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Fire Prevention Week October 7-13, 2012
Please join us as we honor our Humboldt County firefighters – the dedicated men and women who are on call 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 52-weeks a year ... for the protection of you and your family! They are the volunteers who give of their time and energy to ensure our safety!
B & N Auto Sales
Hwy. 169 S. Humboldt 515-332-2261

Hwy. 3 West • Humboldt 515-332-4331

Member FDIC
Humboldt Downtown/Motor Bank • Gilmore City www.bankiowabanks.com

Plumbing & Heating
Humboldt • 515-332-1610

BEEBE

carlsonstorage.com
®

Hwy. 169 N. • Humboldt • 515-332-3755

515-332-4224

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LUVERNE
Fire Chief ............ Dave McPeak Assistant Chief ... Dave Carroll Officers ............... Ryan Wempen, Captain; Matt Lawson, Secretary/Treasurer Established ......... 1924 Number of trucks .................. 4 Area covered ...... 61 square miles: City of LuVerne, parts of Vernon, Humboldt, Sherman and Prairie Townships Firefighters ........ 17

Fire Chief ............ Assistant Chief ... Officers ...............

LIVERMORE
5 Livermore, parts of Kossuth County, Sherman and Humboldt Townships 14

Established ......... Number of trucks ............. Area covered ...... Firefighters ........

Randy Foth Aaron Crahan Matt Kellner, President; Open position, Vice-President; Greg Block, Secretary/ Treasurer; Kirk Hundertmark, Communications Officer 1890

Members of the LuVerne Fire Department include (l to r): Ryon Barnett, Ryan Wempen, Fire Chief Dave McPeak, Mike Nilles and Matt Lawson. Other members include: Kevin McPeak, Dave Carroll, Mark Kramer, Gene Frideres, Keith Hauswirth, Brandon Trauger, Mike Capesius, Jed Cunningham, C.P. Patterson, Aksel Nielsen and Pete Bormann.

CARROLL IMPLEMENT, LTD.
Lu Verne • 882-3261

Corwith Farm Service
Pete & Bonnie Corwith • 515-583-2628

McPEAK TRENCHING INC.
City • Farm • Commercial • FREE ESTIMATES

Security State Bank
Lu Verne Office 102 DeWitt Street • Lu Verne 515-882-3277
$250,000

LuVerne, IA 1-800-472-5208 • 515-882-3700 Dave and Terry McPeak

Members of the Livermore Fire Department include (l to r): Aaron Crahan, assistant chief; Nathan Hosford, Kirk Hundertmark, Fire Chief Randy Foth, Greg Block and Brian Woods. Other members include: John White, John Morey, Randy Waltman, Joe Collins, Dean Johnson, Matt Kellner, Tyler McCullough and Kaylan Amen.

The reality is that when fire strikes, your home could be engulfed in smoke and flames in just a few minutes. It is important to have a home fire escape plan that prepares your family to think fast and get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds. What if your first escape route is blocked by smoke or flames? That's why having two ways out is such a key part of your plan. This year’s theme,“Have 2 Ways Out!”, focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice.

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HUMBOLDT
Fire Chief ............. Tony Hosford Assistant Chief .... Jim Gronbach Officers ................ Russ Seiler, Secretary-Treasurer; Kim Jensen, Captain; Lance DeWinter, Lieutenant Established .......... 1884 Number of trucks .............. 6 and 1 retired Area covered ....... Humboldt, Dakota City and Rutland; Grove, Weaver, Corinth and Beaver Townships Firefighters ......... 21
Tony Hosford Chief Jim Gronbach Assistant Chief Russ Seiler Secretary-Treasurer

