music education and music advocacy. Tri-M is the only
Tri-M Music Honor Society, formerly known national honor society for student musicians in grades
as Modern Music Masters, is a high school and middle 6-12. There are more than 1,800 chapters across all 50
school music honor society and is a program of the Na- states, involving more than 75,000 students.
tional Association for Music Education (NAfME). It is Each year, these students contribute more than
designed to recognize students for their academic and 750,000 service hours to their schools and local commu-
musical achievements and to provide leadership and ser- nities, and raise nearly $1 million for causes they care
vice opportunities to young musicians. about. NAfME awards more than $2,000 in scholarships
Each school has its own chapter, which is run each year to chapters that demonstrate exceptional ser-
by the students but supervised by an advisor or sponsor, vice and leadership.

Larry Hicks is pictured riding their horse.

Larry Hicks...
continued from page 6...
They have a farm southwest of Gowrie. Jay is the Fire
Chief in Farnhamville and he is also an EMT.
I loved farming, said Larry. It was a good
way of life Today a person almost needs a family mem-
ber to help them get started in farming. It isnt easy but
its a great life.
Larry and Carole are thankful for each day. In
December of 2016 Larry had open heart surgery. He is
doing fine today, takes his pills, and remains active.
Larry and Carole are very active in their church,
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Farnhamville.
They dont travel too much. But they both en-
Larry and Carole Hicks are pictured with their family joy the good, wholesome life of Farnhamville and central
during their 50th Anniversary celebration. Iowa.

Perry Henely,

Jeremy Johnson,

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