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2 Sections Official newspaper of Humboldt County
Vol. 154 No. 24 USPS No. 254060
HHS to present South Pacific
Humboldt High School Drama and Music departments will present “South Pacific” Nov. 1, 2 and 3 in the R.W. Carlsonauditorium. Among the students involved in one of the scenes above, from left: Jacob Helvick, Katie Currier, Holly Kirch-hoff and Jenifer Bentz. Tickets for the show are $6 adults and $3 students, available in the high school office. The curtainwill rise at 7:30 each evening. See the special section on the musical inside this issue. Humboldt Independent photo. Toview or purchase additional photos, visit the Independent online at www.humboldtnews.com.Humboldt Community School District Superintendent Greg Darling (right) presentedthe Iowa High School Athletic Association State playoff participation trophy to senior classfootball players after Humboldt’s 21-12 loss to South Tama Monday night in the secondround of the playoffs at Mason Maach Field in Humboldt. Humboldt Independent photo.
HHS musical sets sail this week 
 
The Humboldt HighSchool Drama and MusicDepartments proudly pres-ent the Rodgers and Ham-merstein Broadway musical
South Pacific
” this Thurs-day, Friday and Saturday,Nov. 1, 2, and 3, in the R.W. Carlson auditorium.
South Pacific
” is a Rodgersand Hammerstein classic,which won a Pulitzer Prizefor Best Drama, as well as10 Tonys when it debuted in1949. Despite the passage of 60-plus years, it retains itssignificance today, address-ing themes of race, bigotryand identity. Along with theserious themes, many light-hearted moments fill thestage.The Humboldt cast is ledby Jen Bentz as the hopeless-ly romantic Nellie Forbush,and Jake Helvick as Frenchplanter Emile De Bequesinging the Richard Rodgersclassics “
 I’m Gonna WashThat Man Right Outta My Hair,
” and “
Some Enchanted  Evening
.” James Sobkoweakplays Lt. Joe Cable who fallsin love with islander, Liat(Andra Niles), and deliversthe central message of theshow in “
You’ve Got To BeCarefully Taught 
.” MirandaPederson adds comic relief with the character BloodyMary who tries to sell sou-venirs to the sailors as wellas pair her daughter with“saxy” Lt. Cable.Most fun of all is watch-ing the ensemble of sail-ors and nurses, led by SamGeorge as Luther Billis,head of the base’s laundryoperation. Sam leads thetalented sailors in a rousingversion of “
There Is Nothin’ Like A Dame
,” and wigglesaround in a grass skirt andcoconut bra during “
 Honey Bun
.” The nurses are verybusy keeping track of Nel-ly’s emotions in “
 I’m GonnaWash
,” and “
 I’m In LoveWith A Wonderful Guy
.”They also put on an unfor-gettable “Thanksgiving Fol-lies” show for the sailors of the base.Tickets for the show are$6 adults and $3 students,and are available in the highschool office. The curtainwill rise at 7:30 each eve-ning. Don’t miss this grandmusical performance.
Supervisorsapprove fundsfor Ottosen
 
By Kent Thompson
Worried about settinga precedent, the HumboldtCounty Board of Supervisorsbegrudgingly approved a pay-ment of $1,000 to the city of Ottosen for street repair onMonday.The payment are funds thecity contends is owed them,because it believes the workshould have been done by thecounty in the first place.Ottosen Mayor RichardKinseth and Council member Jason Fowler were at Mon-day’s meeting, and explainedan issue with the intersectionwith County Road C-20, themain east/west thoroughfarethrough town, and 2nd Street.The city said there was 10feet of the approach from 2ndStreet to C-20 that was not fin-ished, leaving a large drop off.According to county re-cords, C-20 was resurfacedthrough Ottosen in 2004. Thework included milling off four inches of surface, replacingwith a four-inch cold and placeand three-inch asphalt overlay.Kinseth said County Engi-neer Paul Jacobson told themthat the approach was notfinished because 2nd Streetwas not up to grade. Kinsethexplained that the town coun-cil had received several com-plaints from citizens aboutthe road and contracted withBlacktop Service Company of Humboldt to make the streetrepairs and lay 10 feet of as-phalt to connect C-20 and 2ndStreet. In a letter to the super-visors, the council asked for $1,200 to pay for the repairsfor road work that was com-pleted that it believed shouldhave been the county’s respon-sibility.“Even in towns under 500population, we (the county)run the paving through thetown corporate limits with a20-22-feet overlay with a fivefoot fill on the side streetsand alleys,” Jacobson told theboard.Jacobson said the issue isnot unique to Ottosen, as thereare a number of city streets insmaller towns that are not upto grade. “Look at K Road inLivermore. Thor also had an
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Planting a new seed: Humboldt business expands
 
There’s a new buildingrapidly going up on High-way 3 East.It’s TRI County Agron-omy, a Pioneer seed dealer-ship owned by Joe Olsonand Dan Thompson. Theyare constructing a 180’ by60’ building, along with a42’ by 36’ office area on thesouth side of Highway 3 justbetween John Deere andJohn’s Ag Service.The new building willallow them to hold all their seed and crop protectionproducts before spring. With18’ high sidewalls, they’llbe able to stack the Pioneer Pro Boxes three high in thewarehouse.“It was an opportunityto increase our capacity andtake delivery of all our ship-ments whenever they areready. Ultimately it makesus a more reliable supplier for our customers,” Olsonsaid.
