KR 02 2015 01 08


KR 02 2015 01 08
An official publication for Kanawha, Klemme, and West Hancock Community Schools
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 | Volume 124, Number 2 | $1
in Hancock
Emilie Jenson
[email protected]
Cell (515)-351-1299
Another year
gone, a new
one to look
forward to
I should have written this last
year, but it seems last year got
away from me.
My husband and I have
had some fairly eventful years
together since 2010 and it seems
with each passing year that comes
and goes we say “this one will just
be another year, no big events,” at
midnight on New Year’s Day.
engagement in 2010, spending
2011 planning for our life
together, a big wedding in 2012,
and welcoming our daughter to the
world in 2013. When we quietly
rang in 2014, we couldn’t top that.
Or could we?
We both agreed it was going
to be the “uneventful” year,
but, we can’t predict the future.
I don’t think we were a week
into 2014 when things began to
change. I started talks about this
time last year for a possible new
job, which I would turn down at
first, afraid of making the change.
As the weeks passed, the need
for change, although a scary
thought, became more evident.
My daughter was growing and
I needed to work, but I wanted
as much time with her as I could
get, something the demands of my
former job couldn’t make happen.
A phone call to see if the job I had
turned down was still available
Continued on Page 2
The oath of office was administered to the following elected Hancock County officers on Friday:
(left-right) County Attorney David Solheim, Supervisor Sis Greiman, Supervisor Ron Sweers,
Treasurer Deb Engstler, and Recorder Tracy Marshall. LEADER photo by Rebecca Peter
Elected county officers take oath of office
GARNER – The oath of office
to elected officials and numerous
appointments were on the agenda
for the Hancock County Board of
Supervisors meeting, Friday, Jan. 2.
The oath of office was administered
to county officers elected or
reelected to their respective offices
during the November 4 General
Election: Supervisors Ron Sweers
and Sis Greiman, Hancock County
Attorney David Solhiem, County
Recorder Tracy Marshall and County
Treasurer Deb Engstler.
Supervisor Jerry Tlach will
serve as chairman of the board of
supervisors. Ron Sweers will serve
as vice chair.
Deputy Recorder
The board was presented a
resolution to appoint June Brady as
deputy recorder. Brady’s salary was
set at $42,456 (80 percent of the
county recorder’s salary for fiscal
Brady previously served as
Hancock County Recorder for
five years before opting not to
seek reelection in 2014. She also
previously served as clerk, then as
deputy recorder for a total of 11 years
of employment with the county.
Tracy Marshall, the newly elected
Hancock County Recorder, was
previously deputy recorder under
Marshall said this was a unique
situation. An advantage of hiring
Brady is there will be no loss of
experience in the Recorder’s Office,
she said. Also, deputy recorder’s
salary has already been figured in the
budget for the current fiscal year.
Marshall said the position was
posted, but there were no other
applicants for the job.
“We’d like to do what’s fair
and what’s best for the county,”
Marshall stated. “We don’t lose any
experience at all.”
Supervisor Ron Sweers objected
to starting Brady at 80 percent of the
Recorder’s salary. He was concerned
about fairness to new employees in
the future.
“I have no problem with hiring
[Brady],” he said. “I just disagree
with the salary.”
Public utilizes drug disposal station
GARNER – The public is utilizing
the “MedReturn” disposal station
for unused or expired household
prescription and over-the-counter
drugs, according to Hancock
County Sheriff Scott Dodd.
The program was initiated in
Hancock County in July of 2011.
The secure drug collection unit is
located in the lobby of the Hancock
County Law Enforcement Center
building in Garner.
“In 2014 we had about 170
pounds of prescription-type drugs
that were collected during the
year,” said Dodd.
Approximately 110 pounds
over-the-counter drugs (aspirin,
vitamins, etc.) were also collected
at the site.
Dodd said when the program
was first started, he did not know
what to expect.
“So, I think it’s working well,”
he stated.
Theft and abuse of prescription
drugs is a growing problem in
“Abuse is big of pain-killer
type drugs in particular,” Dodd
said. “Stealing from parents or
grandparents or other homes.
We’ve actually had people go into
homes when others aren’t at home
and look for that type of stuff.”
The MedReturn collection
box is an avenue for the public
to safely dispose of expired or
unwanted medications. A list
of accepted medications for the
collection unit is printed on the
front of the unit.
A list of items that are not
Sheriff Scott Dodd and the MedReturn container in the lobby of
the Hancock County Law Enforcement Center. Leader photo by
Rebecca Peter
accepted is there as well.
“We do not want needles,” he
emphasized. “No diabetic needles
or whatever they may be.”
Information for safely disposing
of needles, syringes, and blood
soaked items is also provided on
the container.
Funds to purchase of the unit
came from the Hancock County
Sheriff’s office and a DrugFree Communities (DFC) grant
awarded to the Garner Asset
Project Coalition.
On a 2-1 vote, the board approved
hiring Brady with as Deputy
Recorder with a salary of $42,456.
Greiman and Tlach voted in favor
and Sweers voted against.
However, a later resolution to
appoint June Brady as deputy
recorder passed unanimously.
2015 Appointments
The first supervisors’ meeting
of the new year typically involves
numerous appointments.
Supervisors serve on numerous
regional board and committees
during the year.
Sis Greiman will serve on North
Iowa Vocational Center (NIVC)
Iowa Area Community Action
County Social Services Regional
Workforce Development Board
and Empowerment Board.
Ron Sweers will represent Hancock
County on the Central Iowa Juvenile
Detention Center board, Federal
Board of Health Advisory Board
(alternate), Resource Enhancement
and Protection (alternate), Second
Judicial District Department of
Corrections (alternate), Duncan
Heights, North Iowa Area Council
of Governments (NIACOG), and
the County Social Services Regional
Jerry Tlach will serve on
the Advisory and Emergency
(EMA), Hancock County Board
of Health, E911 Board, Second
Judicial District Department of
Corrections, County Economic
representative), Hancock County
Health Systems Board (liaison),
Central Iowa Juvenile Detention
Conservation and Development
(RC&D), North Central Regional
Emergency Response Commission
(HAZMAT), Transportation Policy
Board Iowa, Ag Mitigation Bank,
and Resource Enhancement and
Protection (REAP) board.
The Leader and the Britt News
Tribune were appointed official
county newspapers.
Dr. Catherine Butler, Britt, and
Virginia Edgar, Garner, were reappointed to a three-year term on
Hancock County Board of Health.
Carrol Boehnke, Garner and Barbara
Rockow, Forest City, to a five-year
term on the Hancock County Zoning
Ray Bassett, Kanawha, Dianne
Paca, Garner, and Ken Weiland,
Klemme, were reappointed to a
six-year term as the Magistrate
Nominating Commission. Jane Cook
of Britt was reappointed to a fiveyear term on the Hancock County
Continued on Page 2
Surveillance by the Iowa Department of Public Health and Hancock
County Public Health and testing by
the State Hygienic Laboratory indicate
flu activity is increasing. The flu season
typically peaks in February and can last
as late as May.
“If you have flu symptoms, help out
your family, friends and co-workers by
staying home to avoid spreading the
virus.” “It’s also important to remember to cover your coughs and sneezes
and clean your hands frequently to help
yourself and others say healthy.” Both
statements were released by the CDC.
In the last reporting week, the
Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network
indicated 130 influenza-related hospitalizations statewide, mostly among
those aged 64 or greater. Several flu
outbreaks have been reported in longterm care facilities, especially in central
and western Iowa. The most common
flu virus circulating is the influenza
A(H3N2) strain, although four different
strains have been identified. In years
when A(H3N2) viruses dominate, the
flu season tends to be more severe
with more hospitalizations and deaths.
Based upon CDC’s national estimates,
an average of 300,000 Iowans get the
flu every year and, together, flu and its
complication of pneumonia cause an
average of 1,000 deaths yearly in Iowa.
The flu vaccine is the best defense
against getting influenza. However,
because some of the A(H3N2) viruses
may only be partially covered in the
vaccine, it’s even more important to
take personal actions to help prevent
the spread of illness. Remember the
3Cs: Cover your coughs and sneezes;
Clean your hands frequently; and Contain germs by staying home when ill.
Anti-viral medications are an important second line of defense to treat
the flu in persons at highest risk of
developing more severe illness. Antiviral medications can make flu illness
shorter and reduce the risk of ending up
in the hospital or dying from influenza.
Antivirals work best if started within 48
hours or sooner of when flu symptoms
The flu is a respiratory illness
caused by viruses. The flu comes on
suddenly and symptoms may include
fever, headache, tiredness, cough,
sore throat, nasal congestion and body
aches. Illness typically lasts two to
seven days. Influenza may cause severe
illness or even death in people such as
the very young or very old, or those
who have underlying health conditions.
(The “stomach bug” which causes diarrhea and vomiting is not caused by the
influenza virus, but usually by norovirus. Thus, the flu vaccine will not protect you against this illness.)
Contact your health care provider
or the Hancock County Public Health
Department to find out where vaccine
is available in your community, or use
the Flu Vaccine Finder at
Land survey
shows farmland
values fall from
historic high
AMES - Average Iowa farmland
value is now estimated to be $7,943
per acre, a drop in value of $773, or
8.9 percent, per acre. Land values
were determined by the Iowa Land
Value Survey, which was conducted
in November by the Center for
Agricultural and Rural Development
at Iowa State University. Results
from the survey are similar to results
found by the Realtors Land Institute
and the Federal Reserve Bank of
As farmland values do not rise
or fall uniformly across the state,
Continued on Page 2
In this issue:
Meeting Today
CLEAR LAKE - The Lake Area
Quilters Guild will meet at 6 p.m.
at the Clear Lake Senior Citizens
Center, 105 South 4th Street, on
Thursday, Jan. 8 for a “get to
know you” program.
Show and tell will be
presented, as well as refreshments.
The public is invited to attend.
Frosty Fun Night
On Saturday, Jan. 10, the
Hancock ISU Extension Service
will be bring winter fun indoors
with games: stack the snowman,
move the snowball, & dress
a snowman as well as pizza,
swimming, and access to the
courts at the Forest City YMCA.
Frosty Fun Night will be held 6
– 9 p.m. All 4th-6th grade 4-H-ers
are welcome to bring a friend and
enjoy the festivities. The cost is
$10 for anyone attending and
non-4-H members need to be
sure to bring a completed health
form available at: www.extension., click “4-H
This event is in conjunction with
Winnebago County so it will be an
opportunity to meet new friends,
make memories with current
friends, and enjoy fun winter
activities in the warm indoors.
Please sign up by January 6 by
contacting Victoria at 641-9232856 or [email protected].
