Thursday, January 24, 2013
Mount Ayr Record-News
To Whom It May Concern
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SIMPLE MISDEMEANOR ANDTRAFFIC CONVICTIONS
January 10-17, 2012
Timothy A. Newton, Mount
Ayr, $222.00, speeding 20 m.p.h.over the speed limit.Richard Aaron Schmitz, Lenox,
$114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over
the speed limit.Casey L. Riedel, Bedford,
$114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h.
over the speed limit.
Stephen Alan Sickels, Mount
Ayr, $262.50, employee providing
tobacco to minor/ﬁrst offense.Stephanie Marie Crouse, Wau-kee, $87.00, failure to display reg-
Danny Lee Gentry, Princeton,MO, $114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h.
over the speed limit.
Richard Dawane Cena, GrandRiver, $397.50, driving while li-
cense denied, suspended or can-celled.
FROM RINGGOLD COUNTY
• January 14 - A judgment wasﬁled in magistrate’s court ﬁnding
Brian Atteberry of Creston guilty
of theft in the ﬁfth degree.
Atteberry was sentenced to oneday in jail, given credit for timeserved and ordered to serve the re-mainder of the sentence within one
day of this ﬁling. In addition he
was ordered to pay a law enforce-ment initiative surcharge of $125,
court costs of $60, jail fees of $35,
service fees of $25 and restitutionto Jerry’s Sinclair in the amountof $128.62, all monies payable tothe clerk of court. Atteberry was
ordered to be ﬁngerprinted by theRinggold County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce.Appeal bond was set at $300.• January 16 - A judgment wasﬁled in magistrate’s court ﬁnding
Jason Naill of Blockton guilty of
theft in the ﬁfth degree.Naill was ordered to pay a ﬁneof $100, a surcharge of $35, a law
enforcement initiative surchargeof $125, court costs of $60 andrestitution to Lynn’s Sinclair in
the amount of $100.75, all mon-
ies payable to the clerk of court by
February 27, 2013.
FROM RINGGOLD COUNTYDISTRICT COURT
• January 14 - A deferred judg-
ment was granted to Damon CurtisDustin of Braddyville on a charge of
posession of a controlled substance/
marijuana.Dustin was placed on two yearssupervised probation with the IowaDepartment of Correctional Ser-
vices and ordered to pay their $300
supervision fee. In addition, Dustinwas ordered to pay a civil penalty
of $315, jail fees of $140, a law
enforcement initiative surchargeof $125 and court costs of $100,all monies payable to the clerk of court. Dustin was also ordered toreimburse the state of Iowa for hiscourt-appointed attorney fees. Ap-peal bond was set at $1,000. If allterms of the judgment are met, thisconviction can be expunged.
• January 14 - A deferred judg-
ment was granted to Trena LoreneAnderson of Sidney on a charge of child endangerment.Anderson was placed on twoyears supervised probation with theIowa Department of CorrectionalServices and ordered to pay their
$300 supervision fee. In addition,
Anderson was ordered to pay a civilpenalty of $625 and court costs of $100, all monies payable to the clerkof court. Anderson was also orderedto undergo evaluation for substanceabuse and to satisfy all recommen-dations of the evaluation and toreimburse the state of Iowa for hercourt-appointed attorney fees. Ap-peal bond was set at $2,000. If allterms of the judgment are met, thisconviction can be expunged.
RINGGOLD COUNTYSHERIFF’S OFFICE
• January 19 - Kegan Evan Bish-
op was arrested by Ringgold County
Sheriff Ofﬁce personnel on a countof OWI/ﬁrst offense.
RINGGOLD COUNTYSHERIFF’S LOG
(Call Origination Code: MA = Mount Ayr; KE = Keller-ton; EL = Ellston; TI = Tingley; DI = Diagonal; DE =Delphos; MO = Maloy; BE = Beaconsﬁeld; BO = Benton;SC = Shannon City; BL = Blockton; RE = Redding; SV= Sun Valley; CO = In County; OC = Out of County; OS= Out of State)
January 10-17, 2012
6:27 a.m., call for magistrate.