 
With the purchase of thelot, dirt work started in Au-gust. They hope to fully bein the new building by mid-November and are planningan Open House in Decem-ber.
 
Both Olson and Thomp-son agree this is an excit-ing opportunity for them toincrease their services andPioneer footprint in the area.
 
Plans call for the instal-lation of five bulk soybean
Dan Thompson (left) and Joe Olson stand in front of the new location of TRI County Agronomy, located onHighway 3 East, next door to John’s Ag Service/John’s NAPA and John Deere. Construction is going at a rapidpace and they hope to be operating out of the new location by the middle of November. Submitted photo.
Lighted paradeentries wanted
 The 2012 Lighted Christ-mas Parade is fast approach-ing. Entries are now being ac-cepted.The Humboldt LightedChristmas Parade will be onSaturday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m.The parade route will beginby Northwest Bank, continu-ing through Sumner Avenueinto Dakota City, Main Street.It will end at the VFW in Da-kota City. A free will chili sup-per with Santa will concludethe evening.Registration deadline isWednesday, Nov. 14. For entries, e-mail
chamber@hdcchamber.com
 or call515-332-5447. Please providephone number and e-mail ad-dress with registration.
Burn days Nov. 3and 17 in Humboldt
The city of Humboldt willallow open burning of yardwaste on Saturday, Nov. 3 and17, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Noburning is allowed on the cityright of way. All fires must beattended.
 Remember to vote
The 2012 general elec-tion will be Tuesday, Nov.6, with voting from 7 a.m.to 9 p.m. at selected loca-tions around the county.Look inside today’s issuefor a more detailed reporton seats up for electionand polling locations in thecounty.A reminder that TheHumboldt County Audi-tor’s Office will be openthis Saturday, Nov. 3, from8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the pur-poses of early absentee vot-ing. Absentee voting willbe allowed at the Auditor’sOffice on Monday, Nov. 5,from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.The last day to requestan absentee ballot is Friday,Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. All mailedballots must be postmarkedby Monday, Nov. 5. Ab-sentee ballots may be handdelivered to the Auditor’sOffice until the close of voting, 9 p.m. on Tuesday,Nov. 6.People with questionsabout voting may contactthe Humboldt County Au-ditor’s Office at 332-1571.
Art Preview
Local artists of all ageshave been exploring thetextures in a variety of artforms including multimedia,sculpture, painting, as wellas textiles. The HAAC boardis excited to open this year’sart preview of the “Feel of Art” with an artist receptiontonight (Thursday) from 5-8p.m., in the Humboldt ArtCenter at 906 Sumner Avein Humboldt.Please join in celebrat-ing the artists’ talents, visit
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Humboldt County RECearns million hour award
By Kent Thompson
In 1980, Ronald Reagan was energizing the electorate, Ab-scam was uncovering public bribery, Pac-Man was gobblingdots and ghosts and former Beatle John Lennon was assassi-nated.It was also the year that Humboldt County REC began astreak that few organizations can equal, that is still going strong,more than 32 years since it began.On April 10, 1980, Humboldt County REC began day one of not having a lost time accident.Now, over one million employee work hours later, the elec-tric cooperative celebrated with a recognition dinner Oct. 23,honoring present and past employees for their accomplish-ments.The streak has enduring during the tenure of three generalmanagers, several board presidents and numerous employeesafety directors.Henry Lenning was the general manager in 1980, succeededby Dennis Fuller in 1984, and Steve Long in 2000. Long’s ten-ure will be coming to a close at the end of this year, as Hum-boldt County Rural Electric Cooperative will cease operationsafter 76 years, merging with Midland Power Cooperative of Jef-ferson.Through it all, one constant has been an emphasis on safety,REC present and past officials, said at the celebration.Long said the cooperative has built a culture of safety over the years.“The key elements are supervision, education and training,along with work rules and proper equipment,” the general man-ager said.“A lot of what we do today was started back in 1980. We’restill concerned about reliability, quality of service, commitmentto the members and commitment to safety.“This cooperative has always had the attitude that safety iseveryone’s business and everyone has taken on that responsibil-ity,” Long said.