Make checks payable to Hancock
County Extension and can be
dropped off at the Extension
Relay for Life
GARNER – The kick-of meeting
for the 2015 Hancock County
Relay for Life will be Sunday. Jan.
11, 1:30 p.m. at Garner-HayfieldVentura High School. Please enter
the building from the west side.
Everyone is welcome.
“Cancer does not take vacations
or holidays, so we need to begin
our fight back efforts again for
our upcoming Relay in June,”
said Linda Webner, chair. “Please
consider this as your invitation to
attend this event to ‘get fired up’,
gain information about the Relay
and fight back against cancer.”
Specken Dicken
Dinner in Klemme
Immanuel Reformed United
Church of Christ, 313 Elder
St., Klemme, will be hosting
a Specken Dicken Dinner on
Sunday, January 11 from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. The menu will consist
of Specken Dicken, waffles,
pancakes, sausage, applesauce,
little smokies and beverages.
The cost for this meal will be
$6 for adults and $3 for children
up to 12 years old. Everyone is
invited to attend.
Commission of
Veteran Affairs
The Commission of Veteran
Affairs will meet on Tuesday, Jan.
13, at 9:30 a.m. in the Board of
Supervisors’ Room.
Book Club
Kanawha Public Library Adult
Book Club will meet Friday, Jan.
16, at 10 a.m., to discuss Miss
Julia Speaks Her Mind, by Ann B.
Ross. “With razor-sharp wit and
perfect poise, Miss Julia speaks
her mind, indeed, about a robbery,
a kidnapping, and the other
disgraceful events precipitated by
her husband’s death.” Stop in to
the library to sign up and pick up a
copy of the book to borrow.
The Kanawha Reporter, Thursday, January 8, 2015
Page 2
Postville Herald and Monona Herald added to
Mid-America Publishing Corporation’s family of newspapers
Effective Thursday, Jan. 1,
2015, the Postville Herald will be
published by a new owner, MidAmerica Publishing Corporation
based in Hampton, IA. Mid-America
had entered into an agreement earlier
in December 2014 to purchase the
publication from Jason Meyer dba
Meyer Publishing, L.C. and the
January 7th edition will mark the
first edition under Mid-America’s
“We are very excited to add the
Postville Herald to our family of
newspapers,” said Ryan Harvey,
President and CEO of Mid-America
Publishing. “We’ve been working
with Jason throughout the year to
put this transaction together, and we
are happy that we were able to come
to terms in time to coincide with the
new year. Harvey further added “We
appreciate all the hard work Jason
has put in with the papers over the
past few years and we look forward
to continuing to build upon the
tradition that he has established.”
Terms of the purchase have not been
Also effective Jan. 1, The Monona
Outlook has been added toMidAmerica Publishing Corporation’s
family of weekly newspapers.
“We are excited to assume the
ownership of The Outlook,” said
Mid-America Publishing’s president
and CEO, Ryan Harvey. “We believe
this paper has the makings to be
something the community and area
can be really proud of. The loyalty
January 9, 10, 11 & 14
Exodus: Gods & Kings
Starring: Christian Bale,
Ben Kingsley
& Sigourney Weaver
Rated PG-13
Tickets: 12 & Under: $2; Adults: $4
7:00 pm: Friday, Saturday,
Sunday & Wednesday
2:30 pm Sunday Matinee
Coming Attractions:
Night at the Museum:
Secret of the Tomb
(Rated PG)
115 1st Ave NE
Clarion, IA 50525
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the community to the paper through
the years has shown us that they
believe in the importance of a local
Both publications join a growing
network of 22 Iowa weekly
newspapers, which are owned and
operated by Mid-America and,
which as some readers may be
aware, include nearby publications,
The Leader, with offices in Garner
and Britt. In addition to The Leader,
other Mid-America newspapers
include: The Calmar Courier;
The Grundy Register, of Grundy
Center; The Record, in Conrad; The
Eldora Herald-Ledger and Hardin
County Index, with an office in
Eldora; the Kanawha Reporter;
the Wright County Monitor in
Clarion and Dows; the Eagle
Grove Eagle; the Buffalo Center
Tribune; the Pioneer Enterprise
(Rockwell-Thornton); the Sheffield
Press; the Hampton Chronicle; the
Butler County Tribune-Journal
(Allison); the Clarksville Star; the
Ogden Reporter; and the GraphicAdvocate, with offices in Lake City
and Rockwell City. The company
additionally owns and operates
newspapers in southeast Iowa
which are The News-Review, in
Sigourney; the Keota Eagle, Keota;
and The Sun with offices in New
Sharon and Fremont. The company
also produces two weekly political
Chronicle and the Liberal Opinion
Week. Additionally, the company
baby boy
Tanner and Nicole Riedesel, of
Kanawha, are pleased to announce
the birth of their son, Kash Karl,
on December 30. He came into
the world weighing 8 pounds, 5.6
Kash has one older sibling, Knox,
age 18 months.
Grandparents are Karl and
Sherrie Johnson of Kanawha, Joel
and Jean Riedesel of Spencer, and
Dale and Kim Dornbier of Wesley.
Great-grandparents are Lavonne
Smidt of Kanawha, John and Jane
Riedesel of Grand Mound, and Bob
and Rosemary Snyder of Wesley.
The family of Justin “Bud” Weiss would like to thank everyone who
has supported us during this almost unbearable time. Thank you for the
beautiful flowers and plants, the food that was dropped off, the prayers,
the visits and the many shoulders we continue to lean on every day. A
special thank you to our family, our friends, Class of 2006, and all of
Bud’s friends. Your many acts of kindness and sympathy continue to be of
great comfort to us, and we are sincerely thankful for your friendship. Our
thanks to the Kanawha EMTs for their dedication, and the amazing staff
at Ewing Funeral Home for their patience and professionalism. To Pastor
Joel DeBoer of Britt, thank you for extending so much love and support to
our family. It means more to us than words can fully express and we will
always remember your kindness.
Bud was a very selfless and caring person who loved everyone for who
they were. He was not quick to judge, and he was the first person to offer
help when he felt someone might need it. He loved his friends and family
more than anything, and we couldn’t have asked for a better son, brother
or uncle. Though our family chain has been broken, we will speak his name
often and ask that you pay it forward, in his memory, as often as you can.
Jim & Pam Weiss
Jen Weiss and family
Jessi & Kevin Brown and family
Thursday, January 8, 2015
... Happy New Year!
Friday, January 9, 2015
... Clinic closed on Fridays
... Library open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
... Library open 9 a.m. to Noon
Sunday, January 11, 2015
... Church Services - see the church directory
on Page 4 for service times and activities.
Monday, January 12, 2015
... Library open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
... Clinic open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
... Clinic open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
... Library open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
... Garbage Pickup (3)
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Kanawha • Britt • Clarion
prints several TMC shoppers, such
as The Hampton Chronicle’s Bonus
in Hampton, The Spectrum in Lake
City-Rockwell City, The Leader’s
Shopper News Review in Garner,
and the Wright County Reminder in
Clarion; plus monthly shoppers such
as the Dual County Leader in Eagle
Grove and the Keokuk County Chief
in Sigourney. Mid-America also
has a commercial printing division
that offers customized printing and
publishing solutions such as banners,
posters, postcards, direct mailing,
mailing list management, letter head
design, newsletter management
and dozens of other marketing and
promotional products which it plans
to make available locally in the
Postville area.
“As a publisher of weekly
publishing solutions for local
markets, we feel that Postville is a
natural fit for our company,” Harvey
said. “We believe strongly in the
tradition of weekly newspapers and
are elated that Jason has chosen us
to carry the legacy of the Herald in
Harvey has been named the
publisher of the newspaper although
day-to-day operations will be
handled by the local staff of Nadine
Brock and Sharon Drahn. “We have
the greatest confidence in Nadine and
Sharon’s ability to serve the people
of Postville and Allamakee County
and are more than thrilled to be a part
of the local scene,” said Harvey. The
company has launched a search for
a full-time marketing representative,
effective immediately, to assist with
the customers served in the local
Matt Grohe, Board Chair and part
owner of Mid-America Publishing,
further added that Mid-America’s
interest in both Monona and Postville
is due to its good mix of businesses,
dedicated local employers who have
fostered a diverse environment and a
faithful readership made up of long
term residents and new arrivals to
the community. “A local newspaper
is only as healthy as the region it
serves, and it is encouraging to see
the commitment to Postville the
citizens and business owners have
shown over the long term.” Grohe
further added that although the paper
will retain its local appeal, readers
will notice some immediate changes
such as expanded and varied content,
special sections, more local photos
and greater use of color. He also
added that some additional printing
services will be added in The Herald
offices but that the full suite of
services Mid-America offers would
be available immediately and that
any interested parties could contact
the newspaper office for more
One change for readers and
advertisers to note is that the
newspaper’s billing and circulation
will be consolidated to the
company’s home office staff in
Hampton effective immediately. The
printing of the newspaper will also
move to the Hampton facility rather
than being printed in Calmar, and a
website for the newspaper will be
launched within a few weeks. The
newspaper will remain in its current
location at 101 N. Lawler St. and
will also retain the same mailing
address, email addresses and phone
LAND VALUES - From Page 1
the survey examines values by crop
reporting districts; each of the 99
counties individually; low, medium
and high grade farmland; and also
averages the state as a whole. The
$7,943 per acre and 8.9 percent
drop in value represent the state as
a whole.
While this year marks the largest
decline in farmland values since
1986, it is only the second year since
1999 that the survey has shown a
decline in farmland values. After
hitting a historic peak in 2013,
values have returned to a mid-point
between 2011 and 2012 values.
In spite of the decrease, farmland
values are more than double what
they were 10 years ago, 81 percent
higher than 2009 values, and 18
percent higher than 2011 values.
“I think we have seen a peak for
the time being,” said Michael Duffy,
a retired ISU economics professor
and extension farm management
economist, who conducted this
year’s survey. “Commodity prices
and farm income are settling back
to more expected levels, and I think
land values will probably move
sideways for a while,” he said.
“Many people think this report
indicates the beginning of another
farm crisis, but land values are still
considerably higher than they were
just a few years ago.”
For the second year in a row,
Scott (eastern) and Decatur (southcentral) counties reported the
highest and lowest farmland values,
reported a value per acre of $3,587, a
drop of $41 per acre from last year’s
report. While Scott County reported
the highest value at $11,618 per acre,
prices there declined about $795 per
acre, or about $22 per acre more than
the statewide average.“Scott County
typically has the highest value
primarily due to the location on the
(Mississippi) river and good soil,”
Duffy said.