Kim Jensen Captain

Lance DeWinter Lieutenant

Jeff Bowden

Chris Clarken

Kent Clendenen

Tom DeWinter

Jeff Feaster

Lyle Gronbach

Josh Harklau

Steve Illg

Dana Jensen

Gary Millang

Matt Newton

Gordy Odor

Chris Ubben

Matt Ubben

Austin Vitzthum

Monte Vitzthum

Hwy. 169 South • Humboldt • 515-332-4040

Wessels Oil Company

Highway 169 • Humboldt 515-332-5151

Crossroads

Humboldt • 1-800-426-0016 • Palmer

710 1st Ave. N. Humboldt Grocery: 515-332-4055 Meat: 515-332-4711

®
A FAMILY OF FINANCIAL PLANNING SERVICES

Career Agents: Doug Bacon and Kent Mueller

FARM BUREAU INSURANCE

401 13th St. S. • Humboldt • 515-332-1122

GOLDFIELD ACCESS NETWORK
The right choice for local telephone service

GROWTHLAND
REALTY & APPRAISAL, INC.
1012 North 12th Street • Humboldt

1301 6th Ave. North, Humboldt 515-604-6420

536 North Main St. • Goldfield Humboldt phone 604-1234

1103 13th St. N. Humboldt 515-332-3644

515-332-1863
HUMBOLDT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
“Neighbor Helping Neighbor Since 1886”

Downtown Humboldt
515-332-1102 • M-F 9-5:30, Sat. 9-1
Rick cell 515-368-1908 • Ron cell 515-368-0729

1112 20th Street North • P.O. Box 543

Humboldt, IA 50548 • 515-332-4014

1000 North 15th Street Humboldt, Iowa 50548 515-332-4200

513 Sumner Ave. • Humboldt • 515-332-2953 www.humboldtmutual.com

Humboldt Motor Sales
Chevrolet • Buick • GMC Hwy. 3 East • Humboldt • 515-332-2764 www.humboldtmotors.com

Humboldt County REC with power supplied by Corn Belt Power Cooperative and Basin Electric Cooperative

HUMBOLDT CARE CENTERS and SENIOR LIVING SUITES
SOUTH CARE CENTER 800 13th St. S. • Humboldt • 515-332-4104 Quality First NORTH CARE CENTER 1111 11th Ave. N. • Humboldt • 515-332-2623

Hundertmark Auction Service
David • 515-332-2704 Tom • 515-332-2332
Auctions of all types, your place or ours!

Trimming • Removal • Stump Grinding
Insured - Free Estimates
PHARMACY, BAKERY & DELI DEPARTMENTS Hwy. 3 East • Humboldt • 515-332-1498
Goldfield • 515-825-3440 • Cell: 515-851-0035 Jim & Nicky Kvale “The customer is our priority” Gary Jensen, owner

IOWA TREE SERVICE
“PROFESSIONAL CLIMBERS”

members of Iowa and International Society Arborist Associations

Humboldt - 515-332-3813

811 N. 13th St • Humboldt • 515-332-5963

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The Humboldt Volunteer Fire Department