Safety milestone is rare accomplishment
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Chad Knutson, safety and loss prevention consultant with Federated Rural Elec-tric Insurance Exchange (left) presented Humboldt County REC with a unique onemillion hour award last week at Rustix. To the right of Knutson are Luke Falke,account executive with Federated; Humboldt County REC Board President KevinRasmussen, current General Manager Steve Long and former General ManagerDennis Fuller. The award signifies more than one million hours without a lost timeaccident. The award has been achieved under Long’s leadership the past 12 years,16 years under Fuller before that, and the first four years under Henry Lenning.Humboldt Independent photo.Humboldt County Rural Electric Cooperative employees, former employees andspouses were on hand Oct. 23, for a special recognition dinner to celebrate more thanone million hours without a lost time accident. Federated Rural Electric InsuranceExchange presented the REC with a plaque recognizing the milestone, beginning onApril 10, 1980, and continuing to the present day. Pictured from left to right are:Merlin Graaf, a 38-year REC employee and former safety director; Todd Leemkuil,current REC safety director; Operations Supervisor Doug Bueltel and Federated’sSafety and Loss Prevention consultant Chad Knutson. Humboldt Independent pho-to.
“Safety is something thatwe emphasize every day. Theguys use their personal pro-tective equipment, and so it’singrained. It’s become a nor-mal thing,” said OperationsSupervisor Doug Bueltel, whoalong with his wife, Susan,and Long, are the only currentHumboldt REC employeeswho were part of the crew in1980.
A rare occasion
Just how unique is one mil-lion hours without a lost timeaccident?Pretty unique, accordingto Chad Knutson, a safetyand loss prevention consultantwith Federated Rural ElectricInsurance Exchange.His company insures about760 electric cooperativesthroughout the nation. “Wedon’t do worker’s compensa-tion insurance for all of them,but there are over 600 that areeligible for the million hoursaward. In the last 10 years wehave given out 16 of these na-tionally, so it’s a pretty selectgroup,” Knutson said.The award is based on self-reporting by the cooperativethat no accident has caused aday of lost time for a specifiedperiod of time.“I’ve been with Federatedfor nine years and I cover 105cooperatives in three states(Iowa, Minnesota and Wiscon-sin,) and this is only the thirdone of these I have presented.(Sac County REC receiveda 1,000,000 hour award in2006.)”Knutson knows about safe-ty and the hazards of workingwith electricity. He workedfor the Iowa Lakes ElectricCooperative in Estherville for 12 years as an engineer, beforetaking the safety consultantposition with Federated. IowaLakes Co-op earned the onemillion hour award in 1994.“Typically the well trainedand well qualified lineman isaware of the hazards aroundhim. If they follow proceduresand use the proper equipmentto protect themselves they canget through every single daywithout injuries. But there arethose days when not every-thing goes as you expect it toand to be able to avoid thosefor over 30 years…is quite anachievement.“Federated, along with theNational Rural Electric Coop-erative Association, sponsor the Rural Electric Safety Ac-creditation (recently changedto Achievement) program.Humboldt has participated inthat program for many years.“It’s not a get out of jailfree card, as we have many co-operatives who participate inthe program and have loss timeaccidents, but if you follow theprotocol within that programand have some good fortune,it can be done, and HumboldtCounty REC and its employ-ees are a testament to that,” hesaid.Humboldt County RECrecently received a three-year achievement certificate for nothaving a lost time accident,something it has achieved 10times during the course of itsone million hour milestone.Only 11 of the 37 electricalcooperatives in the state cur-rently have this designation.“Not every accident issomething that happens on apower pole. It can be a vehi-cle along the side of the road,a traffic accident caused byanother driver, a weather or storm-related injury, there areplenty of ways to get hurt outthere and get hurt seriously,”Knutson said.“It’s very difficult toachieve,” said Luke Falke, anaccount executive with Feder-ated.“The cooperative is sharingresources with other co-ops.There are snow and ice stormsthat can knock you out of pow-er for a week, and these guysare working around the clockto get power restored, so yes,it’s very special.”