The largest decrease in farmland
value was in southwest Iowa,
which reported a drop of 13.5
percent. Worth County, located in
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A noon retirement luncheon was held Monday, Dec. 29 for
Ted Hall, rural Forest City. Hall served on the Hancock County
Board of Supervisors from 2007 to 2014. Hall also represented
Hancock County on numerous county and regional boards and
committees during his two terms as supervisor. “I’ve enjoyed
working with everyone in the county,” he said. Hall appreciated
the good working relationship he with fellow supervisors Sis
Greiman and Jerry Tlach as well as with the other county
offices and departments. LEADER photo by Rebecca Peter
OFFICERS - From Page 1
Conservation Board.
included representation from farmers,
owners of town property, Realtors,
and others who are knowledgeable
of property values by reason of their
In other matters, county supervisors:
•Named bank depositories for 2015.
•The county mileage reimbursement
rate will remain at 46 cents per mile.
•Approved a Class C liquor license
and outdoor service permit for Duncan
Community Hall.
•Authorized Auditor Michelle
Eisenman to pay salaries and
payroll, make insurance payments
and unemployment quarterly report
payments, and other emergency
expenses as necessary.
•Signed a federal aid agreement for
a bridge replacement project.
EDITOR - From Page 1
why not find a place and make it our
own? My in-laws offered us their
basement as a temporary home until
we could find the right house. I told
them that would happen by summer
and we would move out. We started
house hunting in April, but whether
it was price, or work that needed to
be done, we couldn’t seem to find
a place to call our own. Labor Day
came and went, and we still did not
have a house. A few weeks later we
found it . The three bedroom ranch
with an updated kitchen still needed
a little TLC but we could make it
work. The process to make it ours
took three months and searching for
documents I didn’t know existed, but
just a few weeks before Christmas, it
became ours. Finally, we have a place
to call home. We may still be in the
in-law’s basement for a few more
weeks before it is ready for us to
move into, and we didn’t get to make
all the updates we’d hoped for at first,
but, ugly green carpet and all, we are
ready to make it our home in 2015.
Turns out 2014 wasn’t so
uneventful after all, but it was a year
filled with incredible blessings we
will never forget. Maybe 2015 will be
the year, but I have said that before.
We look forward to whatever new
adventures 2015 brings our way.
something even better was to come.
I can recall being told this position
in Kanawha and Britt was open, but
they weren’t sure if I would want to
relocate, even thought it seemed the
job was a perfect fit for everyone
involved. It was exactly what I was
looking for. We wanted to move
back to the area, to be closer to my
husband’s hometown and job. I
excitedly said “I’ll take it, that’s the
perfect job.” And that was just the
As if my job change wasn’t enough,
in the transition period between my
jobs, my husband was laid off from
his job with no guarantee for a recall.
We were only a month into the new
year at that point. That bump in the
road seemed it might mess with our
plans for the future, until, out of the
blue, his former manager from a
job he had left several months prior
called him and asked if he would
like to come back full-time. You
can’t turn down an opportunity that
comes along like that. That’s how we
ended up here. We couldn’t be more
thankful for the opportunities we
were given in the past year.
As long as we were relocating
another big goal for us was to
purchase a home. It seemed we had
finally found a settling place, so
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The Kanawha Reporter, Thursday, January 8, 2015
House Calls.
Bringing healthcare to you.
Question: Rheumatoid Arthritis vs.
Osteoarthritis: What’s the difference?
Answer: Julie Larson, ARNP, Hancock County Health System, Providing treatment and care at Britt Medical
• Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of
autoimmune disease. The body mistakenly attacks the synovial membrane
that protects and lubricates each joint,
causing pain and swelling.
• Rheumatoid arthritis usually affects
joints in pairs, that is, either hands or
both feet or other joints. Rheumatoid
arthritis may also affect other body systems and organs, such as eyes, lungs,
blood vessels and skin.
• Rheumatoid is more common in
those over the age of 40 and more common in women than men. Rheumatoid
can be hereditary.
• Osteoarthritis is the most common
form of arthritis. This occurs when the
protective cartilage that sits atop bones
wears away, and inflammation and pain
result as bone rubs against bone.
• This most commonly affects joints
in the hands, knees, hips and spine.
• Osteoarthritis affects males and females equally.
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com and select Contact Us at the bottom of the home page or call 641-8435150.
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Your Guide to
American Exceptionalism
I ran across an article about
American Exceptionalism and it
seems fitting to share a few of the
ideas with you, especially now
as we contemplate the New Year.
American Exceptionalism really
began with the ideas found in The
Declaration of Independence. The
Declaration states, “We hold these
truths to be self evident, that all
men are created equal, that they
are endowed by their Creator with
certain unalienable rights, that
among these are life, liberty, and the
pursuit of happiness.”
I know of no other government
before the time of the Declaration
which acknowledged all men
are equal. It does not say
that government makes men equal. If
that were true, then government also
could give some men more rights
than others. The word “created”
also is significant. Our founders
knew men could not have “evolved”
to be equal. This would be against
the very rules that drive evolution
(natural selection and the survival of
the fittest).
From the beginning, our nation
acknowledged God and thus secured
All Things
The View from Here
by Dennis Guth
Iowa State Senator
District 4
[email protected] • 641-430-0424
His blessing. They recognized
there is a power higher than any
government and government is
subject to God.
Another facet of American
Exceptionalism comes from the
phrase that people are “endowed by
their Creator with certain unalienable
rights.” The word “unalienable” is
not one we are familiar with today. It
means it is impossible for these rights
not to exist. They cannot be taken
away by any person or government.
Alexander Hamilton, one of our
founding fathers, put it grandly.
He said unalienable rights “…are
not to be rummaged for among old
parchments or musty records. They
are written as with a sunbeam in
the whole volume of human nature
by the aid of the Divinity itself and
can never be erased or obscured by
mortal power.”
A secular government cannot
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it bestows. So what is the purpose
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Clarence Manion, dean of the
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at these self-evident truths, these
imperishable articles of American
faith upon which all our government
is firmly based. First and foremost
is the existence of God. Next comes
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unalienable rights to every person
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Congregate Meals
Kanawha, Iowa
Monday, January 12
Chili or Beef Barley Soup, Corn Bread, Tangy
Coleslaw, Oranges & Pineapples
Tuesday, January 13
Ham Loaf, Sweet Potatoes, Calico Corn,
Strawberries, Raspberry Lemonade
Wednesday, January 14
Spaghetti, Broccoli, Apricots, French Bread
Thursday, January 15
Pork Sandwich on Bun, Baked Beans, Rice
Pudding, Raspberry Lemonade
Friday, January 16
Baked Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Peas, Cinnamon Raisin Applesauce, Tomato Juice
Congregate Meals
Evangelical Free Church
Britt, Iowa
Dinner served at
meal includes 1/3
daily amounts for
All meals include
11:30 a.m. Each
of the required
persons age 70+.
skim or 1% milk.
Monday, January 12
Salisbury Steak, Parsley Bu Noodles, Carrot
Casserole, Bread, Lemon Mt Dew Cake
Tuesday, January 13
Chicken Cordon Bleu, Sweet Potato Crunch,
Broccoli Cuts, Bread, Cranberry Apple Crisp
Wednesday, January 14
Beef Minute Steak, Italian Scalloped Potatoes, Corn, Bread, Brownie Pudding
Thursday, January 15
Sweet & Sour Ribs, Mini Baker Potatoes,
Buttered Beets, Bread, Buttermilk Cookie
Friday, January 16
Ritz Top Baked Fish, Macaroni and Cheese,
Peas, Bread, Ice Cream, Crunch Topping
Congregate Meals
at Community Center
Klemme, Iowa
Dinner served at 11:30 a.m. For reservations,
call Colleen Rout in Klemme at (641) 5872736 at least one day in advance. During inclement weather, closures will be announced
on KIMT, KGLO & KIOW. All meals are
served with skim or 1% milk.
Monday, January 12
Salisbury Steak, Parsley Bu Noodles, Carrot
Casserole, Bread, Lemon Mt Dew Cake
Tuesday, January 13
Chicken Cordon Bleu, Sweet Potato Crunch,
Broccoli Cuts, Bread, Cranberry Apple Crisp
Wednesday, January 14
Beef Minute Steak, Italian Scalloped Potatoes, Corn, Bread, Brownie Pudding
Thursday, January 15
Sweet & Sour Ribs, Mini Baker Potatoes,
Buttered Beets, Bread, Buttermilk Cookie
Friday, January 16
Ritz Top Baked Fish, Macaroni and Cheese,
Peas, Bread, Ice Cream, Crunch Topping
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The Kanawha Reporter, Thursday, January 8, 2015
Pastor Mike Shaffer
Sunday, January 11
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
Monday, January 12
1:30 p.m. Bible Study
Rev. Donna Buckman
Sunday, January 11
9:00 a.m. Worship Service
10:00 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship
Wednesday, January 7
5:00 p.m. Noah’s Ark Church School
6:00 p.m. Confirmation
*Dorcas 1st Wednesday each month.
Pastor Mike Shaffer
Sunday, January 11
11:00 a.m. Worship Service
Tuesday, January 13
1:30 p.m. Bible Study
Rev. Dennis Miller, Pastor
Rev. Paul Lippstock, Associate
Friday, January 9
7:30 a.m. Mass
Sunday, January 11
7:15 a.m. Reconciliation
8:00 a.m. Mass
Wednesday, January 14
5:00 p.m. Reconciliation
5:30 p.m. Mass
Reverend Mark Heath
Sunday, January 11
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
Tuesday, January 13
6:30 p.m. Bible Study
Pastor James Harbaugh
Sunday, January 11
8:30 a.m. Worship Service
Pastor Daniel Lindley
Sunday, January 11
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
11:00 a.m. Sunday School
5:00 p.m. Evening Worship Service
Wednesday, January 14
7:00 p.m. Bible Study
Pastors Geoff & Char White
Sunday, January 11
8:30 a.m. Sunday School
9:30 a.m. Worship
Pastor Steve Schulz
Sunday, January 11
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
10:45 a.m. Sunday School
5:00 p.m. Second Service
Wednesday, January 14
9:15 a.m. Coffee Break Bible Study
5:30 p.m. Games & Good News
Pastor Zach Fischer
Sunday, January 11
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
Wednesday, January 14
7:00 p.m. Mid-week Service
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Extraordinary volunteer recognized for extraordinary service
MASON CITY - Volunteers at Hospice
of North Iowa do whatever it takes to
provide the best, most compassionate
care and comfort experience to their
patients and families. “No volunteer
embodies this mission better than
Karen Gillespie of Iowa Falls,” said
Director Connie Bleile, Hospice of
North Iowa.
Since becoming a volunteer in
2011, Karen has devoted her service to
providing exceptional care to hospice
patients wherever they call home.