7:19 a.m., ofﬁcer checking in.(MA)
8:26 a.m., call for sheriff.
9:21 a.m., call for clerk. (OC)
10:31 a.m., call for sheriff.(MA)10:42 a.m., call for sheriff.
3:04 p.m., caller returning ofﬁ-cer’s call. (CO/EL)3:23 p.m., 911 call, wrong num-
3:28 p.m., Union county calling
with information. (OC)8:15 p.m., caller signing up for
security check. (MA)
9 p.m., caller reported BBs shotat her house. (KE)
9:23 p.m., caller needing sal-
vage deer tag. (DI)
Friday, January 11
12:50 a.m., caller reporting
their dog got loose. (MA)8:13 a.m., caller with questions
about inmate. (CO)10:22 a.m., caller with ques-tions for dispatch. (CO)
10:42 a.m., caller with com-
plaints about county roads. (CO)
10:57 a.m., caller with questions
about papers that were served.12:09 p.m., caller with concernsabout county roads resolved. (CO)12:12 p.m., caller needing to
speak to the sheriff. (MA)
1:06 p.m., caller needing to
speak to the sheriff. (MA)
1:50 p.m., caller wanting court
dates for inmates. (MA)7:56 p.m., dog complaint. (KE)8:14 p.m., caller reporting van-dalism. (MA)
Saturday, January 12
1:59 a.m., caller reporting dis-ruptive vehicle. (SC)
7:02 a.m., magistrate checking
7:33 a.m., ofﬁcer checking in.
(CO)8:26 a.m., request for an ambu-
8:51 a.m., caller with a message
for ofﬁcer. (MA)9:14 a.m., report of power out-
9:52 a.m., reserve ofﬁcer check-ing in. (MA)11:17 a.m., caller ready for es-cort. (MA)
11:22 a.m., caller looking fordriver. (CO)12:20 p.m., dog complaint.
(MA)12:23 p.m., caller wanting aplat book. (MA)12:34 p.m., caller wanting tospeak with an ofﬁcer. (KE)11:30 p.m., caller advising their
car had broken down.
Sunday, January 13
1:35 a.m., burglar alarm sound-ing. (MA)3:53 p.m., caller wanting ofﬁ-
cer to call back. (DI)
5:36 p.m., caller advising there
was a window open at the court-
Monday, January 14
7:40 a.m., caller wanting RuralIowa Crisis number. (MA)8:39 a.m., caller checking on an
9:02 a.m., call for ofﬁcer. (OC)
9:08 a.m., call for sheriff.
(MA)10:48 a.m., request for a copy
of an accident report. (OC)11:12 a.m., caller needing war-
rant returned. (MA)11:31 a.m., caller wanting to
schedule a visit. (OC)
11:37 a.m., sex offender check-
ing in. (CO)
11:43 a.m., caller wanting to
know the address of the sheriff’s
12:05 p.m., caller reportingthey found their dog. (DI)12:10 p.m., caller wanting toleave message.
12:35 p.m., caller wanting of-ﬁcer to call them back. (OC)1:30 p.m., call about more cal-endars. (MA)1:47 p.m., caller wanting faxnumber for sheriff’s ofﬁce. (MA)3:04 p.m., caller reporting sto-
len items. (KE)
3:59 p.m., request for an ambu-
6:17 p.m., caller needing ofﬁ-cer. (MA)6:35 p.m., caller reporting loose
8:46 p.m., caller with travelconcerns. (MA)
Tuesday, January 15
4:41 a.m., caller reporting car
6:21 a.m., call for ofﬁcer. (KE)7:49 a.m., caller checking on
7:50 a.m., call for dispatch.