3.8 million miles
The 1,000,173.5 hoursthrough the end of Septem-ber is a remarkable milestone,Long said.“This is remarkable whenyou consider the type of work,the variety of equipment andthe extreme weather the crewshave worked in.“We’ve had skirmishes(storms where people havebeen without power for one or two days). One of the major ones I remember was the icestorm on Halloween 1991. Ithink it started on a Friday andwe had everyone back on byTuesday.“Another thing is thecrew’s driving record. Our crews have traveled to NewOrleans, they’ve been to Il-linois, Mississippi, Arkansas,South Dakota and throughoutIowa. There was not a major accident or injury during their time (over 32 years), in whichthe crew’s drove 3.8 millionmiles!”Along with safety empha-sis, expert training and topof the line equipment, thereis also some good fortune in-volved.While the greatest expo-sure for a loss time accidentis the people working in thefield, the award also covers theoffice staff personnel.“Any employee gets hurtand can’t come back to workthe next day, that’s the end of the string,” Knutson said.“In the day and age when aminor back injury can turn intoa pretty serious one, the insideemployees have to be recog-nized as part of the achieve-ment as well,” the insurancesafety consultant said.Current Humboldt CountyREC Board of Directors Presi-dent Kevin Rassmussen saidthe accomplish goes beyondthe cooperative and its em-ployees.“I think spouses under-stand how important it is for employees to do their job andemployees have also taughttheir spouses and their familieshow to be safe, and that has inturn taught others in the com-munity how to be safe.“We’re a safer communitybecause of past and presentboard members, directors, em-ployees and others who havecreated a safer culture.“We try to create that cul-ture of safety in the boardroom and through manage-ment and down into the em-ployee ranks,” Rasmussensaid.Long said the supervisoryexperience of longtime em-ployees at the cooperative,along with the state associa-tion’s monthly training regi-men, have contributed to thestellar record.“They observe our staff andsee how well they follow safe-ty rules and procedures,” Longsaid.He also credited Federatedfor providing up-to-date statis-tics and documentation in re-gard to safety and credited theboard of directors for makingsure that all OSHA standardsare met to provide for a safeworkplace.Former General Manager Dennis Fuller was directingthe operations for 16 of the 32years, 1984 to 2000, after serv-ing as line superintendent for the previous 10 years.“One of the biggest aideshas been advent of hydrau-lic trucks. We used to have toback the big boom trucks intothe ditches. Now with hydrau-lics and the basket trucks, wecan do a lot of work withoutclimbing the poles (and thathas enhanced the safety of thelineman). Rubber gloves havealso helped,” he said.He recalled attending astatewide meeting where theyasked REC foremen’s whattheir main responsibility was?“Most said something likegetting the job done and get-ting the material to the site.But Nels Hendrickson said‘worrying about the safety of my employees,’ and that al-ways stuck with me,” Fuller related.“REC employees have al-ways maintained the buddysystem and worrying aboutyour fellow crew members. Icommend the employees frommy era and the employeestoday for doing a great job,”Fuller said.Long read letters of con-gratulations from former board of director’s presidentMarv Lindemann who under-went heart surgery and was notable to be at the meeting; PhilIrwin, CEO of Federated RuralElectric Insurance Exchange;and Jay Nelson of Renwick,retired safety director of theIowa State Association of Ru-ral Electric Cooperatives.“I’m very proud of all of you. This is a goal that demon-strates that Humboldt CountyREC not only has great con-cern for the safety of its em-ployees, but also its members.It has not come easy. You haveset the bar for others. For over 32 years, your system has setan example to others that hardwork and prolonged hours inthe most extreme weather con-ditions can still be done withsafety utmost in mind,” Nelsonsaid in his letter.While the streak will endwhen Humboldt County RECmerges operations with Mid-land Power beginning in 2013,what a run it has been.