She has helped patients run errands,
transported them to appointments and
helped them live all their days to the
fullest. “Hospice of North Iowa has
been blessed to have Karen among our
volunteer ranks,” Bleile said.
One extraordinary example of
Karen’s passion for Hospice happened
this summer when the History Channel
called one of its biggest fans a Hospice
of North Iowa patient. Richard had
always been a “picker” before the
show “American Pickers” arrived on
the History Channel. When Richard
came to Hospice of North Iowa,
he had multiple vehicles and a full
storage unit filled with his treasures. As
Richard’s disease progressed, he made
the difficult decision to part with his
many beloved belongings. However,
the proceeds from the sale of these
possessions helped to fund one activity
unaffected by his decline, watching
“American Pickers”.
LAND VALUES - From Page 2
the northeast portion of the state,
however, reported the largest
percentage drop in value for any one
county at 15.2 percent. The value of
all grades of farmland fell, with highgrade farmland taking the largest hit
and losing a full 9 percent ($974 per
acre) of its value.
“The reason high grade farmland
fell in value faster than low or medium
grade farmland is because it had
increased in value faster over the past
few years,” Duffy said. Medium- and
low-grade farmland fared slightly
better, losing 8.5 percent ($688 per
acre) and 7.9 percent ($420 per acre),
of their values, respectively. The only crop-reporting district
to show an increase in values was
southeast Iowa, which reported
values at 3.2 percent higher than
last year. Keokuk County, located in
the southeastern portion of the state,
reported the largest percentage increase
for any single county at 2.4 percent.
A drop in commodity prices appears
to influence farmland values. Corn and
soybean prices started falling in 2013,
and as a result farm income dropped.
The most recent USDA net farm
income estimate showed a record high
income in 2013, but a 23 percent drop
in net farm income for 2014. Falling
commodity prices, along with a drop in
farmland value, could make problems
for some farmers.
“The drop in farmland value is
Hospice of North Iowa recently recognized Karen Gillespie for her extraordinary compassion and
service. (Submitted photo)
network, to advising HNI staff on the Richard that day,” Karen said. “For
“He sold it all. He sold everything that patient’s reaction to being contacted someone who wants to die, to see that
he didn’t need any more so he could by his favorite TV show, and even twinkle again, maybe it fulfilled both of
have the money to watch ‘Pickers’,” helping to facilitate the event. Not only us that day.”
Karen said. “Life is harder and harder was Karen present to document this Hospice of North Iowa recently
for him every day. He doesn’t have incredible experience for a humble, recognized Karen Gillespie for her
many things that bring him joy, but the isolated patient, but she made it happen, extraordinary compassion and service.
changing the life for this patient in his “She may be just one of the 200
show does,” Karen said.
wonderful individuals who choose to
Karen was involved in this Hospice last stages.
moment every step of the way, from “Chuckling back and forth, volunteer, but she is one of a kind to
sharing the story of Richard’s “picker comparing notes, it was just adorable. the families and patients she impacts,”
past” that inspired Hospice of North They weren’t business guys making Bleile said.
Iowa staff to contact the television money on TV, they were humans to
due to the drop in commodity prices,”
Duffy said. “Pressure could come if
farmers incurred debt in anticipation
that commodity prices would continue.
I think all farmers will have a cash flow
problem for the next 18 months or so.
If farmers still have equity in their land,
they should be able to refinance, but
farmers who got over-extended will be
in trouble.”
Of respondents that listed positive
and/or negative factors influencing
farmland values, low interest rates
were the most commonly cited
positive factor, and lower commodity
prices were the most frequently cited
negative factor. Other negative factors
mentioned included high input prices
and an uncertain agricultural future.
West Hancock
White and Chocolate Milk available each day.
Milk, juice, toast, and cereal offered each day for breakfast.
Lunches are served with choice of vegetable and fruit.
Monday, January 12
Lunch: Chili Cheese Dog, French Fries,
Corn, Rosy Applesauce
Tuesday, January 13
Lunch: Popcorn Chicken, Sweet-n-Sour
Sauce, Rice, Broccoli, Diced Pears
Wednesday, January 14
Lunch: Baked Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread Stick, Orange Wedge
Thursday, January 15
Lunch: Nachos, Refried Beans, Fresh Broccoli, Tropical Fruit
Friday, January 16
Lunch: Biscuits & Gravy, Sausage Patty,
Hashbrowns, Peaches
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Tiling & Backhoe Services
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Gas • Diesel • Propane • Tires
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The Kanawha Reporter, Thursday, January 8, 2015
Reporting from the Hancock County Courthouse Reporting from the Wright County Courthouse
Hancock County Sheriff
December 23
One traffic stop, no citation
5:29 a.m., 250 th St./Hwy 69,
6:45 a.m., 110 th St./Quail Ave.,
accident, no injuries.
1:43 p.m., 1600 Blk 335 th,
December 24
9:44 p.m., S 4 th St./E Park St.,
canine assistance requested.
10:30 p.m., 200 th St./Sioux
Ave., accident, no injuries.
December 25
One traffic stop, citation issued.
12:02 p.m., Klemme City
Limits, welfare check.
9:15 p.m., 2000 Blk River Rd.,
accident/deer or other animal.
9:34 p.m., 290 th St./Hwy 69,
stalled/stuck abandoned.
December 26
One traffic stop, citation issued.
10:06 a.m., Hwy 18/Kent Ave.,
1:43 p.m., 2100 Blk 110 th St.,
assault report, cleared.
December 27
3:28 a.m., 700 Blk Hwy 18,
accident, no injuries.
4:00 a.m., 300 th St./Hwy 69,
accident, no injuries.
11:46 a.m., Hwy 18/Pine Ave.,
accident, no injuries.
December 28
Two traffic stops, no citations
1:06 a.m., 200 Blk N State,
suspicious person/activity.
10:39 a.m., River Rd/Taft Ave.,
accident, no injuries.
4:50 p.m., 700 Blk 1 st St., theft/
December 29
7:52 a.m., 237 th St./Apple Ave.,
accident, no injuries.
5:35 p.m., 1800 Blk 170 th St.,
welfare check.
6:33 p.m., 800 Blk State, seized
December 30
6:40 a.m., 1200 Blk Hwy 18,
assault report.
Property Transfers
WD – Chad K. Shaw, Chad
Shaw, Ranae S. Shaw to Adam
G. Upmeyer, Denise A. Upmeyer;
Addition to Concord, Lot 8, Blk 2
as desc. 12-17.
WD – Jeffrey L. Hanson, Tierra
M. Hanson to Bonita Lou Nelson,
Mark Ernest Mullins; Garner 21
2101 – Original Town, Lot 3, Blk
45 as desc. 12-17.
Corp. to Charles S. Holland;
NE T97N, R24W, Section 2 as
WD – Barbara Hegg, Barbara
L. Hegg, Bob A. Hegg to Hegg
_Living Trust, Bob A. Hegg TR,
Barbara L. Hegg TR; SE T94N,
R25W, Section 25 as desc. 12-18.
WD – Hegg _Living Trust, Bob
A. Hegg TR, Barbara L. Hegg
TR to Larry Anderson; SE T94N,
R25W, Section 25 as desc. 12-18.
WD – Twila R. Schroeder
RESTR, Karen Sue Lang COTR,
Larry Lang COTR to Karen Sue
Lang, Steve Alan Schroeder; SW
T94N, R25W, Section 10 as desc.
DEED – Hancock County
Treasurer to Donald R. Thompson;
NW T95N, R26W, Section 23 as
desc. 12-18.
WD – Dan Abbas, Dan D.
Abbas, Monica Abbas to Delbert
J. Luedtke Jr., Brandy L. Luedtke;
Kanawha 26 2613-West View
Second Addition, Lot 6 as desc.
WD – Harriet A. Kniess Family
Trust, Kurt D. Kniess TR to Kurt
D. Kniess, Joan C. Eggert, Martha
A. Laning; SW T95N, R25W,
Section 24 as desc. 12-19.
WD – Shannon M. Berhow,
Shannon M. Hasty, Rockford
Berhow to Harold Pueggel, Carol
Pueggel, Leanne Buns; Britt 22
2213-Stubbins Second Addition,
Lot 16 Tract as desc. 12-19.
QUIT – Nancy Graham Pacha,
Nancy Pacha Graham, Gary F.
Pacha to Nancy A. Pacha REV
Living Trust, Nancy A. Pacha TR;
SW T95N, R25W, Section 19 as
desc.; SW T94N, R26W, Section
36 as desc. 12-22.
WD – Wayne S. Sesker, Sharon
A. Sesker to Orland J. Guzman,
Orlando J. Guzman, Wendy M.
Guzman; Woden 24 2401-Original
Town-Woden, Lot 1, Blk 13 as
desc.; Woden 24 2401-Original
Town-Woden, Lot 2, Blk 13 as
desc.; Woden 24 2401-Original
Town Woden, Lot 3, Blk 13 as
desc. 12-22.
WD – Chad Nedved, Kristi M.
Nedved, Wade Nedved, Christy
Nedved, C. Nedved, Aaron
Nedved, Monica Nedved, Travis
Nedved, Carrie Nedved to Jason
Nedved; NW NE T96N, R24W,
Section 31 as desc. 12-22.
WD – Eric N. Howell, Linda K.
Howell to Donald J. Bond, Betty
L. Bond; SE NE T97N, R23W,
Section 31, Parcel C as desc.;
SE NE T97N, R23W, Section 31,
Parcel 4 as desc. 12-22.
WD – Marie J. Waddingham to
Mark D. Waddingham, Elizabeth
S. Waddingham; NE SW T96N,
R23W, Section 30 as desc. 12-22.
WD – DCP Enterprises LLC
to Shawn D. Norstrud; Britt 22
2201-Original Town-Britt, Lots
3, 4, 5, 6, Blk 1 as desc.; Britt 22
2201 – Original Town-Britt, Blk 1
Part Alley as desc. 12-22.
WD – Lindsey F. Faber to Nathan
B Dykstra, Danielle J. Dykstra;
Subdivision, Lot 8 as desc. 12-22.
WD – James R. Prescott,
Rosalie M. Prescott to Roger D.
Hanson, Kay L. Hanson; Klemme
27 2701-Original Town-Klemme,
lot 1, Blk 5 as desc. 12-22.
WD – Gwendolyn A. Suntken
REVTR, Gwendolyn A. Suntken
TR to Adam G. Suntken; SE SW
T94N, R23W, Section 24 as desc.
WD – Byron G. Suntken
REVTR, Byron G. Suntken TR to
Adam G. Suntken; SE SW T94N,
R23W, Section 24 as desc. 12-23.