Membership 1884 – 2012
Clevidence, Geo. Ackerman, P. Colwell, Paul “Spud” Adams, Tom Connelly, Frank Andersen, Jim Cox, Orville Andersen, Wm. Davis, Frank Anderson, R. Day, Roger Baker, V.L. DeSmidt, Everett Barber, Ellis DeWall, Joe Barmore, Earl DeWinter, Don Beebe, Asaph DeWinter, Lance Beebe, Dan DeWinter, Tom Beebe, Dennis Dickinson, L.W. Behrends, Dale Dittrich, Jerry Behrends, Gene Dreyer, Butch Bowden, Jeff Dreyer, Jack Bradley, Evenor Dreyer, Jeff Brandsgard, Floyd Dugan, Alex Breed, Harry E. Dunscombe, Emmett Brodsack, Larry Eggerich, B. Brooks, C.E. Emercon, H.E. Brown, E.G. Ennis, Harold Buckingham, John Ennis, P.E. Burgess, Mr. Fagen, Jerry Burns, Art Fairman, Fred Burns, Lou Feaster, Jeff Callahan, Maurice Fitch, Leon Callahan, T.F. Fleming, Joe Cartwright, Paul Foster, C.B. Chase, E.L. Foster, Clayton Christensen, Demps Fuller, L.O. Cirks, Al Fuller, Levi Clarken, Chris Funk, Fred Clendenen, Kent Gargano, Brian Gay, J.F. George, Jerry Gerht, E.R. Greene, Leonard Gronbach, Jim Gronbach, Lyle Grover, Wm. Hack, L.D. Halligan, Walt Halverson, Dan Hanna, Watt Hanneman, John Hansen, Denny Harklau, Josh Harvey, E. Hellickson, Brad Hellickson, Elmer Herrick, A.L. Herrick, Fred Hesser, Fred Himrod, Howard Hollar, Harold Hosford, Tony Hull, James Illg, Steve Jensen, Dana Jensen, Kim Johnsen, Merle Johnson, Floyd Joiner, L.R. Kaestner, Dean Kinney, Dr. Kinney, Hugh Kinseth, L.C. Kletka, Fred Knight, Mason Knowles, N.H. Koontz, G.P. Kurth, Geo. Lane, Clark Lane, W.B. Lennon, Dwight Lindhart, Lawrence Lindhart, Ray Logue, Don Long, Daryl Lovrien, Frank Lovrien, Phil Lyons, E.E. Maach, Kenny Madsen, Ray March, G.W. Marsh, Fred Marsh, Geo. Martin, A.H. Maston, D.C. Matthies, Otto McGee, T.C. McMillan, Frank McMillan, Olaf Metzger, Julius Meyers, J.D. Mikelsen, Roy Millang, Gary Miller, Chas. Minion, A.E. Minion, W.G. Morey, J.F. Morgan, Ray Murray, Jim Myers, Geo. Nelson, Howard Nelson, Ole Neppl, Mike Newton, Mark Newton, Matt Nielsen, Wm. Noll, Martin Odor, Gordy Oestrich, Ott Olson, Arden Olson, James (Scratch) Parker, F.A. Pedersen, Mike Perkins, Herb Petersen, Charles Phelps, Chas. Pinney, Will Plantz, Lyde Price, Fred Prindle, Chas. Rapple, Darlow Rapple, Howard Reed, Harry Reimers, Steve Rice, Dan Rine, R.H. Robinson, Lanny Rodner, Geo. Rogers, T.W. Rowe, Amil Ruse, Gib Ruse, Neill Sampson, John Sande, Steve Saul, P.F. Schellenberger, Webb Scherer, John Schultz, Hans Schulze, Jerry Seiler, Russ Sexe, Henry Shepherd, Byron Short, Hugh Sievers, Harlow Silbaugh, Foster Silbaugh, Paul Silbaugh, Rod Silbaugh, Ron Silbaugh, Sherman Smith, Albert Smith, Sumner Snitkey, Henry Snyder, Roy Spear, Bob Spear, Frank Spear, Geo. Spear, Will Starrett, J.V. Stattelman, Pete Stoddard, Archie Stong, Brig Stow, Bill Strait, Walter Strong, Will Taft, Sidney Thompson, Jerry Tinkham, Will Ubben, Chris Ubben, Matt Ubben, Tom Vitzthum, Austin Vitzthum, Dave Vitzthum, Monte Watt, John Watts, Dick Wessels, Jeff Westerbeck, Henry Wier, Will Wilder, B.H. Willey, Chas. Winne, S.G. Winter, Albert

Members of the Humboldt Fire Department include, front row (l to r): Jeff Feaster, Chris Clarken, Monte Vitzthum, Russ Seiler, Tom DeWinter, Chris Ubben, Lyle Gronbach, Matt Ubben, Austin Vitzthum and Gary Millang. Second row: Steve Illg, Gordy Odor, Fire Chief Tony Hosford, Kent Clendenen, Lance DeWinter, Matt Newton, Jeff Bowden, Jim Gronbach, assistant chief; Josh Harklau, Dana Jensen and Kim Jensen.