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bins on the east side of thebuilding with a new continu-ous flow seed treatment sys-tem.“The new seed treatmentsystem is state of the art withfull automation capabili-ties. Customers should noticeimproved speed, accuracy,efficiency, and coverage, ”Thompson said.Between 50 and 75 percentof all seed is loaded out in bulktoday, a major change fromeven a few years ago.In addition to being a Pio-neer seed dealer, TRI CountyAgronomy offers crop protec-tion products, scouting ser-vices, variable rate seedingrecommendations, GPS soilsampling and on-farm deliv-ery. They will also have a testplot on the land behind the of-fice and warehouse.In addition to offices, thebuilding will feature a confer-ence room where they can hosteducational meetings for cus-tomers.Some of the contractorsworking on the project in-clude: Mark Dickey Construc-tion, general contractor; John’sAg Service, dirt work and sitepreparation; Crahan Electric,electric work, well and instal-lation of the automation on thebulk system.“We’re really excited to bebetween other ag related busi-nesses on Highway 3. It makesfor convenient one stop shop-ping for lots of our customers,”Thompson said.“We also like the accessi-bility this location offers our customers,” Olson said.Joe Olson is a Humboldtnative, graduating from Hum-boldt High School in 2000.He went to Iowa State Univer-sity and obtained a degree inAgronomy and Seed Sciencein 2004.After college, he workedwith growers at Pioneer’s Hed-rick seed production facility insoutheast Iowa for two years.He then returned to Humboldtand has been a Pioneer seedsales representative for thepast six years.Joe and his wife, Amber,have two children: Claire, 4,a preschool student at King’sKids; and Spencer, 1.Dan Thompson is a na-tive of the Badger area and a1996 graduate of Fort DodgeSenior High School. He at-tended Iowa State, graduatingin 2000, with a degree in AgStudies and Agronomy. Af-ter college, he went to workin retail agronomy for sevenyears. For the past five years,he worked for Pioneer as anArea Account Manager andAgronomist covering Hum-boldt, Webster and PocahontasCounties.His wife, Amy, is a SpeechPathologist with the AEA.They live west of Badger withtheir two children: Brett, 8, athird grader at Fort Dodge;and Claire, 5, a kindergartenstudent.Tri County Agronomyserves Humboldt and sur-rounding counties. In addi-tion to employing Olson andThompson, they have twopart time spring employees.Tri County Agronomy can bereached at (515) 332-4609.
 
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issue with one of its streets,”the engineer said.He added that Livermoreand Rutland did add some as-phalt to aid in the side streetapproaches.“To my knowledge,Bradgate did not when we re-surfaced through their town afew years ago,” Jacobson said.“Typically in the smalltowns when we put in a newsurface (county road) throughtown, it has a 5 percent slopeto accommodate places likethis. My concern is, if we do itfor you, and haven’t for other towns, it’s not really fair,” Su-pervisor Harley Hett said.It was mentioned that thecounty does provide some 28Efunds to help with improve-ments and upkeep. Thosefunds for the past fiscal year included $2,082 to Ottosen,$2,100 to Hardy, $2,900 toBradgate, $5,500 to Thor and$7,900 to Livermore.“It’s a problem because ev-eryone’s dollars are stretched,”Supervisor Carl Mattes of-fered.“It’s been a problem be-cause nothing was done to theapproach. You could see thetwo layers of asphalt and carswould bounce, it was especial-ly noticeable with smaller cars.It would cause an arch in thewinter. The small amount wehave to repair streets doesn’tgo far,” Fowler said. He said itwould have been better to haverectified the problem in 2004,when asphalt prices werecheaper.“We’re trying to extendroads (in the county) everyway we can,” Jacobson said.“We’ve still got 204 miles out-side the city limits to take careof.”Supervisor John “Mort”Christianson believed the is-sue wasn’t so much about thebudget as about priorities.“We’ve given $20,000 tothe Humboldt Pool for sevenyears and we give Livermore$1,600 a year for insurance ontheir pool. We gave the BoyScouts $10,000 for a skatepark that’s barely used,” Chris-tianson said.After much discussion,Supervisor Jerry Haverlysuggested a compromise bestruck. Hett moved and the su-pervisors unanimously agreedto approve a $1,000 paymentto the city of Ottosen for thework, from the county’s com-munity betterment accountwhich come from local optionsales tax dollars.