WD – Gerald R. Maben to
Gerald R. Maben LE, Jeremy S.
Maben; Garner 21 2101-Original
Town, Lots 7,8, Blk 10 as desc.
2014 WAGES
Bassett, Ray
Brooks, Mike
Cooper, Glenda
Deutsch, Leah
Girod, Robert
Grimm, Sharon
Guthmiller, Christine
Hanson, Christa
Henninger, Mark
Johnson, Sherrie
Johnson, Terry
Litch, Nancy
Rasmussen, Anthony
Spangler, David
Vanerploeg, Judy
Ziegler, Joshua
Published in the Kanawha Reporter
on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Dianna L. DeVries vs. Jon R.
DeVries. Court decree filed Dec. 22,
Birth Certificates
Male, Brock A. Farwell born Dec.
3, 2014, to Megan R. Farwell of
Hamilton County.
Male, Gerardo Parades Rodriguez
born Dec. 6, 2014, to Libia Rodriguez
Medinila and Pedro Paredes Segovia
of Wright County.
Male, William Ramirez Perez
born Dec. 7, 2014, to Marta J. Perez
and Gonzalo Ramirez Mendoza of
Wright County.
Male, Kruz A. Hartman born Dec.
9, 2014, to Katelyn E. Hartman and
Adam H. Hartman of Wright County.
Male, Benjamin D. Johnson born
Dec. 9, 2014, to Katlyn M. Davis of
Webster County.
Female, Paislynn F. Morales born
Dec. 10, 2014, to Mazy L. Morales
and Victor I. Morales of Cerro Gordo
Female, Ruby L. Nelson born
Dec. 10, 2014, to Leah M. Reyerson
of Cerro Gordo County.
Female, Kassidy A. Ysker born
Dec. 10, 2014, to Krista A. Ysker
and Nathan A. Ysker of Wright
Male, Ryder E. Russell born Dec.
11, 2014, to Amber L. Karaba of
Wright County.
Female, Yocilin C. Lopez Lopez
born Dec. 12, 2014, to Audelina F.
Lopez Chavez of Wright County.
Male, Rafael Perez Valdez born
Dec. 12, 2014, to Jacinta Valdez
Figueroa and Rafael Perez Mercado
of Wright County.
Female, Kinley M. Stuckey born
Dec. 13, 2014, to Meleah C. Hull of
Wright County.
Property Transfers
Morgan and Deann Morgan to David
K. Morgan Jr. and Alexis A. Morgan,
29-91-25, as desc. 12-22-14
Marlene K. Anderson Executor,
Leslie Albert Anderson, Estate of
Leslie Albert Anderson, and Marlene
K. Anderson Executor to Gregory S.
Anderson, Julie K. Larson, Brent E.
Anderson, and Christa S. Beeler, 2793-24, as desc. 12-22-14
CONTRACT – Marlene J. Gobeli
to Lance J. Gobeli, City of Belmond,
Original Addition, Block 6, Lot 15,
as desc. 12-22-14
Johnson to Kent R. Johnson Trustee,
Cathy L. Johnson Trustee, Johnson
Living Trust and Johnson Living
Trust, 2-92-24 and 11-92-24, as
desc. 12-22-14
Andrew Krieger and Cathy L.
Kreiger to Patricia Ann Kreiger, 2890-25, as desc. 12-23-14
Harry Krieger, Dennis Harry Krieger
Sr., and Marjorie Krieger to Patricia
Ann Krieger, 28-90-25, as desc. 1223-14
Lorraine Buhr and Dallas Buhr to
Patricia Ann Kreiger, 28-90-25, as
desc. 12-23-14
Jean Nelson to Patricia Ann Kreiger,
28-90-25, as desc. 12-23-14
Marie Reed and Richard Reed to
Patricia Ann Kreiger, 28-90-25, as
desc. 12-23-14
Loren Krieger and Angela Krieger
to Patricia Ann Kreiger, 28-90-25, as
desc. 12-23-14
Dixie L. Joebgen and James E.
Joebgen to Stoneridge LLC, City of
Dows, Original Addition, Block 1,
Lot 8, as desc. 12-23-14
Clemsen to Douglas E. Bradburn and
Becky A. Bradburn, City of Clarion,
Wormley’s Addition, Block 2, Lot 4,
as desc. 12-23-14
Door to Kevin C. Knoll and Deborah
A. Knoll, City of Belmond, Luick’s
Addition, Block 2, Lot 8, as desc.
Kellerman and Barbara J. Kellerman
to David K. Morgan Sr. and Deann
K. Morgan, 31-93-23, as desc. 1224-14
Jodie R. Lee Executor and Estate of
Raymond N. Burras to Jodie R. Lee,
28-93-25, as desc. 12-24-14
LAND DEED – Jodie R. Lee
Executor, Estate of Raymond N.
Burras and Raymond N. Burras to
Jodie R. Lee, 32-93-25, as desc. 1224-14
Frances M. Mennenga Executor
and Estate of Louis E. Mennenga
to Dwinght L. Mennenga, Lorinda
A. Hermann, and Sondra L. Sellers,
City of Belmond, Eastgate Addition,
Block 3, Lot 11, as desc. 12-24-14
Spangler to Ariel Hansen, City of
Eagle Grove, Scott’s Highland Park
Addition, Block 7, Lot 1, as desc.
Hamer to Kenneth C. Hamer, 32-9025; 13-90-26; 18-90-25; 31-90-25;
and 32-91-25, as desc. 12-24-14
C. Hammer to Life Estate of
Kenneth C. Hamer, Robin Hamer,
and Michael Hamer, 31-90-25; 3290-25; 13-90-26; 18-90-25; and 3291-25, as desc. 12-24-14
F. Wenzel and Mildred V. Wenzel
to Life Estate of George F. Wenzel,
Life Estate of Mildred V. Wenzel,
Barbara A. Janssen, Debra L.
McCloud, Peggy S. Hutchinson,
Nancy J. Barkema, Lynette J.
Tschumper and Julir R. Berneman,
11-03-23, as desc. 12-29-14
Burk and Gloria A. Burk to Kay K.
Burk and Gloria A. Burk, 9-93-25,
as desc. 12-29-14
Spitler Jr., and Mary Ann Spitler to
John H. Spitler Jr., Mary Ann Spitler,
and Marcia A. Ketchum, 35-93-24
and 26-93-24, as desc. 12-29-14
Spitler Jr., and Mary Ann Spitler to
John H. Spitler Jr., Mary Ann Spitler
and Paul J. Spitler, 25-93-24 and 2693-24, as desc. 12-29-14
Spitler Jr., and Mary Ann Spitler to
John H. Spitler Jr., Mary Ann Spitler
and Patricia M. Fischer, 26-93-24, as
desc. 12-29-14
Breister to Dennis C. Didio and Kim
D. Didio, 30-93-23, as desc. 12-2914
Spitler Jr., and Mary Ann Spitler
to John H. Spitler Jr., Mary Ann
Spitler, Patricia M. Fisher, Marica A.
Ketchum, and Paul J. Spitler, City of
Belmond, Original Addition, Block
25, Lots 2, 3, and 4, as desc. 12-2914
Clerk of Court
valid drivers license:
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Located at eagLe grove MeMoriaL HaLL, 2 bLocks east of casey’s.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • 4 P.M.
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Lunch served by Jessica's country Kitchen
Antique & ColleCtibles: Small Oak buffet w/ mirror, Mission Oak China
cabinet, Oak Silvertone Victrola, steamer trunk, quilt, rocker, Desk & chair, Library
table, 1915 Oak drop front Secretary desk, dishes
AppliAnCes: Maytag washer & dryer 2 yrs. old Elec., Comfort Zone heater
Furniture: Rocker, floor lamp, China hutch, table w/lamp, glider w/footstool.
Wood t.v. trays, book case, wicker basket, stuffed chair, wood plant stand, end table w/
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books, glassware, Kitchen dishes, pots & pans, Yard tools, bird feeders, yard cart, mirror, area rug.
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oWner - Mavis schroeder - kanawha & others
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Conference Facility With
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DVD/VCR Projection & Sound System
Mid-America Publishing Corporation, a rural weekly newspaper corporation, based in Hampton, Iowa, is
seeking a full-time graphic designer/page compositor for an in-office position at our Eagle Grove location. This is a rare opportunity, so act quickly. The successful candidate must possess the following strengths:
must be a team player, yet work independently, be organized, have strong verbal and written communication
skills, must be able to work in a very fast-paced environment; and must be able to be creative on the fly. We’re
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422 W Broadway, Eagle Grove
Call 515-448-4852
New Patients Welcome • Emergencies Seen Promptly
Insurance Accepted
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Family Dentistry
Roy Tesene, DDS Amy Maurer, DDS Matt Maurer, DDS
55 State St., Garner, IA 50438
(641) 923-3771 • (800) 450-3771
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Kanawha 641-762-3211
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Klemme 641-587-2340
Dietary Cook
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Application must be submitted by January 28, 2015 to City Clerk,
City of Britt, POB 303, Britt, IA 50423
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City of Kanawha
Public Library ..............641-762-3595
City Clerk .....................641-762-3632
Police Department........641-762-3272
Mayor - Terry Johnson
Council Members:
Raylin Bassett, Judy VanderPloeg
Sherrie Johnson, Nancy Litch,
and Christa Hanson
City Clerk - Sharon Grimm
City of Klemme
Klemme Library ...........641-587-2369
Klemme City Clerk ......641-587-2018
Mayor - Ken Blank
Council Members:
David Abele, Betty Davis,
Morris Crotty, Kody Trampel,
and David Welsch
City Clerk - Colleen Rout
Certified Public Accountants
• Accounting Services
• Tax Services
• Financial Planning
• Auditing
641-843-3729 Britt, Iowa
Britt Chiropractic Clinic
Douglas A. Sande, DC
41 Center Street West
Downtown Britt
Call (641) 843-3600 for an appointment
108 N. Main St., Kanawha, IA • 641-762-3696
Dr. Don Furman, Optometrist
45 State Street
90 Main Ave.
94 Main Ave. N, Britt Iowa
641-843-4451 or 800-943-4451
Douglas S. Hayes
Financial Advisor
200 State Street
PO Box 143
Garner IA 50438
(641) 923-3295
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Kanawha Office at 108 N. Main
Mondays 1-5 / Tuesdays 9-noon
Other hours by appointment
Call 641-762-3938 or 641-843-4491
WRIGHT - From Page 5
Joshua L. Crandell of Eagle Grove,
$200; Juana Alvarez of Eagle Grove,
$300; Hugo Sanchez-Villagran
of Fort Dodge, $200; Leonardo
Gonzalez-Martinez of West Bend,
$300; Sergio Zamora-Palomino of
Clarion, $200; Recardo Bonilla of
Des Moines, $300; Rigoberto Castro
Reynoso of Webster City, $200;
Marina Killion of Clarion, $200;
Bertin Rojas of Hampton, $300;
Hector Rodriguez Rivera of Dows,
Failure to provide proof of
financial liability: Austin Piersol
of Dows, $250; Sergio ZamoraPalomino of Clarion, $500;
Violation – financial liability
coverage: Juana Alvarez of Eagle
Grove, $375; Rusty J. Aldrich of
Dows, $250;
Speeding over 55 zone (6 thru
10 over): Matthew D. Bukovac of
Kansas City, Mo., $60;
Speeding over 55 zone (11 thru
15 over): Terrenika D. Swinney of
Des Moines, $120;
Speeding 55 or under zone (1
thru 5 over): Eric J. Williams of
Manson, $20;
Speeding 55 or under zone (6
thru 10 over): Leonardo GonzalezMartinez of West Bend, $60;
Shannon E. Patrick of Goodell, $40;
Jeffrey Lawson of Eldridge, $40;
Bertin Rojas of Hampton, $60; Ciara
R. Meyers of Madrid, $40; Michael
J. Andrews of Eagle Grove, $40;
Andrew T. Swan of Hardy, $40;
Gary J. Bonewitz of Ackley, $40;
Speeding 55 or under zone (16
thru 20 over): Hillary M. Holmes of
Cedar Rapids, $90; Juana Alvarez of
Eagle Grove, $135;
Speeding 55 or under zone
(20 mph over): Rigoberto Castro
Reynoso of Webster City, $125;
Leonardo Gonzalez-Martinez of
West Bend, $75;
Fail to maintain safety belts:
William W. Thompson of Goldfield,
Following too close: Rigoberto
Castro Reynoso of Webster City,
Operation without registration:
Monte L. Leerar of Kanawha, $75;
Julie A. Hill of Eagle Grove, $50;
Open container – passenger >
21: Rusty Ayers of Clarion, $200;
Failure to comply with safety
reg. rules: Bryan S. Chapman of
Belmond, $50; Bryan S. Chapman
of Belmond, $50;
Small Claims
Melody A. Lager, 1961 290th
Street, Clarion, vs. Morts Water
Company, Latimer. Case was
dismissed with prejudice Dec. 18.
Case was originally filed Aug. 13.
Midland Funding LLC vs. Nathan
T. Schoo, 717 NW 3rd Street, Eagle
Grove. Judgment for the plaintiff
Dec. 23 by default on the amount of
$1,130.02 plus interest at a rate of
2.13 percent per annum from Sept.
16 and court costs.
Atlantic Credit and Finance Spec
vs. Jeffrey A. Ainger, Belmond.
Judgment for the plaintiff Dec. 18 by
default in the amount of $3,901.69
plus interest at a rate of 2.10 percent
per annum from Nov. 11 and court
Veridian Credit Union, Waterloo,
vs. Steven R. Ostercamp, 3046
Davis Ave., Eagle Grove. Judgment
for the plaintiff Dec. 18 by default in
the amount of $2,533.2 plus interest
at a rate of 2.10 percent per annum
from Nov. 18 and court costs.
Capital One Bank USA NA vs.
Susan K. McDaniel, 313 N. Main
St., Goldfield. Judgment for the
plaintiff Dec. 8 by default in the
amount of $2,811.34 plus interest at
a rate of 2.10 per annum from Nov.
20 and court costs.
Hauge Associates, Inc., vs. Brent
A. Evje, 116 S. Main, Clarion.
Judgment for the plaintiff Dec. 21 in
the amount of $762.30 plus interest
at a rate of 2.10 percent per annum
from Nov. 24 and court costs.
Civil Court
The court handled one child
support case.
District Court
The court issued one search
warrant and one arrest warrant.
Continued on Page 9
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The Kanawha Reporter, Thursday, January 8, 2015
Master Gardeners
Lime Creek ice fishing
Students achieve honor
roll status at West Hancock Winter Webinar Series contest open to public
“A” Honor Roll - 1st Quarter
5th Grade: Leah Aitchison, Peyton
Clark, Matthew Francis, Jennifer
Gomez Alonzo, Parker Hiscocks,
Scout Johanson, Kennedy Kelly,
Paige Kudej, Matthew Larson, Daeja
Lyons, Sydney Myers, Kane Zuehl.
6th Grade: Blake Baker, Cayson
Barnes, John Deutsch, Chance Eden,
Mazie Erdahl, Emma Hejlik, Autumn
Hildebrand, Ann Horstman, Maxwell
Kumsher, Owen Leerar, Rachel
Leerar, Derek Oberhelman, Shayna
Ostercamp, Aidia Schmid, Shae
Smith, Bryer Subject.
7th Grade: Madison Eisenman,
Mahayla Faust, Riley Hiscocks,
Crystal Peterson, Joshua Stromer,
Katey Tegtmeyer.
8th Grade: Gavin Becker, Gabrielle
Bell, Bennett Bruns, Brooklyn Buren,
Kacie Eliason, Natalie Lemmon.
“B” Honor Roll - 1st Quarter
5th Grade: Samantha Arnold
(Spellins), Braden Barg, Alexandria
Bruns, Sandra Camarena-Castaneda,
Jade Cook, Owen Eliason, Emma
Faust, Quinn Harle, Casey Lamoreux,
Brayden Langfitt, Logan Leerar,
Isaac Madson, Parker Means, Jordyn
Quastad, Jalena Stuflick, Kevin
6th Grade: Justin Ausborn,
Camisha Brown, Ramzee Brown,
Carlee Bruns, Emmaly Fields,
Autumn Johnson, Cole Kelly, Noah
Klaas, Chase Kronemann, Aileen
Lechuga, Nicole Lemmon, Brendan
Paulus, Alexis Reinking, Tanner
7th Grade: Chrysta Bruns, Anahi
Calles, Keifer Carlson, Amanda
Chizek, Noralyn Clark, Parker
Feuring, Ian Gobeli, Tate Hagen,
Liliana Hill, Ryleigh Hudspeth,
Tristan Hunt, Jayden Johanson,
Brayden Leerar, Jamie Reynolds,
Tiffany Sherwood, Josef Smith,
Alexander Trueblood, Mackenzie
8th Grade: Reed Brown, Jasmine
Cook, Payton Daniels, Jamie
Dickens, Caleb Eckels, Caleb Eden,
Kristian Hammack, Rachel Hejlik,
Makayla Holland, Rylee Horstman,
Chloe Lamoreux, Abby Melohn, Jade
Oberhelman, Jacob Penning, Dalton
“A” Honor Roll - 2nd Quarter
5th Grade: Leah Aitchison, Peyton
Clark, Owen Eliason, Emma Faust,
Mathew Francis, Jennifer Gomez
Alonzo, Parker Hiscocks, Scout
Johanson, Kennedy Kelly, Paige
Kudej, Matthew Larson, Logan
Leerar, Sydney Myers, Kane Zuehl.
6th Grade: Blake Baker, Cayson
Barnes, Chance Eden, Mazie Erdahl,
Emma Hejlik, Autumn Hildebrand,
Ann Horstman, Aileen Lechuga,
Owen Leerar, Rachel Leerar, Derek
Oberhelman, Shayna Ostercamp,
Aidia Schmid, Shae Smith, Bryer
7th Grade: Amanda Chizek,
Madison Eisenman, Mahayla Faust,
Riley Hiscocks, Crystal Peterson,
Tiffany Sherwood, Josef Smith,
Joshua Stromer, Katey Tegtmeyer.
8th Grade: Mackenzie Wood,
Gavin Becker, Bennett Bruns,
Brooklyn Buren, Natalie Lemmon.
“B” Honor Roll - 2nd Quarter
5th Grade: Samantha Arnold
(Spellins), Braden Barg, Alexandria
Bruns, Jade Cook, Quinn Harle,
Casey Lamoreux, Daeja Lyons,
Isaac Madson, Lian Martinez, Parker
Means, Jordyn Quastad, Jennifer
Smith, Kevin Terhark.
6th Grade: Justin Ausborn,
Camisha Brown, Ramzee Brown,
Carlee Bruns, John Deutsch, Emmaly
Fields, Autumn Johnson, Cole Kelly,
Noah Klaas, Chase Kronemann,
Nichole Lemmon, Brendan, Paulus,
Alexis Reinking, Tanner Thompson,
Devin Trudeau.
7th Grade: Adamari Barranca,
Chrysta Bruns, Anahi Calles, Keifer
Carlson, Noralyn Clark, Parker
Feuring, Ian Gobeli, Tate Hagen,
Liliana Hill, Ryleigh Hudspeth,
Tristan Hunt, Jayden Johanson,
Brayden Leerar, Jada Parrish, Britani
8th Grade: Gabrielle Bell, Jasmine
Cook, Payton Daniels, Jamie Dickens,
Caleb Eckels, Kacie Eliason, Rachel
Hejlik, Rylee Horstman, Abby
Melohn, Jade Oberhelman, Dalton
Subject, Lucas Weiland.
“A” Honor Roll - 1st Semester 5th Grade: Leah Aitchison, Peyton
Clark, Owen Eliason, Mathew Francis,
Jennifer Gomez Alonzo, Parker
Hiscocks, Scout Johanson, Kennedy
Kelly, Paige Kudej, Matthew Larson,
Logan Leerar, Sydney Myers, Kane
6th Grade: Blake Baker, Cayson
Barnes, Chance Eden, Mazie Erdahl,
Emma Hejlik, Autumn Hildebrand,
Ann Horstman, Owen Leerar, Rachel
Leerar, Derek Oberhelman, Shayna
Ostercamp, Aidia Schmid, Shae
Smith, Bryer Subject.
7th Grade: Madison Eisenman,
Mahayla Faust, Riley Hiscocks,
Crystal Peterson, Josef Smith,
Joshua Stromer, Katey Tegtmeyer,
Mackenzie Wood.
8th Grade: Gavin Becker, Gabrielle
Bell, Bennett Bruns, Brooklyn Buren,
Payton Daniels, Natalie Lemmon.
“B” Honor Roll - 1st Semester
5th Grade: Samantha Arnold
(Spellins), Braden Barg, Alexandria
Bruns, Jade Cook, Emma Faust,
Quinn Harle, Casey Lamoreux, Daeja
Lyons, Isaac Madson, Lian Martinez,
Parker Means, Jordyn Quastad, Kevin
6th Grade: Justin Ausborn,
Camisha Brown, Ramzee Brown,
Carlee Bruns, John Deutsch, Emmaly
Fields, Autumn Johnson, Cole Kelly,
Noah Klaas, Chase Kronemann,
Aileen Lechuga, Nichole Lemmon,
Brendan Paulus, Alexis Reinking,
Tanner Thompson, Devin Trudeau.