9 a.m., call for ofﬁcer. (OC)
9 a.m., call for sheriff. (CO)
9:36 a.m., call for sheriff. (OC)11:38 a.m., call for jail. (MA)12:30 p.m., caller reportingmissing dog. (MA)
1:19 p.m., call for civil clerk.
2:25 p.m., call for sheriff.
(MA)3:09 p.m., caller reporting sto-
len items. (DI)
3:30 p.m., caller wanting ad-dress for sheriff’s ofﬁce. (OC)3:57 p.m., caller wanting to
speak to chief deputy. (EL)
4:21 911 call, request for an
5 p.m., dog complaint at CGI.(MA)
6:25 p.m., caller needing to
speak to ofﬁcer. (RE)7:31 p.m., request for an ambu-
lance. (TI)8:19 p.m., caller reporting analarming solicitor call. (CO)8:20 p.m., call for informationregarding prisoner. (OC)
8:25 a.m., reserve ofﬁcer check-
ing in. (CO)10 a.m., caller with problem for
ofﬁcer. (OC)10:50 a.m., caller with conﬁ-dential stuff - transferred to ofﬁ-
Wednesday, January 16
5:28 a.m., caller reporting a wa-
ter leak. (MA)5:40 p.m., caller reporting awater leak. (MA)7:35 a.m., caller advised theydidn’t need ofﬁcer. (CO)7:51 a.m., sheriff checking in.
(CO)8:50 a.m., caller requesting apicture on investigation. (CO)9:21 a.m., caller advising of transport information on inmate.(OS)
9:47 a.m., 911 call, false alarm.(MA)
10:10 a.m., caller with questionon civil papers that needed served.(OC)
10:37 a.m., 911 call for Decatur
county - call transferred. (OC)10:51 a.m., 911 call, report of asemi rollover with hogs escaping.(CO)
10:57 a.m., 911, caller advised
they had just approached a wreckand hogs were escaping. (CO)11:11 a.m., request for informa-tion. (DI)
11:35 a.m., caller reporting a
phone deal. (CO)
3:07 p.m., domestic call. (MA)3:46 p.m., 911 call. (TI)4:08 p.m., caller with informa-tion for ofﬁcer. (CO)4:30 p.m., caller reporting pow-
er outage. (OC)5 p.m., request for an ambu-
5:21 p.m., caller with a request
for information. (MA)
6:02 p.m., 911 call, hang up.(CO)
6:22 p.m., call for ofﬁcer. (DI)6:24 p.m., caller wanting a wel-
fare check done. (OC)
6:35 p.m., caller looking for
missing dog. (KE)
7:23 p.m., 911 call, hit and run
Thursday, January 17
12:58 a.m., 911 call, domestic
problems. (MA)2:36 a.m., 911 call, request foran ambulance. (MA)6:32 a.m., 911 call - not anemergency. (CO/MA)6:33 a.m., 911 call, request for
an ambulance. (TI)
7:02 a.m., caller returningphone call to ofﬁcer. (CO/EL)7:21 a.m., Department of Cor-
rections calling to speak to sheriff.(OC)
7:22 a.m., caller needing infor-
7:25 a.m., Ringgold County
Hospital calling in need of infor-
mation. (MA)9:33 a.m., Department of Cor-
rections calling to speak to thesheriff again. (OC)
8:27 a.m., caller checking on an
inmate. (CO)9:59 a.m., 911 call, request for
an ambulance. (MA).
Ringgold County Courthouse
hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. unless noted otherwise.
Ringgold county now has awebsite at www.ringgoldcounty.us.
Neil Morgan, 464-3233.•
Board of Supervisors:
DavidInloes, chairman, Royce Dredgeand Kraig Pennington, members,
Supervisors meetings are opento the public and are held in the su-pervisors conference room located
on the second ﬂoor between theclerk of court and auditor’s ofﬁce.
On days the board is not sched-
uled to be in ofﬁce, please directall inquiries to the auditor’s ofﬁce.