WRECKER SERVICE
1207 11th St. N. Humboldt 515-332-2135

JOHN’S AG SERVICE AG LIME
515-332-2245
Highway 3 East • Humboldt

JOHN’S NAPA

515-332-1883

JOHN’S
SHELL SERVICE
Hwy. 169 • Humboldt 515-332-5127

K.C. NIELSEN, LTD.
Hwy. 3 E. • Humboldt 515-332-2545

Jon Hotovec, owner

704 Sumner Ave. • Humboldt 515-332-1313

KNOTTY PINE

Manufacturer of dried, cured sausage 1515 N. 15th • Humboldt 515-332-4121 www.liguriafood.com

MASON • LINDHART FUNERAL HOME
Lincoln and Dawn Mason

School of Dance and Gymnastics 405 Main Street • Dakota City, IA

515.332.5117
North Central Iowa Service, LLC
Electrical, HVAC, Geothermal, Plumbing 24 HR Service

We Buy Corn Cobs FULL LINE TRUCK AND TRAILER REPAIR

MS & SONS CORP.

Naeve Family Farms .com
Russ & Angela

Humboldt 515-332-2123

600 13th St. SW

Car, Truck & Farm Tires • Truck Wash and Acidizing

1605 Sassy Lane • Humboldt • 515-332-3303 Tire Shop – 515-332-3093

515-332-1506
Mitch Fridolfson, Owner

Dr. Ryan D. Gidel Dr. Cody G. Olson Dr. Larry L. Dunscombe

Fork Lifts, Shuttle Wagons, Track Mobiles, MBW, Parts, Sales, Service, Rental

1101 13th Street North, Suite 1 • Humboldt • 515-332-3230

801 Sumner Ave. • Humboldt 332-1840

MEMBER FDIC

1864 Kountry Lane • Fort Dodge 515-955-3400

Fire Chief ............ Assistant Chief ... Officers ...............

BODE

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Established ......... Number of trucks ............. Area covered ......

Dave Thilges Mike Otto Gerald Christianson, Deputy Chief; Jim Newton, President; Chris Robinson, vice-president; secretary-treasurer, Bud Douglas, Bryce Jenson, Lieutenant 1892

6 73-1/4 sections – Bode, Delana Townships, parts of Riverdale and Wacousta Townships Firefighters ......... 17

Members of the Bode Fire Department include, front row (l to r): Bryce Jenson, Rob McLeland, Mark Spaulding, Nick Collins, Chris Robinson, Jeanette Christianson, Gerald Christianson, Bud Douglas, Fire Chief Dave Thilges, Eric DeBolt and Dustin Sefcik. On top are Mike Otto, assistant chief; and Jeff Omann. Other members include: Jim Newton, Kevin Buhs and Larry Johnson.

West Iowa Bank
Professionally Installed Exterior Products 515-332-4762 • 1-800-358-5028
$250,000

ALGONA • FENTON • WEST BEND • BODE 515-379-1111 • Bode Phone Member FDIC

A FULL SERVICE BANK

Ron and Randy Rasmussen, Gunsmiths
1204 15th St. N. • Humboldt Phone 515-332-4493 • 515-368-0824 • 368-0724 email: rongun@goldfieldaccess.net • www.ronsgunrepair.com

RON’S GUN REPAIR INC.

• HOT REBLUING • CHOKE INSTALLATION • GENERAL GUNSMITHING • COLOR CASE HARDENING

S & L EQUIPMENT
Scott and Linda Thompson

Hwy. 3 E. • Humboldt 515-332-4920

GILMORE CITY
Fire Chief .................. Assistant Chief ......... Established ............... Number of trucks ................... Area covered ........... Larry Nielsen Lowell Johnson Unknown 4 Part of Lake, Lizard, Garfield and Avery Townships, City of Pioneer and Gilmore City Firefighters .............. 15

Members of the Gilmore City Fire Department include, front row (l to r): Greg Smith, Zach Vote, Fire Chief Larry Nielsen, Tim Smith, Cory Benz and Andy Stalzer. Second row: Dustin Dickey, Terry Thompson, Assistant Chief Lowell Johnson, Bob Allen and Chris Jones. Other members include: Jay Jergens, Joe Fliehe, Mike Anderson and Steve Ohnemus.