7th Grade: Adamari Barranca,
Chrysta Bruns, Anahi Calles, Keifer
Carlson, Amanda Chizek, Noralyn
Clark, Parker Feuring, Ian Gobeli,
Tate Hagen, Liliana Hill, Ryleigh
Hudspeth, Tristan Hunt, Jayden
Johanson, Brayden Leerar, Jada
Parrish, Tiffany Sherwood, Alexander
8th Grade: Jasmine Cook, Jamie
Dickens, Caleb Eckels, Kacie Eliason,
Rachel Hejlik, Rylee Horstman, Abby
Melohn, Jade Oberhelman, Jacob
Penning, Dalton Subject.
Perfect Attendance - 1st Semester
5th Grade: Sandra CamarenaCastaneda, Jachob Millslagle, Sydney
Myers, Jennifer Smith, Kane Zuehl.
6th Grade: John Deutsch,
Chance Eden, Mazie Erdahl, Derek
Oberhelman, Bryer Subject.
7th Grade: Victor CamarenaCastaneda, Amanda Chizek, Noralyn
Clark, Riley Hiscocks, Tristan Hunt,
Brayden Leerar, Crystal Peterson,
Britani Sanchez.
8th Grade: Abby Melohn, Dalton
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AMES - The Iowa State University Extension
and Outreach Master Gardener program will
explore how Master Gardeners support local
food systems during a winter webinar series.
The 2015 series will offer Master Gardeners
educational hours while taking a look at
ways to support school gardens, food banks,
community gardens and more. Sessions are
scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 15, Feb. 12, and
March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at ISU Extension
county offices across Iowa.
Winter webinar topics include:
• Thursday, Jan. 15 - Local Food
Volunteers - Explore the local food system
and ways that Master Gardeners can help.
Master Gardener Coordinator Margaret
Murphy, Rock Rapids, will share stories
from Northwest Iowa.
• Thursday, Feb. 12 - In the Community Hear how Master Gardeners are teaching in
community gardens and growing produce for
food banks. Master Gardener Coordinator
WRIGHT - From Page 8
State of Iowa vs. DJ McMillan,
108 S. Braden, Eagle Grove. The
defendant pled guilty Dec. 19
to the amended charge of public
intoxication – 2nd offense and was
sentenced to a $315 fine plus the
statutory 35 percent surcharge, court
appointed attorney fees, restitution to
be determined, 30 days in the county
jail with all but 2 days suspended in
lieu of one year informal probation
to the Wright County Sheriff’s
Department. The original charge was
public intoxication – 3rd or subsequent
offense. This sentence is the result of
an incident July 5 investigated by the
Eagle Grove Police Department.
State of Iowa vs. Austin Weland,
707 S. Jackson Ave., Eagle Grove.
The defendant received a deferred
judgment Dec. 19 to the amended
charge of criminal mischief – 4th
degree and was sentenced a $315
civil penalty, $125 Law Enforcement
Initiative surcharge, restitution to the
Wright County Fair Board jointly and
severally with Steven Hanson to be
determined at a later date, court costs,
and one year informal probation
to the Wright County Sheriff’s
Department. The original charge was
criminal mischief – 2nd degree. This
sentence is the result of an incident
June 30 investigated by the Eagle
Grove Police Department.
State of Iowa vs. Crystal A.
Anderson, 1089 Jonquil Ave.,
Hampton. The defendant pled guilty
Dec. 18 to criminal mischief – 5th
degree and was sentenced to $100
fine plus the statutory 35 percent
surcharge, court costs, $153.40 in
restitution and attorney fees. This
sentence is the result of an incident
July 17 investigated by the Wright
County Sheriff’s Department.
State of Iowa vs. Patrick R.
Goehring, 509 NE 4th, Eagle Grove.
The defendant pled guilty Dec.
18 to domestic abuse assault and
was fined $65 plus the statutory 35
percent surcharge, court costs, 7
days in the county jail with all but 2
days suspended in lieu of 6 months
probation to the Wright County
Sheriff’s Department and credit for
time served. He was also ordered
to complete Batter’s Education
Program. This sentence is the result
of an incident Oct. 7 investigated by
the Eagle Grove Police Department.
State of Iowa vs. Monica Lybarger,
PO Box 83, Klemme. The defendant
pled guilty Dec. 18 to compulsory
education violation and was fined
$65 plus the statutory 35 percent
surcharge, court costs, and $60 in
court appointed attorney fees. This
sentence is the result of an incident
Oct. 7 investigated by the Wright
County Attorney and the Belmond-
Jennifer Daugherty, Ottumwa, will highlight
projects in Southeast Iowa.
• Thursday, March 12 - Back to School Learn how Master Gardeners are engaging
in school gardens and supporting systems
change for health. Hear examples from
Master Gardener Coordinator Laurie Taylor,
Sioux City, in western Iowa.
The webinar series will be presented at
more than 30 locations including Albia,
Altoona, Atlantic, Bettendorf, Boone, Cedar
Rapids, Council Bluffs, Cresco, Denison,
Dubuque, Fairfield, Fayette, Grinnell,
Grundy Center, Independence, Indianola,
Logan, Newton, Osceola, Oskaloosa,
Ottumwa, Pocahontas, Red Oak, Rock
Rapids, Rockwell City, Sioux City, Story
City, Thompson, Tripoli, Vinton, Wapello,
Washington, Waterloo, West Burlington and
To register, contact your ISU Extension
county office.
Klemme School District.
State of Iowa vs. Eugene D.
Harty, 511 2nd Ave NE, Belmond.
The defendant pled guilty Dec. 18
to domestic abuse assault and was
sentenced to the 35 percent statutory
surcharge, court costs, $60 attorney
fees, 30 days in the county jail with
all but 2 days suspended in lieu of one
year probation to the Wright County
Sheriff’s Department and credit for
time served. He was also ordered
to complete a Batter’s Education
Program. This sentence is the result
of an incident Oct. 28 investigated by
the Belmond Police Department.
State of Iowa vs. Kasey A. Burns,
108 S. Iowa Apt. 1, Eagle Grove.
The defendant pled guilty Dec. 18 to
assault and was fined $100 plus the
statutory 35 percent surcharge and
court costs. This sentence is the result
of an incident Nov. 22 investigated by
the Eagle Grove Police Department.
State of Iowa vs. Crystal J. Reed,
208 NE 8th Street, Eagle Grove. The
defendant pled guilty Dec. 18 to theft
– 5th degree and was fined $100 plus
the statutory 35 percent surcharge and
court costs. This sentence is the result
of an incident Nov. 18 investigated by
the Eagle Grove Police Department.
State of Iowa vs. Patrick R.
Goehring, 509 NE 4th, Eagle Grove.
The defendant pled guilty Dec. 18 to
violation of a no contact order and was
sentenced to the 35 percent statutory
surcharge, court costs, and one day
in the county jail with credit for time
served. This sentence is the result of
an incident Dec. 17 investigated by
the Eagle Grove Police Department.
State of Iowa vs. Justin D.
Thomson, 972 110th Street, Hampton.
The defendant received a deferred
judgment on Dec. 19 to the charge
of possession of marijuana and
was sentenced to a $315 civil
penalty, $125 Law Enforcement
Initiative surcharge, restitution to
be determined, court costs, one
year of informal probation to the
Wright County Sheriff’s Department,
and must complete and follow all
recommendations of a substance
abuse evaluation. This sentence is
the result of an incident Nov. 9, 2013,
investigated by the Wright County
Sheriff’s Department.
State of Iowa vs. Andrew L.
Vote, 1490 Buchanan, Renwick.
The defendant received a deferred
judgment on Dec. 19 to the charge
of possession of marijuana and
was sentenced to a $315 civil
Wright County Sheriff’s
*Any criminal charge is merely
an accusation and any defendant is
presumed innocent until and unless
proven guilty.
Dec. 25 – 5:59 p.m. – Report of a
vehicle vs. deer.
Dec. 26 – 6:43 a.m. – Jose E.
Reyes Hernandez of Indianapolis,
Ind., was driving a 2010 Ford Focus
southbound on Jackson Avenue. He
stated that he was unfamiliar with
the area and due to the fog he did not
see the stop sign. He collided with a
2000 Ford Crown Victoria driven by
Jose A. Torres of Alexander. Reyes
Hernandez was cited for failure
to stop or yield when entering an
intersection and Torres was cited for
operators license. Damages were
estimated at $5,000 for the Focus and
$300 for the Crown Victoria. Both
drivers were transported to the Iowa
Specialty Hospital – Clarion by the
Clarion EMS.
Dec. 30 – 8:40 a.m. – Theresa L.
Barkhaus of Eagle Grove was driving
a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. She
was backing in the parking lot of
Centrum Valley when she struck a
2004 Pontiac Bonnaville owned by
Rosario Toj De Samol of Rowan. The
Pontiac was parked legally. Damages
were estimated at $500 for the Jeep
and $1,000 for the Pontiac. No
citations or injuries were listed in the
Dec. 30 – 5:38 p.m. – Report of
vehicle vs. deer.
West Hancock
School Calendar
Thursday, Jan. 8 .....................Middle School Awards, 8:30 am
..................................HS A Honor Roll Banquet, 6 pm
..................................................... Basketball Cancelled
Friday, Jan. 9 ..... B/G BB JV/V vs Osage at WH, 4/5/6:15/7:30
Saturday, Jan. 10 ............................ V Wr at St. Edmond, 10 am
Monday, Jan. 12 .............................JV Wr at Emmetsburg, 5 pm
............ G BB Freshman at Bishop-Garrigan, 6:15 pm
.................... Music Boosters at HS Band Room, 7 pm
Tuesday, Jan. 13...B/G V/JB BB at N Union, 4/5/6:15/7:30 pm
Wednesday, Jan. 14 ................................ Booster Club, 5:30 pm
Thursday, Jan. 15 ...........G BB 7th at B-K/8th vs B-K, 4:15 pm
...............................V Wr at Northwood-Kensett, 6 pm
Friday, Jan. 16 ........... B/G V/JB BB vs GHV, 4/5/6:15/7:30 pm
Saturday, Jan. 17 ....................................G Fr BB at GHV, 9 am
.............................................V Wr at Lake Mills 10 am
......................Karl King Honor Band, Ft Dodge, 5 pm
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penalty, $125 Law Enforcement
Initiative surcharge, restitution to
be determined, court costs, one
year of informal probation to the
Wright County Sheriff’s Department,
and must complete and follow all
recommendations of a substance
abuse evaluation. The charge of
unlawful possession of prescription
drug was dismissed. This sentence is
the result of an incident Nov. 9, 2013,
investigated by the Wright County
Sheriff’s Department.