$20K for bridges
In other secondary roadmatters, the board approvedan expenditure of $19,970 for bridge inspections with Shuck-Britson Inc. of Des Moines.There are 85 bridges in thecounty, the 79 traditional spanbridges will cost $195 each toinspect, or $15,405, Jacobsontold the board. The four hightruss bridges (Murray, Devine,Berkhimer and Bormann) willcost $380 each to inspect andtwo pony truss bridges over Prairie Creek will cost $260each. There will also be loadrated bridge calculation workthat will amount to $2,525, for the $19,970 total.Jacobson said much of thesite work will be completedthis fall with the final reportdelivered in the spring of 2013.In addition to the hiredwork, Jacobson said his of-fice will be measuring chan-nel cross slopes at washouts, anew requirement that will takesome time to complete.Jacobson said more de-tailed inspection of trussbridges is now required dueto the I-35 bridge collapse inMinneapolis, over five yearsago.The board also approvedwork in the county right of way from CenturyLink for buried communications linesnear 2113 Penn Ave.
Elderbridge funding
The board heard from MickTagesen, executive director of the Elderbridge Agency onAging.Tagesen took over as ex-ecutive director this past year,replacing Lahoma Counts,who retired. Tagesen joins El-derbridge after working four years with elderly social ser-vice agencies in South Dakota.Tagesen provided figureson use of Elderbridge servicesby Humboldt County senior citizens over 60.While congregate andhomebound meals constitute36 percent of the agency’s ex-pense in the county, it is notthe largest outlay. That wouldbe case management, serv-ing 31 consumers at a cost of $60,477.The senior citizen mealservice operated through theHumboldt County MemorialHospital dietary department,accounted for an expenseof $53,106.93. That was for 17,634 meals served duringthe course of fiscal 2012.The other largest expensewas $14,279.25 for homemak-er services, totaling 528 hours.Tagesen said many changesare coming for the agency, in-cluding the addition of severalcounties in northwest Iowa for fiscal 2014. Despite the addedterritory, Elderbridge will befacing a $288,000 cut in fund-ing for the upcoming year.Tagesen said it is very im-portant to be also to maintainfunding levels at the presentrate in order to avoid cuttingservices.He said Elderbridge’s totalbudget is $6.5 million.He asked the county to con-sider a $6,968.70 funding re-quest for next year, an increaseof $103.24 from the presentbudget.The board will consider therequest when setting the bud-get.The board also heard fromLindsay Prather, HumboldtCounty Outreach specialist for Upper Des Moines Opportu-nity in Humboldt County.Prather said UDMO’s of-fice hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Monday-Friday, with the FoodPantry open Mondays andWednesdays from 9:30-11:30a.m.Applications are now beingtaken for the Christmas basketdistribution and will be takenthrough Dec. 7.The distribution day for volunteers at the fairgroundswill be Dec. 18.Prather said the Food Pan-try needs donations of cash andfood. She said that 25 turkeyshave been secured through theFood Bank of Iowa, but moreare needed for the upcomingholidays.The board also approvedthe hiring of Amber Maxson asa clerk in the auditor’s office ata starting wage of $14.27 per hour. She will begin her dutieson Nov. 5. Janell Ayres will beretiring from the auditor’s of-fice at the end of the calendar year.
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with the artists, and feast onthe sensory pallet. The pre-view is free, and refreshmentswill be served. After the recep-tion, the exhibit will be opento the public for viewing at theart center on Mondays, Thurs-days and Fridays from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., and Wednesdays from5-7 p.m., until Nov. 15.The Community Art Proj-ects from 2011 and 2012 ArtFestivals will be on displayat Bank Iowa through Nov.16, after which all pieces willbe on display at Rustix Res-taurant for the annual Art En-core, Saturday, Nov. 17. ArtistAwards will be announced pri-or to the live auction. Proceedsfrom the encore auction willbe used to promote the artsin Humboldt with free eventssuch as the annual Arts Festi-val, scholarships for studentsand teachers, and classes at theart center.
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The Humboldt CountyMinisterial Association’s an-nual Christmas Food BasketDistribution will take placeon Tuesday, Dec. 18, fromthe Humboldt County Fair-grounds.Baskets must be broughtto the fairgrounds between 10a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday,Dec. 17.Baskets can be picked upby the assigned people at thefairgrounds on Tuesday, Dec.18, between 8:30 a.m. and3:30 p.m. Humboldt-DakotaCity pick up time is 11 a.m. to3:30 p.m. All others are from8:30 to 11 a.m.More than 250 families inHumboldt County enjoy a bet-ter Christmas because of thisevent, which is coordinated bythe Humboldt County UDMOOutreach Office.