The Clip Joint
Tracy Schriber • Becky Ives

L P Construction
Hwy. 3 E. • Gilmore City • 515-375-6090
General Contractors Doug Lanning • Jim Peters 515-373-6159 • Gilmore City • 515-373-6402

Highway 3 East • Gilmore City 515-373-6084

14 locations to serve your agricultural needs

Also complete plumbing, heating, and A/C work. Highway 169 North Humboldt 515.332.2152

SATERN’S SERVICE CENTER
515-332-2793 • Humboldt

SEILER APPLIANCE SERVICE
SALES • SERVICE • PARTS

410 Sumner Ave. • Humboldt • 515-332-3836

Daryl Short, D.P.T., M.T.C.
1212 5th Ave. N. • Humboldt • 515.890.2787

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Fire Chief .................... Assistant Chief ........... Secretary/Treasurer .... Established ................. Number of trucks ..................... Area covered ..............

BRADGATE BADGER
The Humboldt Independent Thursday, October 4, 2012

Allan Brandhoij Joe Hernandez Nancy Johansen Unknown

Fire Chief .............. Assistant Chief ..... Training Captain .... Officers ................. Established ........... Number of trucks ............... Area covered ........ Firefighters ..........

3 Bradgate, part of Avery and Wacousta Townships Firefighters ................ 16

Glen Westling Chad Opheim Don Ashenfelter EMS Officer, Brian Egemo Unknown

8 Badger, parts of Deer Creek and Cooper Townships 20

Members of the Bradgate Fire Department and EMR Team include, front row (l to r): Joe Hernandez, assistant chief; Nancy Johansen, Mayor Sandra Edler, Clay Wells and Becky Naeve. Second row: Terry Koob, James West, Sue Wald and Fire Chief Allan Brandhoij. Other members include: Kenny Brandhoij, Doug Buss, Nancy Duitsman, Alvin Johansen, Mitch Naeve, Bernard Terwilliger and Pam Norman. Members of the Badger Fire Department are pictured front row from left: Chief Glen Westling, Assistant Chief Chad Opheim, Captain Don Ashenfelter and Lieutenant Brian Egemo. Back row from left: Mike Magruder, Josh Egesdal, Patrick Sheda, Chris Larson, Dave London, Brandon Evans, Brad Weiner, Jeff Brundige, Scott Gebers and Mike Smith. Firefighters not pictured: Anthony Camejo, Matt Jeanblanc, Todd Johnson, Brad Scott, Francisco Visedo and Chris Wendell.

SpringVale Farm
Bob and Lonnie Larson
2603 Lone Tree Road, Humboldt 515.332.4793 • email: bllarson@humrec.com

SPRINGVALE MOTORS
1 block West of Hwy. 3 & 169 Humboldt, IA 50548 • 515.332.2555 Jim Peterson www.springvalemotors.com
1010 15th N. • Humboldt • 515.332.2015

Trailers

Trailers

1419 11th N. • Humboldt • 515-332-1802

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OTTOSEN
Fire Chief .............. Assistant Chief ..... Established ........... Number of trucks ............... Area covered ........ Firefighters .......... Harlan Thompson Frank Hacker unknown 2 Ottosen 10

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Members of the Ottosen Fire Department include (l to r): Frank Hacker, assistant chief; Blaine Thompson, Jason Fowler and Paul Hundertmark. Other members include: Fire Chief Harlan Thompson, Dan Bennett, Monte Newton, Richard Kinseth, David Telford and Mark Hedgland.