To schedule a meeting time withthe supervisors, contact the audi-
Regular board meetings are
held on Mondays with ofﬁcial
public notice of the meeting agen-das posted at the Ringgold county
courthouse, Mount Ayr Record-
News, Sun Valley Lake and Diago-nal city hall the day before.
Clerk of Court (a state of-
464-3234; fax:464-2478. Ofﬁce hours: Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to
noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. -
noon and 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.The clerk’s ofﬁce handles ali-
mony and child support payments,
probates, civil and criminal ﬁlings,
magistrate’s court and records andservices of adoptions, conservator-ships, court proceedings, divorces,estates, grand jury, guardianships, judgments, juvenile proceedings,mechanic’s liens, mental healthadmissions, petit jury, surety
company certiﬁcates, state hospi-tal, trafﬁc violations, trust funds,trusteeships. Certiﬁed copies can
be made of above listed records.Court records are also available atwww.iowacourts.gov.
• County ConservationBoard:
Kate Zimmerman, phone:
464-2787, email: rangerkate@io-
watelecom.net.Please contact for informationon rules and regulations, parks,trail ways, camping, shelter reser-vations, environmental education
and more. Parks are open March15 - November 15. Walk-in trafﬁc
is allowed year round.
• County Weed Commission-er:
Brenda Adams, 641-344-9629.•
Development and Tourism:
Karen Bender, Coordinator, 464-3704. If anyone has any calendar
events, please contact the develop-
ment ofﬁce at 641-464-3704.
• E-911 Service Board:
MerleWalter, 307 N. Webster St., MountAyr, 464-3311.•
Teresa Jackson, Coordi-
nator, 109 W. Madison St., Suite105, cell: 641-202-9671; phone:464-3344; fax: 464-0663, email:firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours:Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30
The tornado sirens in MountAyr will be tested the ﬁrst Tuesday
of each month unless there is se-vere weather.
Zach Gunsolley,P.E., 464-3232. 707 South Hender-son Drive. Ofﬁce hours: Monday -Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.•
son, 109 W. Madison St., Suite105, 464-3344. Ofﬁce hours: Tues-
day and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon orby appointment. For emergencies
464-3231. Passport applications
are taken daily from 8 a.m. - 11
a.m. and noon - 4 p.m. Certiﬁed
vital records can be obtained from
8 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.The recorder’s ofﬁce serves as
a passport agent. Items needed to
apply are: certiﬁed copy of birthcertiﬁcate, driver’s license or state
issued ID, two-inch square pass-port photos and passport applica-tion (both available at recorder’s
ofﬁce) and fees. Allow four to six
weeks from date of application toreceive passport book or card fromthe passport agency. Expeditedservice is available for an addi-tional fee.Individuals with recent namechanges can get their passport
book/card updated without a fee
within one year of issue. Formsmay be obtained at the recorder’s
ofﬁce. For additional informationcall the recorder’s ofﬁce or go towww.travel.state.gov/passport.•
Public Health Agency, 464-0691.Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to4:30 p.m.
• Public Health Agency:
Fillmore, 464-0691. Hours: Mon-day - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.•
Emer-gency Only 911,
(Available 24/7) 464-3921 or 464-
New location at the Ringgold County Law Enforcement Center,801 West South Street.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Road Conditions
- dial 511 or online at www.Io-waRoadConditions. org.
Property taxes can be paid on-line at www.iowatreasurers.org
with Visa, Master Card and Dis-
cover credit cards or e-checks.
Payments made in the ofﬁce maybe with cash, checks or with a Mas-
ter Card, Visa or Discover credit ordebit card.All documents conveying realestate need to have the name andaddress of the person to whomthe property tax statement is tobe mailed. Please check renewalnotices and tax statements for thecorrect information. If the infor-mation is wrong, contact the trea-
surer’s ofﬁce.Motorists can now renew mo-BY MIKE AVITT
There were many efforts to ob-tain health care facilities decadesbefore the Ringgold County Hos-pital was built in Sheldon Heights.A local doctor rented rooms at
the Commercial Hotel in Mount
Ayr for use as a sanitarium. Dr.