ChristmasBasketDistributionplanned for Dec. 18
8 a.m. Tuesday,Oct. 30, 2012NEW Cooperative
Corn..............................7.27Oats ..............................1.40Beans ..........................14.87
Markets
Don’t forget toset your clocksback one hour  for Nov. 4 
 
*WAC, see salesman for details.
TRUCKS
2010 Chevy 1/2T Ext. Cab 4x4 ..................................................$24,9952009 Chevy 1/2T Ext. Cab 4x4, 8-foot box ...............................$23,9952008 Chevy Colorado Ext. Cab .................................................$13,9952008 Chevy 1/2T Ext. Cab 4x4 ..................................................$18,9952008 Ford F250 Ext. Cab 4x4 ....................................................$18,9952007 Chevy 1/2T Ext. Cab 4x4 ..................................................$16,9952006 GMC 1/2T Crew 4x4 ..........................................................$18,9952006 Dodge 1/2T Crew Cab 4x4................................................$17,9952005 GMC Sierra Crew Cab 4x4 ...............................................$13,9952001 Dodge 1/2T Ext. Cab 4x4 ....................................................$7,9952001 Ford Ranger ........................................................................$6,995(2) 2001 Dodge 3/4T Reg. Cab 4x4 .............................................$5,9952000 Chevy 1/2T Reg. Cab 4x4 ...................................................$5,9952000 Chevy S10 Ext. Cab ............................................................$6,995
VANS
2009 Chrysler Town & Country, DVD .......................................$18,9952002 Pontiac Montana .................................................................$6,995
SUVS
2012 GMC Acadia, AWD, leather ..............................................$33,9952012 Buick Enclave, FWD, leather ...........................................$34,9952012 Buick Enclave, FWD, leather ...........................................$33,9952012 Chevy Traverse AWD, leather, sunroof, DVD .................$31,9952012 Chevy Traverse .................................................................$27,9952010 Chevy Equinox LTZ, AWD ................................................$25,9952010 Dodge Journey SXT AWD ................................................$19,9952007 Chevy Avalanche, leather, sunroof, DVD .......................$23,9952007 Chevy Trailblazer ..............................................................$14,9952007 Chevy Trailblazer LT .........................................................$13,9952006 GMC Envoy .........................................................................$8,995
25,995 
2010 Chevy Equinox LTZ 
AWD
33,995 
2012 Buick Enclave 
Leather 
33,995 
2012 GMC Acadia 
Leather 
23,995 
2007 Chevy Avalanche 
DVD, leather, sunroof 
18,995 
2010 Dodge Challenger 
27,995 
2010 Cadillac DTS 
2005 Chevy Tahoe, heated leather ...........................................$15,9952005 Cadillac SRX AWD, leather, sunroof ...............................$13,9952004 Buick Rainier CXL, leather, sunroof .................................$9,9952004 Mercury Mountaineer .........................................................$8,9952003 GMC XL Denali, DVD ..........................................................$9,9952003 GMC Yukon XL SLT, sunroof, leather ..............................$12,9952003 GMC Yukon SLT, DVD, leather ...........................................$9,9952003 Jeep Grand Cherokee ........................................................$8,995
CHEVYS
2012 Chevy Impala LT ...............................................................$17,9952011 Chevy Malibu LTZ .............................................................$20,9952010 Chevy Impala LT ...............................................................$14,9952010 Chevy Impala ....................................................................$13,9952008 Chevy Malibu 2LT .............................................................$14,9952008 Chevy Malibu LT ...............................................................$15,9952001 Chevy Impala, leather, sunroof .........................................$7,995
BUICKS
2012 Buick Lacrosse .................................................................$25,9952008 Buick LaCrosse CXL ........................................................$15,9952007 Buick Lucerne CXL .............................................................$9,995
CADILLACS
2011 Cadillac DTS, white diamond, heated & cooled seats ...$32,9952010 Cadillac DTS, 29,000 miles ..............................................$27,9952005 Cadillac SRX AWD, leather, sunroof ...............................$13,995
OTHER CARS
2010 Dodge Challenger .............................................................$18,9952008 Toyota Camry SE ..............................................................$12,9952007 Pontiac Grand Prix .............................................................$9,9952003 Ford Taurus .........................................................................$4,9952002 Mercury Sable .....................................................................$6,995

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