BENNETT RECYCLING & SANITATION & ROLL-OFF SERVICES
Contact: Dan & Sheila Bennett

515-379-2110

FARMER’S CO-OP ELEVATOR Grain - Seed - Fertilizer
Petroleum Products

Ottosen • 515-379-1065 or 1-800-392-0001
With branches in Algona, Britt and Titonka

VINNY’S BBQ
Dakota City 515.332.2046 Carry outs available

DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS!

GOLDFIELD
4 City of Goldfield, portions of Liberty, Boone, Eagle Grove, Norway and Lake Townships Firefighters .............. 14 Fire Chief .................. Assistant Chief ......... Secretary-Treasurer .. Established ............... Number of trucks ................... Area covered ............ Jeff Slaikeu Ernie Lewis Adam Lewis 1904 Members of the Goldfield Fire Department include, front row (l to r): Nathan Tokheim, Maynard Hiveley, Travis Nickell, Troy Schermer, Ernie Lewis, assistant chief; Adam Lewis and Fire Chief Jeff Slaikeu. Second row: Jeremy Gates, Mark Lenning and Chad Hiveley. Other members include: Steve Ades, Tom Stevenson, Wade Jones and Dean Huffaker.
KOHLHAAS AG AVIATION KOHLHAAS GRAIN VAC SERVICE
Jerome R. Kohlhaas

WORTHINGTON INSURANCE WORTHINGTON REAL ESTATE
9 5th St. N. • Humboldt 515-332-3326 407 S. Gilmore Street • Gilmore City 515-373-6126

COMPLETE AUTO BODY REPAIR
TOP OF THE LINE EQUIPMENT and PERFORMANCE AUTO RACING PARTS
✔ Certified technicians ✔ Free loaner cars Jeff Feaster, owner • 515-332-2300

1704 Texas Ave. Hardy • 515-824-3769 Mobile Phone 515-341-0704

1301 16th Ave. N. (Hwy. 169 N.) • Humboldt

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RENWICK
Fire Chief ............... Assistant Chief ...... Captain .................... President ................ Vice President ........ Secretary ................ Treasurer ................ Established ............ Number of trucks ................ Area covered ......... Firefighters ........... Bob Wolf Josh Lippolt Matt Trask Nate Huntley Logan Anderson John Duncan Josh Lippolt 1892 4 City of Renwick and surrounding parts of four townships 16

THOR-NORWAY TOWNSHIP
Fire Chief ............... Assistant Chief ...... Established ............ Number of trucks ................ Area covered ......... Kevin Olson Todd Groat Unknown 3 Norway Township and City of Thor Firefighters ........... 9

Members of the Thor-Norway Township Fire Department are, from left to right: Chief Kevin Olson, Paul Knudtson, Assistant Chief Todd Groat, Shari Groat, Joey Dencklau and Butch Olson.

Members of the Renwick Fire Department include, front row (l to r): Nate Huntley, Josh Lippolt, assistant fire chief; John Duncan, Fire Chief Bob Wolf, Dan Anliker, Adam Foertsch, Mike Walker, Matt Trask and Ryan Nielsen. Second row: Matt Hoffmann, Taylor Kunert, Devon Anderson and Logan Anderson. Other members include: Tom Hefty, Jake Kvale and Matt Nervig.
Jacob Kvale - Insured • Estimates Professional Climbers • Tree Trimming Removal • Stump Grinding • Firewood 3270 140th St. • Renwick, IA 50577

KVALE TREE SERVICE
515-332-6513

Eagle Grove • Goldfield • Renwick Goldfield Renwick c Livermore • Corwith • Wesley Thor • Titonka • Hardy

PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Renwick Production Plant • 515-824-3272
323 S. Commercial Ave. • Eagle Grove • 515-448-4567

Wednesday, October 10 6:30 p.m.
SIRENS WILL SOUND THROUGHOUT HUMBOLDT COUNTY AT THIS TIME. RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO PRACTICE EXITING FROM THEIR HOMES OR BUSINESSES IN CASE OF FIRE.

PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN THIS LIFESAVING DRILL ...

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