Gilmour tried the same thing at
the Willow Home boarding housearound the turn of the century. Lat-er, in 1921 I believe, Dr. A. J. Ah-rens turned his home (the formerBaptist Church) into a legitimate
hospital with ﬁve patient’s rooms
upstairs and a couple downstairs.This effort lasted long enough for
Dr. Ahrens to build an ofﬁce on the
south side of his hospital. I don’tknow how long the hospital last-ed, but the house sits at 201 West
Jefferson and is the home of Mr.and Mrs. Keith Cole. The house
was built as the Baptist Church in
Another attempt to establish ahospital came when the RinggoldCounty Home was discontinued
in the late 1930s. The buildingwas only about 17 years old, but,
for whatever reason, this idea wasscrapped in favor of construct-ing a new facility. In the fall of
1946, a bond issue was passed for
$100,000 and a group of commis-sioners appointed by the RinggoldCounty Board of Supervisors setout to secure a site for the new hos-pital.In the meantime, more moneywas needed and this came in sever-al different ways. The land for thenew facility was donated by I. J.Dailey, Dr. C. C. Lawhead, Clyde
Lesan and Mount Ayr’s Security
State Bank. Additional revenuewas raised by the county sellingthe County Home and the adjoin-
ing farm. My notes say that Roy
Larson bought the poor farm (asit was sometimes called) at public
Snapshots of History
Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr in the early 1950s.
auction on August 5, 1948. Soon
after this move, another bond issue
was passed for $70,000 and dona-
tions were collected until funding
Construction began in the fall
of 1949 and the Ringgold County
Hospital was completed in Aprilof 1951. Open House was heldApril 15, and the community was
introduced to the ﬁrst administra-tor, Miss Genevieve Greene. MissGreene supervised a staff of 21doctors, nurses, aides and ofﬁceworkers. Dr. C. C. Lawhead, H. M.
Ross, Paul Beymer, Homer Den-ney, William Breckenridge, BillieFinch and Carl Hogue served as
the ﬁrst trustees.The ﬁrst baby born in the hos-
pital was Janet Dennis, born on
April 19, 1951 to Mr. and Mrs.
Ivan Dennis. There would be morebirths and even an expansion of thehospital building, but that’s anoth-er article.tor vehicle registrations online atwww.iowatreasurers.org if a re-newal notice is received throughthe United States Postal Service
that contains a personal identiﬁca-
tion number (PIN). Please be awarethat the PIN can only be used one
time. Contact the treasurer’s ofﬁce
for more information.Those with December birthdates are reminded to register their
motor vehicles by January 31,2013. Bring in the renewal state-
ment received in the mail so re-newals can be quickly processed.
• Driver’s License Ofﬁce:
cated in the Treasurer’s Ofﬁce.
Driver’s licenses may be re-newed any time during the period of 30 calendar days before and up to 60 calendar days after thedriver’s birth date.
The driver’s license station
hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30p.m. Phone 464-3230 with ques-
Gary Smith,464-2397. Mondays and Thurs-days, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 8
a.m. - noon; Closed Wednesdaysand Fridays. In case of emergency
641-464-2397 or 641-202-1199.
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The honor roll lists for Grace-
land University’s 2012 Fall Termhave been announced.
Students with a perfect 4.0
grade point average are named tothe president’s list. Students with
a GPA between 3.65 and 3.99 are
named to the honors list. Students
with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.64
are named to the dean’s list.Named to the president’s list areJulie Neas of Kellerton, Cassan-
dra Still of Mount Ayr and AnneUhlenkamp of Mount Ayr.
Ariel Dickerson of Ellston wasnamed to honors list.Appearing on the dean’s listare Jennifer Leeper of Kellerton,
Eugene Waugh of Mount Ayr andHeather Perciﬁeld of Redding.
Graceland honorrolls announced
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