State of Iowa vs. Joshua L.
Crandell, 2821 Hwy 17, Eagle Grove.
The defendant pled guilty Dec.
19 to operating while intoxicated
and was sentenced to a fine of
$1,250 plus the statutory 35 percent
surcharge, $10 D.A.R.E. surcharge,
restitution to be determined, 2 days
in the county jail with credit for time
served, must complete and follow
all recommendations of a substance
abuse evaluation and must complete
a Drinking Driver’s School. This
sentence is the result of an incident
Sept. 3 investigated b y the Eagle
Grove Police Department.
of equipment will be available
for use, or participants can
purchase an ice fishing pole
and jig for $10. Participants should bring
ice fishing equipment, a
bucket to put fish in, and dress
for the weather. Children
must be accompanied by an
adult, and anyone 16 years
of age or older must have a
fishing license. Registration
is required. Please call 4235309 to register or for more
information. Bluebill Wildlife Area
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of Mason City on Blacktop
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An Ice Fishing Event,
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Board and Lime Creek
Nature Center, will be held
on Saturday, Jan. 10, from 9 –
11:30 a.m. at Bluebill Wildlife
Area. A fun morning of
fishing for all is the main goal
of this program. There will
be a fire going for roasting
dogs. Following the fishing,
a weigh-in will be held to
recognize the biggest and
most fish caught, and a door
prize drawing will be held for
both children and adults. Mentors will be present to
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ISU Extension
pruning oak
trees in winter
Ames - The weather has grown
colder, but that doesn’t mean Iowans
should ignore their trees until spring.
It’s quite the opposite, in fact. Winter
is the best time to prune oak trees in
Iowa State University Extension
and Outreach horticulturists offer tips
on how to safely and smartly prune
oak trees. To have additional questions
answered, contact the ISU Hortline
at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.
February) is the best time to prune
oak trees in Iowa. Pruning oak trees
in winter greatly reduces the risk of an
oak wilt infection. Oak wilt is a fungal
disease that is lethal to many oaks. It
can be spread from infected trees to
healthy trees by sap-feeding beetles
(“picnic bugs”). Oak wilt infections
occur most commonly in spring and
early summer, when sap-feeding
beetles are very active. During this
same time, oak wilt infected trees are
producing masses of spore-producing
fungal material (spore mats). These
mats release a fruity odor that attracts
sap-feeding beetles and other insects.
As the beetles feed on the spore mats,
spores often accumulate on the surface
of their bodies.
Sap that forms at the surface of
pruning cuts made in spring or early
summer may attract sap-feeding
beetles that may have been previously
feeding on an oak wilt infested tree.
As the beetles feed on the sap of the
pruning cut, fungal spores get into the
fresh wound, infecting the tree. Pruning
oak trees in winter greatly reduces the
risk of an oak wilt infection, as the
beetles and fungal mats are not present
at that time of year.
Generally do not apply a pruning
paint or wound dressing to pruning
cuts. The application of a pruning paint
or wound dressing does not prevent
wood decay and may interfere with
the tree’s natural wound responses.
However, oak trees are an exception
to the no paint recommendation.
To prevent the transmission of oak
wilt, oak trees should not be pruned
in spring and summer. If an oak tree
needs to be pruned during the growing
season, for example to correct storm
damage, immediately (within 15
minutes) paint the pruning cuts with a
latex house paint. There is no need to
paint the pruning wounds when oaks
are pruned in winter.
Cut off the branch just beyond the
branch collar and branch bark ridge.
The branch collar is the swollen area
at the base of the branch. The branch
bark ridge is the dark, rough bark
ridge that separates the branch from
the main branch or trunk. Pruning just
beyond the branch collar and branch
bark ridge retains the tree’s natural
defense mechanisms and promotes
compartmentalization and callus
Do not make flush cuts when
pruning trees. Flush cuts are pruning
cuts made as close as possible to the
trunk or main branch. They destroy the
tree’s natural defense mechanisms that
promote wound compartmentalization
and callus formation.
To prevent extensive bark damage,
use a three-cut procedure when
pruning branches that are greater
than 1½ inches in diameter. Make the
first cut 6 to 12 inches from the main
branch or trunk. Cut upward and go
about one-third of the way through
the branch. Make the second cut
1 to 2 inches beyond the first. Saw
downward from the top of the branch.
As the second cut is made, the weight
of the branch will cause it to break at
the pivot point between the two cuts. (The initial, bottom cut prevents the
branch from ripping off a large piece
of bark as it breaks.) Make the final
cut just beyond the branch collar and
branch bark ridge. Page 10
Coming Soon-ish To A Theater Near You
It’s the first column of 2015 and that
means, mostly because this is the deadest time of year for actual news, let’s
take a look at ten movies I’m keeping
an eye out for this year.
Some of these I expect to be good,
and I might be disappointed. Others I
expect to be bad, but I might be surprised.
Either way, I’ll be keeping tabs on
them throughout the year.
Strange Magic
It’s strangely appropriate that the
first Lucasfilm movie to be released
after being acquired by Disney will be
a CGI animated musical. Though far
from the most anticipated Lucasfilm
movie this year, “Strange Magic” is
George Lucas’ adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Jupiter Ascending
A wolf-human hybrid from space
has to protect Mila Kunis from a galactic empire bent on using Earth as leverage in their royal in-fighting.
I love sci-fi.
“Jupiter Ascending” is the first original screenplay from the Wachowskis
since their Matrix trilogy and it looks
like they’ve pulled out all the stops on
the way to crazy town. Good or bad,
this movie is going to be spectacular to
rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Mad Max: Fury Road
After more than a decade of delays,
George Miller is finally bringing Mad
Max back to the big screen.
Really, there are only two things
you need to know about this movie.
The first is that, instead of a script, this
movie was plotted with 3,500 storyboard panels. The narrative is so visually focused that Miller wants foreign
audiences to be able to follow it without
The second is that the continuous
chase sequence that makes up most of
the movie includes a section with a tornado made of fire.
What more do you want?
Jurassic World
If at first you don’t succeed, and
aren’t eaten by dinosaurs, try and try
Twenty-two years after coming to
the conclusion that playing god to build
a dinosaur theme park was a bad idea,
“Jurassic World” features a dinosaur
theme park filled with researchers that
are still playing god.
This time around the big danger is
a genetically modified hyper intelligent
dinosaur. So we’re combining the plots
of “Jaws 3” and “Deep Blue Sea” into
one flick.
It’s pretty ironic that the producers
of Jurassic World decided to make a
movie about what happens when you
don’t learn from past mistakes, but at
least it’ll have Chris Pratt and his team
of raptor sidekicks.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
I’m not expecting the second Avengers movie to have quite the same impact that the first one did. The first
movie was really the climax of a story
set-up by the three movies preceding
it. The movies in Marvel’s Phase Two Terminator Genisys
don’t have that kind of connectivity. It’s a stupid name.
“Iron Man 3,” “Captain America: Win- There’s no reason to expect anything
ter Soldier,” “Thor: The Dark World,” good from a Terminator movie these
and “Guardians of the Galaxy” don’t tie days. The third one bordered on parody
into each other like the previous films and the fourth was more boring than a
movie about the robot apocalypse had
So instead of “Avengers: Age of Ul- any right to be.
tron” being the climax of a bigger story, And right off the bat, the first impression made by the fifth installment
it’s just going to be an Avengers story.
That’s a good thing.
is that it can’t even spell ‘genesis’ cor I’m excited to see what Joss Whedon rectly.
do with the Avengers in a story that 1But
then 8:46
the trailer
hit, and
AM Page
1 while Ardoesn’t have to tie-in so tightly with the nold Schwarzenegger is looking pretty
worn out for an immortal killing machine, I have to admit I was impressed.
It’s like the first two movies were put
in a blender, so while we may not be
covering new ground, at least we’ll get
some of James Cameron’s greatest hits.
“Ant-Man” is a new challenge for
Marvel Studios. Unlike their other
Phase Two movies, which were all created from the ground up to be part of
the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe,
“Ant-Man” is something of a relic.
Edgar Wright began development
on the movie in 2003, long before the
idea of a single movie continuity was
even considered possible. The project
has been in and out of development
since then, with Marvel Studios desperately trying to find a place for it.
Last year, Wright left the project due
to creative differences. It’s never a good
sign when the director leaves a project,
particularly one who has been so closely involved in the movie for so long.
We’ll never see what Edgar Wright
had intended for his “Ant-Man” film.
Instead, we’ll be getting the remains of
his work, hastily stitched together and
supplemented by new director Peyton
Reed and acted out by a cast who suddenly found themselves in a different
movie than the one they signed up for.
None of this means that the movie
will be bad, but it is, there will be no
shortage of reasons why.
Fantastic Four
Speaking of movies that have me
worried, every time I hear something
new about Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four
reboot, I lose a little more faith.
The most recent strike against the
film is that its version of Doctor Doom
will feature the villain as an anti-social computer programmer who uses
“Doom” as his online handle.
Keep in mind that, thanks to North
Korea, the concept of Doctor Doom as
the tyrannical leader of a rogue nation
that worships him as a god is actually
more realistic today than it was in the
60s. Talk about a missed opportunity.
Since so little has actually been
shown of the movie, I’m holding out
hope that the infuriating tidbits that occasionally get leaked are actually part
of an elaborate prank from Josh Trank.
James Bond isn’t the only one returning in the fourth film of the Daniel Craig era. When we left Bond at
the end of “Skyfall” the franchise had
come nearly full circle, looking very
much like it did when Sean Connery
walked into M’s office in “Dr. No.”
“Spectre” looks to be continuing
down that nostalgia train by re-introducing the Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge,
and Extortion.
The Daniel Craig bond films have
taken an interesting turn. First doing
everything they can to distance themselves from the tropes that the franchise
became known for, now it seems the
films are intent on embracing them.
as the prequel movies, but those movies
shouldn’t be the bar it’s judged by.
If you liked what Abrams did with
the Star Trek movies, this will probably
be more of that.
If not, at least there’s still “Star Wars:
Travis Fischer is a news writer for
Mid-America Publishing and will see
you at the movies.
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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
I wanted to be optimistic about Episode VII, but J.J. Abrams couldn’t even
put together a thirty second teaser without using shaky cam and lens flare, so
I don’t have much hope that the rest of
the movie will stay true to the cinematic
style of the original trilogy.
I know that, at the end of the day,
Episode VII probably won’t be as bad
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